I always look forward to Saturday’s Inspiration Challenge at SplitcoastStamper – you never know what website Adurie is going to pick, but you know for sure that you’re going to be inspired! This Saturday, she showed us her own Art of Journaling Pinterest board, and oh, my gosh, what a feast for the eyes! There were so many ideas, so many things to be inspired about, not only in art, but also in writing, I almost forgot to make a card, LOL! Anyway, after going over everything Audrie pinned, I went back to what “spoke” to me the most: this journal. I never tire looking at graceful curves, scrolls and spirals, and that’s what inspired me to make this paper piercing card.
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I’m excited to post this card and share how I did that rose, but… I’m afraid that I’ll just have to update this post later because I don’t have a lot of time. (*** Update: this post is now updated, LOL! Just scroll down.***) This card is for Ann’s challenge this week at The Paper Players, which is Clean and Simple floral theme. I like how Ann says that if it’s CAS to you, then it’s CAS to us – that is my kind of definition, LOL!
I didn’t have time to make a card today. Really. Or that’s what my practical mind was telling me last night before I went to bed. My creative mind wanted to see what’s the Thursday challenge at SplitcoastStampers, and my practical mind let me. Mistake 1. Oooh, the theme is your birthmonth flower or stone! I wonder what mine is? A daffodil! Hmm… creative mind is thinking, if I were to make a card, it would be cute to make a 3D paper daffodil… I wonder if there are instructions on how to make one? Practical mind is saying, it’s time for bed! Creative mind went on Google and searched. Mistake 2.
“Hi, Doris, my daughter has a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and I might not be on time to pick up my son, can you please pick him up on that day?”
“Ummm, Joyce, did Jerry bring home a copy of the Math homework? Can you please e-mail it to me? Thanks!”
“OMG, I forgot that it’s minimum day today! Is Matthew with you? Oh, thank goodness! I’m on my way to pick him up!”
“Can you please check if Audrey has the notes for their Science test?”
“Do you have a copy of the study guide for Social Studies? William forgot to bring it home.”
I have to admit that before posting this card I made for The Paper Players, I hesitated… a lot! The challenge calls for a one-layer, clean and simple card. For the first requirement – that the card be just one layer – I’ll put a check mark. I printed Tina Wenke’s beautiful tea party scene on GP card stock, then embossed (well, technically, it is debossed or pillow-embossed) it with Spellbinder’s Labels 13. Next, I paper-pierced a frame around the image… and this now brings me to the second requirement – that the card be clean and simple. Does this card look clean and simple? Ummm…I’m not that sure, and that’s when I hesitated posting it.
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southern California, although it will be in the high nineties again later today. I’m posting this card while the house is quiet (everyone but me is still snoring happily, lol), this is the best time of the day to write and be creative.
I made this card today for the challenge of The Paper Players, which is to use the colors strawberry slush, crisp cantaloupe and pear pizzazz (sounds fruity and yummy!). This card is just 4½” square and can be done in less than 20 minutes – really!
It’s the last day of Dare to Get Dirty Week at SplitcoastStampers, and I’m trying to do as much challenges as I can. For this card, I get to cross out 8 challenges from my list! Yay! The geranium image and the paper piercing are digis from the Paper Piercing Floral Set, while the hummingbird is also a digi from Window Reflections. I’m not too crazy about how the digis printed because my printer is running low on cyan… but oh, well! The sentiment is by Jean Paul Richter and printed using the American Classic font.
It is still DTGD Week at Splicoaststampers and I’m continuing with the challenges. One of the challenges made me remember this template, the earlier Printastic versions (Pastel series, Black & White series and the Camouflage series) and the popular project ideas for it (Petite Purse for Mom, Teacher, and Chocoholic Mini Survival Kit). The earliest release date was 6 years ago, so, yeah, this template has been around for quite a while. I still remember it fondly (it was easy to make from just 1 sheet of card stock!), so I dug it up, dusted it, and gave it a fresh look! I still kept the beaded handle, though, I think the beads still make it look cool even after all these years…
This card is for two challenges at Splitcoast Stampers: Inspiration and Featured Stamper. I loved, loved the inspiration website, Eglantyne! Even though the text is in Japanese, there is no need to translate… just looking at the lovely pictures made me want to create. The Featured Stamper for this week is Lesley Croghan (Lionsmane) – her gallery is filled with pages upon pages of wonderful cards!