Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick one

This is going to have to be a quick post. I have so much to do to get ready for our Thanksgiving dinner and there is so little time. The Chicka challenge this week is super simple and has to do with Thanksgiving. Make a project or card that has to do with being thankful. Jane and I got together today and we each made our own little book to pass around the Thanksgiving table. Each person that comes to our Thanksgiving meal will get a page from our book and they will write down something they are thankful for. Then we are going to put all the pages together in a book. Jane and I made the covers and the backs today and will decorate the pages once everyone has written down their thoughts. What are you thankful for this year? I want to thank all the ladies that created something special for last weeks challenge, Jennie, Victoria and Tinla. Check out their entries and don't forget to leave a comment here or on there with your creation.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicka day!

Is it Chicka challenge day already? Where did the week go? I am going to get right to this weeks challenge. It's a good one. You see, stampers are almost always willing to share a great find. A new technique, embellishment or paper can find it's way around the stamping circuit simply by being passed from one stamper to another. Your challenge this week is to use something that was given to you. Maybe your mom or hubby gave you that special tool that makes your life easier or an embellishment that is your favorite color or maybe your friend showed you a new way of doing something. Make a card or project using that treasured gift or bit of advice and show it off!

I used this little plastic cup to make a fun shaker card. My fellow chicka, Jane gave it to me as I ooooed and ahhhhhed over it when she showed me that I could use it for M&Ms. She is such a special friend, that Jane. Don't forget to leave a comment and link us to your creation and tell us about the person that gave it to you.

Thank you so much to Victoria and Anthonette (first timer) who participated in last weeks challenge. It is always so fun to see what everyone creates each week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Less is more?

My challenge card is really late this week because sometimes I need to remind myself that "less is more." My friend (Julie, HRR to most of you out there in stamping land) and I agree that the just one more thing syndrome is sometimes very compelling. You know, "this card looks good but it needs one more thing." Well I have been struggling to get this card just right all day until I heard Julie's voice saying, "don't do it, don't add one more thing!!!" So I didn't. This card is simple and monochromatic but I think I like it. You might think that the challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card but you would be wrong. The challenge is to ink up that stamp that has been hanging around your craft area. The stamp that hasn't seen ink since you brought it home. Use that stamp!!! I brought home a few new stamps on the shopping trip with my chicka Jane, you know the shopping trip back in August that gave birth to our chicka challenge, and haven't used them. It is such a shame to leave them in that box or on that shelf. Time to get that unused stamp out and give it a whirl. Let's see what happens when you put some ink on it and create. I got out a new stamp from A Muse's fall release. I just love every stamp they make and the new shimmer papers, well they are to die for. The patterned paper in my card is one of them. So sparkly and shimmery they are perfect! Check them out at your local stamp store or at amuseartstamps.com. You won't be sorry. Don't forget to leave a post here or there and show us your stuff. I also want to send big thank you to Victoria who took the challenge last week and got out that special paper.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Chicka

Who knew when Jane and I planned our little shopping trip that we would be able to come up with so many different challenges based on our purchases. This week's challenge might be a hard one for some of you. It was for me. We both bought a special fabric paper at one of the stores. I think you can see it better if you click on my photo. So the challenge for you is to get out one of those extra special papers you bought and haven't used and cut it! I know! Take a deep breath and cut that paper so you can create something beautiful! Make something special for yourself or a friend or relative and make sure to share it with all of us. It actually feels good to put that special something to good use.

Also want to send out a big thank you to all the gals who created a card with a zoo animal. It was really fun to see what Kerry, Victoria, Tinla and Armie came up with last week. Great work everyone!