Sunday, June 7, 2009

Thanks, and a new Challenge blog!!

Thanks, everyone for the comments on the previous post.. each day is getting a little easier.. though I still expect Ali to scratch at the door to come in at night.

(image from the Pile It On! blog)

A couple of gals from Savvy N Sassy have started a new challenge blog called Pile It On! Pile it On! is a great challenge blog for me, because the whole purpose behind these challenges is to literally pile as many challenges onto a project as you can. This is something I like to do anyway, especially since I am active on 4 message board, all of which have crops and challenges, and often at the same time! I have had people tell me it isn't right to combine challenges like that, so it was really nice to find a blog that.. well... validates what I already do!

The first challenge from Pile It On! is to use a non-stamped title/sentiment.

Here is my card:

The sentiment is a quote sticker {DCWV}. I put it on white paper first, inked and distressed the edges, and added bling before attaching to the card. {the bling is a little hard to see - it is in the center of the little hearts on the flourishes}

The other challenges I used on this blog:
Color Chef Challenge #9 Use black, white, red, and dark yellow
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #21
ABC Challenge Q is for Quilted
2RedBananas Pattern Frenzy - use at least three different patterned papers {I used, MME (red dots), K&Co (yellow stripes), and one I can't identify (black and red stripes), cos I cut of the name the first time I used it}
Kitchen Sink #14 - Use a non-stamping item that is headed for the trash as an embellishment or layer {the black dotted paper is actually packaging from the Prima bling flourishes}
Secret Crafter #35 Bling - 2 small gems {Martha Stwart} on the sentiment, and sparkly DMC gold floss for stitches.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #10 - masculine theme and use stamping. For me, tonight, that was the hardest part, because I couldn't find a really good masculine stamp. The one I used was the best one I found - it was made by Angi-B. {And I'm really sad she isn't making stamps anymore.. I love her images}

This is also the first card I have colored with watercolor pencils... aaand now I know to color all the LIGHT colors FIRST! LOL... Otherwise you get messy faces... LOL

If you are like me and like to combine challenges... check out Pile It On! It definitely looks promising!!


stamprgrl said...

julie, this rocks at so many levels... wooohoooo 8 challenges! you are a pro at this!!!!

Thanks for playing girl!!!!

-- dalis

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Awesome job hitting 4 challenges with one card! Way cool! Adorable card too! :D Glad you could play along.

Karen Giron said...

Wow, 8 challenges in one card - that's impressive. I'm doing well if I can fit in 4! This is simply adorable, I love the sentiment and the quilted look of it and your image fits in perfectly1

joey said...

Hi, fabulous card, I love the patchwork effect behind the image. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week. Joey.x

Liza said...

Great male card, I love the background and the stamp you have used.

Liza x

Helen said...

Fab card - well done for combining all those challenges!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge ths week!
Helen x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi there...

What a fabulous image! Just too darn cute! I absolutely love all the really cool papers you used behind it and great water coloring, especially for your first time!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Oh, and YES, you did the direct link correctly! Hooray!


Vickilyn said...

Very cute card!! I know what you mean about combining challenges - although I have never had anybody tell me it was "wrong", I have seen sites that won't offer you their prize because you combined! What you do is FANTABULOUS - and we're glad you found us!!

co-owner Pile It On!

Lilsweetpea said...

Your little boys are so cute! I love when a lot of different papers are introduced on a card like this. great job!

Anne Bente said...

åh..... it is beautifull, love it

Carly said...

Wow! Your card is so wonderful. Love that quilt background. thanks for playing

Teresa said...

love the quilt look of your card. That's a great way to use more than 3 patterns. Thanks for playing with the bananas

Wendy said...

Great card! I love all the paper squares, and the image is really cute. I had to learn the hard way about using light colors first, too. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

stampingheaven said...

Aw great card, thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

Jeanette - said...

Great card - I love all your patterns! Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge!

my5bratz said...

i love doing challenges but i LOVE combining them even more, was only just talking to a gf about how to find out the record for the most (my PB is and then I found this blog...YIPPEE!!! lol

fab job on all the challenges :0)

Marilyn said...

I tagged you on my blog,

Jill said...

gorgeous card I love the image thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Paula said...

Wow, you certainly did "pile it on"...what fun! Love this fun card, the different dps and the image is just adorable! So glad you could join us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week!

Tracey said...

Fab card, love that image :o)


Angela Knopf said...

Thanks for playing along with KSS. I don't think I could have incorporated that many challenges. Wow!

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card! Love the image!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week!

Donna said...

a lovely card and you certainly did manage to pile it on, so many challenges on one card well done.
Thanks for joining us this week at SSC. Hope you'll join us again.
Donna xx

Line said...

Great card! Love the patchwork effect and your image is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line