Monday, February 22, 2010

Piling It On

After a whole week reading The Daily Dare I've found a ton of new challenges. The funniest one so far is Pile It On - their mission is to provide a challenge, but you need to enter as many other challenges as you can with one card. They are very helpful in providing a list of challenges that work well together. For example, this week there is a number of Get Well challenges.

When combining challenges, the easiest way for me to do it, is to choose a sketch, a color challenge, a theme and an embellishment. That way you can make a red and white birthday card with brads to a certain sketch specs and enter four challenges with one card. It ups the ante a bit creatively and helps you stretch your style. I know I can get pretty stuck in my "rut" of orange all-occasion cards.

Here's the card I made (orange is still strongly represented *grin*). Sorry it's a bit dark, we are getting snow so there is little natural light:


This card uses an auxiliary image from Butterfly Queen by Bombshell Stamps

And here is the ridiculous number of challenges it fits:

1. Card Positioning Systems:

2. Corrosive Challenge Blog: Wings
3. Ann's Creative Nook: Ribbon
4. Pile It On: Get Well Card
5. PaperCutz: Get Well Card
6. Stamp with Sarah Kay: Get Well Soon
7. Creative Card Crew: Get Well Soon
8. Flutterby Wednesdays: Butterfly, Fairies or Angels
9. Belli Challenge: Butterflies or dragonflies
10. Lil Red Wagon: Ribbon

Okay, so how crazy was that?

Today is one month from my spinal surgery. I am very stable on my feet and my mobility is much improved. The pain hasn't decreased (yet) and I am feeling really frustrated by the slowness of my recovery. I know this will take months, but I REALLY want to be back to normal. Thank you all so much for the deluge of support. I have a stack of cards about six inches high that I look through whenever I need encouragement. Having something so tangible has been a life line.


Summerthyme Studio said...

Pretty Pretty card!


Danni said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Alex said...

Love, love, love it!!! WTG with all the challenges Nicole!

Maggi said...

Beautiful job on the card! That fit with a ton of challenges, wow!

Glad you're stable, I hope the pain passes for you very soon!

joy said...

LOVE the bling on the butterfly. Well done. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

BA said...

hi nicole
this is a really wonderful card, love your butterfly
thanks for joining us at stampavie & more
xoxo BA

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the fantastic, shimmery butterfly! Great job and thanks for piling it on with us this week :)

*~Annette~* said...

I'm so glad you're improving! Slow and steady wins the race! And the card is CUTEEEEE!

Kathi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the glittery butterfly and I absolutely love that you met a gazillion challenges with one card.


It's great that you're getting steadier. The rest will come in time.

You're only a month out of MAJOR surgery! Sheesh. You are Superwoman in so many ways, just not all! ;-D

CraftyMomOf2 said...


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful get well card - bright and cheery and sure to perk up someone's day. The butterfly is fabulous. So happy you discovered Pile it On and hope to have you back again soon. Glad too that you could join in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week.


What a lovely card hunny thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week hugs Linda x

Jennifer said...

This card is beautiful. Just perfect. Thank you for playing with Pile It On! this week. Hope you join us again.

Helen Dooley said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us at PCC this week. It is beautiful.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a great card! Absolutely love the colors and OMG LOVE your hair!

Ann said...

So, so, so pretty!!! Love the butterfly on here and the wonderful ribbon.

Tanja said...

Great card! Love the Butterfly!

Thanks for joining us at Pile it on!

Have a great weekend, Hugs Tanja

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the butterfly! BEautiful!

Biscuitlid said...

Fab card - love the warm colours you've used

Thanks so much for playing along at Creative Card Crew this week

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Nicole, love your sparkle butterfly!
Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Belli and Creative Card Crew!
blessings, Maria