Friday, September 21, 2012

Can't Keep UP

Am I getting slower?  Am I losing my concentration?   Am I not paying attention to details?  Is my MoJo on vacation?  Maybe all of the above, but it seems as if I am playing catch up, especially with challenges.  I finish a card just to find out that I missed a challenge or more by a day, or worse yet by a few hours.  Oh, well.  Maybe this is good therapy for my challenge addiction!!  LOL
So, this card is a CASE of Lois Bak and I was going to enter it for a Speedy TV challenge.  But you guessed it - I was too late.   I love Lois' card and I love how mine turned out too.


Here is Lois' card

For my card, I used a stamp set "Signs of Autumn" by Gina K Designs.
I was planning on putting three brads of three different colors in the lower left of the front panel but because I have not cleaned my desk for awhile, I ended up with a speck of ink right where the red brad is now.
(I am determined to clean off my desk of all clutter and wash the top of my work surface tonight.)
I used the pillow top technique for my BG paper but will use more ink next time  like Lois did. 

These are the challenges that I am still in time for (smile):
Stampin Sisters in Christ - harvest or fall
Stamptacular Sunday - clean but elegant
Kraft Journal - lavishly layer
Ribbon Carousel - fall
Really Reasonable Ribbon - autumn
Clearly i Stamp - fall
Stamp an Create - anything


  1. love the colors of your leaves & the red brad is perfect (I think many delightful small touches come from a stray ink smudge - great "recovery")

  2. stunning card! i love the layered leaves, they look so real! lovely!

  3. Sorry about the speck, but what a happy accident ! The red brad SHOULD be there, lol. Wonderful work, Marsha !! I am so glad you linked up with us this week at The Kraft Journal.

  4. What a great CASE of Lois' card. Don't tell Lois, but I like how your leaves are placed better than hers. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

  5. Beautiful cards, Marsha! Thanks for playing along with our 'Fall into Fall' challenge over at Clearly iStamp for the CIC :D

  6. This is a perfect fall the rich colors! Great take on this week's challenge. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

  7. Wow your card is beautiful. I love fall and all the colours that go along with it. Your card truly reflecst these beautiful colours and the design is amazing. I love both your card and Lois' card too. The jewel tones of your card spoke to me more though. Wonderful job and thanks for playing along with Clear Dollar Stamps Clearly iStamp Card Challenge. Hugs.

  8. Just lovely. great lift! I will have to look up that technique for the background as I like how it looks.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!