Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My 1st Blog Challenges!!

Have you ever been a part of any challenges that are scattered throughout Blog land? J

I have been wanting to try so many challenges that I have seen on other consultant's blogs – it looks like so much FUN!!

Well, I was on my friend Gina’s blog yesterday, and loved the black & yellow theme that she was doing!  So it’s all GINA’S fault I started doing challenges! LOL!!  Make sure you check out Gina’s card HERE!

The challenge of the week comes from the “Dynamic Duo Challenge”.  In this challenge, we had to use two colors, black and yellow and we could add neutral colors.  We also had the option to add some dry embossing! J  For anyone that knows me well – dry embossing is one of my FAVORITE techniques!  J

I thought- “I am going to ACCEPT this challenge!!!”  So, here we go! J 

I am actually participating in TWO challenges…
The first challenge was from Dynamic Duo Challenge and I used the colors yellow and black and added some dry embossing….

Since I used the Dotty for You paper pack (get this paper for ONLY $5 until May 31st!!! – check out details below!!!) in the above challenge, I could also enter into The Paper Players challenge because I was using polka dots! J

Here are the cards I created…
Dotty for You_play day_black   yellow_2 cards
I wasn’t sure which card I liked best…yes, they use most of the same products…but are created differently in a few ways. 

I’d love to hear YOUR feedback! J  Which one do you like best?  Feel free to leave a comment below.

The first card…
Dotty for You_play day_card 1_cute
Notice the dry embossed lines on the white card base…I created these by using my embossing stylus and the groove in my paper trimmer.  Easy, quick and FUN!

Dotty for You_play day_card 1_cute tag
I used the metal tag from the black mini-medley from Close To My Heart.  

I stamped the word “cute” from the “Play Day” stamp set and stamped flowers in Buttercup ink from the stamp set called “A Garden”. 

I used our Black Baker’s Twine to finish it off.

Here is a close up of my 2nd card…
Dotty for You_play day_card 2_flower
This card, I quickly put together as my 2nd card…and now I believe I may like this one more than the first! LOL!! Isn’t that how crafting often goes?!?

I dry embossed once again, this time to frame my image.  After embossing, I then swiped the edges in CTMH’s black ink pad.  LOVE our inks!!!! 

Dotty for You_play day_card 2_flower close up
I used CTMH’s Paradise Paper flowers & the our Petals Paper Flowers to stack 3 different kinds, and used the button brad (from the black mini-medley) as the center. 

I added some glitz glitter gel to the middle flower to give it some shine. I used the Card Word Puzzle stamps set for the wording.

It was my husband’s suggestion to color in a few things with my Crème Brulee marker…thanks hon! J

Supplies used on Both Cards…

For those visiting for the first time – THANK YOU for joining me!  I love to meet new people and look forward to seeing you more often! J

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2012-4 Dotty for you papers

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2012-4 Dotty for you papers

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Blessings to you!
Krista J


  1. Your cards are adorable!! I like both but the 2nd one really caught my eye and I think it was the the pop of color from the wagon wheels and the pocket on the little girl's top! (Tell hubby he did great on that suggestion!)
    Be careful the challenges can get addicting! :)

  2. Krista, I love both cards....but my favorite is the one with the twine and tag detail. Welcome to the world of challenges...it can get quite addicting! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. There is no way I could pick a favorite! Both of your cards came out great! That image is so sweet and I really like the details you added to both cards. Thank you so much for joining us at BOTH the Paper Players AND Dynamic Dous this week. I sure hope you will play along again really soon. Have a great day! :)

  4. Wow, these are adorable! I just LOVE silhouettes! I do think I like the second one the best! So glad you were able to play with the Paper Players this week!
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  5. What a cute silhouette image. The challenge colours really suit your cards. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos and for completing your very first challenge.

  6. They are both adorable!! I think I like the first one best--love the twine and stamping on the polka dor paper. Congratulations on joining your first challenge! So glad it was for The Paper Players!

  7. BOTH of these are so adorable! What a sweet main image! Love the tag and polka dots on the first and the distressing and pretty flower on the second! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! Hope to see you again! :)

  8. Both cards are super sweet, I just love how you stamped on the polka dot paper. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos and the Paper Players.

  9. Both cards are very cute - I love the image you've used! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  10. Your first challenge!!! Be careful...it can be addicting....but it is also a wonderful source of creative ideas!! I love both cards...the polka dots are perfect with that darling image!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!


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