Monday, July 21, 2008

A Few Challenges For You!!

Since I don’t participate in nearly enough challenges, hehe, I decided that I would try to participate in all the Dare to Get Dirty challenges this week. Two challenges were posted today. The first one was posted by Jody Morrow(texasjodylynn), and SURPRISINGLY, her challenge was a ribbon challenge…LOL!! I have the hardest time working with patterned ribbon, but I do love it, so I decided to close my eyes, reach in my embellishment box and pick one randomly. I came out with this ribbon from American Crafts. I used it to inspire the colors of my card. I also decided to play in the My Favorite Things sketch challenge, so I used that sketch on my card too. I stamped my Peppermint image by MFT with Black Stazon on white cardstock. I colored it in with my SU markers and then cut it out. I made the cirles using my Nesties. I layered it with Chocolate Chip and added some silver brads. The other colors on my card are Pretty in Pink and Garden Green.
Stamps-Peppermint and Essential Sentiments by MFT
Paper-Pretty in Pink, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip
Ink-Black Stazon
Tools-oval punches, SU markers, brads, Cuttlebug, Nesties, American Crafts ribbon, Swiss Dots folder, spiral clip

My next card was made for three challenges(go me!!). The first(and I feel like I owe her a HUGE apology) was for the Featured Stamper challenge from last week. Stephanie Hargis was the featured stamper and I just adore her and her work!!! I can’t believe I didn’t play last week, but hopefully she will forgive me now!! The second challenge was for the Dare To Get Dirty challenge posted by Laurie(lauraly), and it was to use vellum. The third challenge was for the Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge to use Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa. If you haven’t played in Danielles challenges, you really should!! They are awesome, and if your card gets chosen you win a PRIZE. Check out the Paper Pretties home page for more details!! Anyway, I ran my vellum through the Cuttlebug with my Paisley folder. I layered it on Very Vanilla with two strips of Close To Cocoa DSP. I then adhered it using silver brads and tied some hemp twine around it. The main image is by Paper Pretties and it is the August stamp of the month, which means you have until 11:59pm on the 31st of July to sign up and get this stamp a month before it is released to the public. How cool is that!!( Just be sure to tell them I sent you!!) I colored her in with my SU markers and sponged the edges to soften it up. I added a spiral clip with some grosgrain ribbon on it to add a little more to the card. Okay, well that is it for me for today(I think)!! I am off to stamp some more!! Thanks for stopping by yet again, and I hope you have a FABULOUS day!! Oh, and if you want more info on the Dare to Get Dirty challenges-check this out!!
Stamps-Howdy Girlfriend
Paper-Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow
Ink-Black Stazon and Close to Cocoa
Tools-SU markers, spiral clip, grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, hemp twine, Cuttlebug, paisley folder

Featured Stamper- Susiestampalot

I was so excited when I saw this weeks Featured Stamper on SCS. I had the pleasure of meeting Susan when I went to that shoebox swap in Arlington, TX. , and she is a fantastically talented stamper and super sweet and funny to boot!! I had this card done last night, but was to tired to post it and then when I got up this morning I realized that I used the wrong color ribbon….duhhh. See what 5 screaming girls will do to your brain!!LOL!!! I decided to go ahead and post it, because I still love it, even if the ribbon is wrong. I choose this card of Susan’s to CASE. My main image is from the Whipper Snapper set Posies For You. I stamped them with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored them in with my SU markers. I cut it and it’s layers out with my circle Nesties. The colors I used were More Mustard and the new SU color Riding Hood Red. The DP is from the East Coast Prep DSP and it is layered with RHR, WW, and Baja Breeze. I did the faux stitching with my white gel pen and paper piercing tool. The ribbon is Pumpkin Pie striped from SU, and yes, I still don’t know what I was thinking!! I am off to check out all the challenges on SCS!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Stamps-Posies For You
Paper-Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Whisper White, and East Coast Prep DSP
Ink- Black Stazon
Tools-white gel pen, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Pumpkin striped ribbon, SU markers
And now, some pictures of my wonder I am so tired!! It took 30 photos to finally get a couple of good ones, and as you can see, they were having fun. The picture of just the two girls are my nieces Katie and Maddie, aren't they cute!!