Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I am so excited to have been able to particiapte in 2 challenges with this card. The first was a color challenge from Pals Paper Arts. This is a new challenge site and the ladies give all of their samples in Stampin Up only. I love this idea and I can't wait to see what they have in store forall of us. I haven't been using my Stampin Up stamps as much as I should, so I am totally out of sinc with it. My goal is to make SU only, but I couldn't wrap my brain around that for this challenge, so it is only SU colors LOL!
I paired this with this sketch challenge from 2sketches4you
Isn't that interesting. Here is my take on the two challenges
I really like they way everything came together. I am playing around with a neat ribbon treatment I saw in the Stamp Up catalog. It was a widder ribbon that they tied off at different points to create this look. I used some of Izzy's rubberbands for her hair so that it would match. It didn't look quite like I had invisioned, but I am going to try it again with tighter ties to see if that is the tick.
I also did some major spounging on every layer. I have been watching all of Beate's videos and she talks about spounging all of the time. I never thought about using it on every layer, but the effect is fun. I also really like the stiching I think it tied in the ribbon as well.
This card is for my sister Dana. She finished a half marathon. That is 13.1 Miles!!!!! This will work so well for her and the colors suite her as well. It is hard for me to think of my baby sister as a grown woman, but she really is quite neat. I am so proud of her!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Retro, PTI Background Basics: Dots & Spots
Paper: Kraft, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, PTI Versa Mark Champaign
Accessories: Spounge, White gel pen, chocolate chip white stiched ribbon, Thickers pink ribbon, stampin dimensinoals, rubber band


Kazan Clark said...

I love color challenges but have never played - thanks for giving me the inspiration with this card to give it a go. Hugs

Kim said...

WOW is right Terri, terrific card and what an awesome reason to design it. Congrats to your sister too

Pals Paper Arts said...

What a fun card!

Love the ribbon treatment.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

Ann Schach said...

"Wow" is right! I love the sponging effect and the ribbon treatment. Great sketch, too! Thanks for playing in our first PPA challenge!

Jazzy Inspirations said...

This card is super great!! I just want to tell ya that you are one of the Jazz Cats of the Week for Jazzy Inspirations!! You also won the Sunshine and Giggles Stamps from the blog as well!! Please e-mail me so that I can give you info on the next challenge(you will be the guest designer for this weeks challenge this week!)I also need your snail mail to send the stamps out to you asap!! Congrats!!

chercroppin said...

Wow Terri, your card is awesome! Love the stitching, and I sooo enjoyed the PPA challenge, can't wait to participate in the next one!

Sherry Wright said...

What a great card, love how you combined the colors. :)

Rosanne said...

Wow! What a great card!

Nance Leedy said...

Great card Terri! I like your take on this challenge and the ribbon treatment is a cool idea.

cheryln said...

so cute and fun!!!

macmad2 said...

I love your WOW card, Terri! I really like the unusual ribbon treatment (hadn't noticed it in the new catalog...I'll have to go look again!) and like how you outlined your letters with your "stitching"! It really makes them pop! Thanks for participating in PPA's first challenge! Join us Thursday (the 6th) for PPA2!

Margaret Moody

iamtutu said...

That is so cute and the sentiment is adorable!

Alysabeth said...

Awesome card. Way to rock 2 challenges!