Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Where I've been, and a card for Alyson!

Hello there!
It's been so long since I last posted *shamefaced*. Well, I DID have a good excuse: I had a horrible week of exams and practicals for med school last week, and then this week was me recovering from all the sleep deprivation and excessive caffeine consumption of the last month, and probably the entire school year. I had a migraine the day before yesterday, and then now that I've recovered, it's time to start packing for Guatemala! I'm going to Guatemala for a 10-day medical mission, and I'm so excited. I've traveled through many countries in Central America including Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica, but it's going to be my first time in Guatemala, and my first time going as medical personnel. (That sounds so weird! I'm just a first year medical student/soon-to-be second year medical student! Medical personnel sounds so professional...anyways...)

Here is a crafty update as well! I made this card for my friend Alyson's birthday. Technically, it is a day late because we had a TBL the day before, and we couldn't exactly do anything until after the TBL. Sorry, Alyson!

I'd been wanting to use some Lawn Fawn stamps as a background stamp, so I pulled out the Petite Florals set, and put a bunch of them on the Fiskars Stamp press. Voila! The hat and the sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn's Hats Off to You set. The banner is from the Bannerific set, of course. I also used some glossy accents and a Sakura white gel pen for the dots.  (I need to fix my InLinkz thing, but that'll be after Guatemala.).
I'm entering it into 4 challenges: 

1. Lawnscaping Challenges has a CAS Challenge
2. Through the Craftroom Door has a Anything goes challenge. 
3. PartyTime Tuesday has an Anything goes challenge
4. Simon Says Stamp Challenge also has an Anything goes challenge

Wish me luck!