Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Doubly challenged

This morning I sat down at my craft table with the goal of creating birthday cards from my UFO pile.  UFO (Unfinished Object) is an acronym that was often used by my friend Leslie Hanna.  In one of my conversations with her back in December we set a goal of participating in every challenge at Jingle Belles for 2016 and setting aside January 2016 to minimize our UFO piles.  At the time I had two piles that resembled towers :)

In January I did start working on my UFO towers, trying to make multiples of cards whenever possible.  I have made lots of cards and teacher gifts, though I did rarely stop to photograph and blog.  I traded that time for more crafty fun.  I can proudly say that my two towers are definitely just piles at this point.  My next goal is to make it into just one pile.  My ultimate goal is to have no pile, but baby steps are needed here!

Back to this morning...I checked to see what blog challenges were on today and I came across two to get my mojo going:
Shopping Our Stash (SOS) and Die Cuttin Divas.  

The SOS challenge blog is honoring Leslie with a UFO/pink challenge (Leslie always referred to pink as "gah-pink."  She did not like pink!)  I can hear her laughing now :)

The Die Cuttin Divas have this wonderful sketch:
In my UFO piles I have the remnants from my monthly Simon Says Stamp kits.  The heart striped die cut journaling card, floral scrap (behind the heart die), text paper, and gold hearts on dark gah-pink are by My Mind's Eye and are from the Simon Says Stamp October 2015 kit.  The background gold stripe is from my personal stash, as well as the black gumdrops by Your Next Embellie.

Happy Tuesday!


msmith434343 said...

Lovely! I can't believe I currently have no unfinished projects! :) Great job!

~amy~ said...

so pretty June!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Godden said...

Nice tribute to Leslie, I have a friend that I give some of my UFOs to but not all or I wouldn't have had anything for the challenge unless it was using a tree and a deer. Great take on the sketch and a fab. card. Thanks for playing along with Pink UFOs at Shopping Our Stash.

Gerda said...

What a very pretty card!! Love the colors and pretty papers!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how PRETTY JUNE! LOVE your take on the Sketch and good for you to shrink your piles down! And I'm totally with your friend about Gah- Pink!!! LOL Not my favorite color either... but most businesses assume because we are female that it must be what we like! LOL Have a great day!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Windy Hills said...

Beautiful card and color combinations.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely crafted and a beautiful way to reduce your stash! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge and playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

lauren bergold said...

awesome job on the UFO pile AND the (gah!) pink AND the sketch! love this card, so very pretty! ♥

Georgiana said...

Super job! Thank you for joining our “May Sketch” Challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Denise Price said...

Hi, thanks for your sweet message on my last blog post. :)

Congratulations on whittling your towers down to piles. The card that you showed in this post is supercute.