Sunday, June 27, 2010

Closing!!!! VSD #4

So I know you thought I would be popping in to just say good bye and good night to everyone, right!!??!?!?!!!!?

Well actually I have one last challenge for you and whoever participates will be entered into a "drawing" to win a little goodie bag from me. Remember you have until 8pm EST on Monday night to play.

So your last challenge is to create a card using this sketch:

VSD #4 Challenge #5

Christmas in July (???)
Since we are just a few short days away from July I thought for our 5th challege we would do a Christmas in July theme.
So your challenge is to create a Christmas card. That is it, nothing special required. NVR, just please try to use a minimum of 1 stamped image on your card.
Have fun!!

VSD #4 Challenge #4

Hello everyone and welcome back! I hope you had a productive and creative Saturday and are ready for more challenges.

I am so excited to start the day off with the first challenge! Since the 4th of July is getting close, my theme is going to be Stars and Stripes with a twist. The twist is that your card must be some shape other than the traditional square or rectangle.

Also, so my Canadian peeps can play along, you do not have to use red, white or blue. The only requirement is that there be Stars and Stripes and the card must be some other shape than a traditional square or rectangle.

Don't forget, you have until Monday 8:00 pm eastern to upload your creations. So have fun!

Here is mine:

Thanks for playing!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

VSD #4 Challenge #3 GET INSPIRED!!

Hello ladies! :)

Hope you are enjoying the VSD weekend so far! I am so excited to be hosting challenge #3!! Here is my challenge to you:

Get Inspired!!

This is a challenge for you to create something for yourself!! I want you to take a minute and jot down a few of your goals! Can be anything you are trying to accomplish or are working towards such as weight loss, financial freedom, daily strength etc. Now that you have made a quick list think about some of the things that inspire you! I want you to take a 4 x 6 piece of paper and create a piece of art work that you can display in your craft space that will provide you with daily inspiration! You can use your favorite colors, quotes, pictures, stamps, digi images, magazine articles, candy wrappers, dollar bills, anything that inspires you!! The sky is the limit!! The only requirement is that the finished size be 4 x 6.

I cannot wait to see what you all come up with! :)

Please have them displayed on your blog by Monday night at 8 pm! Thanks for playing along!

Big hug!

VSD #4 Challenge #2

Hello ladies!!!

Are we having fun yet?
Wasn't April's challenge great! I've never made one of those!


I've got a color challenge for you with a theme twist...

Your colors are:

Chocolate Chip

More Mustard

Old Olive

Basic gray

Very Vanilla

Here's the picture I drew the color inspiration from:

Guess where this arrangement is in my house.....on the back of my toilet. Well now, isn't that inspiring?!!!! hahahahahaha

Now for the theme twist. I NEVER have masculine cards around when I need them. I'm not good at doing masculine your creation with manly men in mind.

Also, use pewter or silver embellishments.

So, to summarize:

1. Make a card/project using as many of the colors listed as possible. Get as close as you can. It doesn't have to be the exact SU! color.
2. Make your project masculine
3. Use pewter or silver embellishments.

Here's mine:

My card base is Very Vanilla. Then I punched out squares of more mustard, basic gray, chocolate chip and old olive and stamped on top of them with my SU! Sanded b/g stamp. "Thanks" is from the SU! Fundamental Phrases set and I punched it with my large oval punch. Then for my silver embellishments I used my SU! vintage brads. Is it masculine enough? No flowers or lacy ribbon...I think it's okay :)

Your Turn!


Thanks for playing!


VSD #4 Challenge #1

Hello Ladies.....How is everyone today? I hope you are ready for your first challenge of our wonderful weekend VSD! I told you all you'd need acrylic or transparency sheets for my challenge because we are making acetate cards today!

Here is the tutorial on SCS~acetate card
If you need some more if mine isn't is the gallery FULL of ideas~acetate gallery

This card can be any theme you want it to be and you can make it any way you want it. You don't even need to stamp on the acetate directly if you don't have the right kind of ink. Once you look through the gallery you will see many ideas and veriations on how to use this awesome stuff. Can I just say...I loved making this card and will surely be doing more of them!

~if stamping directly onto the acetate....take your time and be very careful, if you use Staz-On ink other and opaque white the ink is very slippery on the acetate and will smear....keep a wipe or something handy to quickly wipe away your mistake and try again. The opaque white works pretty good's a bit more sticky.
~don't use stickles on the acetate...I did as you can see here and when I folded the top down I hit the stickles and they literally popped right off so I had to do it stickles are not friendly on this surface.
~have fun with it and try different really is fun to work with and play around with. I really love the way my card came out (I don't brag very much about my work but this one...I love).

Here is the prize I am giving away to one lucky winner of this buying some acetate worth it now???? HUH....come on...don't be shy!!!!

SU! Welcome Neighbor DP 8x8 pack
Wiff Of Joy stamp

And you do have until Monday night to post your creation and link it to this post so get movin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

*You can work on this during VSD* Crafty Critters Challenge#28 *Post by Monday at 8pm*

Alright ladies its my turn and I want you guys to pull out your Cricut and make a card. Lately I have enjoyed coming up with fun and elegant cards using my Cricut.I hope you all enjoy this challenge I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Challenge Details
~ Create a Summer card using any color or cartridge .
~ Add brads and flowers

Make sure your cards are posted on your blogs between June 26-28
Thanks for playing along ladies I hope you enjoy the challenge!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Critter Challenge #27

Hello! Sorry I'm late posting the challenge this month. Better late than never, right?! LOL

My challenge to everyone is to follow SCS color challenge 272. The colors are: real red, bermuda bay & kraft. My additional challenge is to make this as a Christmas card! I know...isn't it early for Christmas? know we never have enough of them when Christmas actually gets here!

Please post your card on your blog...June 12-14th. I know we're all busy right now, but lets try and join together for this challenge ladies! Hugs!! Jennnifer