Bummer....I got my card entries switched...yesterday and todays!! This card was created for the Color Throwdown challenge (Navy/Pink/Green) and the Fab Friday sketch challenge and should have been posted yesterday. Since it wasn't, I missed the color challenge. Oh well the sketch challenge is still open!! So....here is my take on the Fab Friday sketch challenge. #bethegift challenge:No complaining day! Give the world the gift of zero complaining today!!
As You See Ithad a photo inspired challenge with a love theme this go round. You might ask how a "love" theme ends up with a sympathy sentiment on my card?!? Well a card sent at a time like this is filled with love!! Truth is the daisy and green ribbon where the real elements of my inspiration!! I used Stampin Up's Painted Harvest and Rose Wonder (for the sentiment) stamp sets...love the look of the white on black...the centers are colored in using water color pencils. These flowers may have been intended as sunflowers but I decided to exercise a bit of creative lenience.
#bethegift challenge: Be all about the ministry of presence today...Linger with people. Make eye contact. Ask heart questions.
Here is my take on the Inspired By challenge....the colors, the letters, the cluster of flowers!! I used two retired sets from Stampin Up...Bloom with Hope and Itty Bitty Banners. I love the way these little blooms look embossed in pink on vellum!!
#bethegift challenge: Give someone the gift today of writing down their name and praying a seemingimpossABLE thing for them!
Today I am playing along with the challenge from the Global Design Project. The current challenge was to CASE on of their designers. What is CASE?? CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit I love the rainbow colors as a back drop so I used that...added in some black rhinestones...stamped my sentiment right over the rainbow. I used Stampin Up's A Big Thank You stamp set for my card. #bethegift challenge: Give a stranger a thumbs up today!!
Fashion Fun....that is the challenge from Paper Players!! I decided a "doily dress" fit perfectly for this challenge. So...not much stamping today just some folding and layering!! A little red white and blue for the all American birthday girl!! Who knew white on white could make a white doily look cream?!!? Crazy!! Proof that white is not just white....many shades of white!! #bethegift challenge:Be a forgiver today!! Forgive extravagantly and lavishly all day!!
Red, Purple and Pink!! I struggle putting those colors together....so....I kept it really simple!! Still not sure how I feel about it!! The crazy thing is ...I loved all the cards that the designers of this challenge over at Just Us Girls created...they did an amazing job combining these colors! I used a retired stamp set from Stampin Up...did a little paper piecing on the row of mushrooms using purple and pink...finish it off with a splash of red in my piece of twine and a rhinestone!
Found a new fun challenge...TWOFER!! I made my two cards for this challenge on back on the 16th of this month and posted one of the cards for a challenge and was planning to post this set of cards the next day but challenge deadlines pushed it out until today. So....this new challenge is so fun...create two cards using the same stamps, stencils, and/or dies but each card needs to have a different design and be for two different occasions. I love it!! And such a fun name!! The current challenge is to use hearts...I decided on Stampin Up's Sunshine Wishes thinlits for my focal point. I used the die on the one cards the the negative space that it left for the other and they layered another heart of the same die but in metallic (and a little offset) over it. For the one card I also used the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch (the current challenge when I created my cards on the 16th). One of my cards is for Valentines Day and the other is a Wedding card. I am sure the challenge blog will be a regular from here on out!!
#bethegift challenge:Remember some one who is grieving today! Do one thing so that they know they are remembered and loved!
I am married to a wonderful man and we have 2 children--24 and 22. We own our own business--Cabin Creekwood--vacation rental cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While we still own Cabin Creekwood we are no longer on site managers...we have a wonderful young women who manages things for us. We live in Florida so we can be close to our parents. I am also a Stampin Up Demonstator. I love scrapbooking, creating cards, reading and being with my family. Proud to be a daughter of the Most High God--who was and is and is to come!!