Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's All About the Challenge

The parade of cards continue.  I'm still working on Christmas gifts.  I'm also trying to figure out a new plan for the 3 boys I buy for.  No idea what to do for them.  I don't think they'll be down with the cards so I need to rethink my plan for them.  So - this means my goal for cards is down by 15 which is a huge load off my shoulders.  I love cardmaking - but the number was a little daunting.  Originally I was going to make 10 cards for everyone starting in November - clearly I had lost my mind.

I've still been using challenges to make my cards because they are really my life's blood when it comes to crafting.  I was listening to Craftcast recently with Alison Lee.  She was interviewing Claudine Hellmuth and they were discussing Project Runway and how the rules of the challenge allows people to create more freely.  The basic theory was the creative brain longs for some structure.  So many people are able to create their own structure.  But for me - challenges give me that structure.  And - it's a good fit until I'm ready to take the next step.

I've made 8 cards in the last two days and unfortunately will not be posting any for some time.  I'm working on my mom and sister's cards (they know they're getting some).  They check the blog regularly so I need to keep their cards hidden.  I'll try to throw in a few of my own for good measure.  So on to the challenges...

Card Patterns

So that's it for today.  There will be more coming later this week.  I'm going to try spreading the cards over a few days.  I'm halting Monday Madness and Reading Corner until the new year.  I need to focus less on spending and more on using/reading what I have.  Trust me - there's plenty!  Anyhoo, I hope everyone has a lovely week.  Until then...Happy Crafting!


  1. What a cute birthday card with the CTD colors! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown challenge with us!!

  2. These cards are so cute! I love the bright colors and that dp that you used is wonderful!

  3. These are adorable Sharon! And let me just say that your blog banner is making me hungry! LOL

  4. Nice card.. I like bright and bold


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