Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday - the Diedrich Dare week 4

Happy Wednesday everyone. This week, Madelynn's younger brother Jack has given us the sketch for the Diedrich Dare. I think he did a great job! Here's the sketch...

And here's what I came up with. Now, I know it's a little early to think about snowmen, but today was a chilly day here in Chicagoland. And...I've been working on Christmas cards lately (you've gotta start early if you make 150 cards!) and so I've got snowmen and holiday stuff on the brain. I used a retired set called Cold Play to come up with this smore snowman. Looks tasty, huh?

Check out what wonderful works of art the other Daredevils have come up with. The links are in the right hand column. This week Debbie and Sandra are unable to play, so you'll have to wait till next week to see their fabulous creations.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 3!

Hello Stamping friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful autumn day. The Diedrich Dare challenge this week was a color challenge. It's another busy week for me - so this is another quick card. I guess I'm a quick card type of gal because I always seem to be busy preparing for classes, projects, etc... So, I decided to use the new "Pumpkin Patch" set from Stampin' Up! I love jack-o-lanterns and this is a great set to build jack-o-lanterns to your heart's content!

The style of card is called a "Buckle card" because you slide the tab into the slot like a buckle and it keeps the card closed. Such a fun style of card. If anyone wants directions, let me know and I'll send them to you. I used just the tiniest bit of the blue, because I wanted this to be a pumpkin-ish card. Check out the fabulous works from the other Daredevils - links listed in the right column.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - Diedrich Dare week 2

Week 2 of our Diedrich Dare challenge was a little more 'challenging' shall we say. I haven't made many shape cards in my life, so this one stretched me. Combine that with not much time, and you get a quick, simple card. But, it was fun to do something different than the traditional rectangle card. Thanks for helping us grow, Miss Madelynn!

I used Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts and Prayers set. The color combo is Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, and Always Artichoke.
Check out the other wonderful creations from the Diedrich Daredevils...listed in the right hand column.
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A new start - the Diedrich Dare!

9 year old Madelynn and her 7 year old brothers Jack and Nick are starting a new Design team called "Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare." Fun, huh?! They will take turns designing sketches for the team to follow and create wonderful works of art. Above is the first sketch from Madelynn, and below is my interpretation of the sketch. This was a fun sketch - great job, Madelynn! Check out the other team members blogs with their creative ideas - the links are in the right hand column.

I used the Stampin' Up! set called Falling Leaves, and some fun fall colors (Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Old Olive and Really Rust). I love autumn, so this set is a fun one for me to use.
Have a happy autumn day!