Friday, September 30, 2011

Out of my comfort zone

Hi stampers!  I have a card today for you that is way out of my comfort zone!  I saw the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge this week and just wasn't interested.  I have a bad habit of glancing at challenges and dismissing them right away if I "don't like them."  And it's not that I didn't like these colors, they just didn't do anything for me right away so I moved on.  Well, I got to looking at them again last night while browsing the interwebz and decided that I should give it a try anyway.  I need to go outside of my comfort zone now and then.  And guess what?  I made TWO cards with this color combo:-)  How's that for out of the zone?

So here is the first one:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Friendly phrases
Paper:  Basic black, sahara sand, pool party
Ink:  basic black
Accessories:  Floral fusion die, in color polka dot brads

I was going to do a baby card but then I saw my floral fusion die sitting around and thought this might be the way to go.  I kept it clean and simple and channeled my friend Brandi and did some doodling (although she doodles way better than me, I want to be like her when I grow up!).  I also am in love with friendly phrases and think it works great with CAS cards and it gives them a whimsical touch. 

I did end up doing a baby boy card in this color combo as well and I'll share it soon!  I have to work late tonight but I have big stamping plans for this weekend!  It's my first weekend off in quite some time AND Saturday is World Card Making day so I'm hoping to spend a good portion of the weekend stamping!!!! I hope you can do the same!  If you're in town, call me and maybe we can stamp together!

Happy stamping!

7 comments:

  1. I so agree with you on the Friendly Phrases and I love your little flower. So glad you decided to give us a chance! Thanks for joining Create with Connie & Mary!

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  2. Glad you decided to join us! Wonderful CAS card--that little flower adds so much dimension! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  3. Awesome card! I LOVE clean and simple designs! I love how you used the floral fusion die. Perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. I noticed Brandi's doodling inspiration right away! I just can never do it justice. This is adorable - I love it. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

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  5. I absolutely ADORE the sweet simplicity of this card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  6. LOVE the clean and simple design for this color challenge...glad you took a second look at the color combination! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. What a clean, simple, and whimsical card! Love it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

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