I hope you've had a wonderful week, and are going to have a wonderful weekend. As you read this, my daughter and I are currently in Dallas, Texas, touring two more colleges. Yesterday we visited TCU (which was awesome) and today we are visiting University of Texas Arlington. We visited Iowa State University, back on the 24th, and loved it too, but I've asked her not to make a decision until we've visited all of the colleges she's chosen to apply to. We have two more to go, later this month, and then she'll start applying. This whole process is overwhelming, for both of us. To say I'm emotional, is an understatement. I am so proud and excited for her though. She'll do great, whatever and wherever she decides. The one thing I think might be a factor for her is the heat. It's in the 90's with high levels of humidity right now, and she's not enjoying it. Being from Texas, I'm used to it, so it doesn't bother me as much. It's still pretty uncomfortable though. I think we're going to hit up Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor after our college visit this morning. That should help.
Anyway, onto why you're here today. It's the first of the month, which brings us to our next House of Cards challenge. This month, the challenge is to use Metallics.
This challenge was a bit difficult for me, as I don't really have much in the form of metallics. I dug through my crafty stuff, several times, trying to find something. Finally, I found some metallic cardstock that I had forgotten about. Here is the card I made with them.
I love the bright, cheerful colors, and the card screams summer, to me. I used a bit of metallic gold mist, for the background, but ultimately kept it fairly simple. I know exactly who will receive this card, and I hope she enjoys it. She's been my longtime friend, and never ceases to amaze, with her generosity. I love her dearly.
There are so many inspiring cards today, created by my friends at House of Cards. I do hope you'll head over to check them out. You'll have until 11pm on August 31st to participate. That's a whole month! Hopefully, you'll get the chance to play along, so that I can visit your blogs, and see your beautiful creations. I look forward to seeing them!
It's off to UT Arlington, then an afternoon of roller coasters and water slides for us. I hope you have an awesome weekend!
What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Metallic Cardstock: Pink, Orange, Yellow & Aqua
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Coordinates
Ink: VersaMark, Mister Huey's Gold, Lemon Lemon Gelato
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Dies, WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Dies, SU! Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Detail White Embossing Powder