Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Penny for your thoughts....

Hi everyone! Have you tried the 10 Minute Craft Dash over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog yet? It's really taken off and no wonder, it's so much fun!! I really look forward to participating and this time around I have a 2nd entry.

Now I know you're looking at this card and scratching your head, and frankly, I'm still doing a little head scratching myself. I can't remember ever making a card so graphic. I'm a layer and fluff kinda girl and this card certainly isn't. Well, there is that yummy bow...it's got my name all over it ;)

I don't sleep we'll and sometimes I pass the time by laying in bed thinking of card designs. I was thinking about one of the latest trends out there, arrows. I actually made a mental note to see if there was a punch or just precut pieces when a brilliant idea popped into my head. I just knew it would work and was way excited. I laid there a little longer and even came up with this layout. Still not sure where it came from because this is not my usual...
As always, I jotted down my idea for the overall card and pulled out my supplies

I can't believe this card came together so fast! 8minutes 7 seconds on the clock. Fortunately my bow didn't need fussing with, it came out perfect the first time around so i saved LOADS of time.
I didn't use many stamps creating this card. My signature polka dots of course and a fun chevron both by DeNami and an alphabet by Lawn Fawn. It's funny that they happen to be the sponsor for this challenge. I just love their alphabets because if how they line up. I never have an issue with making sure they're evenly placed like I do other brands.

I'll let you in on my secret to making my fun arrows. I simply punched a scallop square then snipped a corner off and then cut out the "V" shape leaving me with a fun arrow. Easy to do and a fun new look!

If you haven't entered the 10 Minute Craft Dash yet you should check it out....LOADS of fun :)


  1. Oh, I love it! That's so cute! I do the SAME thing... I can never fall asleep at night, so I dream up all kinds of designs! Thanks for sharing this at the Craft Dash - I hope we'll see you again soon!

  2. You are seriously such a sweetheart to say such sweet words about my challenge. It's people like you that keep me inspired to keep on doing what I do! :)

    Yay for bringing out some more washi tape! This card is so cute!

  3. The graphic look is very nice, you should do it more often;) Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I really hope we'll see you again soon :)

  4. Very sweet card!

    Thanks for playing with us at 10 Min craft dash!
    Good luck!