The other day I had this exact dilemma, so I turned to the Community Coffeehouse Chat for help. And guess what? I found a whole sub-forum dedicated to different challenges -- challenges designed to kick-start creativity. It's exactly what I needed.
The Card Sketch Challenge was the first challenge to catch my eye. Originally started by ScrappinJen, a new card sketch is posted each month, and participants submit a card based on that sketch. Hey, I could do that!
Here's the September sketch:
And here's the card I created:
|Tribal Club Stamp papers, Tribal Greeting UM sentiment & image|
The other challenge I chose was KnitterPam's NBUS Challenge. I'll admit, the main reason I picked it is because I HAD to find out what NBUS stood for! So now I know. (I'm not going to tell you, though. You'll have to go check it out for yourself.) The card I made using the mysterious NBUS guidelines, along with the September-specific challenge of using a "non-flying animal" stamp, is below:
|Artifacts frog stamp, Concrete Jungle sentiment|