Saturday, October 20, 2012

Never give up

My motto for today...Never Give Up!  I woke up to a cold, rainy, windy morning and wanted nothing more to crawl back into bed and skip out the 10K I had signed up to run.  But a little voice kept saying, "Don't give up, you can do this!"  So I dressed in some of my warmer running gear, laced up my shoes and set off for the 2012 Crush Run.  And I am oh-so-thankful that I did!  The clouds parted just as the race started and we had a beautiful run though some of our beautiful vineyards.

This motto also kept me going while I was working on my latest card challenges.  My friend Katie, over at Sweet N Spiffy, picked out a fun sketch and a tricky color combo for our latest creation challenge!  She went with a sketch from Pink Paper Bakery and the color combo comes from colourQ.  Take a look!

I'm not gonna lie...this color combo was a tricky one!  (I did have to substitute a couple colors, but they were pretty close.)  At first, all I could think about was a Halloween card, but I'm kind of burned out on Halloween.   I played around with a few ideas and finally settled on this:

It is hard to tell in the picture, but the little star burst flowers are stamped in both Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango ink.  This kind of reminds me of a picture you would see in a Chinese restaurant or something :D

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Jet Black StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ Summer Silhouettes, Sweet Essentials

This was quite the challenge for me, but I'm glad I stuck it out and didn't give up!

Happy Stamping!


  1. I'm so glad you tried it out too! Your card turned out so pretty! When I first saw the color combo, I immediately thought Halloween as well. Good for you for challenging yourself! Thanks for trying out our challenge and sharing with all of us at the Pink Paper Bakery!

  2. This is such a pretty card, great design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  3. Wowee friend, this card is lovely! I love that flower image stamp, it looks awesome popping out from all the white, and the flower overlapping the 2 banners. I know we had to put some extra effort into working with this color combo but it was totally worth it. I knew it would be fun to see just how different our creations would be, and you never let me down! Thanks for keeping me going (and giving me a firm "NO" when I was wanting to chicken out and pick new ones!)

  4. Such a pretty card with this lovely Summer Silhouette set! So glad you were able to play with the CQC colors this week!

  5. I'm so glad you didn't give up on both your run and this great card. So pretty.

  6. Great card - cool use of the colours. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.