Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampin' at the camper

I went to our camper in Wisconsin this weekend with a full list of cards to make.  I have swaps to do for several groups I participate in.  Some had to get done this weekend, but others will get done over time.  I decided to write them down, so I would know what to focus on first.  Twelve cards that need to be in the mail by the 6th, 13 cards for our demonstrator swap on Monday, 42 cards that need to be made for a new catalog swap, one set is nearly done, another is waiting for new stamps to arrive from the new catalog.  Can't wait for Tuesday!  I counted 3 anniversaries, one wedding card, and 14 birthday cards for June.  I am leaving on a long vacation the end of the month, and I have to have my swap cards done before I leave, so another 12 plus 12 birthdays in July. That's 108 cards!  I was overwhelmed to say the least!  So, I really cranked out the cards, and with no wi-fi, there was no chance to CASE, which I seldom do, but with all the cards I have to make this month, I might have to resort to that eventually.  I completed 40 cards.  Just 68 left to go. 

What I did before I left home was looked up my favorite card challenges, and took along a little inspiration.  For this card I chose the color inspiration from Global Design Project to use Black, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive.  I did have some retired paper, Succulent Garden, with me that had the right colors.  I used a new stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I just love these sweet flowers.  You'll see me using this one often.  The layout from the card is from Try Stamping On Tuesday's #324 card challenge.  

Then came my final challenge, to take some photos.  It was hot and sunny, and it seemed like all my favorite places for setting up photos had too much sun, too many shadows, or too many flower/weeds growing.  I snapped away, and when I came home and downloaded, I had a whole lot of interesting photos.  None were really up to par, but you take what you've got, or start over.  No time to be starting over, when I want to get in the Crafting Palace and do more cards tonight. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and stop by to see what else I am creating this weekend.  I don't know how much time I will have to blog, but I will definitely be back this week. 

This last photo down below I included, just because I loved the long shadows that the embossing and pearls made on the card.  Kind of a cool shot. 

Mary Alice 

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