Thursday, June 25, 2009

365 Cards - Hardest Challenge Yet!

That Pam at 365 Cards is trying to drive me to drink! The challenge for today was almost impossible! The challenge is to use one stamped image (can be colored) and one stamped sentiment. But NO printed paper and NO other embellishments! What?! No buttons? No ribbon? No pretty paper?! ACK! But I did it! So there, Pam, you Challenge Queen!

Instead of printed paper, I embossed my Stampin' Up cardstock with three different folders. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and the Birds and Swirls folders, and the Sizzzix Three Dots folder.

I stamped the Close to My Heart image onto white cardstock and colored it with SU markers. It looks ok, but I do have Copic envy. I wish I was half as talented as some of the other gals who use markers! This is another old stamp, from back when country was popular...maybe the mid '90s. But I still like it. And, hey maybe country will come back!

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of cardstock, embossed it, and then punched tags with SU punches. I think that may count as an embellie, but, I don't care! This challenge was HARD! It killed me to not add ribbon or a button. And in fact...I may have to before this card gets mailed! hee hee

I know I promised blog candy this week. I did not get to craft much over the weekend as we had all dd's celebration and Father's Day. We had a wonderful time, but it sure cramped my craft time. LOL This week I've been swamped with end of school stuff and printing graduation announcements, cards, and photos for my son. I still need to address the announcements and get them mailed. So, I hope to have the candy by the weekend! But sing with me folks...one kid down, two more to go!

ETA: To all those who think I cheated (again), go read the rules. Pam does NOT say just one sheet of cardstock or only white cardstock. She just said NO printed paper and NO embellies. She said one stamped image and one stamped sentiment. The rest...open to interpretation. And what can I say, I think OUT OF THE BOX. Y'all are just mad at me for thinking of it first. Big hecklers. And if this is a ploy to get me to make a 2nd card, just think again ladies. I have things to do, people to see, naps to take! (For newbies to my blog....this is a JOKE, don't go away frightened! LOL)

21 comments:

  1. well save a spot at the bar for me as i am about to join you lol even with pams plot against us you have made a fantastic card!! oh and thanks for the idea to emboss so it is not so plain will do so on my card :D

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  2. Fab Card Gloria :)

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  3. this is a tough challenge! I can't wait to play myself. you did a fabulous job!

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  4. Lol - great job, Gloria!!

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  5. Way to pusssssh the challenge!!! you and Rose crack me up, to cute, and both your cards are fabu...but (swoon) I will try to play by the rules, he he!!

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  6. You my friend are too funny!!! watch the headlines....2 kicked off challenge site for breaking rules!! LOL
    hope Leah doesnt kick me off PB's before my first DT challenge!! it's my bed time now so you behave yourself :)

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  7. so, Gloria, you're the one leading everyone astray????
    gotta watch those challenge police! love the flower cart and the embossed bgs

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  8. You gals are funny! Have to admit, I was struggling and had to resist not adding a ribbon! Great card by the way!

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  9. Hmm, I don't know Gloria - I would think that the embossed paper is printed!! lol - Great card - you did wonderful with this challenge. I suppose if I had embossed mine it would have been not quite so plain too. TFS

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  10. Gloria, me thinks you cheated here and you dragged Rose right in with you. But I won't tell Pam if you don't.

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  11. oh my goodness...i'm laughing so hard right now i'm almost in tears! your card is beautiful, Gloria, and awesome job thinking outside the box! it never occurred to me to use other solid paper!

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  12. What a difficult challenge! I think you card turned out fabulous:)

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  14. trust you to "bend" the rules...lol...FAB card, as always :0)

    thanks for the comment on my blog, yes it is a new background :0) and Im having a blast combining 365's so I can "catch up"...did you manage to see my card for day 102?? I got 17 challenges on the one card...woo hoo...a record for even me..lol

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  15. Double damn!!!! I wished I HAD thought of doing this. Geez sometimes I need slapping upside the head!! You did a fantastic job Gloria I love it.
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  16. Oh I see . . . as a newbie to this challenge malarkey . . . I thought that when it said 1 stamped image and 1 stamped sentiment AND THAT'S IT . . . that was IT! So I dutifully did 2 stamps and a bit of colouring in!

    So . . . you can bend the rules then?

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  17. Well, I hate that I didn't get to participate in this challenge yesterday! Gloria, looks like everyone is just ticked that THEY didn't think of doing what you did :) I think your card is gorgeous and fits exactly into the challenge. Kudos to you!!

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  18. Your card is gorgeous, Gloria!!

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  19. Since I haven't read the rules, I won't call you a cheater. However, knowing you as I do, I wouldn't put it past you to have cheated! LOL

    As for the newbies - RUN RUN RUN (in the other direction) as fast as you can! This woman will definitely lead you astray!!

    ~Vicki

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  20. Another newbie who only did a stamp and a word LOL!!!
    I'm not runnin'- this is fun. I just need instructions further to the instructions so I 'spin' the card LOL
    Great card by the way ;)

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  21. YOU GALS ARE HILARIOUS ... LOVE YOUR CARD!

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