Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You win some, you lose some

Right?  That is just how it goes.  Today I am feeling both at once.  Why?  Because I have a post for a challenge where I actually made the deadline and another for a challenge where I didn't.  What do you want first, the "good news" (the deadline I met) or the "bad news" (the challenge I missed)?  Well I suppose I'll give you the good news first.

Meet today's first card (aka the good news).  This card was made for this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge which features these colors below.  I tried to focus on the main colors but added some other in too just for fun.  I used one of my new fave sets Surf and Turf (yes...they are all my faves...).  I have to tell you I am loving all the different bright and pastely colors here and the new trendy paper from My Mind's Eye.  This was a fun card to make.

Meet today's second card (aka the bad news).  Now this card shouldn't automatically have a bad reputation, it really isn't the card's fault that I didn't make in before the deadline.  Don't take it out on the card, be kind! :)  This was for the Lawnscaping Challenges Texture Challenge.  What I didn't realize is that I made it about 3 days after the challenge ended.  Whoops, oh well.  This one has the fun little Critters Down Under (another fave set) from Lawn Fawn.  Again, more fun and trendy My Minds Eye paper.  I had fun making this one too.

I love both cards equally, good or bad. :)  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping!


Danielle Schoenlau said...

Both of your cards are super cute! That's a bummer you didn't make the challenge in time. I've done that a couple times myself.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Sweet cards, Katie!

Jennie M said...

Both are super cute!!! I especially love the layout on the Paper Smooches Sparks one! :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

Both cards are darling!!! The texture in the balloons looks fantastic.

Glenda J said...

Fabulous! Love how you used the Sparks colours for your adorable sea creatures! Fabulous colours and textures on the other one. Thanks for playing along with the Sparks Challenge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH NO! I'm sad that you didn't make the one challenge deadline--don't worry! That happens to me ALL the time! I still link up in their comments so they know I've played along:)

As for the PSS card--LOOOOOOOOVE! Fun use of those papers and that ribbon is GORGEOUS! I love the little sea creatures too! FUN!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!