Thursday, August 26, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #47

Well, I'm finally back! I haven't been able to play with the CQC girls in eight weeks - yikes!! And I was only able to play because I either had the colors chosen this week, or ones that were "close enough", lol! Thank you Arielle!!!
See this?? You would think that this is a ton of stamping stuff, and it is! BUT...this doesn't include the basics (like a paper cutter, bone folder, black ink, acrylic blocks, etc, etc, etc). Luckily I found some Martha Stewart stamping things in my PX and have been "making do". Just for the record - I HATE making do, lol!!!! When you practically have one of everything, trying to get creative with a lil of this and a lil of that truly is a challenge!
So I got out my stuff and took out what wasn't strictly Christmas, holiday, etc to see just what I had to work with. I must be totally spoiled because I really wanted to just cry, not craft!!! All I kept thinking was....I wish I had my *insert super cool crafty stuff here*!!!! But I also wanted to play along with the challenge, so.....I got down to business!!

This is the card I came up with:
Recipe:
Stamps: SU Occasional Quotes (hostess set) & Confetti
Ink: SU Poppy Parade, MS version of More Mustard & Bermuda Bay
Paper: SU DSP and MS gray
Accessories: MS trellis border punch, SU ribbon punch, SU buttons, SU gray and espresso brads, SU owl punch

I know I won't be the Queen, but it sure does feel good to play again!! Want to play along, or see the other cards? Click HERE! Thanks for stopping by to see my card!!!

21 comments:

blueviolet said...

It's so fun to see what you make! Very cute! Will your shopping for supplies be more difficult now?

Garden of Egan said...

That card is darling!

Deanna said...

That is a seriously cute card. Who says your not going to be queen?

Stephanie Faris said...

How cute! I always wanted to learn to do that.

Annie said...

Darling, you did AWESOME!!! This card is soooooo adorable, I love it!

Allyson said...

WHEW! I'm all caught up!
1) The video of the kids playing Simon Says is hysterical! It's funny to watch them first react when you throw out a new action. You can almost see their little brains working! They definitely know how to march and salute, though!

2) School started here a couple of weeks ago, but it just started on Monday for my nieces. I went to school with my sister to meet their teachers and drop off their school supplies. Separating the supplies out the night before into their respective bags and dropping them off at school REALLY took me back (although I'm pretty sure I never had to take in dry erase markers or copy paper). I love the smell of crayons, too, and a box full of freshly sharpened pencils. I'm trying to get sis to be the Class Pencil Sharpener (an actual volunteer position for parents). I think she would excel!

3) The Army furniture you have looks EXACTLY like what they outfit the temporary lodging with here on base. And yeah, that couch? Not comfy. At all. Or the bed. Here's to hoping you don't have much longer to wait! But you do have a grill now, it looks like! ;)

4) I think your card is AWESOME and so creative! I agree, you do get spoiled to having everything and it actually takes much more creativity to come up with something when you don't have all of your tools. Working with what you have when you don't have everything is MUCH harder. But you came shining through, like always! And yay for Stampin' Up boxes. I went to a scrapbook yard sale off base a few weeks ago and got my first Stampin' Up stuff. I don't have a lot of time for it with the business, but it is a great stress reducer!

Grand Pooba said...

Of course you'll be the Queen! Your cards are so cute!

Intense Guy said...

I'm glad you are playing again!!

I've missed those weirdo colors..

Imagine the The Trix Rabbit's saying "raspberry red, lemon yellow, orange orange" for colors like Poppy Parade? More Mustard!? and Bermuda Bay!!!

April said...

Super cute, Jeannie!

Ginger said...

Great work! I admire your talent. I am not gifted in crafts.

WhisperingWriter said...

You make the cutest cards.

hipchic~cynde said...

I love your card!
I also understand...I am so not a making do girl either :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the wise owls. You did more than make do.

Lynn said...

Dang girl you are just sooo talented I absolutely love that card those owls are just too precious thats a winner for sure!!!!!! HUGS

AliceKay said...

Very cute card! I love it!

Frances said...

That card is so cute! You made do very well.

Sylvia said...

Super cute card, Jeannie! Thanks for playing the CQC!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

What a precious card. I feel as though you sent it to just me via the blog. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great week.

Christina said...

Pretty snazzy for "settling"

Kari Linder said...

I'm SO glad you joined us at the Colour Q this week! {big smile and hugs}. You are so funny and I'm glad you shared a little of your 'making do' story! You're card is adorable and that owl punch is the best! You're awesome!

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