Friday, July 20, 2007

Blogger's Challenge, Week 4

This week's challenge was to create a card based on the Sassy Stems card on page 97 of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. This card features a peek-a-boo punch out with ribbon laced behind it. This was a blast to make...not only because I liked the layout, but because I had friends here - and I convinced them to join in, too! Dee Ruger from NY and Nancy Hill from CA both made cards (both are below). I liked the layout idea of this so much that I couldn't make just one challenge card, either -- I made two! The second futzes ( <---that is a technical term!) -- well, maybe STRETCHES would be a better word -- with the layout a bit, but I like how it turned out.

Here is my second card from the challenge:
All of the stamps on this one are from Stampin' Up!'s Fabulous Flowers Set. Too bad the background flowers (tone-on-tone) are lost in the picture : (





Now for Dee Ruger's Card... Two things you need to know about Dee. Well, three things...first, she is a great person. I just love her! Very creative, very inspiring. I cannot tell you how many ideas she has given me, and how much she has helped me. And she is my demo, too! So, a good friend AND an enabler, to boot....

Second, she is a dragonfly freak. Can you tell? Third, she is a Hero Arts lover. She made SU!'s stamps look like they came right out of the Hero Arts catalog!
Thanks for the playdate, Dee!

Okay, the final card was made by Nancy Hill from California. She is visiting Connecticut for a few weeks -- and she looked me up! We were able to arrange a date to meet, and she drove 1-1/2 hours yesterday to come stamp with me.
Thank you for the ideas, Nancy, and it was wonderful to meet you - I love your card! It's too bad the picture doesn't show this card's dimension -- Nancy popped the top layer of the card up and it is VERY pretty.
If anyone else is ever in the area, look me up!

Have a nice weekend...
Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's Challenge cards -- the other participants are listed in the left column...

13 comments:

Lisa Bohler said...

All of you made such wonderful cards!! What a super way to show how one layout can look like a completely new card!

sheryl said...

Wow! These are all great!

Stefanie said...

Wow Pat, you really rose to the challenge! I love both of your cards and Dee's and Nancy's too. It's neat to see so many different takes from the same layout!

Lisa said...

Great cards Pat! Love Nancy's and Dee's too. A change in stamps does a lot for a layout!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous cards Pat! You really did the Blogger's Challenge proud!

Connie said...

Wow! Love all your samples...amazing how different they all look using the same sketch! Funny...I thought about using the tulip in Garden Whimsey, too, but changed my mind!

debbiedee said...

Pat, wonderful job! Love your friend's cards as well.

Basement Stamper said...

You go girl!! You really outdid all of us this weekend with all of your wonderful challenge cards. I love them all!

Barbara said...

They are all wonderful and so different!! Yours, as alwawys is fabulous....love those doodles as well as all the little touches! AND I like it turned the other way...you are really doing your bit to sell us all on Fabulous Flowers!!! The polka dots and dragonfly on Dee's edition is so much fun....and the paper piercing behind Nancy's flower is just inspiring. Isn't this fun seeing how we can all interpret the same layout differently?!!

JOANSCRAPS said...

Pat I really love this week sketch. And the way you worked with it is fabulous. I love the colors on your cards and the way you changed the sketck on the second one. Also, I liked the shaker box in Dee's card and all the paper piercing in Nancy's. I will start inmediately to create my own cards!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with Fab Flowers. I can't get over what a great stamp set that is and your card is LOVELY!
Susan

Stamping with Me! said...

WOW!!!! Your artwork is AWESOME!!! Thanks for showing all the diffrent cards!!

maggie fellow said...

these are great - thanks,
maggie