Saturday, February 21, 2009

Challange Yourself!

So this weekend was another VSN weekend over at splitcoast. I have had it marked on my calendar for some time. I love having these challenge weekends to just sit and create. I also started something new with the challenges this year. I sit down with a theme in mind and try to make all my cards to go with that theme while still following the rules of the challenges. In January I did the VSN mini challenge and knew ahead of time that I wanted to get my Valentine Cards done. All but 2 or 3 cards ended up being valentines and were sent out. This weekend I sat down with the thought that all my cards would be birthday cards ( you can never have too many of those right?) and or thank you cards. I didn't get many cards done today since I had to teach this morning until noon and yesterday was Tom's birthday so I didn't get any done last night either. I counted and if I finish all the challenges tomorrow that would be 12 more that I would need to complete, upload, and post before the 8:00 deadline tomorrow night... We'll see how much I get done while still picking up the house and doing laundry. Anyway here are a few of the cards that I made today. Leave some love if you're out there!

The challenge for this card was to use an older stamp or one that you haven't used in a long time. I think that I go this Stampin' Up! stamp when I was still in high school when I went to a workshop with my mom before I really even got in to stamping.

Ingredients: Stamps: Flutterbys, Hugs and Wishes. Paper: soft sky, afternoon tea designer series paper. Ink: soft sky, close to cocoa, versamark. Accessories: white ep, 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon

This card was made for a challenge to use inchies. I have never consciously used inchies before. It was good to learn a new technique.

Ingredients: Stamps: Party Animals. Paper: regal rose, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, whisper white. Ink: close to cocoa, tangerine tang
o, kiwi kiss, so saffron, regal rose. Accessories: 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon.

The challenge for this card was "celebrity crush". We were to design a card that was inspired by a celebrity. I chose Denis Leary in his role on Rescue Me. I love that show! And who could resist a man in uniform?? On the show he also has a bad boy side to him which is also kind of cute ;). I also love this image because I have several family members who are firefighters.

Ingredients: Stamps: Fire Brigade, Heartfelt Thanks. Paper: basic black, real red, whisper white. Ink: basic black, basic gray, versamark. Accessories: 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon, white ep.

Well I think that's enough for now.... I'll try to post more tomorrow or later on this week!

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