I'm not 100% certain why, but I still get reasonably stressed about entering challenges. I much prefer to enter them gleefully, but if I am to honest, they still come with a small degree of angst when it comes to posting an entry. I know, I know...they are meant to inspire and spur on creativity but I can manage to always see it that way to a point, but it's the waiting and the announced results that always get me in the end. A bit tragic, hey? For the most part, it's always close (because I actually managed to meet the deadline..YAY!) but no cigar (because I didn't cut the mustard...once again). Sigh.
Yes, challenges definitely seem to whet my creative apetite, absolutely, but I am starting to think that I should just be inspired by the sketch, color grouping, or theme and not submit the card inspired by the challenge for the challenge. Now there's an idea. What do you think? I know that these feelings have bubbled to the surface before, but I am starting to worry why they keep bubbling back. I certainly think it a lot more than I post it (Thank Heavens you must say). I definitely have learned to never post an entry when I am premenstral as that always ends badly that is for sure, but I have noticed that there is still the allure of possibly winning a randomly given away stamp set or much coveted blog badge that still pulls me in. I am starting to wonder if there is a 12 step program for this challenge entrant? Now there's a thought.
So, until my addiction is cured, I may as well pull that slot machine lever once again, and list this card into Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Incorrigable I know.
Oh well, enough of this pity party, eh? Because really, I just wanted you to know that your thoughtfulness is much appreciated as your comments mean so much. This card's for you, Lovely Ones. Here's hoping you have a day as wonderful as you are!
- Stamps: Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies Additions, Vintage Circles Small, and Vintage Labels 18. Hero Arts Distressed Canvas Stripe Designer Woodblock
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft and Rustic Cream, & Gypsies Lille DP
- Ink: Adirondack Sailboat Blue, Memento Lady Bug, VersaMagic Midnight Black and Night Sky, Disress Ink in Old Paper, Barn Door, and Walnut Stain.
- Accessories: Pinking Shears, Spellbinders Labels 18, Small Circles Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink Large Scallops, Black & White Plaid Satin Ribbon (from stash), Red Waxed String (also from stash), and Keisercraft Pearls in Cream.