Thursday, August 13, 2009

A blog award =) and 3 challenges in one!!!

One of the sweetest blogger buddies a girl could ever have awarded me with the coolest blog award....thank you so much Diana! Please go visit Diana's blog...she is on the DT @ Scrapbook Circle with me & she creates fantastic scrappy, layouts & other fun projects! Did I mention that she is the sweetest blogger buddy????

This award is called the "Eye Like Your Style" from Janis at Pause, Dream, Enjoy. This beautiful award was created by her daughter.

The rules are easy....1) by accepting this award you recognize that the giver "likes your style." 2) you agree to proudly display this award on your blog and post a link back to the giver. 3) you will share this award with those whose styles you like...because there are so many wonderful blogs out there!

So I would like to pass along this award to the following girls:

Go check them out & give 'em some love!!!

Now, on to the 3 challenges in one!!!

Not sure what it is about challenges lately...but I seem to be on a roll! & because time seems to be limited lately for scrappy endeavors :0( creating cards seems to be what I am loving!

So I combined this week's color combo @ SPCC #10 with Laura's sketch #32 @ 2Sketches4You & the monthly card challenge @ Scrapjazz, which is to create a sympathy card.

SPCC #10

Laura's Sketch #32 @ 2Sketches4You

I realized that I don't have a sympathy sentiment stamp in my stash, so I chose to go with "Thinking of You":

I turned the sketch on its side this time around & really made it my own! :0)

and a close up of the flowers:

I handcut these flowers from patterned paper, then inked them a bit, added some stitching, and then blinged them out with Star Dust Stickles. I am not exactly thrilled with how this card turned out...but I do like the color combo...soft & muted.


Kraft card base - The Paper Studio
PP-Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 paper pad
PP-Fancy Pants Delight Strips (May kit @ Scrapbook Circle)
PP-American Crafts Craft Fair-Elenore Battington (May kit @ Scrapbook Circle)
Multi Borderlines cardstock border stickers - KI Memories
Stampin' Up-Great Greetings sentiment stamp
Versa Magic chalk ink-Jumbo Java
Ranger Stickles-Star Dust
Zig Zag & straight machine stitching

You should really go check out these fun challenges! Did I mention what's up for grabs??? Copic markers worth $80 at SPCC! $30 of scrappy goodies at Scrapjazz! 3 sets of printable stamps/cutting files from The Cutting Cafe' from 2Sketches4You!

If you haven't already done so, please check out my 1st Blog Anniversary Giveaway! The link to my Giveaway post is at the top of the left side of my blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


happydays525 said...

You are the best! Thank you for being so sweet! =) Can't wait til after work to add this to my blog and pass it along, thanks again for thinking of me!

Hope your summer is treating you well, it's flying by too fast here!


p.s. Loving your blog look as well!

Emily said...

Fabulous work!

Emily-SP Diva

Heather said...

This is great. I love the "openness" of it.

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Such a nice card! Love that it is simple, yet elegant! Great job with the SPCC colors! Thanks for playing along!

Kristina said...

I love the distressed look on this card, and that you made the purple more the focus than the orange.

Danielle said...

Sympathy cards are hard. But you did a great job with it!
Thanks for joining us at SPCC this week!!

LisaW. said...

Congrats on the blog award and love the challenge!! What an awesome prize pack too =)

Susan said...

Another delightful card - love the flowers!

suzARTe said...

hi Stacy, I always enjoy looking at your work and your blog. This award really means alot to me and I so appreciate your enthusiasm in regards to my work. I will put it on my blog tomorrow. Its a little after midnight in Sydney and I have to get three projects done by tomorrow morning for a friends 50th birthday, why do I do this to myself.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Jenn said...

i really like dthe stitched centers on those flowers, I am going to try that.

Melonie said...

Love that color combo and what you did with it!

Linda Stubbs said...

I just wanted to say hi. I am off to bed because I will be up in a few hours so I can be at Farmer's Market. This part is not the fun part!!!! Getting up that is. Anyway, thanks for coming over to my blog. Sign up for my giveaway it is over on Sun. I will come back to yours on Sun or Mon and sign up for everything! I love your giveaway!
Blessings to you and your precious family. I have two teenage girls. They are my little buddies. We homeschool so we are very close. IT is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Great job with combining challenges. I really like how the flowers came out. Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

Melisa-SP Diva

cheryln said...

such a lovely card!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

i am addicted to stickles :) Love this card!!! (I secretly want it actually :)

Kristin said...

Beautiful Card!!

thescrapmaster said...

WOW this is fantastic!! It seems everyone went with the orange as the main color but you went with purple. Very nice!!
SPCC Creator