Friday, August 13, 2010

BellaRiffic Bling

It's BellaRiffic Friday and today's challenge was to use "bling". Bling isn't really my signature move, but I did manage a few rows of pearls, and if you make the picture bigger, you might see the Stardust pen that I used on Miss BittyBloom's skirt to make it glitter. :-) This fun paper and ribbon is from the package of challenge candy that I got from Tuesday Morning Sketches, for winning the monthly challenge in July. What a nice treat!!

My sketch for today's card is from Card Positioning Systems, and since it is a fall card without a sentiment it works for the OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge as well. :-) Oh! I have to show you my new organizational tool for keeping track of the challenges I like! I'm not one to make a card and then find all the challenges that they fit. I really like to pick a sketch, a theme, and maybe some colors or a technique as I start to make a card. It really helps my mojo. :-)

So here's a peek at the page(s) that I made...

The bottom page that you just see a little of, has a list of all the challenges I check. Next to the name I write the theme or if it's a sketch. I can also write who it sponsoring it (and if it's a *good* sponsor, I highlight it and it becomes a "must do". LOL!) The top sheet has a verse to remind me that any artistic work I may do is a gift from God. Then I have boxes to mark down sketches, with a little box in the corner to check if I complete it. There's even a list of the days of the week, so I know when it is expired. It really is helping me combine challenges for inspiration, rather than making a card and then looking for where it will fit.

Sorry so long today! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Tricia

9 comments:

Carolina Girl said...

Just wonderful and thanks for the ideas about challenges. I have only participated in 4 different blogs and don't go seeking how many I can participate in with one card. One time it just happened I could use a card in tow. Thanks for the organizational technique.

Sherry Hickey said...

I love your sweet autumn card!! Thanks for the organization tips -- great idea!

Anonymous said...

I've only done a few challenges, and this inspires me to go and do more.

Love you blog,
Linda Wilson

Amanda Kowalker said...

Okay Tricia,

So are these challenge sheets available now thru GraceWorks? ;)

helloholley said...

Wow!!! This card is absolutely stunning!!! I love it!!! And your so clever by staying organized the way that you do!!! Could you come on over and help me out,LOL!!! Have a blessed weekend! ;)

Kathlene said...

Beautiful card. I'm blown away by your organization of challenges--great idea! Your scripture quote is perfect. TFS.

Paula said...

Lovely card! The way you framed the image with the scallops and stitches is great. Thanks for posting at OWH.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Trisha your card is simply gorgeous! I'm loving the fall colors on all the cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Operation Write Home!

Marianne said...

Great card. I like how you colored the bella. Thanks for the challenge tip sheet.