Thursday, June 14, 2012

Why do I enter challenges you ask??

Good morning everyone! I had this little post scheduled for tomorrow, but then realized one of the challenges I'm doing ends this morning....EEEKKK! I have a little calender, but still managed to mess up...go figure. ;)

Do you ever participate in challenges? If not, you totally should. They get you outside of your little box and open you to a whole new world. Take both of these challenges I'm submitting for today;

CAS-ual Fridays
I'm not a CAS card maker by any's a challenge! Give me layers and punched borders and bow and buttons...sigh, I love it all. So CAS, yeah, outside of my little scalloped punched box for sure!

The Paper Players
I would have never put this color combo together...It's sooooo pretty and here I would have missed out on putting it together had it not been for a challenge.

Here's my CAS card using that yummy color combo...

I pulled out some WAY under used DeNami border stamps for this little card. I started our with a charcoal grey card base and used lime and white layers (DeNami cardstocks). I didn't have a lime or grey ink pad so I used my Tombow markers to color up my stamps. Before putting it all together, I added a length of DeNami grosgrain ribbon for a little pop of color between the panels.

I hope I've inspired you to try out a little challenge or two yourself. These are great challenges to enter and Don't forget, DeNami Design has a monthly challenge and we here at DeNami Addict do to! Our new challenge started this past Monday...give it a try, what have you got to loose? I'll see ya'll back here on Monday :)


  1. Oh my heck, I love this card and I love this color combo! Very, very contemporary!

    I have found challenges have helped me think outside my box as well. I haven't been doing them a long time. Seriously, if I get any good it, I hope to go shopping. My stamp collection needs an update! I am drooling over your cirlcles!

  2. wowza!!! LOVE graphic and beautiful...the colors are awesome

  3. Oh...can I relate to your almost missing a challenge...when it comes to being close...I usually DO:)!! So glad you made it....your card is wonderful, love all your polka dotted circles...sweet:)!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge and sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!

  4. Love your card! Maybe you should do CAS more often.

  5. Yay!! I'm so glad you stepped outside of your box - you're right about the purpose for challenges!! And you've approached this challenge brilliantly!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!! We're so glad you did!!

  6. I applaud you for taking on the challenge and made this lovely CAS card! Way to go, Tina! Beautiful stamping and composition! I hope you continue to play challenges and stretch your creativity! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. LOVE this! I always struggle to layer circles and you've mastered it our colors in all those fun circles...great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. I so know what you mean! I've almost missed lots of challenges, and sometimes I even had my card done and just forgot to post it!
    Your design is fantastic, love the graphic look.
    Thanks so much for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Challenges are fun... and sometimes really challenging which is good. Lately I can't see to get anything made on time to link up. It is still good exercise to get cards made. Love the card with the circles!

  10. GREAT use of those circle stamps!! You're so fabulous!