Life is good... so I started my day off reading a few card blogs while drinking some coffee and I saw ~amy~'s card and thought, "that's a great idea, I should CASE that card." But, being the challenge junkie that I am (and that's a nice nod to the queen of challenges Ms. ~amy~), I decided to use the Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions set so I could play along with the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and I added a doily for the Moxie Fab World "Doilies and Lace Challenge." And lastly, Pam's challenge on 365 Cards this week was "Colorful, Coffee and Classy", and while this isn't the most colorful coffee card, I think the doily certainly adds a classy element.
But since ~amy~ was making a last minute mother's day card with her coffee card I realized that I too needed to make one for my mom-- and she's definitely not buying a drip coffee from Starbucks every morning like ~amy~'s mom. So, I made a more appropriate card for my mom-- a bike card. I used the new Embellish challenge colors and bike theme. I used some fun textured scrap paper from Paper Source for the bike and paper pieced the whole bike in one piece.
And... I'm starting to feel a bit better- after jet lag & work, I got a day off and promptly came down with a cold. I'm now well enough to at least notice the messes that we have been creating in the last week, we'll see if I'm feeling up to actually doing anything about them before I start my work week tomorrow. Not sure if there's an appropriate comment for my space below... Anyone want to challenge me to post an after photo?
Materials: Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions, SRM Sticker, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Tim Holtz distress inks tumbled glass and story skies, Authentique patterned paper, doily, grey card stock, recycled take out coffee holder, Versafine black ink, vellum, PTI photo finishers die
Bike Card: Practicing Creativity The Whole Cycle, PTI Mailbox Greetings cloud, PTI Fillable Frames sentiment, Paper Source patterned paper, Versafine black ink, PTI simply chartreuse ink, Tim Holtz tumbled glass, & antique linen, PTI kraft card stock, sharpie black marker