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!


  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!

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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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