Sunday, March 3, 2013

WooHooo...PS SPARKS Challenge

Just when we thought Spring had arrived, Mother Nature burst in with another reminder that March can - and does - come in like a lion!  Snowfall warnings, snowstorm watches, snow accumulations:  those 'dire predictions' combined, saw me hibernating indoors all weekend, watching from inside as the snow fell...and fell...and fell.  My husband, away on a work-related weekend, is stranded a five hour drive away, due to road closures.  Being home alone isn't fun even a little bit, but on the plus side, uninterrupted card-making time is an opportunity I willingly embrace!  The best part: not having to clean up after myself!  My supplies are strewn all over the kitchen, which serves double duty as my craft room.  Typically, I shuttle  everything from shelves to the counter, where I merrily craft away, until supper preparations call for stow-away time. Not so this weekend!  A bit of a mess...a 'good' kind of mess (and oh, how I long for a craft room..)

My first two sets of PS Stamps arrived last week, and I'm THRILLED they're part of my collection. Indeed, if I could figure out how to fit them into every challenge that's caught my attention for the week coming, I'd be ecstatic!  Working on it!!  Fortunately, using PS Stamps for PS Challenges is a requirement, so I was happily equipped for this week's SPARKS Picture Perfect inspiration!  On the other hand, the challenge - so clever with those lovey-dovey kissy fingers - was a toughie for me to wrap my head around and my final result is a bit of a long shot.  Even though I'm not 100% pleased with my card, I'm glad that another stamp had a 'play-date'!  That makes four who've had their debut (hippo and giraffe, in earlier posts, and the alligator, waiting for a 'just to share' post later this week).  Several more darlings yet to meet ink and paper!

Here's the Picture Perfect inspiration:
The 'language of romance' Monsieur speaks is too charming!

and here's my "WooHoooo" chick-pic...

Told you - a stretch... that I see the inspiration and my card close together, I wonder what I was thinking, following the direction I went!  Oh well, love works in mysterious ways - and apparently, so do I!!   I'll chalk this up to having taken to heart the 'inspiration suggestions' on the PS blog:  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!"  Consider this "loosely followed" with a whole lot of fun had!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a week filled with love, and moments of 'woohooo' because life has handed you something wonderful!


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Glad you got some crafty time-- but I hope your husband was safe and that you both stayed warm!!!

SUPER cute card! LOVE your frame and papers! FUN little chickie too! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! There's still time to play along with us and our Trend Watch: SMILES challenge!!!

Shannon J said...

This is adorable Carol! So much fun and I am loving the colours! I am also loving the special little touches you the stitching around the sentiment and the little gem representing the "o" in "xo"! Such sweet details!!!