Better late than never triple play

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.

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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:

sd alys & chirper

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!!


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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


10 Responses

  1. Super cute card Marti!!! I love how you used the 3 challenges for this one card!!! Awesome job hun!!!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

  2. Great card! Love the way you incorporated both challenges!!! Very nice job!

  3. Wow! Great challenge card, Marti! Just wonderful! Blessings to you!

  4. what a sweet challenge card.

  5. Thanks for playing Aly’s challenge. She loves seeing everyone’s art. Did you get my message about maybe doing a blinkie for her blog?

    Hugs to you


  6. You rocked all the challenges! Way to go 🙂

  7. This is adorable! Love the Birthday sketch. Glad you are feeling better!

  8. Great job. Love the cards.

    Shirley B.

  9. Adorable! Great job combing all kinds of challenges! Love the sweet treat border stamp.

    Thanks for playing along with the Chirper Challenge.

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