Friday, February 20, 2009

The Gambler

When I saw this months Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge, I had to laugh. My DH is a huge country fan, and he mostly only listens to the old stuff. One of his favorite songs is The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. I decided I would be nice and put that song on my iPod for the next time we were in the car together....he made me listen to it about 25 times in a got deleted as soon as I got home. Not that there is anything wrong with the song, but after 25times I was DONE. Anywho, you probably want to know why I am babbling about that, right? Well, here are the directions that Jami set forth for us this month:

Know When to Fold 'em!

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,Know when to walk away and know when to run.You never count your money when youre sittin' at the table.There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

Challenge Focus: Cards/Poker/Games/Gambling/Luck - anything loosely related - just tell us how it relates.

Required Element: A card made with other than a standard fold (think joy fold, z-fold, tri-fold, accordion, hinge card, etc.)

Restricted Element: No buttons. (Yes we know buttons are *hot* right now.)

So, now I guess is the part where I try to convince you that it is related, right? Well, personally, I don't think it was THAT far a stretch, so here goes. Gambling, if you win, you are fortunate-fortune cookie....get it. Plus they have lucky numbers on the back right?? There are also other reasons why I think this will fit, but lets keep it PG, kay?!! Easy enough, right, one would think so, but I had my card COMPLETELY done and forgot to do a fancy fold so I had to scrap the base and start over. Luckily, I only had to do the main image panel once. I used Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch for my card along with the Paper Pretties stamp set, Flirty Fortunes. I colored my fortune cookie twice, cut one out and glued it on for a tiny bit of dimension. I used two different DP's, both from the SU Patterns Pack from last catalog, and some of the yummy new silver brads. The embossing was done with my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder...and just in case you can't tell, this card is a gatefold. Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Dear Friend

I was up late, way way way too late, and I decided that I would knock out a card for today's Limited Supplies Challenge. The challenge was to make a card using Green, 3 or less layers and only 2 embellishments. You also got "bonus" points if you used DP. Done, done, done, and DONE!! I used Corduroy Buttons from SU and some of the Valet Ribbon Originals as my two embellishments. I stuck to three layers( the white and DP layer is technically only one because I cut them in half and connected them with the ribbon) too!! I used one of my FAVORITE color combos, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black along with Whisper White. The stamp set is the new Central Park set and the Dp is from the Urban Oasis pack. Okay, now I HAVE to get to bed!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! I will be back later with my DD/DDA monthly challenge!!