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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

challenge adventures

Hooray, hooray, the first of May!

I don't know what has kept me from blogging this year, but whatever it is has also interfered with the challenge I enjoy of taking a photo every day, and caused a near-full stop in participating in card challenges as well.  Here's a card I made this evening using CCMC199 colors from Create with Connie and Mary and ESS Sketch #170 from Eat Sleep Stamp:
stamp set - Just Believe; ink - Night of Navy, Peach Parfait; card stock - Sahara Sand, Night of Navy; designer series paper - Peach Parfait; punches - corner rounder, Word Window; Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge

What I most regret is that I'm so far behind on Christmas cards this year, and I almost missed my *favorite* Jingle Belles Earth Day prompt - reuse, recycle, re-purpose!  I trimmed the shiny embossed edges from a card we received last year and reused them for the center trim on this card:
stamp set - Bells & Boughs; ink - Versamark; Silver Stampin' Emboss powder; card stock - Shimmer White, Vellum; Basic Rhinestones
I also used Merry Monday #18 sketch from Lesley's Always Playing with Paper blog.  Merry Monday is my favorite new-this-year Christmas card challenge, and Jingle Belles is my favorite new-last-year challenge - why haven't I been playing along all year?

I never was much for New Year's resolutions, but new month resolutions sometimes workI updated my Shuttercal account with the few photos I took last month, and May is off to a good start for photos and card challenges - I sure hope I can stay motivated!

11 comments:

Mary Brown said...

Just Believe is one of my favorite sets and it looks so good in the Create Color Combo Challenge! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Great job with this week's color combo. I just love the Just Believe set...can't go wrong! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Shelia said...

very cute card. I really like that you used recycled paper to create this!!

Connie said...

Very pretty card...love the way you organized the colors with that set! Thanks so much for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card, great way to recycle. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

lauren bergold said...

hello, lovely missus! you know, i was thinking of you when we posted this prompt, b/c it was YOUR idea last year (& one of MY faves, too) and you kindly came & guested with us!!! soooo very pleased you could join us again at ANY time, and this lovely card would be an awesome addition to ANY week... but best of all b/c it so cleverly incorporates those lovely "upcycled" bits!!!

Deb said...

What a very pretty, clean and simple card! Love the sponging! Gives it such a soft glow! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

SmilynStef said...

Glad to see your creative mojo kickin' in ... love both of these cards, especially that recycled panel ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Tracy said...

What a fabulous card! Perfect take on the sketch too. The color combo is fantastic. I have to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with Sketchy Thursday at Eat. Sleep, Stamp!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the embossed images! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Lesley said...

I am so glad you are enjoying my challenge Kathe! Thank you! I love that you made the card into a gatefold card, that is great and the silver embossing is very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!