I was able to complete a couple challenges between yesterday and today. The first one was a sketch challenge from the Diva Coffee Break Design girls:
I altered the sketch a tiny little bit in order to use the scalloped image from Polka Dot Punches.
The second challenge was Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge:
I don't have any of Papertrey's colors, so I used SU's colors of Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Regal Rose for my card:
I think Pink Passion probably would have been a closer match, but I had this Sweet Always DP that had the same colors and I wanted to use it! The only problem was that the DP had no So Saffron stripes, so I took my SS marker and colored in some of the white stripes and made my own "designer" DP! Verve's Petals & Stems provided my butterfly (and the little dots on the pink panel); the twill is from Taylored Expressions and the little blings on the antennae is from my stash! The sentiment is also from Verve, Here For You. Oh, and I almost forgot...this uses Beate's Weekend Sketch! This is another card for my friend who is back on chemo treatment.
Finally, my DH surprised me with this when I came home from a party Friday night:
Ah, so nice to have these up on the wall and off my stamping area! I had a few spare moments to organize and clean up some of my other bins, but I have a long way to go before it is totally organized. Just one step at a time!