Monday, June 16, 2008

A Few More Challenges

Okay, so in an effort to catch up, I decided to combine three challenges again, gooo mee!!!LOL!! This card is for two of the Great Swaps Girls challenges and the Technique Lovers Challenge-what can I say, I am a sucker for some shimmer!! Last weeks featured swapper challenge was hosted by me, but I was so busy with my sister that I never got my sample done in time to post it with the challenge(I am so sorry Vickie, you have to know I think you rock, I chose you right? RIGHT!!). Vickie W. was our featured swapper, and she has a fabulous gallery and blog. I chose this card of hers to CASE, and I changed a few things on it, only cause you have to, because I love it the way it is. The other GSG challengewas this weeks challenge to use a soon to be retired set from SU with bonus points for using soon to be retiring in colors. I don’t know about you all, but I hate when the retired list comes out, just makes me sad. Luckily for me, there wasn’t anything on it that I didn’t really need. Anyway, I used the soon to be retired Weathered and stamped it on Whisper White with Chocolate Chip. The DP panels are from Spring Showers DP from SU. My main panel has the flower from Pretty Amazing stamped three times in Purely Pomegranate and then I popped each layer up. The hummingbird was colored with my SU markers except for the belly which I did with my PP pad and blender pen. I added silver brads to the corners, a spiral clip with some chocolate taffeta ribbon and purely pomegranate ribbon, and then covered the whole panel with Perfect Pearls. Then I put a chocolate taffeta ribbon around the bottom and fastened it with a ribbon slide from the SU Stylized Hardware kit. My sentiment is from the soon to be retired set Circle of Friendship. It was stamped in chocolate chip, punched out with my 1in circle punch, and then framed with some more hardware. That is all for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
I wanted to leave you with an RAK I got through the mail from Donna B., isn’t it awesome!! Thanks so much Donna, you really brightened my day!!
Stamps-Pretty Amazing, Weathered, Circle of Friendship
Paper-Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White and Spring Showers DP
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Black Stazon
Tools- hardware, silver spiral clip, chocolate taffeta, purely pomegranate stitched ribbon, SU markers, perfect pearls, blender pen, 1in punch


I can’t believe I haven’t stamped since Wednesday night, no wonder I am cranky(DH nods head in total agreement)!!! If you know me at all, you know I love the SCS challenges, so when I don’t get to play, I have withdrawals!! I seriously thought about going back and playing all of them, but instead, if I can work them in with a current challenge, that is the only way they will get done(only so many hours in the day ya know!!). My card today actually combines three challenge(woo hoo), the My Favorite Things sketch challenge, the SCS Technique Lover’s challenge, and the Great Swaps girls weekly challenge from last week. I started by using the sketch that Cindy provided and stamped my new Take A Break image from the MFT presents line. It was stamped with Black Stazon on watercolor paper and colored in with my aqua painter and SU markers. The paper is from the Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy stack, which completely blows my mind because last time I checked purple was NOT a boy color-oh well!!! The layers for the main image were cut out using my Cuttlebug and Nesties . The strip of Sage Shadow(gasp!!) was run through my crimper(gasp!!) which was what the GSG challengewas(to use your crusty dusty old crimper-LOL!!). I tied a silver organdy and lavender polka dot organdy ribbon around and tied it in a knot. I then added some silver brads everywhere and a silver spiral clip, because lets face it, what’s a card without some hardware!! The flowers are primas that Jodi sent me, and they matched my colors perfectly, so I had to use them. To finish it off, I rubbed Perfect Pearls all over the card to give it some shimmer(that was the TLC challenge). That is it for me now!! I have a ton of stuff to catch up on, and I finally got my stamp room clean, so I am headed back to my table for another challenge(maybe even three at a time-you never know!!). Thanks for stopping by and checking on me, I really appreciate it!!
Before I go, I wanted to share an RAK that I got through the mail from my pal Lee!! Thanks so much Lee, I love it(if you are wondering where the altoids are, my DH stole them, but don’t worry, I fight dirty and I WILL get that tin back!!LOL!!)
Stamps- Take A Break by MFT presents
Ink-Black Stazon
Paper-Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, watercolor, and DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy
Tools-silver brads, silver clip, silver pen, perfect pearls, silver organdy, lavender organdy, SU markers, aqua painter, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities