Wednesday, September 17, 2008

When It Rains It Pours!

Why is it that everything happens at once? Yesterday I went to a women' retreat 90 miles away that we had scheduled a month ago. In the meantime, I got bumped from the last PTO meeting to the Sept. meeting which was--guess what--yesterday. This was important for me because it was my chance to pitch my idea for a Christmas card workshop/fundraiser. Also, my church council met last night and the youth committee was asking for permission to do a Christmas card workshop/fundraiser. (Guess who suggested that?) I also was supposed to go to a training meeting for the scout parents who (got suckered) volunteered to be in charge of popcorn sales.

Well, HOORAY! The PTO decided yes on the fundraiser as did the church. SO... I will be putting a large first order when I sign up in October. My rather brilliant neighbor, soon-to-be-upline, recommended starting this way so that I can get lots of supplies right away. The hard part begins now but hopefully it will be fun along the way too. A couple weeks ago I posted the cards we were working on for the workshop. Coming up I will post what they evolved into...
Believe it or not I have had time to look at some weekly challenges. I finished a card for the color challenge put out by KWerner to use the following SU colors:
chocolate chip, bravo burgundy, pumpkin pie, very vanilla (or white), old olive
I used bravo burgundy for the background and stamped it with chocolate chip. The horizontal strip is pumpkin pie layered with old olive designers series paper. Two hodgepodge brads hold on the hemp twine and the leaf image from Thank You blocks--2001 hostess set. For the leaf I used the pumpkin pie and bravo burgundy markers. I recommend putting the pumpkin on first!
This is all so very fun. I hope you feel challenged to play as well.
Thanks for looking! Till next time, Tasha


Karla said...

this is gogeous . i love the stamped images.

Shawntel said...

I love how you colored the leaf! Very pretty! Good luck with your fundraiser!

Heather said...

I really do like the way Bravo Burgandy turned out with the other colors. Now we know how to make it look better!

Good job!

Raining and Pooring are always better than Dri and Drought!