Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nightmare on Challenge Street



OMG, what a morning..all because I decided to do a challenge. Actually, I had planned to make no cards today and get some things done in my house...you know, cleaning, laundry, etc. I noticed this morning as I was commenting on some blogs, a couple of my friends had entered and won at colourQ Challenge Blog so I thought I would just take a peek at their challenge. Big mistake!!! I knew I didn't have time but I noticed Arielle was from Alabama. Geez, this must be a sign that I should do the challenge as I am from Alabama, too. LOL Any excuse. So, I take off for the craft room all smiles, get my card made, all the while thinking I didn't want to use Taken With Teal. But, it turned out that I liked it. Then, I took my photos and went to colourQ's challenge blog and thought my computer colors must be off because everyone's Teal was looking Artichoke.
Wham! That is when I noticed I had used the colors from last week's challenge. Just shoot me! I head back to the craft room (not smiling this time), made the card again still using the Very Vanilla from last week's challenge, even after printing out a picture of the colors I was supposed to use. Once more, I had to tear that apart and use Kraft and White.
But, the good thing is, I could still use my cut out images. What a plus!!! I now have my card finished...AGAIN. I am uploading and hoping it is correctly colored. For more aggravation, I didn't have Early Espresso and swapped for Chocolate Chip. Also, I subbed Cajun Craze for Peach Parfait. I stamped the leaves and sentiment in Chocolate Chip.  I slipped my pumpkins, gourds, and acorns inside the pocket I made and they are held by dimensionals.   Would you say I had a bad morning??????? O.K., I didn't cry but wanted to. BOO HOO!

Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Autumn Harvest and Falling Leaves
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder (brick wall), twine Martha Stewart pumpkin punch
for stem on my sentiment. I punched the sentiment with my pumpkin punch, then cut around the sentinent leaving only the stem as it didn't fit too well. I think it still looks pumpkin-ish.

14 comments:

Marisa said...

ROFL sorry it's at your expense, gut it is more because I can totally relate. Your "final" version looks fabulous. Way to stick with it. Love the stamped leaves in the BG and that embossed brick BG is fabulous!! Your efforts were worth it :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

High Fives for overcoming a BAD start to your day....AND for creating this fab card.....Personally I am glad you finished cuz I am enjoying this creative and warm beauty....now hope you are sitting down with a cuppa your choice and relaxing...forget the housework...somehow it is always there.....lol

Julie said...

Wow what a beautiful fall themed card! Sorry you had so much trouble with it. I can totally relate. The end result is really pretty! I love the twine with knots on the ends. The brick wall embossing folder is perfect with this card!

Emily Keaton said...

Benzi, you poor thing!!! Been there, done that, and had to laugh. I can just see Benzi stomping back to her craft room *not* smiling. Thanks for the great story!! Your end result is quite lovely. And I'm so glad that you played at ColourQ--it's such a fun challenge. And you 'Bama girls gotta stick together :) [did you notice that lil' ol' me won there last week along with Colleen and Bonnie???????] I am totally with Joanne: forget the housework!! It *is* always still here!!

Emily Keaton said...

BTW, your title for this post is hilarious!!

Bonnie said...

This turned out beautifully! It took me 3 tries to get one done for this week! Then I was too tired to photo & upload. Hopefully it won't look like trash to me when I look at it this morning! I used to keep a clean house while working full time. Now that I have more time to clean, I stamp instead. I'm enjoying my life more too!

istamp4u said...

Nightmare on Challenge St. LMBO w/ this one. I've been there, done that more times that I can remember. Most times I'm not as persistant & it ends up in the round file. But I'm glad you stayed w/ this b/c it's beautiful. Love, love the colors & the brick wall is an awesome backdrop. Don't worry, you didn't enable me on this one!!

Carol said...

Benzi-when things started going wrong you should have headed for the Chocolate....and lots of it too!!! lol You efforts paid off as this card is very attractive. I love the pocket. I think it is an intriguing addition. Great work here!

Sylvia said...

I think I would not have torn up any of the cards, rather posted all of them. This is one wonderful statement made by someone who wanted to do a challenge! My hat is off to you. We have all used the worng colors! Thanks for playing along this week. I would have loved to have seen the other cards, this one is great!

Sylvia said...

Sorry, Benzi, I forgot to thank you for playing along with us this week at the ColourQ!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh too funny Brenda ... its not the first time I've done that!
But your 3rd time lucky card is FABULOUS!

Christina said...

How cute are those pumpkins peeking out of the pocket?! Kudos to you for sticking with the challenge--I totally feel your frustration as I have done exactly the same thing! So glad you saw it through and shared it with us at the ColourQ!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Poor Benzi! LOVE your card - you SHOULD have posted them all!!! We've all been there, but I totally applaud your perseverance!!! Thank you so much for playing along and I hope we see you again at the colourQ!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow. What a day you had. All in all, though, you have a cute card to display here!