Thursday, February 17, 2011

challenge cards 2-17-11

I haven't been feeling so great this week but I knew time spent in my scrap room would perk me up. I had some challenges to get caught up on.

This card is for Hazel's challenge to "feature a creature". I don't get to use my wise men on camels stamp too often! I used vintage brads from Stampin Up - my order came today!! My first compulsion was to save them...but for what? What's the point of having really great stuff if I'm going to hoard it?

This card is doing double duty on the Stars & Stamps blog. I'm using it for the sketch 56 challenge and the masculine card challenge. The truck stamp is from Stampin Up.

This card is for the Paper Variety week 21 sketch challenge. I'm not so happy with the way it turned out. I love everything except the red paper. I should have made that "border" thinner.

I got a new laptop a little while ago and I'm still organizing my files. I back-up my laptop fairly regularly and when I bought this new one, I decided to restore the files to it. Well, it restored it all right. I have everything ever saved on that back-up drive back on my computer - including deleted files and duplicate files (where I moved them from one folder to another). I'm sure there was a smarter way to do it.

Anyhoo, while reorganizing my folders, I found a digital image with the happy birthday circles on them and decided to use them on a card. I really like the way it turned out.

Sorry about the picture quality. My camera is downstairs and I'm just too lazy to go get it. Fortunately my phone was in my scrap room so I could at least get this entered into the challenges.

I'm definitely ready for bed.

Thanks for stopping by. Remember to keep your heart open...your creativity could change a person's life. Susan


  1. oh~ i LOVE your card you created for the paper variety (red is my fav color). i think it is so pretty! the flower ribbon just ties it all together! i am so glad you played along with us this week!!

  2. Sorry to hear you've been poorly. A lovely set of cards here. I love the camels and wise men - and the saying. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 7 - hope to see you again soon - and hope you will be feeling better. x

  3. Lovely cards, congrats on the new laptop. I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Lovely card you've made!great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at TPV, hope you feeling better after creating those all lovely card :)

  5. Awesome take on the Paper Variety card sketch!! Love your card's colors & bold sentiment. Thanks for playing w/us! :)