Monday, March 30, 2009

Oops, She Did It Again!

I'm back from Hawaii!! Oh my, we had an incredible trip to paradise. I'll share some photos later when I get them all uploaded and sorted. It was beautiful. The sun was perfect. Elise cooperated. I swam with turtles!! I went to bed early every night. It was a dream vacation. Truly!! So thank you Stampin' Up! and thank you downline and customers for helping me earn it!

When we landed back in Chicago from Hawaii, the pilot said "Welcome back to reality, folks!" Yes, we're back to reality and I've got loads on my plate this month. But I made some time for stamping last night after the kids were in bed and the suitcases were unpacked. It felt good to be home!

I tackled some color challenges. Here's the first card, for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge #47. Hopefully my mom's not reading this yet because I'm sending her this card. I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set "Congrats" for the greeting: "you've outdone yourself again". I really like this little set. It has lots of possibilities! And better yet, it's FREE with any $50 purchase -- but you have to "Shop Now" because the sale ends tomorrow (Tuesday, March 31)! Click here for all the details.

I keep getting distracted. Ok, so "Oops, She Did It Again!" -- my mother. She's ROCKIN' this year and even with watching my children while I was in Hawaii, she still managed to break her monthly personal sales record yet again with March sales of over $4,500! Dang! You've truly outdone yourself, Mom! I'm so proud of you!!

Supplies: Congrats, So Saffron cardstock, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP & ink, Whisper White cardstock, Tangerine Tango cardstock, Pretties Kit, Curly Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crafters' Tool Kit (paper piercing around circle), Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

14 comments:

Lisa said...

This card is beautiful! It has such a fresh, clean look.

Stacey Schafer said...

Love this design, Julie! Your mom will love it, too:)

Laura B. said...

Great card and great photo, too. So bright and vivid!

Winter said...

This is so pretty! Love the big flower!

Steph said...

This is SO nice. That flower is perfect.

Terry Molineux said...

Julie the card is really cute but omgosh $4500 in sales in one month...that would take me 3 months to do! congrats MOM!!!

wendyp said...

very pretty! love the large flower!

Mary said...

OMG! GO MOM!!! Great card too.

Dana said...

Love the clean design of your card! Congrats you made it to Kristina's top 20 :)

Stacey Schafer said...

How cool is that...being in the top 20 together! SWEET!

Anthonette said...

GORGEOUS card! I love every detail. Congrats on Kristina's Top 20!

Winter said...

Congrats on top 20! Great job!

Patti said...

SO cute. Congratulations!

Deb Rymer said...

The flower really pops off the brown paper. Love your use of color and bold images. Congrats on the top 20!