For those who aren't familiar, 2Peas is the largest and most popular paper crafting website. They have forums and galleries where you can post artwork, classes and all kinds of stuff. It's been around for a long time, and while it has changed ownership it is still a good place to go for inspiration. I've been a member since I started scrapping in '03. The General Stamping board is having a challenge event called Winterfest 09. I've never taken part in any of the contests before, but decided to jump in to this one. There are so many incredibly talented people on that board though that sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed. But it is wonderful for inspiration. This card was for two challenges. One was a sketch; a basic design that you use to create a different card. and the other was to stamp on a chipboard accent for a card. I love flourishes and this is almost flourish overload, but I like it anyway. The paper is some that I bought at Stupid Prices last week. Got a killer deal. There were 300 sheets of good quality papers with three of each pattern. They are all kind of winter colors and lots of flourishes and pretty patterns.
Speaking of Stupid Prices and killer deals... we went today and I got an OTT Lite for $17! I'll tell you I snatched that baby up! I made them take it out of the package and plug it in first, and it works perfectly. I have another smaller OTT Lite and the retail price on it was $70. I used a 40% Michaels coupon, so I didn't have to pay that. If you've never used an OTT lite, they are like the difference between antenae tv and HDTV. The lighting is perfect and there is no color distortion like regular flourescent lighting.