Saturday, June 6, 2009

Challenged

OK. My card looks better in person. Really, it does. I don't think my camera likes it though and had a tough time pulling all that pattern into focus regardless of what settings I used.

This card is my take on two challenges. The sketch is Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #71. Additionally, the theme for this week's Stamp Simply Challenge on the No Time to Stamp? blog is "Gone to Pot." The card is pretty straightforward. Up close and personal, the twill ribbon stands out more than it does in the photo. The image was adhered to the card with foam mounting tape, too. Now that I've cut into all (or most) of my new Cosmo Cricket paper, perhaps I will be able to move on to something else.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Ponderosa Pine cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird patterned paper; Black and Cranberry ink pads; Whipper Snapper Designs Friendship Blooms stamp set; Natural twill ribbon; Sunflower mini brad; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; 3M foam mounting tape.

I'm not moving very fast yet today but seriously need to get motivated to do something. It's not like there aren't plenty of projects on my list from which to choose. That said, I'm going to go take a shower, grab something to eat, and then pick a project to tackle first. Enjoy your day! If I can get the mojo going, I'll be back later with a Simple Saturday card. Later ....

P.S. I've done my share of whining about the weather in recent posts, and yes, it was 30 degrees here this morning. It could be worse, however. Take a look at this post on the Willow & Paisley blog. Seriously, I would cry ...

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow Kathi...I checked out that blog post...seriously snow in June??? I was trying to figure out where she is. That is totally ridiculous.

Ok I digress..I love your card as always...the pots stamp is too cute. The patterned paper is really bright and totally works. that cute brad in the flower is the best touch!!!
Thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog....coming from you they mean a lot to me.
:-)

Laurel said...

Another winner! I have ordered that paper, can't wait to get it!

Scrappingamma said...

Wowzers Kathi!
I love the paper combo!! The flower in pots is the cutest! You have some of the cutest stamps!! Wish you lived closer so we could get together and play some! LOL Guess I need to lay some hints to DH and let him know I need some new stamps!

Leanne

Jeanne said...

Wow, another fantastic card! I love the paper choices and the stamped image. You have such an eye for great design!

HUGS!
Jeanne