Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - The Diedrich Dare week 12

Happy Wednesday everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! It's a busy week for card making, but we don't want to forget our weekly sketch challenge from the Diedrich kids; this week the sketch is coming from 7 year old Jack. Great sketch Jack! Here it is below: And here's my card. I'm in the finishing up stages of Christmas card making, and we actually have some possible snow in the forecast this week here in Chicagoland (ugh!) so I thought I'd play that up and create a card with a beautiful snowflake. This is the "Serene Snowflake" set from Stampin' Up! embossed in silver, with a litle bit of Stickles added. Check out the other Dare devils and their wonderful creations. Their links are listed on the right hand column. Also, there will be a prize this week, so head on over to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog to check out the details!
Have a fabulous holiday week, and hope you have time this week to count your blessings. I know I certainly have lots to be thankful for.
Hugs, Darla

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 11

Happy Wednesday everyone! This week the Diedrich kids have challenged us to make a card using the new "Easel Style" which is the hottest new thing now. This was the first time I ever tried it, and I have to say, it's not hard and it's fun! It's a great way to display a card. I know there are directions somewhere out there - but Jess told me how to make them last week when I was in Tennessee, and I just did it without reading any of the directions.

I used a fun new technique on this card that I'm pretty excited about too: You ink up the flat side of the Cuttlebug embossing folder with a brayer, put your cardstock in and run it through your Big Shot (or Cuttlebug) like usual, and waa laa...you have colored embossed paper with the raised swirl (or whatever design) that isn't colored. (Does that make sense?) I used Stampin' Up!'s "Plenty of Petals" embossing folder for this card. You can't tell by looking at the picture that it's embossed, but in person you can see the flowers raised up white, and the background red. Cool, huh?

If you'd like to play along with us, upload your card to SCS or a personal blog and be sure and drop a note on the Whimsical Wednesdays blog and leave a link to your creation. And don't forget to check out the wonderful works of the other Dare Devils. They always do fantastic work. Their links are on the right hand column.
Have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Diedrich Dare Sketch Challeng, week 10

This is so cool! I'm writing this post from Jessica's house in TN. We've had a great time together - doing some stamping, enjoying live country music, eating at the famous Loveless Cafe, finding treasures at the local scrapbooking store....we've had a grand time! I LOVE it here in Tennessee - it's BEAUTIFUL! I'm heading back to Chicagoland tomorrow morning.
Last night Jess and I did some stamping - and created our challenge cards for the weekly dare. I didn't spend a lot of time on my card, since I wanted to look through Jess's stamps and stamp a bunch of the images to take home. I was like a kid in the candy store. Hee Hee Hee...
Here is our challenge for the week - an inspiration challenge of mugs.

And here is my card - an actual "mug" card. Check out the cards of all the other Diedrich Dare members - I'm sure they've done excellent work like always. (I am lucky enough to see Jessica creating her awesome card IN PERSON!) Everyone is playing this week except Randi. We'll catch her next time.
Have a great week everyone! Greetings from the lovely state of Tennessee!

Here is a pic of Jessica and I at Good Morning America with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. It was great music! Nashville is known for it's good country music!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - week 9

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's another Wednesday, so that means it's time for the Diedrich Dare challenge. This week, 9 year old Madelynn came up with a great sketch (like she always does) and I'm sure the Dare Devils have done some wonderful work with this sketch. Everyone is playing this week except Lisa. The links are in the right hand column. Here is the sketch below:

And here's my card:

I'm in the midst of making Christmas cards, so I thought I'd continue that trend and make a Christmas card for this week's challenge. I used the Stampin' Up! set "Snow Swirled".
And I wanted to add a little bling. So...enjoy! If you want to play along, you can upload your card to a blog or SCS and leave us the link on the Whimsical Wednedsays website so we can check out your card.
Have a great week!