Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rose, This One is For You!

When I read the challenge for today (Day 270) at 365 Cards, my first thought was, "Oh, poor Pam! She's lost her ever lovin' mind!" My second thought was, "Oh thank the good Lord above that today is NOT my challenge day!" The challenge for today is: using embellishments, make a face on your cards. No stamped images with a face or anything like that. You have a face! My third thought was, "Pam IS having her kids make up the challenges! First thumbprint art, now...smiley faces?!"

Well, after I got over myself and gave it a few days to roll around in my head (lucky for me the DT gets the whole week of challenges ahead of time!), I finally hit on an idea. I am actually stealing an idea that my pal Rose used on a pumpkin card she sent to me in October. She also used the theme "there is one in every crowd" for her pumpkins. So....right back atcha, Rose!

I found this orphan 6x6 cream card with a black panel on it...not sure WHAT I had it for, poor thing was just sitting I just added the Dreamstreet printed paper and some ribbon and made a new card. The image is a freebie from Simple Doodles. I printed it onto white paper, then colored it with markers and added some Stickles for the snowflakes and the snow on the post.

For the face, I used some black "gems" and a pearl. I drew on his eyebrows.

I printed the sentiment out on the computer, then embossed it with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder, and smudged it with some ink. Then I cut it out with a Nestie die. I cut some of the Dreamstreet paper with a scallop Nestie to mat the sentiment. The buttons are Papertrey Ink, tied with some DMC floss.

So, there, Pam! I did it! Even on my "day off"!


  1. This is soooo cute!!! What a wonderful idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing, and I can't wait to share it with everyone else.

  2. Gloria!! You are so funny! I'm amazed at all the challenges you do and you do them so well!! This is just too cute for words. Love it!!

  3. Well look at you miss smarty pants!!! even DH got a chuckle at this :0) will be watching my mail, you do stll have my address right?? i just posted mine for this challenge ;0) oh and i am luv'n how your using the digi's from simple doodles!!!
    *hey i like the challenges pams kids come up with! right on my mind level LOL*

  4. you made this challenge look easy, what a fantastic card xx

  5. Okay, you absolutely rocked this challenge!!!!!

  6. OK, I'm going to have to squint harder when I look at pics! You saw the snowman in a pile of snowballs, great vision Gloria! He actually looks like I feel at the end of the day! LOL!
    Have a great Turkey Day!

  7. Adorable card, you are soooo talented

  8. I think your 'face' is perfect! Fun card for a fun challenge!