Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenging Myself

I'm back, and I've figured out how to add a few more blog features plus I have a new card to share with you. Determined to create my own card creations more often, I decided to play along with a few card challenges, Fab Friday and The Paper Players. Some times it's helpful to have a piece of the puzzle started for you like the colors or a sketch. They can kick start your creativity if you need a little focus.

I liked the sketch challenge at Fab Friday because I have been wanting to try the Out of the Box technique where your stamped image comes outside the edge of shape. I just wish I had let more of them pop out. What can I say it was my first attempt! Next time, there will be more.

And, I can't lie... I'm a sucker for any color combo that has Pool Party so The Paper Players was right up my alley this week. I was the girl who was so excited when Pool Party became a permanent color this year. It's my favorite!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Trust God
Colors: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron and Early Espresso
Accessories: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Antique brads


  1. This is a great layout...might have to make something with this one myself! Your poppies are just lovely, a perfect flower to use for these colors! Thanks so much for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  2. I think your out of the box technique looks fantastic! The colors are perfect for the poppies and they really do 'pop' against the Early Espresso panel! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. Great job with the out of the box technique! The verse in the sentiment is one of my very favorites. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday and the Paper Players!

  4. I just love how you used the circle but put the flower sticking out of it. :) You did an awesome job with this card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab Friday.

  5. What a great technique for this stamp set! I love it. The colors are amazing together too. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  6. I agree with Pam, love your circle with the flower! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week!