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Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm ALIVE! (CA&F NYD Challenges)

So I've been busy for the last couple of weeks and haven't made much of anything.  The 'busy' thing may be a bit an excuse though, I've been completely creativity uninspired :0(   I see all of my wonderful craft buddies and their fantastic stuff but I've not had a whole lot of desire to make anything... until today!!!  Club Anya (and Friends (CA&F), now) is having a New Year's challenge day and I just HAD to participate b/c the challenges are awesome!

My first card is for Kadie's Sewing challenge.  We are supposed to use faux or real stitches in a unique or fun way.  Nooooow, maybe my way is not terribly unique BUT this is the first time I used my paper piercer and template!!! I was so excited, it's not the best ever but I was still pretty happy with it for a first shot at the technique.

My second card is for Kelly's "Flower Power" challenge.  I don't have many Prima's so I thought I was going to give myself an anxiety attack using this many on one card, LOL.  I just got this Miss Anya Dressy set and this girl seemed just perfect for the challenge and I was ecstatic at how it came out :0)

Card 1:
TGF Digi Stamps - Fall Miss Anya/Guy Ian
Paper piercer/guide
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Card candy
Stickles/Glossy Accents

Card 2:
TGF Stamp - Miss Anya Dressy
Paper - DCWV
Nestabilities - Mega Curved Rectangles
Flat backed pearls


the whimsical butterfly said...

These are just ADORABLE Rachel!!! Happy New Year! So glad you can party w/ us!

Candace Pelfrey said...

I just love your cards! So cute!! Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Adorable cards Rachel!! I really love your coloring! The shading is fabulous and the colors are so vibrant! Adorable images as well!! Good to see your creativity is back!
Happy New Year!!

Amy said...

Sorry you lost your mojo for a bit, but it sure looks like it is back full force Rachel! These cards are fabulous! I haven't tried the piercing technique and it looks great! And I had to LOL at your anxiety at using ALL those flowers on one card, the results are stunning though!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Rachel! Happy New Year! I had the same thing going on for the couple of weeks before Christmas - I just felt so blah about stamping and then when I did make something I was so unhappy with it! The TGF 12 Days of Christmas really got me inspired again! I'm glad to see you are having fun again - these cards are great!! :-)Traci

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA girlie! Your mojo is alive and kickin'!! LOVE both of these, but I have to tell you, that second card just made me say "OOOOOH" out loud! GORGEOUSNESS! Happy New Year!

Melissa S said...

They are both beautiful Rach!! I gotta find my mojo. Its hiding somewhere.