Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My fave time of the year -- 4 challenges


Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I seem to have collected a large number of leaf stamps because I love colorful leaves. So, no surprise I jumped at several chances to use a leaf/fall theme in a card.

This card is for CPS 138 -- a nice, clean layout that can have endless variations.

It's also for Etsy Inspired Challenge #58, which sent us to a jewelry store called Linkel designs. This shop has page after page of beautiful jewelry, and I was inspired by a pair of fall-looking, leaf-shaped earrings.

And it's for the Smart-word challenge, which asked us to create a card based on the word "fall". How could I resist that challenge?

Finally, it's for this week's CAS challenge at SCS, which challenged us to make a sympathy card. I don't normally make those, and it's probably a good idea to have one on hand.

Main image is by SU (Botanicals), sentiment by Club Stamp. DP is from WR Memory Makers. Ink is Maroon Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink. The twine is from Martha Stewart (designed to wrap around boxes of cupcakes, but Martha doesn't really know papercrafters, does she?)

8 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at you ladies who can combine various challenges into one!! I never think to do it, but I'm sure trying would be too overwhelming for me. I guess I'm a one challenge at a time kinda gal!! LOL I love your "leaf" card!! you've used great colors for FALL too!! Thanks for playing the smART Word Challenge and good luck!!

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  2. I really like the soft colors and your design is perfect.
    Thanks so much for playing the smART-word challenge.
    God bless
    Giovana

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  3. What a lovely card, Sandy! Thanks for playing in the challenge.

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  4. I love this card and I am SO happy that I just happened to find your blog....it's awesome here. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a nice card. I like the way you combined challenges, and seeing the influence of the earrings. Thanks for entering the smART-Word Challenge.

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  6. So pretty lady! Your card perfectly mimics your inspiration piece! I love it!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  7. Congrats on your EIC WIN Sandy! Your card is beautiful!

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