Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 8!

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's another week of fun challenges by the Diedrich kids, and this week Madelynn gave us a GREAT sketch. Here it is below...

And here's my card. I love the beautiful colors of fall, and right now in Chicagoland the autumn colors are pretty much at their peak - maybe even a bit past their peak. So, I tried to capture a little of the autumn beauty in this card. I used the Stampin' Up! set "Autumn Splendor".

This was the first card I made with the set, since I just got the set a couple days ago. I have lots of leaf type sets, so at first I didn't think I needed it. But then I saw a few projects that convinced me that I DID need this set.
Check out the wonderful creations of the other Daredevils - I'm sure there will be some awesome cards this week (like always). Their blog links are listed in the right hand column. Debbie can't play with us this week.
If you'd like to play along, you can upload your card to SCS or a blog, and link it to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog so we can check out your work.

Our Dare Devil friend Cassie challenged us to do this little "Get to know you" quiz....using only one word! Hmmmm...fun and challenging. Thanks Cassie! So, here goes.

This award comes with a survey that I have to fill out, and I can only use one word to answer the questions.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse

2. Your hair? Short

3. Your mother? Wonderful

4. Your father? Hard-working (I made it into one word!)

5. Your favorite food? Home-made

6. Your dream last night? Forgot

7. Your favorite drink? Water

8. Your dream/goal? Happiness

9. What room are you in? Family-room

10. Your hobby? Stamping (like Jess said...DUH!)

11. Your fear? hmmmmm...the unknown

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mountains

13. Where were you last night? Scrapbooking (class)

14. Something that you aren’t? Short

15. Muffins? YUM! Homemade

16. Wish list item? Cricket

17. Where did you grow up? Utah

18. Last thing you did? Laundry

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? Old

21. Your pets? Cats

22. Friends? GREAT!

23. Your life? Happy

24. Your mood? Content

25. Missing someone? Yes

26. Vehicle? Toyota

27. Something you’re not wearing? perfume

28. Your favorite store? Trader Joes

29. Your favorite color? purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? Forgot

32. Your best friend? Several

33. One place that I go to over and over? church

34. One person who emails me regularly? Lori

35. Favorite place to eat? Mom's

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 6

Happy Wednesday everybody. It's another week and another dare by the Diedrich kids. Madelynn gave us a fun sketch this week, and I decided to do a fall card, since we're right in the thick of fall here in Chicagoland. The sketch almost looked like another round card, but I don't do so well with round cards, so I just decided to round the corners instead...maybe that's cheating a bit...lol.
So, here is the sketch...

And here's my card. It's a pretty simple card - it seems I'm always preparing for classes lately - I had a stamp-a-stack class last night, so I haven't done really fancy techniques lately. But...it's done. Hope you have a wonderful autumn day Wednesday! Check out the wonderful works of the other Daredevils. Thier blogs are listed in the right hand column. Debbie isn't able to play this week, so we'll catch up with her another time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 5

Hey everybody...happy Wednesday. Our challenge this week was to make something with frogs since Nicky LOVES frogs. Here's a fun picture of frog cupcakes - our inspiration as it were....
And here is what I came up with. I know there is a name for this type of card - I think it's called a "Swing card". I used my good ol' standard "Unfrogettable" set. This set is quite "spring like" even though we're in the full swing of fall here in Chicagoland. But it's the only frog set I have...

Check out the wonderful creations of the Daredevils - their links are in the right hand column. This week Cassie and Debbie aren't able to play.
Head on over to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog - there is a prize offered this week!
Have a great day.