Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge #21 - Sketchy with a Twist

Hi all! I'm excited to bring you this week's challenge! It's a sketch challenge with a twist. The sketch is from SCS - SC188 . You can use the sketch as is, or flip it, as long as we can see the sketch. The twist is to include the color brown somewhere on your card, and some sort of dots/circles. Please post your cards on your blog between February 28 and March 3.
Thanks for playing along!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Are You Green?

Winner of Challenge #20

For Challenge #20 we are "Going Green"!
Are you "green with envy"?
Do you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?
Or maybe, you have "the Luck o'the Irish"?
The specifics of this challenge are simple: show us how you go green!
Here's my take on the challenge:
The tag and the ribbon are recycled from a Christmas gift from Bath and Bodyworks. I covered the gift tag with Green Galore cs and added a "Kiss Me I'm Irish" rub on to the center. If you were to turn the tag over it has a pretty green snowflake printed on the backside...couldn't cover that up! Bling was added to the tag and the upper embossed portion of the card.
BTW, I'm not Irish, but have to join in on the fun!

Have fun "Going Green"!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Challenge #19

Hello ladies!!! I know you know what is coming up this weekend!!! That's right ... Valentine's Day!!! I love Valentine's Day!!! I am gonna go easy on ya this challenge ... enjoy ...

My challenge to you is to creat a card:

- using NO traditional Valentine's Day red and pink ... you may use other shades of it ... just not the regular shades ...
- at LEAST 2 different embellishments ...
- LAYER it up ... at LEAST 2 layers ...

Simple enough right???

Here is my sample:

As you can see I "redid" my Riley Valentine's Day card ... I was NOT happy with it ... it wasn't "Kelly" enough ... I needed more layers and embellishments ... LOL ... so "Kelly" up your Valentine's Day Card for me and if you are our winner you can win a SPECIAL prize!!!

Please have your challenge posted to your blog by 11:59 p.m., February 15th ... GOOD LUCK!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Stampingly yours, Kelly

Winner of Challenge #19


Sunday, February 7, 2010

VSD 2 Challenge #4!!!

Hello ladies!!! I hope you are all having a BLAST!!! Here is your last ... but, certainly not least challenge of the day ... or night ... depending on where you are ... :-) ...

I would like for you to make a card using this layout:
(just pretend the 3 strips in the middle are even and all the same size ... I really did try!!! LOL ...)

Here is my sample:

All I ask is that you have your card posted to your blog by NOON tomorrow! (Monday the 8th) I will have Kayla and Kirstin choose their favorite card ... whoever they chose will win:

Good Luck and Happy Stampin'!


VSD Challenge # 3

Hey guys!

I am just bouncing to be hosting challenge #3!! For your challenge today you will be making a gift box! It is a simple version of the 2, 4, 6, 8 box. You can choose the theme! Sky is the limit! The only rules are that you:

1) Use a punch somewhere on your box!


2) That you use ribbon somewhere on your box!

Here are your instructions:

1) Start with an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.
2) Turn it sideways so that the 11" side is at the top.
3) Score at 2.5"...5"...7.5" and 10".
4) Turn paper sideways so that the 8.5" side is at the top and score at 2.5".
5) There will be a small piece on the bottom corner...cut that out and remove.
6) If you would like to stamp your box now is the time!! :)
7) Fold paper on all the score lines and assemble the box!
8) Decorate box!
**Remember to use a punch and ribbon somewhere on your box!

I will randomly choose a winner tonight after the close of VSD and announce the winner on my blog! I will send the winner a little goody! :)

Here is a visual for you (there are more pictures on my blog) :

Thanks for playing!

Big hug!
AnnMarie :)

VSD 2 Challenge #2

Hi ladies!
I'm so excited to be hosting a challenge for our second VSD!
I found the inspiration for my challenge from 12 years of marriage to my wonderful DH of which I celebrate....TODAY! I hope you enjoy what I came up with :)

Okay, here it goes...

My challenge to you is make any project: card, scrapbook page, 3D item, etc. but follow these 4 steps:

Use Something...

Old ~ We all have those embellishments that we're hoarding or that paper we've put back that we never get out because it's so special. Pull out those older items to create something wonderful.

New ~ I know you have something you purchased recently that you can't wait to try. Incorporate it into your project.

Borrowed ~ I know what you're thinking. How can I use something borrowed on my project? My idea behind this is using something you were given by a fellow crafter. It just needs to be something you DID NOT purchase yourself.

Blue ~ Incorporate something blue on your creation! Easy enough right?

Is it bringing back those wedding memories yet? hee! hee!

I can't wait to see what you create and I'll try and post a pic of my project a little later.

** Post your creation to your blog by 7pm tonight and your name will be entered for a chance to win some crafty goodies from me!


VSD 2 Challenge #1

Hi ladies! I'm excited to be bringing you the first challenge for our second VSD!

So without delay, here it is. Time to break out the ink! The challenge is to make a card with no layers, but having the illusion of layers. You may use ONE piece of cardstock (any color) and any embellishments. For a little twist, let's make it a spring theme. I think we could use a little thaw out, at least here in Ohio! Here' s the tutorial on SCS. There are also some great examples for inspiration in the gallery.

Please have your card posted on your blog and linked here by 7pm EST and I will have my son pick his favorite for a prize (TBD).

Can't wait to see what we all come up with!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's the 3 Challenge...Challenge #18!!!!

In order to get ready for our big Super Bowl Sunday VSD I thought I would throw a "pile it on" challenge for everyone!

Here are the details:
1. It can be any kind of boy honor of those boys who are playing football on Sunday.
2. Plus you have to incorporate at least two other challenges from other blogs of your choice.
3. Don't use any bling on your card...boys don't like sparkly things...unless of course your a vampire:)

Your post must be scheduled to post at 10am EST on Feb 7th. This means you have between now and then to create your card and schedule it to post by this time and date. Please do not post earlier.

Guess what???? There are prizes too...I bet you can't guess how many????

That's right, 3!!!!!!!

Love ya,

Winner of Challenge #18