A card for many challenges

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch. I took a small liberty and didn't use a circle but rather my nestie. Anyway, after some blog surfing this week, I found this sketch site, Sketch and Stash, whose sketch was eerily similar to the Mojo sketch. This site also wants participants to use something new from their stash. Well, I had just gotten this pink pom pom fringe from Joanne's last week in their fabric section. I also used my swirl embossing folder for the challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. Lastly, I found another new site, Papertake Weekly Challenge, who issued a color challenge. Participants are to choose their favorite color combo out of these colors: pink, black, white, yellow, green, grey and lilac. If you know me, you know pink is my favorite color and I love to pair it with many colors, black being one of them.
I couldn't get the baby pink colors in the card to photograph very well. The card looks much better IRL.

Stamps: CTMH A Friend Is
Other: Cuttlebug, nesties, CTMH markers, pink pom-pom fringe
Thanks for your visit and congrats on my promotion and office at work. At my firm, there are 4 levels of auditors. Staff, in-charge, manager, and then partner. I guess you could say that I'm climbing my way up the corporate ladder. I have to say that if there are any of you out there thinking about going back to school or starting for the first time, you can do it. I was 30 when I decided to go back to school. 3 years later, I was done. It wasn't easy but definitely worth it. I highly value education and think that it is worth sacrificing for and that everyone needs one. Okay, sorry about that tangent. I know you didn't come here for my education soapbox.
I hope everyone has a great day.


Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Alanna! I like the addition of the pom-poms.

I wanted to congratulate you on your promotion. (I'm late to the celebration because our internet was down most of yesterday and we were out of the house as well) That's fantastic!

No need to apologize for stating your views on education. You are a testament to the power of pursuing your dream after the so-called normal time. It is definitely something worth pursuing if that is your dream!

The tile is looking great in the bathroom, too.

Have a super Thursday!

Kathi Carlson said...

Very pretty card, Alanna! The fringe trim is great! Fun!

Good for you for encouraging others to get an education and pursuing their dreams regardless of their ages.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your job! I know you must feel so proud..
I love the marble in the shower, so shiny.
Also love your pinky card :)

Courtney Baker said...

Very nice. I love that ribbon! Great job!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful card Alanna! I love those pom poms...such fun!

You go right ahead and encourage us with education...it's so true. Education gives you options (as my BIL aways says!) I hope you climb right on up to the top...even running your own company one day! You definitely have a 'can do' attitude and really isn't that all you need?!
Have a great day, in your new office :) !!
Blessings, Maria

Sparkle said...

I love your embossed panels and pompoms are always fabulous!

Becky said...

Love your pretty card Alanna!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Sarah said...

This is great Alanna!!! Your embossing of the black card stock is stellar. Not easy to do and keep it that crisp. The pom poms are a fun touch.
Congrats on the promotion Alanna..I mean't to say it yesterday but hit publish comment too soon..sigh.

Sharli said...


Nice card! The pom-poms are so cute!

About the "lecture" - you are absolutely correct - an education is of tremendous value and it's never too late. One of my dearest friends is in her 60's (really?!) and is just about to finish her bachelor's degree. She is absolutely LOVING school (working full time as well). And she is top of her class. So, your words of encouragement are very appropriate.

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love the embossing and the pom pom fringe... very pretty!!

Dawny P said...

Love this, and love your choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Heather C said...

I like the black with the cuttlebug thing done to it!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Alanna, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

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