Friday, March 7, 2008

My 1st Blogger's Challenge!

Wow, what a week! First I decide to start this blog thing and now before even a week has passed, I am doing my first challenge with a group of stampin' rock stars! Oh my goodness, I hope I can keep up with them.

I needed to create a card using products from the new Occasions Mini (if you haven't seen it yet, click on the link here on my blog to view the gorgeous stamps and papers!) for a swap I'm in. So if you are in my swap group, this is the card you'll be receiving. Sorry for the spoiler, but a gal's gotta make the most of her time! :)


In this description, all the NEW products from the mini are highlighted in blue.
Having never made one of those cute Tent Topper cards, I wanted to use that layout, so I started with a piece of Elegant Eggplant cut at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". I stamped the clock image from Time for You in Whisper White Craft ink and heat embossed it with Whisper White EP. Next, I stamped the main image with the saying from Garden Whimsy in eggplant and mounted it onto Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Elegant Eggplant layers. I added one of the gorgeous rhinestone brads before layering it onto a piece of Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper and more Wild Wasabi cardstock. Using my Horizontal Slot punch I added slots on the front of the large layers for the Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain ribbon to slide through and then tied a knot in the center. The ribbon goes all the way around the inside of the card. I hate cut off ribbon - it just looks unfinished to me.
For the final touch, I used one of the On Board chipboard hearts coated in Certainly Celery Craft ink and embossed with Heat and Stick powder. I then covered it in the new Chunky Sprinkles glitter in green. It is attached to the center with some Mini Glue Dots and Voila!, it's finished!
Have a great weekend everyone - I'll be back on Monday!



21 comments:

  1. Brilliant combo of sets. Love the clock in the background. And the sparkle is wonderful too. Great job.

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  2. Great card Robin! Cute design and it's got BLING! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. SUPER cute card! Love the clocks on the background! =)

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  4. This turned out sooo beautiful! So springy! GREAT JOB on your first challenge! {SMILES}

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  5. Welcome to the Bloggers Challenge Group! Love the tent topper card, colors, glitter....Sure hoping this is for the swap I'm in with you!

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  6. What a great project...and all with new stuff. Awesome!

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  7. Adorable card! I love that new chunky glitter!! Adds alot to the card!

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  8. great card - love the colors and the 'tent' cards are awesome!!

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  9. This is stunning, Robin! I just love that glitter! Great job!!!

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  10. Pretty pretty card Robin! Great job on the challenge! Love the glitter ;o)

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  11. Wonderful, Robin. I love the embossed white clocks! Welcome to the group.

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  12. Welcome to the group! Your card is terrific. That heart is just so divine. Love how it sparkles. Lots of fun details on this card.

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  13. Welcome, Robin! Love your card....I guess great minds think alike!! We both ended up with the same basic card, but they couldn't be more different.....just LOVE yours.

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  14. Great card Robin! You're off to a great start with your blog!

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  15. I'm SO glad that you have joined the group! I really like how you put the ribbon through the "topper" layer of your card with the slot punch! Awesome color combo!!! Too cute!

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  16. This is super cute Robin! Welcome to the bloggers challenge group -- I am kind of a newbie too!

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  17. I tried to post the other but maybe Blogger had the hicups? I kicked me back out 3 times. So I am trying it again, because I wanted you to know that I really LOVE your color combination! Great Card.

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  18. LOVE your challenge and especially love the bling! Welcome to the group! You're a great addition and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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