Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Fever!

As I was uploading my cards for the challenges I participated in this weekend, I noticed a theme - everything is brightly colored! LOL I soooo have Spring Fever! Bring on the flowers and the butterflies and the ladybugs and all things Spring, I say.

Soooo - here we go!
This card uses an adorable digi monkey image from All That Scraps, along with SU! cardstock in Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, and Orchid Opulence. Assorted ribbon and dragonfly embellishments.
I was able to use this one for 2 challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge - use scallops
Just Us Girls 23 sketch challenge

This adorable creation (if I do say so myself - hee hee) is for the March Delightful Inspiration challenge, where you can grab this cute digi image "Patches" for free up through tomorrow and everyone who plays gets another free image:

The Digi Kitty did a similar challenge where they offered a free digi image to play and then another free digi if you participated in the challenge. This is the new image, Hippo's Flowers, and I used this card for 2 challenges:

The Digi Kitty Spring is Calling and
Crazy4Challenges #27, use paper piercing

And last is my card for the riley & co Tuesday challenge, which was to use the colors red, brown and caramel:

So I'm sure you've noticed I enjoy participating in challenges. I have found literally hundreds of them, and I'm sure there are thousands more I have not yet found. Most of them are run by awesome, friendly, cool folks. I enjoy getting to know fellow card-makers and seeing their work. But I have had some negative experiences, too. I think it stinks when people who run challenges don't do it ethically or fairly. There are a few that I refuse to participate in anymore - I won't publicly humiliate them by naming them here because it's not like they did anything HORRIBLE, but I won't visit their sites or promote them on my blog, that's for sure. For example, one of them I "won" a gift certificate to their store over a month ago but I've yet to see it despite e-mailing them and leaving comments on their blog. Another I noticed the people who "win" (it's not random) are not usually the ones who did the best jobs, but maybe the ones who the blog owner is the most friendly with... things like that. I guess I just don't think that's ethical - and if I'm going to spend an hour creating a card and then promote someone's stamp company or blog on MY blog, they better deserve it. Hmph! ;) Luckily, I find the positive far outweigh the negative and I happily promote the awesome companies that I have come to love and trust and that you will find links to in my sidebar. OK - before I get off my soapbox - hee hee - go here to get a freebie digi image from The Greeting Farm before it's gone!


  1. All of these cards are so cute! I like how you placed the rhinestone embellishments on the card for the Just Us Girls sketch challenge! Thanks for playing along :)

  2. Such darling cards! I just love that monkey!

    Theres so many now that I can barely keep track too. Glad you've had more good than bad experiences.

  3. Jenn,
    First of all thanks so much for believing in Digi Kitty and your vote of confidence! yay! We appreciate it!
    Next I totally didnt' expect to see orange and pink--OMG I totally love this combination! I love the coloring, the layout, the colors and the little flower brads (so dang cute). You rocked this image!
    I'll be sending out your Easter stamp at the end of the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Digi Kitty.

    Purrs & Kisses,
    Kristal of Digi Kitty

  4. The orange colours on you card are lovely,a very pretty card.We don't seem to use the colour orange very often,I don't know why.Thanks for playing along at Digi Kitty, join us again for our next challenge.

    Hugs Gail

  5. I love the orange colours on your Hippo,such a cutie.Thanks for playing along at Digi Kitty I hope you will join us for the next challenge.



  6. Great cards-love all of them. I can totally understand the Spring fever thing, this past weekend was gorgeous.

  7. *giggle* what a cutie pie you have here for JUGS. You have been one busy bee! Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by participating in our challenges. We appreciate your playing along with us.

  8. PS I love the dragonfly embellies :-)

  9. Great bunch of cards! I love the layers and textures and the layout of your hippo card. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Kitty!

  10. Wow! Love all your cards. Thanks for visiting us and playing along at Digital Tuesday!

  11. What super cute cards, love all those fun images! Thanks so much for playing along with Jugs this week!

  12. Oh my cute little monkey! The sweet flowers he's handing out would make anyone's day. All of your cards are adorable! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls for sketch week!

  13. How sweet is that monkey! I love your use of the JUGS challenge composition and ALL of your cards, featured here! You are BUSY! Best of luck - I hope you win some of Dawn's wonderful stamps! Yee HAW!

  14. you have been busy! your cards are all amazing! i love the colors u used for the digi kitty challenge! thanks for joining us this week!