Monday, May 21, 2007

Set Sail

Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) is over and I'm back to normal stamping. As a hostess for the VSN I had to keep my challenge a secret but we were also given all the challenges early so we could play and help eachother discover possible issues with their challenge. The only issue was we had to keep all those challenge to ourselves too. So... I'm now back normal but headed for a camping trip tomorrow so I won't be stamping again until about Sunday. I do however have a little camping journal I'm bringing as a project which I'll post when I return.

So my VSN challenge was to create a 3D item out of a single sheet of paper. The amazing coordinators suggested Nautical theme as an added challenge rule and further sugested I create an actual boat as my sample since the theme is May Flowers. I'm not gonna lie, I hated the idea of making a boat and I pitched a little pitty party to my husband. My first attempt came out so bad I cried that I just didn't want to do it (me acting like I'm 3). But after complaining to some non stampers they inspired me to create something I didn't think was half bad.

The samples I received in the challenge were amazing, everyone kept blowing me away! What a baby I felt like for pitching the fit in the first place, I didn't know what I was doing. I've also come to realize how sad it is for me to not have a single nautical themed stamp when I live in Seattle, have friends and family who sail year round, and Dad and Grandfather who are Navy vetrans. I need to get something to make cards and scrap pages that shows what they love. How have I missed this theme for so long?


Alisa Conner said...

This is darling and you did a great job. I am sure that if I made a boat....there is no chance it float (or even resemble floating). Let alone outta one piece of paper. Yikes!

Shannon Parks said...

I love this. SUPER CUTE! Gavin will go crazy for it. Now I just need an excuse to make one.

I haven't been to your site in a while. I'm going to have to check out your VSN.