Three Challenges in One! JUGS167, rs42, CFC82

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I took a little unplanned stamping vacation this week.  I went into my stamp room every night this week after I got home from work, but I couldn't get inspired to actually create anything.  I worked on some gift boxes a bit, but even those attempts were half-hearted.  I think I just needed a little mental break from creating.  I thought maybe Friday night I could get some things done, but then after the horrible events in Connecticut I really had no desire to try and be creative.  I just wanted to disconnect myself from the outside world altogether.  Today I thought I better get back into the swing of things before I forget everything I know.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, but I finally decided to combine the color challenge from Just Us Girls, with the sketch at retro sketches and the "even the score" challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

It looks like I got a whole lot of inspiration from the JUGS graphic, but it was all subconscious, I think.  When I'm checking out color challenges, I jot down the colors on my blotter and generally don't refer back to the challenge until I'm ready to post my card.  So imagine my surprise when I added this little color swatch (just now) and found my poinsettia on it!  I sure hope I don't get fired from the challenge for shamelessly ripping off their idea!

The pretty poinsettia is obviously a die (I like to fussy cut, but I'm not that good)  and the scoring challenge at CAS-ual Fridays gave me a good excuse to use my diagonal scoring plate from SU.  This was my first time using it and I was a little nervous that my stylus would jump out of the groove but I managed to get it all done with no problems.

Well thanks for staying with me while I rambled.  And although I don't know anyone personally who was affected by the tragedy yesterday, I'm thinking a lot about each and every person who's lives have changed so dramatically.  These are dark days indeed.

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8 Responses to “Three Challenges in One! JUGS167, rs42, CFC82”

Marisa said...

Wonderful three-for, Jen! Love the poinsettia.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow you did such a great job of all three challenges Jen--so beautifully clean! I am loving that pink poinsettia!

Lisa Kind said...

Haha Jen! You most certainly will not be fired from our challenge! That made me laugh! I LOVE your card! That poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the scoring as well! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sudha said...

Beautiful. I love this.


Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... love the gorgeous flower in bloom .... just fabulous!

Lisa A. said...

This is stunning, Jen!! Not only the pop of color in your beautiful poinsettia, but the scoring behind it...simply it!! So happy to have you as a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays, thanks for the inspiration:)!!!

Jean said...

Absolutely gorgeous ~ a beautiful poinsettia & great combination of all three challenges!

Karen said...

how beautiful....