Saturday, July 28, 2012

I am up for the challenge!

I am getting ready for our Open House this week, and I have been very, very busy.  Too busy to blog!  When I get my hands on new products my mind starts racing, and I have to get busy.  I created probably 15 projects using one set of stamps, one pack of DSP paper, and coordinating framelits!! But, I won't show any of them to you yet........I'm keeping them secret until the big reveal party :)
So, I am willing to share some new cards I made with old sets (as in I have had them since May) that I have. 
Before I go further, I have to tell you that I enjoy blogging very much, but sometimes it is hard to stay motivated when you only have a couple people that read your blog (or just look at it).  A couple weeks ago my friend, Kay, referred contacts to my blog, because she herself was too busy to blog at the time.  Wow!!  Did I have people check out MY blog!  That was fun, but how can I keep the momentum going?  By participating in challenges!!  That's how I find new blogs.  I check out the cards entered in the challenges I subscribe to.  I just never participated in the challenge :(


Today, to feed the motivation, I chose a couple of challenges, and made some cards.
First I chose the colors at Colour Q challenge #147,  then I chose Stampin' Royalty's challenge to use Buttons (which I LOVE Buttons), and then went for Diva Dare challenge to make anything BIRTHDAY. 



I could not wait to pull out the color combination of Kiwi Kiss (retired but a fave), Brilliant Blue (didn't have so used my new Indigo Blue), Baha Breeze, Regal Rose, and Whisper White.  First thing I grabbed was the Button, Button stamp set to make my background paper.  Stamping all the buttons is a blast.  I pulled out the Mixed Bunch set for my pink and blue daisys, and green leaves.  I added bright buttons, Baha Breeze ribbon, and a birthday greeting from Curly Cute.  I stamped a little greeting from Petite Pairs (oops, I discovered in my photo it smeared, must fix later) and a couple flowers inside, and I have a card worthy of three challenges and an open house display.
Hope you like my card, and leave me a comment, so I know you came :)  Hope you all come back again soon.

Mary Alice

4 comments:

  1. Those flowers are so unique. Thanks so much for joining us at the colourQ this week.

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  2. Fantastic! I love that flower image!! Thanks for participating in the Verve Diva Dare - both entries!

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  3. Those layered flowers are awesome!! Thanks for playing along at ColourQ this week!

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  4. Wow you follow both of my design teams. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week AND great job with the buttons for Stampin' Royalty.

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