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
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!