Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cards, Challenges, and Crazy Hairdos!

Well, as promised, here are the other cards I made over Easter weekend while I was at Penny's house.

The first one was one I made for my friend, Anette... She has seen this stamp over and over again in the SU hostess set portion of the catalog and has always said "I don't like that", so I made something I knew she would love... and of course, she loved it. It's too easy to say you don't like a stamp set before you actually see it used. Lord knows, I've done that a million times and some of those sets grew to be my favorites!

This is what the inside says:

This next challenge was a color and stamp set challenge. Penny handed me her new and uninked Embrace Life stamp set and said "use Real Red, Blush Blossom, and Certainly Celery". I had such a hard time with this one, but in the end, I love it... now this set is on my "need it" list!

The next one was a set challenge. I used the She's All That stamp set from the Occassions Mini Catalog... this was really tough for me... I loved this stamp set in the catty, but once I held it in my hand, I was kinda stumped as to what to do with it. I came up with this, and I guess I like it... it's alright.

This next one was a color challenge... Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, and Real Red. This is a pretty simple card, but with an image as big as the one I used, it was easy to fill the space. I really like how this one came out.

And last, but not least, my SBS10 Challenge #1 card:

On this challenge, I had to use an embellishment that has been stashed away for at least 6 months... And if you're anything like me, you have tons of embellies that are just lying in wait, just ITCHIN' to be used... every good stamper has those... So, I asked Penny to pull out an embellie that fit the challenge, and she whipped out some Silver Cross Charms. To challenge myself a bit more, I also asked for a stamp or set that hasn't been used in over 6 months... she pulled out a collective set of Cross stamps... I pulled out the Garden Sillhouettes set to add a little color and interest, and here's what I came up with:

And, after a long Spring Break week with the kids at home, we had to prepare to go back to school on Monday, so, on Sunday night, my boys got a hair cut... I shaved their heads with the electric trimmer and jokingly, I left a "mohawk" on the tops of their heads - just to get a chuckle out of them & my hubby. I got more than a chuckle... they wanted to keep them! So, we gelled and spiked them up on Monday morning and that's how they wore their hair to school. I shaved it off before school this morning, because we told them they could only wear it to school for one day. My girl, Kailynn, didn't want to feel left out, so Kelsey and Taylor (Anette's daughters) made her hair stand straight up like one of the "Whoo's from Whooville". And we took pics for scrapping, of course! Here are my cuties:
Clayton, Ethan, and Kailynn:

Thanks for checking in on me... I'm feeling a lot better, still not 100%, but at least I don't have to go to work anymore! HOOOOOORAY!
I'll be back soon! :)
God Bless


Joyful said...

Wow! Nice card for SBS challenge! All your cards are great!

Chris said...

what a great card for the challenge...it turned out fabulous!!! >"<

nettystamps said...

Gotta love those cuties!!! But I am a bit biased! LOL


PS Love my card....love 'em all really! :-)

Debbie Yates said...

Great job on the cards - I love them - I want to play in your challenges......the kids are so cute!!!!

Alyssa Walters said...

I've got admit -- the pics of your kids are hysterical!!!!!! And the cards are awesome too, as always!!

Michelle said...

WOW Sara - you really are on a roll! I still haven't done my SBS10 first challenge, let alone thought about the second, and I'm going on holiday tomorrow, so think that it will be another pass for me! LOVE your hostess card - I wasn't sure about this set either - until I saw your card. Beautiful! Glad you're feeling better - take care!

Kristin Edwards said...

LOL! These pics cracked me up - especially your daughters hair! So cute. Reminds me of when I was Pippy Longstocking for a halloween and my mom put wire hangers thru my braids...good times!


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