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Thursday, January 6, 2011

All About 1

One way of keeping my New Year's resolution for being a better blogger is getting more involved with some of the challenges out there. I have done the Papertrey Ink blog hop a few times, which was fun. But, I thought it was time to branch out and try a few more.

While I was checking out a few of my favorite blogs, I came across a challenge to get me going for 2011.

The one and only Ted (pun intended!) over at Happily Ever Crafter and the Papertrey Ink forum (where I met him), is having a challenge this month that celebrates 1-1-11. The rules are:

* ONE (1) base card (of any color)
* ONE (1) matting paper (solid or pattern is fine)
* ONE (1) stamp image (you can choose either image or sentiment, not both)
* ONE (1) ink color (Versamark for embossing can be your ONE choice)
* ONE (1) embellishment (ribbon, button, brad, flower, etc.)

Well, with my clean and simple style, I thought this would be easy. I was wrong! I use more elements on my projects than I thought!

But, here goes my contribution to Ted's challenge.


I used PTI cardstock, Dark Chocolate and Kraft. I used Versa Mark to heat emboss the tree image by Unity, and finished it off with some pink ribbon that I bought out of the discount bin at Michaels.

I'm not quite sure if I like it yet. It certainly qualifies, but that doesn't make it a good card. I'd love to hear what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Ted

Laura, I'm not sure why you don't like it. I personally think it's wonderful! I love how your embossed tree (wise choice to emboss it!) is grounded by the soft pink ribbon. I can see this for a get well card or even just a "Thinking of you" card. Quite lovely. Thanks for playing along with me! :)

Emma

Hi Laura, love your card. That tree image is beautiful :)

Kay

I love that tree, and this could be almost any type of card, so versatile- I love it!

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