Another of the challenges at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog this month is "Around the World: Maps". Monday night I laid awake taking a mental inventory of my CTMH stamps. I don't have one map stamp. I have arrows, a compass, a globe with graduation hat, but no maps. I wanted a map. Joyce has been a CTMH consultant for 20 years, certainly she would have a map stamp in her drawers and drawers of stamps. Tuesday, when I got to Joyce's for class, I asked if she had a map. Joyce did confirm that a map stamp did exist but couldn't put her fingers on it. So I started searching through the CTMH paper packs and finally found some map paper to make this card....
|(All CTMH products, except the embossing powder.)|
I am very disappointed in the way the embossing turned out. Usually you can just tap the back of the paper to remove the excess powder, or give it a light blow. I even used a fine paint brush to remove what I could, but that powder was really sticking. I think it might have been a humidity problem. Is that possible? That's what I get for trying to emboss directly on the patterned paper.
Here are a few more challenges I've entered with this card:
(I've used the center row: Sentiment, Stamped Image, Brads)
Allsorts Challenge Week 316 - Use a stamp, not a digi
Connie Can Crop Challenge #35 - That's How I Roll
I have one more card to post for the June Heart 2 Heart Challenge so I can retain my Addict status, but that will have to wait until after a certain individual receives it in the mail.
Over at Double Click Skittles there is a new Design Team being introduced and the members are showing off their craft spaces this week. I am so envious. It doesn't look like any of them also eat Thanksgiving dinner in their well organized play rooms! Double Click Skittles Challenge #25 is "Show us your craft space". Here's my craft aka dining room...
This is relatively tidy today. I keep all my essentials on the wood tray so I can easily move it if we want to actually dine on the dining room table. The box on the table is a shipment of cards I'm preparing to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
Time for some errands.