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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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7/26/2011

Alphabet Challenge Blog 'L is for Lemon and Lime' Challenge

How many times have you tried and tried and tried to make a card be what your creative vision insists it should be, only to be disappointed?  Have you ever watched an interview with a sculptor and heard them say something like "you have to let the piece be what it holds inside"???  Well, since I've been making cards I have found that often times, no matter how hard I try to make a project be what I want it to be, sometimes it just has other ideas!!!

Such was the situation for my card for this week's challenge over at Alphabet Challenge Blog!  The challenge is 'L' for lemons and limes.  I tried and tried and tried to make it be more dimensional, frilly (or frou-frou), trendy, but all it really wanted to be was a cute, clean and simple thank you card!  So after almost 24 hours (not counting 6 or 7 for sleep) of wrestling with how I wanted the card to look and how it chose to look, I gave in, and here is what we came up with . . .




Supply List:

  • Card stock - DCWV
  • Patterned paper - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Ribbon - purchased at a yard sale, no identifying marks!

Tools:
  • Cricut Expression with Walk In My Garden and Elegant Edges cartridges
  • EK Success 'Arch Scallop' Border Punch
  • Pinking shears, scissors, ruler, craft knife and rotary cutter
  • EK Success 'medium' corner rounding punch

Cricut Cuts:
  • Card base - Walk In My Garden cartridge, 'card2' set at 5"
  • Yellow gingham - Walk In My Garden cartridge, 'card1' set at 5"
  • Medallion - Part 1, Yellow, 'Ctrus1-s' set at 2 1/2"; Part 2, Green, 'Citrus1' set at 2 1/2"

Just a simple thank you, clean, simple, sweet, and to the point.  That's all this card ever wanted to be, and who am I to argue!  Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you again soon!  Blessings, Becky


3 comments:

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Becky, thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenge this time, hope you will join us again xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful Card Becky so CAS thank you for joining us at Alphabet
Hugs
Tamara

K-Sue said...

I just looked back at this card, and I really like it. I tend to like cards that are simpler - simple mind, simple card?:)