I know that one of my "signature moves" in scrapbooking and card-making is that I tend to put on a lot of embellishments. Sometimes I can't leave it alone, and just keep adding on, and on. . . . and on. So when I saw this challenge at the LawnScaping Challenge Blog I knew I had to take it on. I need to push myself to create differently sometimes. I was really inspired by Laurel Beard on this challenge, and wanted to show that I really can "keep it simple" if I try. I incorporated my card into a total of three different challenges. This is the card I created, and for me. . . TRUST ME, this is "Keepin' it Simple" for sure.
Here is the link to their challenge so that YOU can play along, too:http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2012/05/lawnscaping-challenge-clean-and-simple.html - LawnScaping Challenge #33 - Keep it Clean and Simple/Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
I was also completely inspired by the Make it Monday tutorial over at Nicole Heady's Blog/PTI where the tutorial demonstrated a technique to use up some of our patterned paper scraps to create a background. Well, anyone who knows me at all is aware that I have enough October Afternoon paper to fill the Grand Canyon (almost - LOL). So, when I saw this awesome tutorial by Dawn McVey, I knew right away that I would use October Afternoon scraps. Here is a link to the PTI Make it Monday Challenge:http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/05/make-it-monday-65-background-patterns-from-patterned-paper-scraps.html - Make it Monday Challenge #65. You are required to use at least one PTI product, and for this card I used one of my (many) favorite PTI stamps for the sentiment.
The other challenge I'm entering with this card is the weekly challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show where you are asked to use your favorite stamp. It's so hard to pick just ONE "favorite" stamp. I have so many favorites, but the one I used for this challenge is a sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink which is always considered a "favorite" in my book. Here is the link to the challenge at Simon Says:http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-says-stamp-and-show-your.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Favourite Stamp
Thank you for stopping by to visit, and to take a little peek at my attempt to try "Keepin' it Simple". I appreciate your sweet comments, and hope you're having a blessed day.