Sunday, November 2, 2008

A special day for Todd and me

Ten years ago today, Todd and I first "met." I put that in quotation marks because, as some of you know, we met through an online matchmaking site. I had just visited Boston for a conference and soon after I got back to Tallahassee, where I was working on my Ph.D. at FSU, I found a sweet message from this guy at MIT who sounded wonderful. And he was, and still is!

This card is for him. It's for the featured stamper challenge for today, featuring Becca Stamps - who is (coincidentally?) the guest designer for Jen del Muro's sketches this month! What a wonderful artist Becca is. I chose this lovely card for my CASE - although I ended up making a lot of changes, which wasn't my original intention!

I started by stamping the leaf (from Rubber Stampede) in chocolate chip on very vanilla cardstock. Like Becca I cut and embossed with Nestabilities. But my circle ended up so big that I had to adjust the layout. I added this panel of Cosmo Cricket paper, lots of layers of Bazzill cardstock with more Nesties shapes, the sentiment from Wonderful Words, and copper brads (Making Memories) and retired Hodgepodge Hardware with a bit of chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. This came together quickly, which I needed today, and even though it's not much like Becca's card, I think it turned out well, and I hope Todd likes it!


Darlene said...

This is awesome .. great job on the case! Isn't Becca's work amazing! Now I just might have to case YOURS!! Love it!!

Dr. Ernie said...

Awww. Congratulations on your ten-year "anniversary" :-)