Friday, May 1, 2009

Not quite royalty and something special to do

Hi all!
Here's a card I made months ago and I actually sent it in to a Stamping Royalty contest for PaperCrafts magazine. The time has passed for when they said they would have chosen the winners, and I haven't heard a thing, so I'm going to go out on a limb and figure it wasn't my time to be published :)

The entry was for a card that was to use stamps to make your own design/background paper. All the stamped images are Stampin' Up, but I used alcohol inks to make the background color. I love alcohol inks...they are BEAUTIFUL! And so easy to use. I made two cards actually, but I'll share the second card in a different post.
Tomorrow is one of my favorite things to be a part of....SPECIAL OLYMPICS! I go and cheer on all my friends, old and new! I get to see kids I've worked with over the years, many of whom are now in their late teens and early 20's {yes they were TWO when I first met them}! And also, the kids I work with now. I cannot tell you the pride in my heart when I see them win a wheelchair obstacle course, softball throw or bean bag drop. There is even a switch hitting competition that some of my girls have received a gold medal in! And some of my kids {3!} have even carried the torch! My daughter has volunteered since she was a wee thing, as I have always brought my kids. It is a wonderful morning!

Be well, friends! Have a good weekend!


  1. Oh Kim! I love the Special Olympics too (for obvious reasons). I hope you had the most marvelous day!!! And this card is absolutely stunning! I MUST get with you so you can show me how to use alcohol inks. They make the most beautiful colors. Be blessed in all your comings & goings today.

  2. What a pretty card Kim. It made me think of the day I came to your house to play and you taught me that technique.

  3. Gorgeous colours on this one, Kim!

  4. Absolutely stunning card. I just love the colors.

  5. Great card Kim and love the strong colours.

    Giggled at your comment about the "Switch Hitting Comp" - we have a little boy in our class at school who is soooooooooo illergic to his switch its untrue! Will have to mention the competition to our SEN co-ordinator: maybe this will motivate him as he loves being the centre of attention. The thing is he is so good communicating with us eye pointing that I think we might just lose this battle.

    Take care and have a great time at the "Olympics",



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