During the course of the class our instructors, Karen and Ursula, presented us with a couple different challenges. The first was speed. We were split into two big tables due to the layout of the room and therefore divided into 2 teams. Each team would compete in a card making relay race to earn a prize. We were doomed from minute one. We stamped in the wrong ink, so the copic markers got all smudged, we didn't cut our ribbon. It was a pretty sad excuse for a card, but hey, it was lots of fun making our team's train wreck. Needless to say, despite the cut corners, our team didn't win. I was okay with that because the runner up prize was M&Ms. I've never been so happy to be in second place!
For our second challenge, they wanted to make us think outside the box and design something using a color we don't naturally go for. It is all too easy to get stuck using the same color palette over and over again. So, they passed around a bag of crayons and we each reached in to pick our assigned color. Maybe picked isn't the right word here, we didn't choose the color, it was more of a grab bag. Mom got green and I got blue. I think we did pretty well considering all the crafty holdups we tend to have.