Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 2 - 365 Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the second day of the 365 Cards Blog Hop! Pam and the DT are hosting a Hop all week long! For your fist stop, visit the 365 Cards Blog, read the directions on the Sketchy Sunday post, then start the Hop! For my Day 1 Post, click HERE. If you get lost during the Hop, the 365 Cards Blog has all the DT blog links in the sidebar. The official Hop is on Sunday (October 25th) but I will have goodies, challenges, and tidbits for you all week long, so make sure you keep checking back! To be entered to win the 365 Cards prizes, you must leave a comment on the 7 blogs in the Sunday Hop: Pam, Amy, Kristie, Sophie, Vicky, Tammy, and me.

For today, I have my Monday Challenge card to show you. The challenge for today is to use a stick-pin or a safety pin with beads or charms attached. As you can see, I used a stick pin with beads. This lovely pin was made by my wonderful cyber pal (and 365 Cards regular) Rose Miller! Thanks Rosie Posie! Rose sent me a bunch of these hand-made pins for a RAK.

The paper for my card is all Basic Grey Mellow. Such wonderful fall colors! The stamp is a PSX that I've had for close to 10 years. It is a large stamp (this card is 5.5x6 inches) but has a $5 price tag! That was some deal! I will confess that this is the first time this stamp has ever seen ink! (GASP!) I stamped the image with Staz-On and then colored it with Stampin' Up markers. I think my coloring is improving...what do you think? Click on the photo to see a larger image so you can give me a good critique...or maybe not!

Check out my scallop edges! I used the Fiskars punche Threading Water punch for the small scallops and my NEW EK Success Embossed Curve punch for the large scallops. The large scallop one is brand new, purchased at CropStop. They have a huge line of punches now!

To win this RAK - a Close to My Heart stamp set called Ticket for All Seasons:

For everyone who makes a card for today's challenge AND posts a link on the 365 Cards Blog (using Mr. Linky) I will do a random draw for this stamp set! Make sure to post your card link on Day 240 to be counted in my special RAK! Let's see what you do with this challenge! You have until 11:59pm EST October 31st to post your card to the 365 Cards blog (do NOT post your link here - but feel free to leave a comment if you wish). I will announce the winner on Nov. 2nd along with my weekly Monday challenge!

12 comments:

  1. awesome card!! and what a fantastic stamp and your coloring is perfect :0) i MUST have that new large scallop punch!!! what a lovely stickpin ;0) lol

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  2. Beautiful card, Gloria! The colors really compliment each other. Love the pin! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm off to make my card now!

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  3. Beautiful card I love the stamp. I have just finished my card and posted it on the blog

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  4. Gorgeous card, Gloria. I'm in love with that big scalloped punch! It rocks, just as your card!

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  5. You colored! It looks wonderful! Really nice fall card!

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  6. Fabulous card, love the stripey paper.

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  7. beautiful card...i love the colors...

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  8. Hi i lovely this card . your blog is fabulous. Congratulations

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  9. fantastic, Gloria you did a very inspiring job, and your colouring is fabu!!!! and the stick pin brings everything together, thank goodness you had that :)

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  10. Wow - this is beautiful!! I can't wait to play along with this one!! Gorgeous card!

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  11. Wow Gloria fab job with the colouring. I will pop over to 365 cards and give this challenge a go :) xx

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  12. Great card Gloria!
    I still have to post my card...make my card...then post!

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