can ya *feel* the panic in my title? because yeah, no matter how many times i do one of these cardstock only challenges... at shopping our stash, or anywhere else... every single time, my first reaction is, "omg--what can i even DO for this??!" which is exactly why i love this kind of challenge, because it really IS challenging, in the positive, let's-think-outside-the-box, kind of way! which is sort of the point of challenges, no?
having said that, for this card i did something i rarely do, which is get an entire set of ingredients "laid out" and ready to glue up... and then pretty much ditch every single one of them and start over!* i think it was worth the effort and the false start, however, because i really like how this (eventually!!!) came out:
a sort of tall "branch" arrangement, that i absolutely loved... but for some reason i could not make the shape work, so i ruthlessly grabbed my wirecutters and with a bit of a nervous gulp, i snipped that thing down into its component parts! which turned out to be the right thing to do, luckily. :)
this card is for my newest friend, tegan, who is not quite three weeks old. she is the second granddaughter of two of jeff's and my oldest friends (they were both in our WEDDING, in 1985!!!) and apart from the fact that it is kind of freakin' me out that her mama is even old enough to *BE* a mama (how did THAT happen??!) i am very verrrrrrrry happy and excited to be making the first of many cards and gifts for her adorable little self! ♥♥♥
and now won't you hop over to SOS and see what my lovely DT-mates have concocted for your delight this morning? then start plotting and planning what kind of card ♥YOU♥ could make using any theme, any colors, any layout you like... but leaving off the patterned paper! good luck, darlings!
*and yeah, in retrospect, i totally should've photo-ed the first layout for you to see, but at the time i was so far behind in getting my card ready for the SOS blog, that i didn't even think of it until it was too late. sorry. :0