Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Cardmaker Crop is in full swing!

We've finished posting all the challenges and games for our second Crop but the activity is still going strong since we have till midnight May 1 (Friday) to finish the challenges and get them posted. Sooo, if you haven't joined in, please do!!! Just follow that little blinkie on the right and jump right in and I mean you!!!

Here's some of my answers to the challenges we've posted.
The first is Terrie's "Dry Embossing" challenge. I used a friend's Cuttlebug some time ago and did a lot of dry embossing using her plates so I was ready for this one since I don't have a Cuttlebug (yet!). UNFORTUNATELY (darnit!!), you can't see the embossing on the white card stock!!! Darn cameras! Believe me, it IS dry embossed!! HA!

The second one is Jane's "Color Your World" challenge. We had to use a stamp that we could color with any medium. I chose the little old gal in SU's "Golden Oldies" set from the newest Occasions Mini catty. She reminds me of me so often! I placed the background cardstock slightly askew since I'm frequently "slightly askew" at my age, heehee!! She was fun to do!

My third one for today is from Lora's "All the Girly Stuff" challenge. I CASE'd a friend's card she did for me on St Patty's Day. But since Lora's challenge was to make a card all pink, well, I did it all in pink. The brown ribbon was allowed because it has pink dots. but everything else was pink! The vellum is pink with pink flowers and I used a pink cardstock for the base. I believe I used Regal Rose for the ink on the four hearts, and I used a heart punched out with SU's three hearts punch. (Thanks, Miss Mary!!)

I did three other challenges and am not quite done yet with more challenges from Saturday. I also want to showcase the two challenges I had and some of the cards that I received for those two. But that's for another day.

As for housework, this morning I tackled our master bedroom and dusted, dusted, dusted...I'm dusted out. I started at the top and worked my way down to the floorboards. Yuck!! I'm telling you, housework is the pits. That's why I never do it until the house is screamin' for help! But it's done. I washed the curtains and hung them back up (thank goodness for washable curtains!). It's clean and now I can enjoy the evening. Tomorrow's another day and another room.

Tip of the Day:
Lots of us are finding our budgets are tighter, we're staying home more, shopping less (GASP!!), and I'm with all of you on this. In these times, let your thriftiness shine through. Swap out instead of buying new - join online groups that have like interests and see if you can trade or swap those items you don't or can't use. Check out and see if someone has a need for what you have and swap out! We're all in this together!

I love your comments and get the biggest laugh sometimes when I'm reading them! You folks are good for my soul and you keep me humble too! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. TFS! I must check out the challenge. I too ADORE the Golden Oldies!

  2. These are all fabulous! Nice job!

  3. I love these, Mel! (And I can see the dry embossing!) I love the colors you chose for Golden Oldies. That's my fave stamp of the set, because, of course, I have the attention span of a gnat. Wait....what was I saying?

  4. Mel,

    Curious--was the pink vellum already decorated with the rosebuds? All 3 cards are very nice! I'm sure you pleased the Challenge participants.

  5. I love all of these cards! The Golden Oldies made me laugh! :)

  6. These are all wonderful cards! The Golden Oldies card is great!!

  7. I love these challenges!!! Too fun!

  8. Beautiful cards!! Great job!!