Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4 cards, 9 challenges!

Wow, I was in the card making groove today! After spending a sweating morning in my classroom, I got my hair cut and retreated to the AC and a cool basement. I've got four cards to share, and it culminates with a great card piled with challenges! Details are at the bottom.

First up is Mojo Monday, with a Tuesday sketch. This came together so quickly, except the flower because I didn't have the right color so I crocheted one while I relaxed on the couch.

Second is a special card that will be going to wounded marine, Ben. You can read more about it HERE and maybe help out too! I used the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge and took inspiration from Pals Paper Art. I loved the striped rug and thought a rainbow of color would go well!
I had fun playing along with the first sketch over at Get Sketchy. It took a lot of snipping with the leaves but I love fall cards and the leaves needed to be realistic.

Last is my Pile it On card which I did my best to pile on the challenges.

Pile It On: masculine (it has to go to a guy because a girl would notice my crooked green panel!)
Our Creative Corner: Christmas in August
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: red, olive and black
Whimsy: use ribbon (which is hard to do on a masculine card!)
I'm exhausted now, and have got to get to some work for the classroom. Back into the sweltering classroom tomorrow morning!

Mojo Card
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Pale Plum, Washington Apple dsp, unknown dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Feathered Hope (retired SU)
Other: ribbon, scallop edge punch, corner rounder, crocheted flower, brad

Feeling Blue card
Paper: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue dsp, Basic Gray dsp, Real Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, YoYo Yellow, green, Razzleberry
Ink: Black
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Friendly Advice
Other: markers
Falling Leaves card
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, unknown dsp
Ink: Olive stazon
Stamps: Give Thanks (SU), sentiment unknown
Other: colored pencils
Pile It On card
Paper Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, unknown red
Ink: Olive Stazon, Black Stazon, Real Red
Stamps (SU): Button Bear, Made From Scratch
Other: square punch, ribbon, white embossing powder


  1. Thanks so much for playing - even if the Noon deadline came too soon. We're glad to have you participate!

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team, thank you for Playing @ PPA!

  2. Great job Caryl! Sorry you have to be back in your classroom (sad face), but glad that you were able to retreat to your girl-cave and crank out four beauties!!! Love them all! (Go CARDS!) lol!

  3. Wow...you are one busy/productive lady! Great cards...and you must be pretty organized to get so many challenges out of four cards. Sigh. Some of us just don't have that level of organization :-) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playin at Get Sketchy!!

  5. Wow you are a card making machine! And they are all fantastic. How many hours are in your day? You even had time to relax and crocheted! Ah, it must be nice to by young.
    I am going to work in my classroom and visit students tomorrow. No card making for me:< Maybe Saturday:>
    I really love these cards.

  6. Wowzers!! You have been a very busy lady!! I love all of them, especially the one with the flower!!
    Great job!


  7. Wow..you are one busy chicklet...love all your cards!!!! Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!!

  8. I love these cards...all of them!
    Thanks for playing with us at 'Get Sketchy

  9. The card for Get Sketchy is really beautiful! Love the sentiment!
    thnx for playing!

  10. great use of the colors. I really like the layout and the rounded corners. Thank you playing:)

  11. Wow Caryl, you have been busy! These are all beautiful! I especially love the fall card with the cut out leaves. :) Well done!

  12. Great cards! Love the fun layouts and color combos. Great ribbon in the holiday card. Thanks for joining in at Whimsy! :)

  13. wowo you've been busy... such a great bunch of cars... so fabulous

  14. What a creative day you had! I can't believe you were able to make 4 cards in one sitting letting alone also combining all those challenges. Way to go! They are all really terrific!

  15. All great cards! Especially love your crocheted flower! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  16. I love what you did with the leaves.
    I can imagine all the snipping you did.
    Thanks for giving our very first sketch a try!

  17. Wow you were in a groove! Love the rainbow paper.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.


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