Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mojo 210, PPA, Our Creative Corner, Papercraft Star

I actually made 5 cards this evening. I was at Scrapbooikin' Adventures is having their 5th Anniversary celebration. As much as I have always loved getting together to celebrate the anniversary, I've enjoyed it even more in the past couple years, because the event has been a fundraiser for BC Crops For Kids. As someone who would not be here had it not been for the help and support of the excellent staff of BC Children's Hospital, I'm thrilled to be able to give back by participating in these fundraisers. And, ok, it doesn't hurt that it allows me to engage in my favorite pasttime.

The first night of the retreat weekend is a nice, relaxing, low key crop night. I used the time to make cards and to prep for tomorrow, which is a long day.  Saturday is the Annual Scrapbookin' Adventure all day event where we use our own product and create 20 layouts. It's a great way to dig into our stash and power scrap. I love the fact that we all use the same basic layout design to start, yet everyone's page ends up being unique. 
Speaking of mojo, for the first time ever I have completed a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge! I am also submitting

This card fits 4 challenges... Mojo Monday 210, Papercraft Star 46 (a leaf), Pals Paper Arts 115 (fall theme) and the latest colour challenge from Our Creative Corner. The colours really threw me this time: Pool Party, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze. It was the latter colour that drove my batty. I'm still not sure I like how I used it; I think if I were to redo this card, I'd use the Cajun as my mat colour or the base. There's just too much showing; it's overpowering the rest of the card. Ideally I'd haved it for my ink colour, too. It's one of the few colours I still don't have, though.

Card Details - all products Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Pool Party, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
DSP: Spice Cake
Stamps: Fall Whimsy (image), Always Thankful (sentiment)


Kim Duran said...

What a beautiful leaf! I love that you decided to use it as the focal point on your creation! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! Well done!

I hope you'll join us again real soon!

Jackie said...

Great card! Nice layout & colors....TFS!!!!

Jennipher said...

Great take on that mojo monday sketch. Looks fabulous. I was too scared to tackle it.

Heather B said...

Oooh! I love that one!!