Saturday, August 21, 2010

My stamping weekend - Day One - Two challenge cards!

Just a quick post tonight.  I wanted to post two cards I made today for a couple of challenges I'm participating in.  
This first card is for the OUR DAILY BREAD challenge, , which was to use punches or dies on your creation.  I used both.  The punch is EK Success, and the die is a Nestabilities.  Patterned paper is K & Company.
I am also entering this in the COLOUR CREATE challenge , which is to use ivory, duck egg blue, and one other color from their inspiration picture.
Check out these blogs - I've provided the links.  Maybe you'll even like to give it a try, and join one or both of them!  Would love to see you there!

This next card is for the OUR DAILY BREAD ON ASSIGNMENT challenge.  We need to use a bird and ODB stamps (the bird stamp doesn't have to be ODB).  Here's my Birds of Seasons card for the ODB on assignment challenge. 
This is day one of my "stamping weekend," and all I created was two cards.  So much for planning time to stamp "all day!"  I have been looking forward to this weekend all week.  I was going to accomplish sooooo much.  Told hubby it was "my weekend to play," got the laundry caught up during the week, planned simple meals, blah, blah, blah.  What happened?
I'm not quite sure, really.  First, hubby made us breakfast, then we were off to the public market.  Just a quick trip, I was assured.  Well, while we're out, I have a Kohl's $10 off a $10 purchase would be a shame not to use it.  Then, we had to stop at the bank.  Let's just stop quick at the one garage sale.  I think you're starting to get the picture.
Finally home.  I gave the downstairs living area a quick "lick and promise" cleaning (I figured nobody would be coming upstairs if they stopped in), and I was FINALLY able to start my weekend of stamping.
Hubby went out for the afternoon, and I went upstairs to my "room," and sat down to get to work.  Uh, oooohh!  NO MOJO!  Where or where did my mojo go?!
I sat and stared at my "stuff," answered the phone and talked with a friend, who was having a similar problem focusing, answered some emails, Facebooked (bet you didn't know Facebook could be a verb), even advised a fellow-stamper how to break out of a no-mojo mood! I made myself a little snack, (well, I needed nourishment, after all), poured a little vino (hey, it couldn't hurt), and sat down to get to work again.
Uhggggg!!  I walked up and down the stairs a couple of times, checked the mailbox, and then finally just sat down at my table and made myself start working.
I finished these two cards around 6:30 PM, and sat and chatted with hubby for an hour or so.  Now, I'm going to get my jammies on (YES, at 8:30) and we're going to watch a Redbox movie.  I'm going to bed right after the movie, and hoping that I will find my mojo tomorrow!  I don't have anywhere to be except church, and will have the rest of the day.  Wish me better luck tomorrow!




  1. Oh Lynda, I know just how you feel! Don't ya hate when that happens!? And I swear it usually happens when you have the MOST time to stamp! I've had all week off and only made a few cards. And I really only like one of them! Ugh! Love the two that you did happen to create! Both very pretty! Better luck with your mojo tomorrow!

  2. both of your cards are beautiful-love the colors you used and the nesties die to highlight your scripture verses.
    thanks for playing along in my "birds of season" challenge
    hope today you get more stamping accomplished

  3. Two fabulous cards - love your papers and they reflect our photo at Colour Create perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week! Juliexx

  4. These turned out so pretty and such gorgeous colors! Love the first card and how you added the bow and stick pin. Thanks for joining in on the ODBD challenge this week! Blessings,

  5. Two beautiful cards! love the blue and the sparkle!

  6. These are both Beautiful!! I so love the green and blue combo and your simply elegant designs. Beautiful layering and details. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

  7. Sooo pretty! Such a gorgeous color combo and so many lovely details! Thank you for playing on in the ODBD both of the ODBD Challenges this week!

  8. Both of these are fabulous girl.. gorgeous colors and details

  9. Oh, Lynda, I am sure glad you had some time playing and let me tell ya, you have created two amazing cards!!!! I love both of them...the first one such an awesome take ont his weeks Shining the Light Challenge and the second one sure fits perfect into Betty's Stamping in time them!! Thanks for playing along in both ODBD challenges!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  10. Lynda, these are both beautiful! Fantastic colors and accenting! Wonderful scripture cards! Thanks so much for playing Stamping In Time!


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