It's been a while since I did any card challenges (other than the weekly Queen's sketches that I do). So, I decided today to do one of my old stand-by challenges, Mojo Monday Challenge. I know, I know .... it's not Monday!! But I had until today (Sunday) to submit my card for their challenge. I used a stamp set that at first did not appeal to me from the Occasions Mini. I looked at it and said "nah - don't like it." But, I have seen so many cute cards using this set and the more I looked at it, the better I like it. Plus, typing is my "thing" - one thing I always knew I was good at. I got good grades in typing in school (unlike Biology!!) and I've always been pretty fast with my typing. My first real job after college was as a typist for Western Electric Corporation in Greensboro using (I think) an electric typewriter! A big jump from the manual typewriters we used in school. I quickly worked my way up (in about 3 months) to secretary for the department head and on up from there where I supervised and proof-read the work of the typists in my department. When I worked for the school system in Texas, my job was Data Entry Secretary - this time on a computer instead of the IBM Selectric Typewriter that I had used at Western Electric. We've come a long way, baby!!
I used a mixture of supplies for this card.
- Cardstock: SU Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede, Basic Black and First Edition DSP; Lasting Impressions Swim Dock and Elementary Notebook
- Accessories: Brown Pearls (unknown source); SU Scalloped Envelope Die, Soft Suede Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon
- Stamp: SU You're My Type
Stampin' Up! announced last month that starting this year, they have eliminated the Summer Mini Catalog. The future Holiday and Spring Minis will be bigger and last longer (5 months vs. 4). The annual catalo with new In Colors, stamps, designer series paper will starta month earlier (June 1, 2012) and the Holiday Mini will start a month earlier as well (August 1, 2012 - better timing for Halloween and fall projects). The simplified schedule should be easier for everyone.
In addition, the Simply Adorned and Décor Elements lines will be discontinued when the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog retires. IMPORTANT NOTE: THE CURRENT IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG WILL EXPIRE ON MAY 31, 2012 NOT JUNE 30, 2012. Details regarding the retiring stamp and accessories timing will be released at a future date.