Thursday, August 16, 2012

An "Ah-HA" moment

Happy Thursday friends! My "Ah-HA" moment was the challenges this week at CardSwaps and OWH. On Sunday, OWH's weekly Sketch Challenge [#133] was posted and I knew right away it was a design I would use a lot.

On Monday CardSwaps posted their weekly Members Challenge. This week it's Stash Raid where you only use scraps from your stash. Like most of you, I have lots of scraps. [said with a degree of embarrasment] So I had my sketch and the recipe, but hit the proverbial brick wall. The scraps I was picking just didn't work for me. Blah I hate when that happens.

Moment of Ah-HA! Yesterday OWH posted their Midweek Throwdown using kraft + color. The light bulb popped on and I went back to my scraps for paper I originally looked at but passed up. And Voila! My finished card. Ah-HA! I love it when an unplanned plan comes together.

Cardstock: Kraft, dark red
DSP: Pebbles double sided DP from With Love collection
Speech bubble & Bird: cut from same Pebbles DP
Sentiment: Stickers from Authentique "Celebrate" Elements
Ribbon: Hug Snug rayon seam binding. dark red

Thank you for stopping by my humble blog... hope your visit was enjoyable!


  1. This is a great take on the sketch, and I like all the "love" portrayed here with those pretty hearts!

  2. Very nice! Love those aha moments. ;) the piercing is a great touch n this card!

  3. Oh! That little birdie is so cute! Great card.

  4. Great card! I love how you made it work for two Challenges! I did the same thing with a Hero Arts Challenge!!! Fun FUN!!

  5. Super cute card, Marlene! Love the red and kraft together, and the little bow! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  6. What a fabulous card, I love the red with the kraft!

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

  7. your "ah-ha" moment did come together and very nicely I might add!

  8. Fun the speech bubble and bow...perfect! TFS!!!

  9. I love your card. I really need to go through my stash as well. This motivated me!