Monday, May 12, 2008

A Swap Challenge! Brought to You by the Makers of InkySmiles and PaperProzac

Here is one of the HAPPIEST cards I have made! My friend Erin and I love to challenge ourselves and think "Outside the Box". So she and I decided to do a quick challenge/swap. I will be sending her this very happy card.

There were three guidelines to this challenge:
  1. Create a card using Papertrey Ink stamps

  2. Use BUSY ribbon

  3. No Bows allowed: meaning do something different with the ribbon than just tying a bow.

Okay, I have to say that the last one was my greatest challenge.... do something with my ribbon other than tying a bow?? Huh? What?....

Well I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with challenges that make me work outside my comfort zone. I hate them cuz I always worry that I won't be able to come up with anything. But in the end I LOVE them because I usually am able to dig down deep and come up with something fresh, unique and fun and I really end up growing as an artist!

So what about you? Are you up for a challenge? Take me and Erin's challenge! Create a card and post a link to your blog in the comment section and let's see what you come up with following these 3 guidelines!

Come back next week... Erin and I plan on making this a weekly event! Monday nights we will be posting our swap challenge results and then issuing the challenge to all of you!

Have a colorful day! Oh and don't forget to check out Erin's blog to find her adorable card that she made for this challenge!

Supplies used for this card:

From Papertrey Ink: Garden of Life stamp set and White Cardstock

From Close To My Heart: Cranberry, Autumn Terracotta, Honey, Sweet Leaf, Twilight, Amethyst and Black Ink

Ribbon is by American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers



Stampin n da Hood said...

oh's all about Paper Trey stamps, eh?
But stankin cute card

Stampin n da Hood said...

May have to stamp-lift for some swaps!