Hi there! A few days ago I was looking at www.cleardollarstamps.com and found that I really loved the stamps illustrated by Laurie Wilson. I checked to see if she had her own blog, and sure enough, I found it at http://clearlydelightful.typepad.com She does monthly challenges on the 5th, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. She's giving away a free digital image to everyone just for participating (you can see the images here: http://doodlepantry.com/)! Sweet, huh?! Here are her stipulations, if you want to play along:
TO BE A PARTICIPANT do the following 4 things (super easy stuff!):
- Follow the challenge theme with a project or card --The theme is to 1. Use DRY EMBOSSING and 2. Use some YELLOW color on your project. (Note: the yellow does not have to be on the dry embossing)
- Post MUST be dated within the time frame of the challenge. Please, no past creations, create something new
- Use Mr. Linky Widget to share your creation post (direct link to actual post)
- YOU MUST Leave a comment on THIS challenge post AND mention which Doodle Pantry image you want for free just for participating.
*****Entries due by April 19, 2010*****
I knew as soon as I read the dry embossing part what I was going to use. I've had the flowers in a can/sentiment for a long time, just sitting in my stash from a swap, and you know I've been on my use-it-up kick lately, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to see it used. Of course some of the flowers happened to be yellow, so this challenge almost *wasn't* a challenge to me! hehe This was such a simple card- I used some scraps of cardstock, a bit of yellow patterned paper by K&Co, an oval embossed Nestability, and some of my new-to-me antique buttons. Note: I just went shopping in the town where I went to college and scored some pretty lace, a couple of jars of buttons, bulk ribbon (50 yards a spool!) and some old sheet music at the antiques stores they have there. It never occurred to me to look for card making supplies in an antiques store, but I'll certainly have to go back every now and then! :) Anyway, my card came together really quickly, thanks to the challenge and the swapped focal piece! Hope you enjoy, and hope you check out Laurie's images- they're super cute!!
-Suzanne :O )