Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sending Smiles

Claire from Waltzingmouse Stamps has something up her sleeve and I feel like a kid counting down the days until Christmas. The days always seem like months away, because the anticipation and excitement kept building, as my brother and I use to guess what Santa would have brought us. So, what does an anxious kid do to pass the time? Find distraction.

What better distraction then to play along with the next Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Check the deets out:

I've been meaning to send a RAK across the big pond to someone who has been unwell. And while recovering from my little surgery, I kind of purchase some new stamps to distract myself. I blame it on being under the influence of pain killers ;) So as soon as they arrived, I knew exactly which ones I'd use to cheer my friend up.
Sending Smiles Across the Miles
Stamps: Up, Up and Away, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Key Ingredient Kit - Petals & Paisley (Taylored Expressions); Basic Card Stock - White (Recollections)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Earth Elements - Creamy Caramel (Stamping Up!); Pigment Ink - Red (Recollections); Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Momento - Summery Sky (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Rustic Button Twine - Jute (Papertrey Ink); Steel Dies - Up, Up and Away, Cloud 1 & 2 Die Collection (Papertrey Ink)

I was such in an hurry to take a picture that I didn't realize my cloud trying to float off my card. I made sure to glue it down before I sent it across the ocean. Isn't it a little punny that I was sending a hot-air balloon via "Air Mail"? A little situational pun humor.


Richard Chen said...

Wow, so much work goes into this blog! Amazing, amazing. Enjoying it much.

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking card Ren-Yi, love how you made the cloudy background! Thank you for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun dimensional card Ren-Yi! this will surely brighten up your friends day! thanks for playing with WMS again this week! I love seeing your clever creations!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how fun Ren-Yi! I love the 3D clouds & the hot air balloon! Great job with the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :)

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is such a SUPER card. Love those images and your twine looks fantastic with your design. Nicely done!

cbuswell said...

I LOVE this card, great colors and that twine is just perfect! Thanks for playing along this week at WMSC!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous take on the sketch!! love this!! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!!

Kelly S. said...

What a fun way to use the layout, Ren-Yi! Love those stamps!

Nicole said...

Hi Ren-Yi, I love the balloons from PTI!
A great card from a great card-maker!



Kathi said...

Totally fabulous. I know the friend will love it.

Between you and Belinda, I'm going to have to give in to the temptation of Waltzingmouse stamps.

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