Challenge Cards: How many on to one card

I love to do¬†challenges. It gives me a goal and a path. I don’t have to worry about where to start. I just let the challenge take me where it will. I also love to do many challenges at once. It is almost a challenge to make as many as I can work within the rules of the challenge.

This card, I was able to do four! I think that is a record for me. Here are the ones I will be entering this card into and links to the challenges.


Wait. I didn’t use any flowers or twine. Dang it! Well, maybe I will make anther card for this one.

Not sure if I really used enough kraft for this one, but here we go.


I think this one is pretty clear cut.

Again, pretty clear cut.

I think one thing I need to do in the future; play with the sketch. I keep wanting to copy the layout as closely as I can. But I don’t feel that is the point. The point is to use these challenges as a springboard. They should make you think of something new and fresh. Now don’t get me wrong. I love the freedom of just copying a sketch. Grab paper. Grap stamps. Grab general supplies. Get to work. I have done this a few times for event type cards or to just¬†fill my stock. But I need to get out of my shell and break the rules sometimes. I mean, if you look at the history of art, some of the most loved and most know are the ones that broke the rules and brought us something new.

Anyways. Hope you like the card.



Back in the Saddle Again

Sorry for not posting in so long. I didn’t think about that fact that when I started this that I would be so busy for the next few months. Sickness hasn’t helped either.

Anyways. Just wanted to post to let you know that I created a page on my blog for my picks for Portland’s best (in my opinion) craft supplies and inspiration stores. You can find it here. If you live in the area or know how these stores are online, please let me know in the comments. I can add your info to my list, with credit given.

I hope to make a full blog post about each store with photos and such, but I wanted to at least give a quick run down of where I love to go for my stuff. If you are wondering here I go online, sadly, only Amazon right now. I have a Prime account so the free shipping has made it hard to pay for shipping elsewhere without it having to be a large order.

I hope to get at least one post done a week, so keep an eye out. I also hope to get some videos of me making cards up on my YouTube channel soon. When that happens, you will see them linked here.

Until later,