How's your day going so far? Mine is GREAT!
I'm here today to share with you a card that TRULY was a challenge for me! Yep! And when I tell you what caused me such grief, you're going to laugh!!
I'm trying to stay in the running to win the "eBosser" over at Cheery Lynn Designs this month and today's challenge made me GASP IN FEAR!! Want to know what had me on the edge of my seat? Are you ready ... this is really scarey stuff . . .
OMG ... this terrified me ... I have no clue what to do with kraft paper! It just looks like a paper sack from the grocery store to me and I can't seem to visualize anything 'pretty' using it! I know, I know ... that's crazy thinking so I just jumped in with both feet and here's what I came up with . . .
OMG ... I'm not sure what to think of this creation! On one hand I think it's pretty "okay" and on the other hand I'm thinking ... "this is so plain"! You know me ... I LOVE all those layers, flowers, flourishes, blah ... blah ... blah! But honestly, this is really starting to grow on me! What do you think?
You have to use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs product for the challenge ... GOT THAT COVERED!! EVERYTHING on this card is Cheery Lynn Designs with the exception of the faux stitching which I used a Sakura Gell Pen and the cardstock. I actually had to make a special trip to the craft store to purchase the Kraft paper! REALLY! I have $100's of dollars worth of paper in my crafting cave and NOT ONE sheet of Kraft paper! (well I do now!!)
I would also like to enter this card into the current challenge over at Joan's Gardens. The challenges at Joan's Gardens are always so much fun and sometimes kind of tricky ... but luckily, (while I'm still catching my breath), Joan has an easy one for us this week ...
ANYTHING GOES ... BUT you must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens!
AGAIN, NO PROBLEM! Other than the cardstock, everything was purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Here's a few other challenges I'd like to enter into:
Card Mania #23 - Use Kraft Paper
Cards in Envy - Stitching (faux or real)
Creative Stamp Friends #79 - Birthday
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
Melonheadz Friends - Die Cuts
There She Goes - Anything Goes
BEFORE I GO ... Remember I said I FINALLY made it out to the race track to watch my grandson race his junior dragster (never did see granddaughter race ... BAD NANA!) Well of course I forgot my camera so I attempted to grab a couple photos on my 'old' flip phone ...
Here's granddaughter Morgan sitting in the stands with me explaining the whole 'drag racing' thing! It was very exciting to see what all goes into this sport since my 'kids' are SO INVOLVED!
And here's a couple quick photos I grabbed before the light turned green and he was off like a flash!!
Things were moving so fast I never even got a photo of Jon & I together like I had hoped!
Next time for sure! I will be back!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you've enjoyed your visit!
Have a fabulous day and as always . . .
Recipe for this card:
Paper: Kraft cs, Black cs, Christmas Red cs
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs B211 Happy Birthday die, B165 Lace Corner Deco E dies and B117 Fanciful Flourish
Sakura white gel pen
Technique: faux stitching