Monday, August 29, 2011

Sailing out of Summer

 Well, it really sucks that the last two days of summer were spent nursing a migraine! What a complete waste of time.  I woke up today relieved of the headache before heading to school for meetings.  After school I made sure I got some stamping done!  I decided that for this week's Paper Players sketch challenge  I would use one of the Summer Mini sets (The Open Sea) which will be gone soon.

I brayered some Early Espresson onto the embossing folder to add that bit of depth before embossing.  What a wonderful sketch this is - one to keep in mind for workshops!

I had an Open House this past weekend, and re-did my Door Prize box with some of the new Mocha Morning Specialty paper.  To be honest, I may never redo this box - I love it!  I used the Lace Ribbon Border, put it through the crimper which made it bend around the edge of the lid easily.

It won't take long before the school routine gets set in, but I'm happy I'll still have time for stamping and sharing classes with my peeps!

Hope the summer is winding up well for you also - thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Joan


Sandra Azzopardi said...

WHat a lovely card, Joan! I love the embossing and the colours are perfect. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Oh! I forgot to say that your box looks fantastic!! Very pretty and feminine.

Jean McKenzie said...

Love this card and the little box. What a great way you have used the lace ribbon border!

Christine K said...

Great card! I love, love, love this set and will miss that it is not current ... but I doubt I'll ever part with it!
TFS your card!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Very nice! These colours really lend themselves nicely to this stamp set. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Players this week!

Unknown said...

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Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous projects Joan! I love the ship over stamped on the globe--such dimension! A great take on our sketch and that box is stunning! Good luck in the new school year! So glad you play along with us at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Joan, as always, your projects re beautiful! I love the rich colors and the reverse embossing on your card. Sush a wonderful compliment to the image. That box! WOWZA!! Gorgeous detail! Thanks for sharing the tip about the crimper, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Lesley said...

Hi Joan,
Sorry about your migraine...that is awful! Today is Friday though! Love your card, masculine is always a good choice! Hope your first week back was awesome. I am heading in today to do more set up! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

jaydee said...

Joan, sorry to hear that you were down with a migraine for a couple of days. Glad to see that you are feeling better and that you were able to join the Paper Players this week with this fabulous card. I love the Open Sea, so am always excited to see it used. Love all the texture you managed to incorporate in the layers. Great take on the challenge this week - thanks for joining us.

Lauri said...

Beautiful card, Joan! Love the brayering on the folder! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

Although your card is masculine it is still very pretty..not easy to do, very nice job.
I absolutely LOVE your decorated box, it is stunning.
Thanks for sharing the tip about the ribbon punch also, very clever.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are keeping this box. It is stunning!
Sharon L