Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I Did Today Instead of Cleaning!

Yes, my craft room is a mess! Between my scrapbooking, quilting, card making and vintage collecting, it is a down right disaster! I gave myself a little break so I could make ONE card. I decided to do some really current challenges.

Usually I'm a little behind the curve....but not today! I took a stab at three, count 'em THREE! Paper Pal Arts, Mercy's Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown.

Even though I've been following all of these for some time I believe it's my first time for the PPA and Color Throw Down! Imagine that. They really are FABULOUS challenges. I really took my time on this card. I was in NO hurry to start my cleaning. So, instead of Clean & Simple I went full out! I stamped my image from Friends 24-7 and took some time masking off so I could sponge the bird's breast and the branch. I also sponged around the edge of my circle.

I took a little more time stitch around the edge. I contemplated, "Zig Zag or no?" I went with a simple straight stitch.

The sentiments are from Lots of Thoughts. I simply cut them apart to be little tags. Instead of letting them hang loose, I did use my Glue Pen to fan out the sentiments but I didn't glue them down the the card.

So, now that I'm done, it's off to clean!


  1. this is an adorable card, great job.....have a fantastic day!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

  3. Very pretty, Shelley! I love the colors, and the vintage feel of the card!

  4. Beautiful colors together and the perfect image for our challenge! Thanks for playing @PPA!

  5. such a pretty card shelley-and you covered 3 challenges with it-thats a big whoo-hoo!!

  6. Great card, Shelley! Love the way you fanned out and dangled the sentiments. Very clever! So -- still cleaning your stamp room? Mine stays messy, it seems. As soon as I straighten it up a bit, I'll make something and then it's back to disaster-land! Oh, well. I'm just not a neat creator.

  7. so lovely, Shelley! That trio of tags is super smart:)

  8. Wonderful... and darling spring colors! The chocolate really pops! Great way to use your sentiment with a button... I hope your craft room is a "Clean Craft Cave" now!! Makes me inspired when I have a clean table to work on... Ha!

    Keep thinking spring! Enjoy your weekend... BIG smiles! :)