okay, this week I nailed the challenge...I am so excited to show you this week's project for Simply Sundays at Getting Cricky. I love designing for Kristal's challenges, but this week I excelled. LOL (Yes, I am bragging a bit), but I really loved this idea.
First I bought a new cartridge and some stamps just for this challenge...hehehehe, needed a good excuse anyway. I bought the Paper Dolls Dress Up on ebay last week and because of that, I also needed some Peachy Keen Face stamps. I've been dying to get some and I finally took the plunge and am I glad I did. They are so adorable and they just fit the Paper Dolls perfectly. So, onto why I bought these goodies...I've seen alot of these stair step cards and I've been wanting to make one for awhile now, but really didn't know why I would. I have seen a lot of them and they are all so cute, but most of the time there's been a theme to them, like a holiday or birthday or something to that. So, I decided to make a calendar stair step card. We go to Boundary Waters every year, for some camping, canoeing and hiking. Boundary Waters is a canoeing area way up northern Minnesota almost to the Canadian border. We love it up there, it's so peaceful. It's alot of work camping up there, but nonetheless we still go every year. You have to submit for an entry permit by December and then there is a lottery in January. You get to sign up for approximate dates and keep your fingers crossed you get the date you wanted. There is a limit on how many people can enter Boundary Waters per day that's why they do this lottery. We got the date we wanted this year...Yeah. We will enter Boundary Waters on the 1st of August and leave anytime between the 5th through the 8th. It always depends on the weather and how much fish we've caught. If you're bored and don't want to read about Boundary Waters anymore we will get onto my card, if you would like to read more about BWCA you can go here
ScrappingTable Great Outdoors theme. I love these SCAL files too. I also cut the letters in SCAL using a simple arial bold font and layered them. The rocks I just free hand cut mounds...it'll do. I used my white gel pen to hightlight some of the cuts. The best part of this card also is that I used only my scrap paper and my stash. I downloaded the calendar pages a long time ago and now I can't remember where from. I added a swirly thing to a brad and now I can use this card every year for "Days till BWCA" I love it...and I hope you've enjoyed my little stair step card also.
As always, have a great day and god bless.