Sunday, January 12, 2014

Life is Like Riding a Bicycle... Week 2 of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 31

Good Afternoon Everyone! My sincerest apologies for the delay in posting. This weekend is the annual Craft and Hobby Association's {CHA} Winter Convention in Anaheim, CA - and I have been in a whirlwind of creative inspiration, projects and demonstrating in the Amazing Crafting Products Booth. It is truly amazing and it's quite a challenge to find BALANCE of any sort at this type of event that merges work, networking and play all in one... and with so many creatives in one place - the internet is very sluggish due to demand.

Without further delay... Welcome to week 2 of our current challenge No. 31... BALANCE. CLICK HERE to jump over to the challenge intro and where to LINK UP your creations.

The current Challenge... Anything But a Card Challenge #31 - Balance! With the new year - everyone begins a fresh start – with the new beginning comes choosing resolutions and goals for the year ahead. So for this challenge we present this image for your inspiration for BALANCE.

You can use the image as inspiration - or share something that inspires you when you think of the word "BALANCE". We all juggle family, home and work in our daily lives which could be a source of inspiration of how you find balance. The imagery that the varied deifinitions of the word balance brings to mind... could set your muse off and running, too! This is just a sampling from the definition found on google... and there are many more {not including verbs}. CLICK HERE to see the entire list. Stretch your mind and think out of the box for this challenge – even our designers were a little bit; but found it refreshing to create from a new perspective. We look forward to seeing how your minds eye perceives balance.

Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight January 25th giving you 2 more weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

The presence of butterflies shows us that everything in nature is well balanced.
Please visit my blog for more details!

For this challenge I created this inspirational art journal page with stencils and Dylusions spray! Check out my blog for more details!

I took the colours from the photograph as well as the vertical emphasis of the balanced stones and created a hanging using Fresco Finish Chalk Paints and stamping on tissue paper.  There are more details on my blog of the individual stages. Please visit my blog for more details!


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!

Have a fabulous week. ~ Susan :)


  1. Lovely creations by the DT, thanks for the chance to play along.

  2. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post

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  3. Very lovely and colorful card. I love the design.