Monday, January 22, 2007

*Chocolate Chip?*

I've started trying to get the house a little more organized. We don't live in a pig sty.... pretty far from it, but my husband thinks that it is difficult to clean up when he doesn't know where things go. So, since I am apparently the queen of organization, I will be working on getting rooms organized, purging the junk, and getting this place in to order. Somehow. Not that I want to, but I suppose it's a good idea.

On Sunday night I tackled the toy area in the basement (which is adjacent to my craft area). I purged 2 green garbage bags of broken toys and junk. Amazing what the kids put back on the shelves. Monday morning I did Matthew's room (Alex's room doesn't really need it). And then I started on my craft room.

Why my craft room so early on? Well, I figured that I should have some place to retreat to while the rest of the house is in chaos while I organize. I purged a litted, re-arranged some shelves, took a shelf that was empty from the storage area.

And then I sat down and crafted! tee hee

This is another old Colour Challenge on Splitcoast. The colours are Chocolate Chip (even though it looks black), Sage Shadow and Almost Amethyst. I stamped a piece of Whisper White using Simply Said using the sage and amethyst and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I layered it on to amethyst and then on chocolate and then on to the card. I punched holes in the card to feed through some chocolate grosgrain ribbon and stamped my sentiment along the bottom in chocolate ink.

This card was kinda out there for me as I think I've used only one sheet of Chocolate Chip cardstock in my Stampin' Up! lifetime (which is coming up on 3 years)! I just don't think of myself as a brown type of person.

These colour challenges can be fun.... but they're also tough sometimes... it's hard to figure out how to use colours you have never thought to put together! But, it's helping me be creative so I'll go with it!


Tracy.H said...

I love this one!! I can not believe that you have never used Chocolate Chip!! It is one of my favorite colors...I think it goes with just about any color...just a nice alternative to black.

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous Nancy! i love the stamping behind the embossing. fantastic card!

Jenny said...

Very beautiful and elegant! I love this card! TFS!!
Jenny (jfstamps on scs)

Allison said...

Very pretty card...I too love chocolate chip (I probably overuse it!).