Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!

So, my friends, here is where one decides to either sit back and let things remain status quo, or step it up and start doing all those challenges that are sitting on that “to do” list. Big choice, huh?! I finally decided to step it up…and did it within a week of my shoulder surgery! Crazy, I know, but it’s been long enough of “making excuses” (yes, surgery is a good one for not creating things, but…) and not taking that leap forward that can make or break me. Not only as a person, but also make or break my business. Since I joined a swap for OnStage (even though I’m unable to attend, sadly), and have a lot of birthdays in October, this Fab Friday Challenge was a perfect one for me to get busy with. So with no further ado, here is what I made for the FabFri148 Color Challenge.

OnStage Swap Card (2)

Since I absolutely love love love using Basic Black as a background for my cards since it makes everything else really pop off the page, I think it really does the trick here to show off the Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Pumpkin Pie. The stamp sets used here are Touches of Texture and Picture Perfect Birthday. I think adding the Gorgeous Grape ribbon and the So Saffron pearls were the perfect finishing touches for this card.

Whether or not this card is chosen as a Fab Fave doesn’t matter. What matters is I took that step, used the challenge and created a card I felt comfortable with. I challenged myself, and stepped up. I will continue to set more challenges for myself and continue to step forward to meet them. I hope you, my friends, will join me and continue to set challenges for yourselves. Let me know how you’ve stepped up to your challenges in the comments section so I can help cheer you on! 🙂

Oh…and I also created a second look using the same color scheme and stamp sets, but used the flower from Touches of Texture as the front centerpiece instead, and used Basic Rhinestones instead of Pearls. Here’s that one:

OnStage Swap Front (2)

I hope you all have a foot-forward challenging day!

As always, stay creatively stamping!



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6 thoughts on “Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!

    1. Since the fingers and nails get so inked up, thought it was only fitting to give the sling a bit of color to fit the rest. Only issue is finding a way to get it all done one-handed, but I’m learning more and more tips and tricks as I go along. I’m looking forward to more challenges as I continue to heal 🙂


  1. So glad you’re getting back to stamping after your surgery! Stamping is therapy in more ways than one! I like that you chose to use our challenge colors for a birthday card….that little bow from Picture Perfect Birthday always makes me smile! Keep on stamping and doing challenges! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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