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