Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A TAWS-tastic hello

Hello friends!  I am back today with a card for this weeks TAWS Be Inspired Challenge #30.  Check out this delicious inspiration photo...doesn't it make you drool?!  It is perfect for the sunny weather we've been having here in Seattle.  As I mentioned before, I don't yet have any of The Alley Way Stamp Sets yet, but some are being delivered from Simon Says Stamps any day now AND I won a free set the other day with the last challenge so that will put me at two sets- woo-hoo!  (Bet you didn't know I was that good at math... ha!)  In the meantime, I've used another of their freebie digi stamps to make today's card.  BTW- they have a great selection of these freebies, you can check them out here

I'll be honest, it is rare that I am super happy with how my cards turned out, usually I am somewhat happy, but often they don't match up to what I had in mind when I sit down to design it, but I LOVE this card.  I am just thrilled with the colors (I think I hit the nail on the head with the inspriation photo), the design, dimension and all the textural elements.  I think this could go to either gender, the tiki and wood are masculine and yet the hint of pink tips it the other way too. 

It is my daughter's last day of school today, so working a half day from home and then off to pick her and her friend up for some fun.  :)  I can't believe she'll soon be in Kindergarten! 

Thanks for stopping and  have a fabulous day!


C Wu said...

cute card. love the colors and the texture.

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute, Katie! you know I love those banner strips and stitching!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

That's cool that you used the digi. The feel of the card is perfect with the tiki image. Love the banners! Awww (about your daughter)....Your posts always make me smile. :)

Jen said...

I would definitely say you hit the nail in the head with inspiration photo! I love the colorful and fun mix of patterned paper and your wonderfully colored image! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!