Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My First Challenge - (and Dawn's too)

Hello Friends!

Okay, hold on to your seats! You are not going to believe this... but I actually (finally) got a chance to, not only make a card, but I'm posting it as well! This is also my (drum roll please) very first challenge! I'm so giddy right now...

My good friend, Dawn, is hosting her first color challenge. She chose these fun colors from this picture:

Such fun colors! I swear, if I were still a teenager, my room would be in these colors! I made my card for the submission the night before last.

Yesterday I had to wait for my DD to help me get this off the camera and onto the computer. (I *really* need to learn to do this by myself and not be so scardy-fraidy.)

Anyways, I've always wanted to participate in a challenge and well, all the stars were in allignment and I was able to complete it! I'm thankful I was able to get this done in time.

So, here is my card for the challenge....

The card is pretty self-expanatory and I'll list the details below. Inside the squares, I stamped with the smaller half-daisy flower from Papertrey Ink's Floral Frenzy set. I used my Stampin' Up Irridence Ice and embossed them before attaching the butterflies. S0 sparkly....

Another good friend of mine, Jenn, sent me a card for my birthday and she made the inside nice and pretty too. It looked so nice - I really liked the look so I've started adding "finished insides" to my cards as well. Here is my inside:

Well, there you go! I gotta say, it was a lot of fun doing this challenge. I also gotta say, I now have a renewed respect for all the bloggers who keep up with their blogs. It took me almost forever posting this. Seriously, once I get used to everything - it should get easier (I hope...) :-)

Well, now I'm off to celebrate my new accomplishment..... by doing housework! Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? LOL

Have a blessed day ♥ Thank you for visiting!


Oops...Almost forgot...

The details:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Heartfelt Basics, Floral Frenzy, Birthday Basics, With Sympathy

Card Stock: Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie / Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White,

Ink: Versamark, Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz

Accessories: EK Success - butterfly punch / Stampin' Up - 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 square punches, Delicate Dots Designer Paper, Irdescent Ice Emboss Powder, heat gun / Martha Stewart - small hearts scallop border punch / Jolee's - Swarovski crystal gems / Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz ribbon and vintage buttons


Gwen said...

Fantastic job on your first challenge!!! the card is amazing! Love it!

Paulette said...

Beautiful, Renee! Great job with the challenge!

Tracey said...

LOOOOOOOVVVEEEEE IIITTTT! *said in my best Wheezie from Dragon Tales voice* :) This is fabulous Renée!! I had noticed in that card you sent the inside decorated! way to go on the challenge my dear - and glad to see you posting!! Woo-hoo!

Winter said...

So pretty!

Terri E. said...

Really fun blocks and the butterflies are fabulous as well!Great job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jenn said...

So great! I LOVE it friend!! How did I not know you had a blog? So glad I found it!! Great job!!

stampmiser said...

OK, I can't keep up with you gals who have blogs! I haven't seen yours yet. Cutie-patootie card, Dear! I just love it all and wish I could see it's glittery-ness IRL.