Some of you who read this blog have probably heard me say this before: "I'm not a card maker". I just feel pressured when you take away my 12x12 real estate and the end result is usually something just "eh, ok". When presented with this sketch from Let's Scrap I sat on it for a couple of weeks. Today at work, while trying to avoid the piles on my desk, I drew out some ideas I had bouncing around in my head. I've never actually done that...drew out ideas...but I know lots of scrappers do this and thought I'd give it a try. Well it worked out great for me and I fully plan to do this more often (the drawing of my ideas, that is....the cards I will still buy from Hallmark!). Anyway, about mid-morning the school nurse called...and this is a direct quote: "Mrs. Zennario, this is the *** School Nurse. Your daughter is not feeling well and has left a trail of presents throughout the school. Would you be able to come pick her up?". I kid you not....that was her exact line. LOL! So I left work, picked up my daughter who was sitting in the main office by then with a bucket on her lap and came home. She feels much better, and is resting in bed since I wouldn't let her play XBox or go on her computer. I'm such a mean mommy! :) So anyway, with an unexpected block of home time,. I took my little drawing and went to work! For a "not-a-card-maker" I really like how this came out and I was able to get in on a couple of challenges to boot!! I used all scraps too which is even better since I am conciously trying to make a dent in the huge boxes of scraps I have accumulated over 12 years of scrapping! The flowers are Prima (blue) and Oriental Trading (pink), the butterfly is from Creative Charms (it was white but a little Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist fixed that problem), buttons from my stash. I used a Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder on the background and the sun. The sun and grass were cut from Doodlecharms and Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridges and the letters are BeetleBlack Doodlebug. I had the following challenges in mind when working on this card:
1. ScrapFit Challenge 21 - Exercise Machines. Use a machine on your project - I used two...Cuttlebug and Cricut
2. Frosted Designs - Use Buttons
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: F Is For Flowers. F is for Flowers
4. Bitten By The Bug 2 - Use the Sun cut on Doodlecharms Cartridge
I think that's it!! Not bad mileage out of one little card! I love all these challenges....makes me step up my ideas a bit!! So to all of you out there who run these blogs and give us challenges week after week, THANK YOU! Next up....something "FISHY".