January 21, 2008

2-in-1 challenge... {sort of}

Ok, who else out there is really bummed the Packers lost yesterday? I was rooting for Brett, er.. the Packers, the whole season, but alas, we'll see Manning Part II in the Superbowl. My friend across the street is probably in severe mourning right now seeing how she loves "B", as she calls him. Do they have "Sorry for your football loss..." cards? Maybe I need to make one because they certainly wouldn't be girly enough, right?

Alright, enough of that. Today's card is a mix of two challenges - the first is the color challenge on SCS using only Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, and Sage Shadow. The second is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #31. Now if you are looking for inspiration, Beate's blog Fresh & Fun is the place to go! I started off with Rose Red as my card base and then layered on a piece of Apricot Appeal Prints DS paper, which coordinates so well with the stamp set Simply Said. I used this set all the time when I first got it, but had to chuckle when I got it off the shelf with a layer of dust on the case. Anyway... this is where the whole things goes awry. See, I went to my folder of Sage Shadow scraps and went on my merry way - I scalloped the edge with my corner rounder, layered Rose Red Prints paper on top and then add the jumbo eyelets (LOVE them), stamped my flowers, colored them in and sponged Sage Shadow all around the edges. It's at this moment when I realize my scraps are Mellow Moss - what?! Stink. Ok, no big deal. I like the colors together and I am definitely not going to waste 3 jumbo eyelets, so I re-stamped my flowers and re-sponged in Mellow Moss and went from there. So I thought I would be all cute and do 2 challenges together, but maybe next time I should stick to one. I wasn't able to use the fun Sage Shadow ribbon I had, so I had to settle with moss and apricot. Still fun though. I used the horizontal slot punch to make the hole for the ribbons to tie through and I used A-Muse creative candy on the center of the flowers just to add a little dimension to the main image. Sorry the photo is a little dark - it's snowing here today and doesn't look like it will be clearing up any time soon. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! Karen, I LOVE it! It's gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Very, very cute Karen! I'm going to make some cards for myself this weekend & might have to copy this one! I won't sell them though! :-) You're inspiring!

  3. Hi Karen! Just found your blog. You have talent lady! Love all your cards.