Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Diedrich Dare week 16 - DDSC16

Hey everybody...Happy New Year! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season. We had a break last week from our weekly challenge, and we're back this week with a fun sketch from 7 year old Nikolas. Great job Nicky! Here is the sketch.... And here's my card. I attended a baby shower this evening for a young lady who used to babysit my children, years ago. She's having her first...a boy. So, I figured I'd make a card for her and use the sketch challenge from our weekly Diedrich Dare. The paper piercing with the faux stitching got a bit too "thick" at one point, but I didn't have time to re-do it, so I figure...that's part of getting a homemade card (at least from me)....sometimes it's not perfect.

If you'd like to play along, make sure and link your card using Mr. Linky on the Whimsical Wednesday blog, and use the key word DDSC16 so we'll know where to find you. Check out all the other wonderful works of the Diedrich Dare members. A few members can't play this week, many still out of town for Christmas visits, or just super busy - Cassie, Heather, Valerie, Debbie, and Jessica. Oh...and one more thing before I close...Starting in January, the Diedrich Dare will have sponsers and prizes. You can read more at the Whimsical Wednesdays blog...so stay tuned for more fun information.
Have a wonderful beginning of 2010. Hugs, Darla

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 15

Hi everyone...Happy Wednesday! Another week just FLEW by! Wow...it's going fast before the holidays. This week, 7 year old Jack drew us a cool sketch to work with. I thought I'd make a masculine type card...since I have 2 boys, and since this is Jack's sketch. My sons are very much into skateboarding and "Tech Decking" right now... so this is appropriate for my family scene now. And, it's been another busy week, so it's another "quick and easy" card. (That's what I do most often...sigh....) So, here's the sketch....

And here's what I came up with. I played around with this new Stampin' Up! set I just got...called Extreme Elements, along with the Extreme skateboarder. I think I like the Ballet Blue and white card better than the Certainly Celery and Ballet Blue card at the bottom...what do you think? I played around with some Stickles too, and a star punch. So, quick and simple, but appropriate for a guy.

Make sure to visit the Whimsical Wednesdays blog for the details of a give-away, and to check out our feature Daredevil, Debbie, this week! And check out the wonderful works of the other Daredevils. Everyone is playing this week except Sandra...and we're sending lots of hugs her way. Have a great holiday week everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 14

Hi everyone...Happy Wednesday! This week Madelynn gave us an inspiration challenge - this cute plate of The Wizards of Waverly Place. I'm not familiar with the show, but I guess it's popular now, and Madelynn found this fun plate for us to be inspired and create our cards this week. I'm sure all the Dare Devils will come up with fabulous projects (like always). Debbie isn't able to play, but check out everyone else's blogs - links on the right hand column. We have 2 new Dare Devils - Jacquie and Valerie. Welcome to the team gals! If you'd like to play along, make sure and let us know by adding a link to the Whimsical Wednesdays blog so we'll know where to find you. I have had fun making all sorts of Easel Cards since our easel card challenge a couple weeks ago. I used a Stampin' Up! retired set - "Doodle This" because I felt it had a whimsical fun feel - like this plate. I tried using some of the same colors (Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Pink Passion and Orchid Opulence). I did some paper piercing for Jess (cause I know how much she loves it!!!). And you can't really tell in the picture, but there is stickles glitter on parts of the flower and around the pink edge.
Here is a side view of the Easel cards. They're so much fun! The sentiment inside the card says "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you cry with your girlfriends." True, true!
Have a wonderful week! If you're in the midwest, you're probably enjoying this lovely white stuff on the ground outside. (or not!) Hugs...Darla

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 13

Happy Wednesday everyone. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and that you're in the holiday mode for Christmas in just a few weeks. I'm in the holiday mode now...thus, another Chrismtas card. Our sketch this week is from 7 year old Nick, Madelynn's younger brother. Lots of possibilities here...

I used the Big on Christmas set from Stampin' Up! It's a quick easy card, since it's another busy week of classes and a big holiday dinner I'm in charge of. I tend to make quick and easy cards....that's my life it seems. Check out the wonderful works of the other Dare Devils this week. Everyone is playing except Debbie, and we have a new Dare Devil...Kris. Welcome Kris!