Friday, August 31, 2007

Challenge Week 10

Due August 31 - Copy layout from Page 92 of the catalog

* animation provided by my wonderful and exceptionally talented husband

While the focus for this assignment was mainly the top of the card, I thought it would be fun to make the whole thing... after all; I have a bunch of those Pockets & Pieces sheets and never use them.

Then, I turned it into my birthday card to my daughter who turns 7 on Sunday, September 2. So, thank you Lisa (blog challenge Mom) because I would never have made such an elaborate birthday card... and I know she will simply adore it!

Here is a shot of it without motion -

Stamps: Unfrogettable, EFP, Doodle Numbers
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Basic Brown
C/S: Real Red, Confetti White, Wild Wasabi & Bashful Blue Textured
Access: Pockets & Pieces Confetti White, DS Paper Cutie Pie (how appropriate!) Silver Brads, Real Red Grosgrain, Lg & Sm Square Punch, Corner Rounder, 1/8 & 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Template, Paper Snips, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, Summer Sun & Bashful Blue Markers, Dimensionals

Friday, August 24, 2007

Challenge Week 9 and Follow Up

Thank you to everyone who so kindly posted a comment about my tin... it was super easy to make - I just used a Simply Scrappin' Kit and a little modge podge, and wha-la - a fabulous gift!

To learn how I made the RIBBON HANDLE click HERE and follow the tutorial.

Challenge Week 9
- Due
August 24
Get Punchy! Use punches as the main focal point.
I was in a goofy mood when I created this... most likely from too many glasses of wine... haha. I'm not sure I'd ever give it to anyone, but it was fun to make.

Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Chocolate Chip
C/S: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi
Access: Prints DS Paper in Certainly Celery, Sq. Rhinestones in Ice, Photo Corners Punch

Friday, August 17, 2007

Challenge Week 8

Due August 17 - Inspired by... pick something, say a pattern in a piece of clothing, colors in a rug... some design that inspires you.

Oops... I missed this challenge... sorry guys! I'll be back on track with challenges when the kids start school in 3 DAYS!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Challenge Week 7

Due August 10 - Alter something - a frame, tin, chipboard, etc.

I have to confess... I am going to cheat this week... I am away on vacation and unable to participate fully in the challenge. I previously altered a lunchbox tin for my upline, Elizabeth and have never posted it on my blog so I'm going to sneak it on this week. Some of you will remember it, I'm sure. I will post the 'before' photo and supply list when I return home.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Challenge Week 6

Due August 3 - Layout on Page 165 from the 2007 Fall-Winter Collection catalog.
Whew... finally got a card done for the weekly challenge! I SO cannot wait until school starts to have 'my' time back. Anyhow, this was a fun card to make - I couldn't stop adding things, which is so unlike me. I added Crystal Effects to the flower centers and my faux brads and in doing so, dripped a smidge on the designer paper. I tried to cover it up with a little dab of ink, but you can still see it (sorry!)

Stamps: Three in a Row, Big Blooms (retired), and Canvas BG
Ink: Sahara Sand, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Metal Edge Circle Tags, Palette O'Prints Designer Paper, 1/2" Circle Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Crop-O-Dile 3/16" punch, Dimensionals, Paper Snips.