Saturday, January 19, 2008

I Feel Validated as I Walk on Cloud Nine!

Ok so earlier this week I wrote about my goals for 2008, and one of them was to be mentioned on Nichole Heady's blog. Goal number 1 - check! Go check out her blog and see...

My card, which I posted yesterday, tied with another FABULOUS project by Barbara Schram - loved it! by the way - and we get free stamps and more importantly recognition on Nichole's blog! I was really more excited just to be mentioned on her blog as a finalist in the contest, she picked my card - YIPPEE! Winning wasn't my motivation here, nor did I think I would - but hey, who doesn't want free stamps! Now which set to pick - I have almost all of them!

I love Nichole's designs and PTI in general. I have to say that it is by far my favorite stamp company, and I am a bit bummed because now that I have found a company whose designs are so totally my style, we are about to sign a contract to build our new house and that means we must tighten those purse strings! UGH!!!!!!! A girl can still afford at least $40 a month right??? ***An aside - Nichole,Julie, Jane - please do not up that "free shipping" limit! :-)

Anyway, so I am stoked! And I feel validated. Have you ever asked yourself "Why do I do this?" - I do all the time. I truly love creating anything, doesn't matter what it is, just to create makes me feel good - no great! I need it! But sometimes I look at everything I have and wonder why I have it all? What purpose does it serve? Am I the only one benefiting from it? I sure hope not - I hope people enjoy getting a card or homemade gift made especially for them by me. I would if someone did it for me - I would cherish it.

Okay, well I will leave you with another project that I made using PTI stamps - Spiral Bouquet.

This was made for my mother-in-law, Suzanne. She lives in Arizona, and has kind of a dessert color scheme: turquoise, dusty pink/corals, tans and browns throughout her home. Believe it or not, I got the frame at the Dollar Store! Love that place!
Thanks for visiting!

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Papertrey Spiral Bouquet

Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Dew Drops Spanish Olive and Pink Grapefruit

Accessories: SU! Color Spritzer, Black Marker, Fantastix Blender Pen, tape, frame from the dollar store


Shannan said...

What a fabulous project!! Girl, most people (who matter) are happier to receive something handmade from the heart...and what you do, in addition to making someone's day, makes you feel great! So...don't stop!! And don't question it. If you do, nothing good ever comes of it. :) You rock, girlfriend!

Barb Schram said...

Ohhh, Kacey! I am so glad I found your blog...what inspiration. I love this project, how cool is this! ~Barb Schram