still kickin’ over here! whew – hubby said my blog was depressing this week – SORRY FOLKS!!! i so don’t do sick well! but i DID get some play time in this morning! i stumbled across a GREAT challenge blog blog hop going on right now with TONS of ways to win prizes and loads of great ideas and inspiration – which i needed a TON of after not doing much this week! today i am posting my first project for the hop.
i am actually satisfying three challenges in one – not sure if that makes me REALLY clever or REALLY lazy hahahhaha!!! but it just worked so i went with it. so here is the line up:
1. Sweet Dreamers #8 – Buttons
2. Chirpers Challenge blog hop challenge – (must incorporate cricut machine) – sweet, with glitter and stamping
3. Aly’s Sunday Challenge – a sketch (Aly is the ten year old daughter of one of the girls in teh Sweet Dreamers blog group and has MADE a card to go with the sketch!!)
And here is my take on these three challenges:
the overall card LO follows Aly’s setch. for my buttons i have one at the peak on top of the card PLUS an embossed button border along the bottom. For the Chirper Challenge i used a cupcake cut from Doodlecharms and then glittered everything up with stickles – i outlined the frosting with stickles, added stickles to the polka dots on the cupcake paper and then i also added stickles along several stripes on the top corners. i have fruit punch on the pink stripes, crystal on the blue stripes and yellow on the yellow stripes. the red frame piece is a square frame from wild card that i cut diagonally. then i stamped a sweet treat border along the bottom above the buttons. the border is done with my exclusive Polkadot Pie stamps – Chocolate Treates 1&2 – many of my stamp sets are made with interchangeable borders and mini accents to customize borders and backgrounds. a couple chocolate drop glittered skittles finish of each corner.
the nestie, cupcake and frame cuts were already on my table from previous projects – they were extras so i was glad to find an opportunity to use them!
the challenge blog hop lasts until oct 1 – there are LOTS of different challenges so i am hoping i have another chance to get some done, though i doubt i will get to them ALL! we’ll see! you can go to the beginning by visiting Scrapsketch!
i hope you are all having a happy stampy weekend!!
Stamps: Polkadot Pie – Chocolate Treats 1 & 2
Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa
Paper: SU – Pink Passion, Whisper White, Real Red; Doodlebug
The Rest: Cricut Doodlecharms; Cuttlebug; Stickles; Button, Wax Thread; Glittered Skittles