Friday, August 10, 2012

Taking a little break

Hi y'all - just a quick post to say I'm taking about a month off to spend time with my family before the crazy school year starts back up. I've really enjoyed posting more regularly here again, and I'm going to miss it, but it's been such a hectic summer and it's time for a little R&R. See you in September! Thanks to everyone who reads and comments - you are all much appreciated! Hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Heavens to Betsy!

Whew, these Saturdays roll around quickly, don't they? Time for a new challenge at Our Creative Corner! We have a new hostess this week, Paula McClane, and she is asking us to combine bling with nature elements in our projects. Here's what I came up with:

I was about halfway through making this card (which was already my second try) when I realized I had just used the Betsy's Blossoms set two weeks ago. Well, I would have to say it's one of my favorite new sets, so I couldn't help reaching for it again! I combined a couple of other challenges with this one: colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches.

I did make some subs with the colors - I accidentally used Blushing Bride for my light pink, and instead of poppy I used Melon Mambo. I struggled a little with the layout, but when I was playing around with my label die-cuts and ended up with a skinny frame of the melon polka-dot DP, something clicked. The scalloped border on the right side is a new edgelit, the Blushing Bride DP is retired, and the sentiment is from another new set called Sweet Essentials.

I hope everyone has a great weekend - be sure you visit the OCC blog to see the rest of the creations from our wonderful team. It's always one of my favorite moments in each week when I get to see what they've come up with. And we love to see your work as well so please play along with us!