I'm in a very efficient mood in a crafty kind of way tonight :) and decided to make a card that I need for an upcoming party and try my hand at 3 challenges that are going on right now on 3 blogs I follow.
I'm absolutely enjoying my downtime tonight and relaxing while I watch the Yankees win game 4 of their series with the Angels (woohoo) and make cards after spending the day in Cleveland for a bunch of meetings for work. I travel a decent amount (relatively) for work and always love when I can get a day trip in that does not require a red eye, and Cleveland TOTALLY fits the bill. And it was such a bonus to get home before the kiddos went to bed (translation - 6:15 flight this morning!). But it was a good day at work, so no complaints. Plus my plane was early both ways... which of course means I'm in for a serious delay in the near future. And this is not that much of a stretch of the imagination considering I fly in and out of Newark - LOL.
Anyways back to the card... we have ruffles, sketches and colors for a cure going on, so with one card, I have a Moxie Fab/Embellish's Colors for a Cure & Bling/M's #2 challenges covered! I haven't done a Moxie card in a little while and I was determined not to be late on M's challenge this time and I just have been having fun with the Embellish challenges, so I was quite pleased with myself to be able to tie it all together. And I REALLY mean pleased :), given that my cards usually just find their way to the finish line so to speak, with usually not too much planning other than the 1 challenge I am usually trying to do. I also used a few stamps and ribbon that I haven't used in a while because 1. I liked to remind myself why I bought different stamps in the first place, vs. just using them when they are "new" and 2. I really have to make myself use pink - dunno why it doesn't come more naturally... maybe because I am just surrounded in a house with boys!
And OH - HOLY COW! I can't finish this blog entry without mentioning that I was actually mentioned in the wrap-up for the second Embellish challenge. Look!! (Not too surprisingly) I've NEVER won/been recognized in any kind of a "competitive" crafting blog or been in a publication, other than on PTI's GSS in a category where I was LITERALLY the only entrant... good thing I didn't get 2nd place - LOL!!, so this was TOTALLY not expected. Heck, I consider it quite the accomplishment that I can make a deadline on time - LOL!!!. I honestly do this hobby purely for my enjoyment and relaxation, so it is a pretty spiffy feeling that someone else thinks my cards, well at the very least my froggy one, aren't half bad.
So THANK YOU, Ashley, for making my day in that crafty kind of way. ;)
Deets (haven't had the chance to do this in a little while!)
Stamps: Imaginesce cupcake, LAD Sketched Sentiments, PTI Birthday Basics; CS: PTI Raspberry Fizz (I hardly EVER use this color!), SU Prints Pack (broke open the plastic on this one after having it sit on my shelf for more than 1 yr!), PTI white, Ink: Adirondack - Pebble, SU Pink Passion (again - never use this color!); Other: Kaiser rhinestones, petite scallop nestie, PTI Sweet Blush saddle stitch ribbon (all scrunched up for the ruffles!), Stardust Stickles all over the icing of the cupcake, copics