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Sunday, June 5, 2011


As if I don't have enough challenges going on right now, I've actually gone looking for more. Paper challenges - not "life" challenges. Here are cards I've created in the past few days to meet some challenges at some fun "paper play" sites I belong to.

One of the challenges at  Paper Craft Planet in the "Cuttlebug-ers" Group was to create a card using dies, border punches and stickers. We were required to use 2 dies, 2 border punches and 3 stickers. Here's my effort for this challenge:
Another challenge at PCP was to combine embossing folders with dies to create our cards, using any colors. This watch die from Spellbinder Paper Arts is one of my favorites. Maybe because it's very vintage and I love me some vintage.

I belong to a group at Facebook called "Craft Therapy". The very talented Robin Cozart created the group for us and she gave us a challenge for the weekend. And she didn't make it easy on us. Here's the challenge: Create a card using the colors pink, orange and white. Use 1 square, 2 circles, 2 buttons, sentiment, ribbon, assorted flowers and 2 embellishments. YOWZERS!! Well, this took a while and I almost lost sleep over it...almost. Here's my result:
I'm fairly happy with it. I'm not at all happy with the size of the buttons. If they were smaller, I would be much happier, but they were the only size I had in the color I wanted. I got by with using 2 sparkly brads in the center of the flowers as the 2 embellishments.

TODAY'S QUOTE: He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.  ~Samuel Johnson

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Trying My Hand At Layered Collage

I really like Gothic Arches. Not sure why. Just seems like a good palette for going wherever my muse leads me. Roni at Inkstains had some great tutorials on layered collage and I just had to try it. Not sure if I just made a mess or did something accidentally artsy. LOL

(I don't like the way the photos are layed out, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it the I want to.)

The "Building Their Nest" is my favorite one. If there's anyone "out there" taking a look, let me know which one you like best.

TODAY'S QUOTE: ‎"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming

 yourself" ~ Anna Quindlen