Some of my most recent artwork.

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Hey there, everyone. Just so you don’t get your hopes up, I won’t be posting every other day or something like that. I will definitely post a challenge every two weeks and then any time the inspiration hits or I have artwork I want to share. This is one of those times.

This layout, Camping Chaos, is one that I am extremely proud of. If you know me or have had a gathering with me, you know that I tell everyone 99.9% of what I create is lifted or taken from somewhere, another consultant or crafter, or from one of our fabulous How-To Programs. This one, though, is all me! It all came from my head. I hope you like it.

I used the Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 paper pack, one of the Journaling Spots, Buttercup brads, and Delightful Alphabet stamps. The circle frame, flowers, and large letters are from the Dazzling Die Cuts, a promotion we had in November. I inked up the White Daisy flowers by rubbing them directly on the ink pads. Colours: Hollyhock, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, and Sweet Leaf and Buttercup.

The next two photos are cards I made for my women’s Bible Study group to write to the missionary family we support.

Here I used Let’s Get Together Level 2. Stamp sets: Best Wishes, Thoughtful Seasons, Simple Stitches. The layered flowers on the left one are Dimensional Elements. The flower on the right is a Big Pink. Colours: Cranberry, Buttercup, Garden Green, and Breeze.
Originals Patterns: Left: Pretty Simple, pg. 116
Right: Buckle, pg. 82

For these two cards, I used the Serendipity paper pack, a promotion from a long while ago. It included the die cut flowers and textured cardstock you see on the right card and the stamp for the flower on the left. I also used Thoughtful Seasons and For Every Occasion stamp sets and Chocolate Mini-Medley and eyelets. Colours: Outdoor Denim, Dutch Blue, Chocolate, and Bamboo.
Originals Patterns: Left: Winning Combination, pg. 99, Right: First Impression, pg. 11

Now go create some of your own! Better yet, participate in the challenge.

Your first challenge!

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Thank you for coming to visit my brand new blog! I hope that you’ll enjoy my challenges and be inspired to learn and create.
So here is your first challenge:
Create a card with these three colours: Crystal Blue, Buttercup and Desert Sand. You can add an additional colour if you like. If you don’t have these colours, you may substitute for ones that are similar. I think you can post a photo in the comments. If not, just email me your creations. You have two weeks and then I’ll post another challenge. To sweeten this first challenge, I’ll add a prize. But you have to participate to find out about it!
Here’s an example to get you started: