Thursday, February 19, 2009

SCA3C12 Color Combo Challenge

I wanted to try out my friend Sara's PTI Color challenge. It calls for Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Dark Chocolate. I don't have Berry Sorbet so I substituted with a darker pink in the patterned paper. I used a beautiful stamp set from The Greeting Farm. If you haven't checked them out yet, you should. There are some really cute images and some very beautiful sets also.

I have been trying to be good and not spend so much money on my stamping supplies. For my New Year's Resolution I cut my monthly budget to $50 per month, down from $100+++. Then my friend Jen started a no spend challenge. I did really well (even though I didn't blog about it. I tend to run out of computer time quickly. Sorry Jen!) I gave myself a $50 budget for January and didn't go over. That was really difficult with all of the new releases, including SU's new catty. But I sold and traded some things. I probably got about $100 worth of product in the end. I now have my $50 for February and I still haven't spent any!! Crazy, right?! I have been very picky lately about how I spend my money. These no spend challenges are really great! (Never thought I'd say that.) I have learned to curb my impulse buys, which is especially difficult with online shopping. And it has even helped with my other spending habits. I find myself not buying something immediately and being more particular with how I spend my money, whether it be on household items or food. If you haven't tried it yet, I encourage you to challenge yourself also!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Dream Quotes
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Chatterbox Patterned Paper
Misc: Clear EP, Bling, PTI Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon, Machine Sewing


  1. WOW this card is just way too cool!! Loved the soft subtle feel of it and the image is also beautiful. Very nice.

  2. This is lovely--I love the sewing. Very nice job!

  3. What a beautiful card, thank you for playing along.

    Amen on Jen's challenge, sure teaches you about your spending habits for sure. I see you got your Damask Designs you lucky girl ;)

  4. Angela (SCS monkeymama)February 21, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Yes, I so agree---Jen's challenge was very good for me as well. I saved in other areas in addition to stamping!

  5. Such a pretty card, I especially love the stitching!


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