August 1, 2016

House of Cards August Challenge

Hola!!

Wow, look at me!  Posting on time this month. lol  I have scaled back some of my hours at the part time job, and I've rearranged my priorities.  I'm thankful for the Lord, and his guidance.  This has allowed me to take a step back, and look at the "big picture".  I now see that I was wasting valuable time, doing unnecessary things, and stressing myself out.  So glad, and relieved, to be back on track with how I'm supposed to be doing things.  Funny how He has a way of reminding us that he's in control, huh? :)

It's the first of the month (can you believe it's AUGUST already?!), which means there is a new House of Cards challenge posted.  This month we are challenged to use at least three of the colors below, and/or include twine.


And here is my card.


I really struggled with the colors this month.  I know I've said this before, but I'm not a huge fan of pink.  There wasn't enough purple to go that route, so I did some digging and found these beautiful My Mind's Eye papers, in my neglected stash.  They coordinate beautifully.  I have a friend who absolutely loves pink, so I'm sure she'll love this card.  I was excited to get to join a few challenges this time.  It's been a while since I've participated in any of them.  I'm going to submit this card for the following ones:

Alphabet Challenge:  K is for Kindness
Freshly Made Sketches #247:  Sketch
Simon's Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge #354: Girly

I'm off to get ready and head out, for another crazy work week.  Fortunately, we are done with all of our month end closing stuff, so this week should be less hectic, and calm.  Fingers crossed anyway. lol  I hope you'll head over to the HOC blog and check out the other beautiful cards that are posted.  The girls never cease to amaze me at their gorgeous submissions each month.  *happy sigh*

Stay crafty my friends!






7 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, you really did great using the colors in your fabulous design! Donna HOC

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Steph! Your card is stunning! I love all the papers, layout and the twine with the cute flowers! I, too, struggled with these colors for some reason - but you won! Wonderful! jane hoc teamie

Glittered Paws said...

I like pink - just don't always know what to do with it but your card is beautiful, love the papers and the twine. Shirley H. Teamie

MHK Designs said...

Welcome back, Steph! So excited to see more of your gorgeous work at HOC! I LOVE this sweet creation--the patterned papers and rose/twine combo are amazing together! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love your perfect twine bows--hoe did you DO that? Wow! Very pretty!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is just darling. It has a cute country feel with the dp. Very cute :o)
Tina HOC teamie