Friday, June 10, 2011

Dies and Flowers and Gems.......

....and a little embossing too! Oops! There are actually 4 elements here on this card which is my second attempt at the CAS-ual Fridays Tic Tac Toe challenge! Last night as I was posting my first card for the challenge, I was just messing around and had the beginnings for this card here!

With all the fun elements to choose from in this weeks challenge, I found myself last night, going through a bunch of my crafting supplies looking for all the fun things that I could play around with to create cards for this challenge!


This sure has gotten my creative juices flowing!!! Thank you, ladies over there at CAS-ual Fridays for coming up with such an inspiring challenge! It was just what I needed to get my stamping mojo back in gear. I have been so extremely busy lately with everything else in life, that crafting has had to take a back seat (like the third row, back seat......)!


Now I just want to stamp and be creative! And it couldn't have come at a better time. Kerry is taking the three older boys on a father/son camp out tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early, I can have the whole night to myself!!! I might even have to bop down to my favorite little stamp store, and get myself something new since my FIRST CHECK from having some cards published arrived yesterday! I have told myself for the past few months since getting things picked up for publication, that I wouldn't spend any money on supplies until I actually saw the money! And it came! And now I can go spend it! Yay!


And I just have to say (again) that I have really enjoyed these challenges! They are so much fun for me, they have caused me to step out of my comfort zone a bit, which is great, and all the cards from the Girl Fridays, as well as all the cards made by all the wonderfully talented gals who play along each week are truly inspiring. It makes me want to try harder, craft more, and be the best that I can be, so thanks to all who participate as well as leave such encouraging, sweet comments for me, I truly appreciate it all!


Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

9 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Hello, Amanda! I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying the challenges. They do help us stretch the creativity! Michelle is so awesome in coming up with the themes! I love them myself :) Your card is gorgeous! I'm loving the white space with textures (and that scoring!!!) and the placement of gem is superb!! Hope you continue to play with us! Love visiting your blog!

Marion said...

Love the simplicity of your card with that focal panel. Really cute card!

Karen B. said...

Thank you for all the extremely nice words about the challenge. It is players like you who keep us going and upbeat! So glad that you have some time by yourself and that your mojo has returned! Your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Michele Gross said...

You just made my heart so happy! I love your card, its a fabulous CAS design and such a fun play on the elements :) I'm just tickled pink that you are finding the inspiration you needed to get that mojo fired up and thrilled to have you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

YAY! I'm so excited and happy that our little challenge has inspired your mojo to come back out and play! LOL Your project is wonderful - full of super fun elements and delicious texture! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of you beautiful work!!

Kryssi said...

Love the white on white! Yumminess! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow the white is so striking with a pop of color.
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Cath said...

Fun card, Amanda! :)

Jenny said...

Oh I just love everything about your card. Sweet little gems, perfectly placed for a finishing touch :)
Jenny x