Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun to Grow Up

Rain, rain GO AWAY!!! I know we had three days of sun but I can't take any more rain so I feel it's my right to complain! Stuck in on a gray, rainy day I went crazy with my card making. I discovered Pile it On early last week but forgot where I found it. Luckily Dalis played along with this week's Unscripted Sketch and I found the challenge once more.

The whole idea behind Pile It On's challenge is to complete their challenge and combine it with other challenges. Not as easy as it sounds by here's what I did:

Pile it On! use 3 or more embelishments (I used ribbon, buttons, twine)

Our Creative Corner - red, white and blue

Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday - this week's sketch is found here

Created by Courtney challenge - use buttons

From Courtney's Closet 47 - inspiration from Libby's adorable daughter's outfit. So cute!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - cut it out, pop it up (I did with the words TV and cookies)

High Hopes Challenge 38 - use polka dots (paper and ribbon)

I'm pretty sure that's all, though I know there are more challenges to use red, white and blue. But I think that's enough! For now I need to turn the computer off because I'm hearing thunder and I think I just saw some lightning. YIKES!


Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue

Ink: Real Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon

Stamp: Inkadinkado Kid's Quotes, SU On Your Birthday

Other: ribbon, glue dots, cuttlebug, buttons, twine


  1. I think we should plan a trip to Pickety Place to cheer us up.

  2. This is a super card..You combined SO MANY challenges LOL WTG! I love the cookies and TV bit. That sentiment is so cute!

  3. OMG, I saw some of these stamps at Hobby Lobby last week - they are just so cute! Your card is adorable (as always!), and girl, you amaze me - getting that many challenges on one card! When I grow up I wanna be just like you!

  4. caryl,
    I can not tell you how many times I have done that... and then I do bookmark them, but my bookmarks are a mess, there is no way of finding anything in those folders... LOL!!!

    So glad you found us!

    Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!

    -- dalis

  5. Wow, what a card! It's way cute and what an awesome job you did in combining all of those challenges! I thought I was doing well with a color and sketch challenge in one! LOL Great job Caryl, it's awesome!

  6. Way to go Caryl! You did pile it on and it looks great. I think I'll go there now.

  7. OMGosh! I am seriously in love with that sentiment! LOL! Fabulous job with the challenges too!

  8. Awesome job and the amount of challenges is fantastic! I am all about that sentiment...BR-T

  9. Love your card! The challenge list is quite impressive too, way to go! Great details and colors. Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

  10. Wow and I thought I did well combining just 3 challenges LOL LOVE the csrd, Caryl :~)

  11. What a cute card! And go ahead and send the rain here. It is so bone dry that our entire yard is brown--even though we have a sprinkler system!

  12. Wow, this is awesome! I keep reading about Pile it On, I need to check it out!

  13. Such a fun card! How cool is the sentiment! Well done on all the challenges! Hugs Rowena-Pile it On dt

  14. That sentiment is just too cute! That ribbon and those buttons look great. Thanks for joining us this week :D
    - Ann @ Pile It On!

  15. what a fun sentiment! Great job with the challenges!

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

  16. OMGosh this cracked me up!! Love it! Thanks for adding me to your pile. :-)

  17. Hi again Caryl! FYI I just summarized last week's challenge & you were my favorite! :-D

  18. Hey Caryl...Great card...love the buttons, the ribbon and the sentiment is wonderful! BTW, I also love your blog header! Too cute! =)

  19. Great card - I just love those things kids say stamps! You make combining challenges look easy! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

  20. Love it!!! I love that stamp too!! Kids really do say the darndest things!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see more from you in the weeks ahead!

    PIO Owner


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