Thursday, November 6, 2008


TCIOC = Two Challenges In One Card

Let me know if you do this too: I surf the internet and find challenges that look interesting or inspire me. I either email them to myself so I don't forget to do them or print them out so I have direct inspiration. Nine times out of ten, I end up not having time (see previous post)! Well, this week, I'm combining those challenges so I can feel accomplished. Yes, this is all that it takes... :o) lol

This morning at 1:15, I woke up with an allergy attack that wouldn't let me sleep. I was awake in bed for over 2 hours scheming up the cards that I could be making instead of trying to sleep, cuz that obviously wasn't working!! All these little ideas in my head were swarming around making sure I wasn't going back to dreamland, so I decided to get up and get my Verve on!! I also *love* this color challenge by Kristina - isn't it just gorgeous?!?! So vibrant! It's Color Challenge #29 - Pacific Point, Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I chose to make my own background paper with Thankful Blossoms from Verve Stamps. I used the Verve sketch challenge that you can find here, for the new Verve Holiday release. The Pumpkin Pie is in the form of the orange rhinestones scattered in the background and in the center of the cut out flower - both layers of which are up on dimensionals. I got the self adhesive rhinestones in Target's dollar spot a few months ago - I cleared them out - hee, hee! You can't get much better than like 120 different color, different size rhinestones for a buck a pack! Anywho, I think the rest is pretty self explanatory. Oh, the sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michael's that actually said 'love your Smile', but I cut out the 'love your' part and embossed it in white.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a fantastic day!! :o) lyssard


Rach said...

oh wow, what a fantastic card, love how you have incorporated all those yummy colours. brilliant job. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

I love this card. This flower is one Verve stamp I haven't been able to get to work for me!!
I just noticed you as a follower on my blog and had to stop by and check yours out. You do really great work, and how cool that you are right down the road!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Yates said...

Wow what a great card - you did a stamptastic job on the two challenges - love it!

Catherine said...

i do the same thing you do but instead of emailing to myself, i sketch it on my notebook.

Love how your card turn out..very pretty.