Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gotta love a challenge...& a photo from Iraq!


So my creative juices started flowing after I read Claude's card challenge on the Scrapbook Circle blog today...& I couldn't wait to get home & make SOMETHING, ANYTHING! LOL! Plus, I love playing along with Samantha's SPCC Color Combo challenges!!!


SPCC Color Combo Challenge #7:



I have to admit that when I first saw this color combo, I wasn't quite sure what I'd do. That OLD OLIVE was throwing me for a loop!!! Guess that's what the challenge is all about, right? To force yourself to step outside of your usual...outside of the box!


So, as Claude instructed I dug around in my scraps of pp's from the July kit @ Scrapbook Circle. Then I dug even deeper into my stash & decided it was just about time that I actually use the HUGE foam alpha's that were part of the Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Mix It Up".

& here's the fun, FUNKY & perfectly colorful card that I came up with:




You wouldn't believe where I started on this card...I have long been wanting to try a die cut shaped card, so I used my largest Nestabilites scallop circle and cut a white card, leaving a bit at the top to hinge. Then I cut the olive green scallop you see on the card above. Then I just looked at it for what seemed like....FOREVER....hmmm....now what??? I just couldn't come up with ANYTHING!!! So I set aside the really cute die cut card for a future project :0)


Supplies: Sassafras Vintage Yummy-Pleasantly Puzzled & Darling Dear & Kraft cardstock(from the July kit @ Scrapbook Circle!!!), PP-Creative Memories, Foam alpha-Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Mix It Up", Alpha stickers-K & Company, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Nestabilities scallop circle, machine stitching, Stampin' Up ink-Tempting Turquoise (this was the closest I had to Bermuda Bay!) and I used it to ink the white foam alpha.


Now for the photo from Iraq! My nephew, Jay, is currently deployed in Iraq. He proudly serves in the Navy for this wonderful country of ours! I may have lost count, but I believe this is his 4th tour of duty...he ocassionally emails my sis-in-law and most recently he included a photo! He says he is home sick & ready to get home. It's looking like November.





Looks like a big sandbox, huh? A really HOT one! I know that he would appreciate prayers & happy thoughts sent his way!


Well, that's it for tonight! I have a book that is calling my name...


Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

19 comments:

Chrissy said...

what a quirkily fun card! :-) hoep your nephew continues to stay safe!

Sarah Weber said...

Well how cute...that pp with the deer is just right for this card! should have had you make a B-day card for Charlie!

Susan said...

I reallylike the card. I'll keep your nephew in my prayers.

Mimi's Crafts & Critters said...

I love what you did with the old olive! LOL! It came together very nice..... Great job! Karen

Kristina said...

Love that deer paper - great card.

suzARTe said...

great card, so bright and happy

Sandra Farrell said...

very beautiful.

Danielle said...

Great Job!! And good luck to your nephew!! Thanks for playing at SPCC this week!1

Claude said...

YAY! I'm glad you took on the challenge! It came out really, really nice!
I'm keeping your nephew in my thoughts!

Stephanie said...

I love your card! You did a great job with the colors! Your nephew is in my thoughts and prayers! Thank him for us!

~kelly marie~ said...

I absolutely love your card! I love that Sassafras! :)

Emily said...

Love your card...love the stitching! Amazing work.

Emily-SP Diva

Melisa said...

What a fun card!! Those huge alphas are fabulous.

Thanks for joining us this week at SPCC!

Melisa- SP Diva

luvmykids2662 said...

Great card. Like how the little deer seems to be showcased on your print pp. Prayers for a safe return for your nephew.

Sabriena Satchwell said...

I love the deer paper, it is adorable.

My thoughts are with your nephew.

Heidi said...

Wow! This is a FUN card! I've looked at that deer paper several times but never buy it thinking I wouldn't know what to do with it. You did a great job.

Heidi SP Diva

Kristin said...

Awesome Card! You're nephew is in my thoughts and prayers.

Raechelle said...

you did a fabulous job with the olive color! your card is super!
How nice to have a photo... my bil has been there 3 times and he never wants to go back. lol
Tell him "thanks" from me!

thescrapmaster said...

I LOVE the big HI on there!!!
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator