When I started the week I kept telling myself that I would not do any of the sketch challenges that I usually do. I would pull out paper and come up with something from my own thought. How long did it last? Just two days.
I confess: I love a challenge!!!! To a fault, in fact. I can recall events in my life during which I made decisions and chose paths solely because they represented a challenge. Some were good and others were bad. We often resist challenge, or at least the struggle that comes with it. But upon further reflection, I wonder if the stimulation within the call to action is what we craved all along. I believe that when challenged, we show our true mettle because we are called then to rise up and meet the challenge.
Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Bazzill Swiss Dots, Bazzill purple cardstock and a pattern piece from Recollection and Colorbok Signature Novelty. Embellishment: Prima flower
|Word Art Wednesday Challenge #196|
Paper: Spectrum Noir premium white cardstock; Bazzill purple cardstock; Colorbok Signature Novelty
Embellishment: Martha Stewart butterfly and Recollections Rhinestone Stickers
Splitcoaststampers.com has a sketch challenge that they post every Wednesday and since I had decided on participating at MojoMonday....why not this one also.
I just can't stop at these two challenges. Since I've made two cards, I'm going to share the SC553 with WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com as soon as they post for this week.
Have you ever noticed how boring life can get when you don’t feel challenged? I believe that challenges spur us to action and introspection. If you aren’t happy, you are more likely to seek change.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,