Saturday, March 27, 2010

Game Play

I confess to being challenge oriented.  I have always been quite competitive and have learned to use it as a motivator in my life.  Yes, I play mind games with myself.  If I finish the laundry, I can have 30 minutes of scrapping.  Survive grading midterms?  Off for a pedicure.  Finish my weekly to do list by Friday and I get Saturday off to scrap and play.

See how it works?  One of my favorite games occurs when new product arrives.  You know I am DYING to rip open the packaging and dive into the scrappy goodness.  But I stop myself.  Before I can play with new, I must head into the closet and earn the right by using the same company's previous pretties.  Once I create one layout or three cards, then I can open the new package and enjoy. 

I have new Pink Paislee.  Right here in beside me.  Teasing me.  I earned the right to open the first line and played happily with Bayberry.  But now Queen Bee is calling to me.  It wants to be opened and loved.  I grabbed my PP stash and got to work!

I headed over to 2S4U and admired Laura's sketch 48.  Lovely!  I mixed up a few different PP lines and made this card--first of the 3 I will owe myself.

Hello.  Supplies:  Paper, Journal Card, Stickers, Chipboard, Brads: Pink Paislee, Bling: Heidi Swapp, Punch: Fiskars.

Because I love to be challenged, I love trying different scrappy challenges.  Right now, I have joined a team (Go Lemondrops!) to play along with a challenge at The Greeting Farm.  I love their stamps!  It was their little girl that I had such fun making rain for last week.  The first challenge was to go retro and use a posted color scheme.  I was up first for our team and created this little girl:

Cat's Meow.  Supplies: Digital Stamp: Dressy Ebony by The Greeting Farm, Paper: Crate Paper, Cardstock: Couture Cardstock, Markers: Copic, Fonts: Franklin Gothic, Bauhaus 93, Thread: DMC, Other: feather, sequins.

There are 60 teams entered in the contest with lots of talented designers.  I cannot wait to see what everyone created!  I love the way a challenge pushes me to think a bit harder about what to create.  I hope my flapper has fun at the party!


  1. Stunning work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  2. Sweet cards! Love your brad flower! :)

  3. love the new blog! and you have evolved into quite the cardmaker...when you set your mind to something...HAPPENS!

  4. Gorgeous cards... Love the flower in the first one, and the beautifully lined up sequins in the second.

  5. very sweet cards!! thanks for joining us at 2S4Y!

  6. Awesome card!!! So outside the box!!! Great job Dora!!!


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