Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Believe" in "Precious" friends...!

Hello, precious friends! I'm really getting sassy this weekend and mixin' it up! First of all, yesterday I posted my MOST concise entry, to date. Which is saying something... TODAY, I'm ALSO going to attempt to be less superfluous than usual, as I post TWO cards for TWO different challenges IN-ONE-POST! Oh, my! Fasten your seat belts and "BELIEVE!" in the impossible:

Challenge #1 - 2 Sketches 4 you:

This card is for a {new to me} challenge for 2 sketches 4 you! It features lots of Teresa Collins' fabulous paper, a Tim Holtz Fragment and chunck-0-ideology, some transparency material from Stampin' Up, then run though the Sizzix Big Shot/ Stampin' Up! addition, sandwiched inside the argyle CuttleBug embossing folder and a whole lot of scrappy, card-making joy: yummy AND good for my tummy! (That whole "sandwich" recipe system for the Big Shot ALWAYS makes me hungry!)

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Teresa Collins
Fragment and Ideology Clock Spinner - Tim Holtz
Medium Weight Transparency Material - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up! and Staz On
Top Note Die and Sizzix Machine - S/U! and Sizzix
Argyle Embossing folder - CuttleBug

Wahoo! What a cute and fun sketch and challenge that was! What will those girls come up with next!?!

Challenge #2 - Dawn McVey Color Challenge

Fun colors to play with, got me thinking about things that are precious.... I was playing with JUST ONE OF MANY of my precious Stampin' Up! sets that DID NOT get discontinued {WAHOOOO!} recently, and THIS CARD happened!

Oh my goodness and smallness! Look at this dainty, precious little pup!

And here's another one: it's OATMEAL! My real life precious pup! (No pinky bling on this boy, however... He's a RANCH DOG!)


C/S - Stampin' Up!
Grungeboard letters - Tim Holtz
Stickles - Tim Holtz
Acrylic Paint - Liquitex
Stamps - (Dogs and accessories) Stampin' Up!; (woodgrain) All Night Media
Chipboard Star - Stampin' Up!
Corner Rounder - Stampin' Up!
Scallop Circle - Stampin' Up! & Sizzix

So, friends! Thanks for stopping in! I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend! I have to share one more shot of me with two of the craftiest craftin' buddies a gal could ever have: Claire ( me) and Dana! Have a great rest of your weekend all of you dear crafty ones! Bye now!


Unknown said...

Your card is simply drop dead gorgeous. Thanks for playing
:) Kazan & Laura

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhhhh-weee! Your Teresa Collins is quite a piece of eye candy with your layers and layers of texture and variety of materials. Just the way you like it huh? And the wee dog is so cute with it's dog buddies as a background. Love those sparkley letters. Oh and hey, you scrap with some fun girls! I'm glad you caught us on film!! :)

anja curvers said...

Wow this is so gorgeous love it.

Rosemary said...

Wow, a 2-fer! And there you go, again, with all that wonderful collaginess (is that a word???) on your first card! FAB-U-LOUS! Love the simplicity of the 2nd card. And Oatmeal (love that name!!), well just an extra bit of fabulousness! (Glad you posted the pic!)

Gwen said...

wowzers!!! 2 great cards!! & adorable pup too!!!

Sandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!
and how lucky of you to have 2 scrappy friends.

Karen said...

Two cards + two challenges + one crafty gal = AWESOME!!! Luuuv your Teresa Collins/Tim Holtz/SU card!!!!! That clock and the fabulously textured transparency is gorgeous! And I'm lovin' the cuteness of your ranch pup and your Dawn colored inspired card! :> Cuute! :>

Karen said...

Whoops!! Lest I forgot your happy pic! Looks like you, Claire, and Dana were having some artsy crafty fun! :>

Tracey said...

Yup, Very nice indeed

Tracey said...

Very nice cards. Good Luck to you in your challenges. I don't know how 2S4U is going to narrow all the entries

Steph said...

Great job, I love how you incorporated the woodgrain.

2Bis2DO said...

Your cards are wonderful. I think the joy you portray comes out in your work and words. Thank you so much for your sweetenss

Michelle Woerner said...

These 2 cards are amazing! I love that clock one -very creative and well proportioned!! AND that color challenge card is the CUTEST with the little doggie!!

Kristina said...

How *precious* is that card?! Seriously! The little dog in the middle is adorable! It was great to hear that I am not alone in my fear of Raspberry Fizz. lol

Kitty said...

I agree with everyone ~ the card is precious. You did a great job with the colors :)

cnelson said...

love, love all your creations!! FABULOUS work!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

The best cards are often those that just come together, great job, nice flow across the card!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Great cards and how cute are you? Super job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

sam said...

beautiful cards, aboslutly love the first one! love that clock! cute picture of you're dog!
hugs sam

Jane said...

gorgeous cards!!The first one made me gasp!!! Love that dog too!!

Winter said...

So cute! Love the little puppy on the card and the picture! :)

Dreena said...

ohmygosh omygosh omygosh. I LOVE that first card, there are so many layers and elements and bits to see. It comes together so well. It's not about the sandwich've given us the whole dang buffet! LOVE IT!

tg said...

So glad to see the fragments back! Lovely cards.