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I missed last week’s card challenge by 5 hours, because I didn’t check the submission time. I have now made an Excel spreadsheet with submission times so I can easily check my spreadsheet and submit card challenges on time.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge PPA245 is below:

 

PPA245 Sketch Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made a KISS (Keep It Short and Simple) card for PPA245: Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  It took me less than
30 minutes. This included taking the picture, uploading the picture, posting on my blog, and submitting to Pals Paper Arts website. I think this card would be a really great card for a make-n-take class.

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After Cheyenne and I finished the Picture Perfect girl card, we began on the SUO Challenge #119 – Fun Folds card challenge. The challenge was to create a card using a card fold other than the typical rectangle/square card. I am having a make-up class tomorrow featuring the tri-fold cascading card and thought this would be a really great card for a challenge.

I had previously used flowers and a birthday theme on the first set of cards I had created back in February, but I wanted to use SU! Perfect Blend stamp set with a gift card envelope. We made the basic card, which included two cups of coffee matted on Cherry Cobbler with a sentiment stamped on a banner, but the card just needed something else.

I thought of SU! Banner Blast stamp set and added some banners to the card. It was just what the card needed. Here is the Fun Folds SUO Challenge card.

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Discontinued Supplies: SU! Banner Blast Stamp Set

Price: $4.95

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Missed opportunity. Boo Hoo! I missed the deadline for the Paper Pals Card Challenge by a few hours. Oh Well, I LOVE this card. So glad I was inspired by this challenge’s sketch.

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My some times partner in design, Cheyenne Luken, came over this morning to make a card for this sketch challenge. We went right to work. I had already envisioned  how I wanted the cute little girl to pop out of a star showcasing herself within the star and her frame. As always, we are not only challenged by the sketch and/or color layout, but we are in competition with each other to see which one of us will change our card to look like the other one’s card. LOL

So, it started. I wanted to use the Blendabilities I had purchased on this sweet girl. We pulled out the very few I own and thus began our creation. Since we haven’t used the Blendabilites a lot, our artwork can look a little odd (to say the least). But, with many corrections, we came out with a breathtakingly awesome card.

Just to reflect on the process for a minute; here’s how our cards came to be.

Don’t you know, it seems you make a major mistake when you are almost finished with the card. Well, I was trying to use a brown Blendabilities marker to darken the edges of the paper where I had cut the girl out and the edges were glaringly white. Well, I should have used a regular black marker because the Blendabilities marker leaked onto the arm. Argh! I redid her arm, cut off the old one and adhered the new one. Then, learning from my mistake, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to touch up the edges and made a misstroke and marked a black line on her other arm. Argh, Argh! So, I redid this arm, cut off the old one and adhered a fresh new arm. Thought I was finished, other than placing my star on my paper.

Cheyenne had placed her girl lower on the paper and asked what I thought. I said, I was going to place my girl higher. Cheyenne thought this was a good idea, but upon my earlier instructions had covered the back of her star and girl with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered her to her card. She would have torn her paper mats to pieces to try and move it. I think it looks fine just where she put it. I noted the card needed a sentiment, and Cheyenne chose the “You’re Picture Perfect” that came with the stamp set from My Favorite Things.

Cheyenne had considered how to place her girl within the frame; to have part of the frame under the star, all of the frame outside of the star, etc. She placed her girl, but once I had finished mine and placed mine the way you see it. She changed her girl to match mine (she must have done this after I took a picture of her card).

I had also tried several times to add a blush to my girls face with the color lifter and one of the red Blendabilities marker. What a mess! I got most of the “mess” off and was happy with my card . . . . . UNTIL . . . . I walked by and noticed my girl’s face looked very, very pink in comparison to Cheyenne’s peachy skinned girl. So……I redid my girl’s face and her arms (so they would match) and her hair; cut out her head and arms and adhered them to the card. I added the blush to her cheeks with an aqua painter and Regal Rose ink (this is discontinued the supplies show Pink Pirouette, which will work just fine). I added the sentiment and took pictures of both our cards. I came inside and cropped the pictures and noticed, my sentiment was off-centered!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I repositioned the sentiment and retook the picture. So, without further ado, here are our pictures.

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non SU! supplies: MFT stamp set: Pure Innocence Picture Perfect

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This was February’s Technique Card Class. This class was canceled twice due to inclement weather.

Tri-fold Cascading Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Supplies: I used a 1/4″ scallop punch from one of the retired itty bitty punch packs for the center part of the flower. A 1/4″ circle would work in place of this punch.  When, I made the sample cards, my Birthday Bash paper had not arrived. On the actual projects Birthday Bash will be used.

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Daisy Thank You Card This was a thank you card I made for someone who gave me something very special. It was a really quick, simple, elegant, and cute card to make. I love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Supplies: SU! Big Shot Die Flowers, Daisies #2, SU! large white brads, Pretty in Pink card stock.

Love Bug Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am moving earlier blog posts from my old site to this one. This was a card I made based on a variation of a 3-D project. I found the original idea on this web-site http://www.mypapercrafting.com/2012/01/qq-spellbinders-sneak-peek-3.html and had to make this cute bug work with Stampin’ Up! punches (note: I did cut the oval head pieces and the eyes out on my Cricut so the proportions would look great!).

Discontinued Supplies: Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Pretty in Pink card stock, Regal Rose card stock, and Pretty in Pink stamp pad.

note: I used one of the itty bitty punch pack circles to punch the nose, but I’m going to include the owl punch which would substitute well for the nose.

 

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A friend needed a birthday card for her dad and wanted to make it herself. She came over and this was the result of our endeavors. Love this card!

Birthday Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Supplies: SU! Up, Up, & Away Stamp Set, SU! Designer Series Paper (I was trying to use up scraps), and SU! Poppy Parade ink pad.

 

I am really on a roll. I received an update from http://livelovecards.com and went to explore what was new and came across the March card challenge using a stencil. My first thought was making a gingham type background using the stripe stencil from Stampin’ UP! I placed it on the diagonal and sponged using Wild Wasabi and Old Olive inks. I tapered the amount of ink on one side of the card as a highlight effect.

The next step was going through my framelits to determine what type of mat I wanted; then, on to finding the right stamp set. I was inspired by a couple of bird nests on our front porch, and it is really warm here in Georgia, and Spring is right around the corner, and. . . . . .  So, I chose Nature Walk utilizing the bird with its nest popping off the page.

Here is the challenge card I made for Live-Love-Cards:

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Stamp Set: Nature’s Walk (discontinued)
Stampin’ Write Marker (discontinued): More Mustard (Crushed Curry would work as well)
Nest: Pulled apart the ribbons and then glued to card

 

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This is my FIRST Card Challenge. I found this website http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com and decided to make this my first ever card challenge entry. Here is the challenge:

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I took the color challenge and combined it with the sketch challenge to make a fusion of both challenges. One of the cards in my March make-n-take class used a technique where watercolor paper was spritzed with water and the Painted Petals stamps were stamped onto the wet cardstock creating a slight watercolor effect. Without further ado, here is my challenge.

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NOTE: The retired Lace Ribbon Border punch was used.

 

 

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This month’s technique card is the Window Blinds card. It is a quick and simple WOW card.

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The ribbon that is pulled (ends were cropped out of the picture) to raise the blinds to reveal a delightful outdoor garden is located at the top of the blinds.

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