September 28, 2009

Personal Challenges

Okay so my blog friend Maureen from Buttons & Bling inspired me to give Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenges a try.  I really liked this sketch and it just so happened that I was up-to-date with all my other favourite sketches {gasp}.  While I was working on the first card I decided I wanted try out a Christmas card as well using all my new goodies.  It was there that it occured to me that if I did two cards for each sketch and one was a Christmas card I could have my cards done by the end of November and mail them out.  So one of my personal challenges is to make a Christmas card with each sketch.

Another one of my personal challenges is to stop putting my foot in my mouth.  Sometimes I say things meaning well but it just comes out all wrong!!!  And then sometimes I say things when it would have been better just to shut my mouth and walk away.  People don't need my opinion all the time....or even some of the time.  And then there's times where I say things defensively and it would be just better for me to just let it go.  Anyhow I made this card for those moments when I need to say I'm sorry! and also as a reminder to myself to watch what I say or how I say it.

Now to the fun card.  I got a bunch of Christmas goodies in the mail last week.  I liked it all because it didn't come in the traditional reds, greens and golds.  If you have the same paper, the SU! Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colours work well.  I'll let you know what other colours work well when I've had more time to play.  So what do you think?  Don't you just love that chipboard tree.  I found that while it's suppose to be a sticker, it didn't stick too well and I had to use some glue.

Thanks so much for taking a peek.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I'll hopefully have more to post tomorrow.  Enjoy your week.
I'm Sorry
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade and white
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkn Pie, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Wild Wasabi ribbon, ticket corner punch, 1/4" circle punch
Stamps:  Simply Said , Hard to Say 

Merry Christmas
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, NSU dp
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Old Olive ribbon, ticket corner punch, the rest is not Stampin' Up!
Stamp:  Season of Joy (Sentiment)


  1. LOL! I really wanted that stamp, too...because I find myself apologizing all the time in case I offended someone. Turns out I'm usually in the clear since most people recognize that I don't mean it as it came out.

    Gorgeous pair of cards! So glad you played along - it's always a great sketch!

  2. these are both gorgeous, I adore the have a thing for trees...have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

  3. what gorgeous creations, laurel! love the color combos you've used...and that christmas tree look wonderful!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last've done an amazing job! :)


  4. Very pretty cards, Laural-Lee. Love the combination of designer paper that you chose!


  5. Love the colours!!! You sure have an eye for mixing dp :) Thanks for the blog blurb :) I'm glad you gave it a go...I love Mercy's I'm going to get you going on Karen's Sweet Sunday will love them!!