Monday, October 5, 2009

It's a "Challenging" Day!!

Today is a day of challenges! I have three challenge cards on my plate today. I can't decided which is my favorite, but one of them certainly makes me giggle!!

My sweet Mother-in-Law always sends my kids a nice birthday card and puts a contribution into their college fund. I spend a good amount of time making thank-you cards for her because I know she saves them and really appreciates my hard work. She is also a knitter, so this stamp is perfect for her! I have been eying this stamp for quite a while and finally broke down and bought it. I also loooove Riley stamps (of course this is Sophie, not Riley), but Riley could knit if he wanted to, couldn't he? I made this card for Verve's Mojo Monday sketch. Look closely at Sophie's chair, it is paper pieced using one of the Marrakech papers.

Card Deets:
This design is for today's Clean & Simple (CAS) challenge. The challenge today was to be inspired by various photos of throw pillows from Cost Plus World Market. I was inspired by the Middle Eastern designs and rich earth tone colors. It was hard to stay "clean and simple" with this challenge, but I think I pulled it off. It's a very simple card to make and quick to mass reproduce.

Card Deets:
  • Paper: PTI White, SU More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, and Ruby Red
  • Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, and Ruby Red
  • Stamps: Verve Birthday Surprise & Filigree Fantasy
  • Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon
One last card for the day. I have a couple of sisters with birthdays this month, so my previous card and this one are both birthday cards. Happy birthday to Mary (yesterday) and Ginger (end of the month)! The rust panel is for the Technique Lovers Faux Suede challenge today.

Card Deets:

1 comment:

Patti said...

You did great on all three challenges! Your mojo card is adorable! That's some serious paper piecing on the chair!