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June 7, 2011

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, e-mails and tweets about the DT position with May Arts. Yes, I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started!!

I wanted to pop in really quickly tonight because I’m absolutely exhausted from my day. I, Britta collegestudent Swiderski, installed my very own window air conditioner. Thanks to the help of a random guy at Home Depot and for my roommate Greg for doing the heavy (super heavy!) lifting, I was able to read the directions, screw in brackets, face the numerous spiders living in that window, did some… ehem… window screen surgery.

Thank goodness for that machine. It’s like heaven in here. It got up to 102 degrees today (as hot as it ever gets here and wayyyy to early in the summer), and boy am I glad for that thing. I have several cuts on my arms and fingers and some bruises to match for that hard labor, but it was definitely worth it. That, and I have disney princess band-aids. Hehe.

Anyways, so I have the video for All About Stamping 5 up on YouTube (you can watch it here), but I’m still working on the PDF and I’m super exhausted. It’s time for a nice, long, comfortable sleep. I’ll be back with a real All About Stamping post tomorrow like usual, okay? So for now, I want to share a card I created for the current CAS-ual Fridays #5 Challenge. Here’s the sketch it’s based off of:

Here’s what I came up with. I really, really wanted to use that Sweet Threads Spirals background stamp from Hero Arts + Basic Grey. :)

Here’s the close up. The circle sentiment strip was created with spellbinders nestabilies circles large – the second largest one and the forth largest one. I cut the cardstock and then embossed it using my embossing mats to get that awesome texture.

Supplies: Cardstock – Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow and Lavender Moon), Stamps – Hero Arts (CG307 Sweet Threads Spirals) and Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection), Ink – Ranger (Distress Ink in Dusty Condord and Milled Lavender), Buttons – Hero Arts (Hero Hues Floral Mixed Buttons), Pearls – Hero Arts (Hero Hues), Twine – The Twinery (Lilac), Circle Dies – Spellbinders (Nestabilites Circles Large).

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m off to go fall asleep in about 35 seconds. :)


13 Comments leave one →
  1. Gabby permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:13 pm

    Very pertty card! Love the soft colors and the way you used he SB’s! :)

  2. June 8, 2011 1:07 am

    Love the card Brit – great take on the sketch ;)
    Also, I linked you in my blog today, with a May Arts card that I made after hearing your fab news. Check it out if you fancy!
    Hugs, Ruth S
    ps. I’m super-impressed at your DIY air-con fitting talents! Hope you enjoy the cool temps.

  3. Pippa67 permalink
    June 8, 2011 2:27 am

    Hi Britta,

    Just came back from watching your latets video and I love it. I really like how you make and create the card and sometimes change your ideas while videoing. Love your lawn fawn card. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Holly Saveur permalink
    June 8, 2011 2:46 am

    Great job the airco!
    Loved the video again..thanks ..very sweet/happy card!

  5. June 8, 2011 6:30 am

    I love this Britta! It’s so very pretty!!!

    Also congrats on May Arts!! I was so happy to see you listed there :D.

  6. June 8, 2011 6:39 am

    Oooh nice! I like what you did with the circle at the bottom. I struggled with this sketch for some reason but eventually powered through. I love that background too, it is on my wish list :) It is beautiful in all purple.

  7. June 8, 2011 7:54 am

    I can’t believe you did that yourself! We did that once and there’s no way I could do it myself! We were on the 2nd floor-I would have fallen out the window and died for sure! hope you slept well!

  8. June 8, 2011 8:53 am

    Oh Britta, this is amazing! I love the monochromatic colors and the fabulous way you’ve worked texture in a beautiful CAS design. Scrumptious!! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  9. Lisa Geraty permalink
    June 8, 2011 11:41 am

    I love this card! It is so pretty (purple is at the top of my list after blue). I just placed my first PTI order b/c I have so enjoyed your videos and I can’t wait for the cardstock and the dies to get here. So glad I saw Jennifer Mcguire’s post about you a couple of months ago. You rock! :)

  10. Virginia L. permalink
    June 8, 2011 11:51 am

    Gorgeous monochromatic card, Brit! love how you used that new Sweet Thread Spiral stamp! HUGE congrats on making the DT with May Arts!! And I’m glad that you join the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. June 8, 2011 3:15 pm

    Britta this is so fun! I love what you did with the nesties! So glad you played along!

  12. June 8, 2011 6:15 pm

    Beautiful, I love the colors. :)
    Great take on my sketch!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. June 8, 2011 7:26 pm

    So pretty! That delicious monochromatic color palette is superb and the design elements are really clever! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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