Monday, July 27, 2009

Dare to Get Dirty Challenges


Fan Club members over at SplitCoastStampers were given a treat this past weekend with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges 2009. This is the third year that they've done these challenges, and I've tried each year to participate in as many as I can because they always get my creative juices flowing. So here are a few cards I made on Sunday for various challenges!
This first card combines a sketch challenge from Cindy Lawrence, a challenge from Jen delMuro to use a tag in your design, and Becca Feeken's challenge to make good use of die-cuts and punches. My Mom was visiting this weekend and needed a birthday card for a friend, so this was what I came up with. She asked for it to be a little elegant, to mention "friends" and said that if I had some Scripture to include that would be great, too. Well, sometimes not everything fits on the front of a card, right? So I had to doll up the inside, too!
This second card is for a sketch challenge from Susan Roberts, and a challenge from my fellow HSE Sweetie, Bonnie Sharp to use something with wings in the design! For this one I pulled out some of the new June Bug paper from Basic Grey (that you can pick up at the Hope Stamps Eternal store!)
And finally, we've got The Big Kahuna! Isn't he cute??? Some of you read last week that my Mom was visiting, and we spent some of the weekend doing a semi-remodel and complete redecoration of my daughters' bathroom. The bathroom now has a beachy/seaside/nautical theme, and the girls are just thrilled. My Mom is a garage sale queen and always finds the neatest "finds" so she's been picking up cute items for decorating this bathroom for a few years now (yes... this was definitely a project that was overdue!) so not everything is hung up on the walls yet, but I'll get some pictures to show you as soon as I can! In the meantime, I thought my girls would like to have a little something from Mommy to hang in their bathroom, so I set to work creating a framed piece, and The Big Kahuna here from Whipper Snapper totally fit the bill! I used the sketch challenge from Cindy Haffner to create this piece. And I know it's a stretch but Krystie Lee challenged participants to create something with a clear element so I figured this worked since the glass in the frame is clear, right? (Like I said... I know it's a stretch!) I printed the sentiment on the computer using the Joyful Juliana font from Kimberly Geswein, and it's mounted on a chipboard flower with embellishments. The inspiration for this piece came from a gift I received from Kim Howard.

So, I hope you've enjoyed my Dare to Get Dirty entries, so far! (Now, if only someone would dare to make me Dirty! LOL) It's my day off, so I hope to complete a few more of the challenges today, along with getting a lot of design work completed for upcoming commitments! But for now I'm heading out to breakfast with Kaylie!

Have a great day!








Tulip card...
Stamps: Multi-Step Tulip Garden, Never a Loss 4 Words (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Scripture (Stampendous), birthday sentiment (River City Rubber Works)Cardstock: bright pink (Hollo's), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (Basic Grey)Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: flower (Prima), Cuttlebug embossing border (ProvoCraft), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), eyelet lace border punch (Stampin' Up!), double dot scallop border punch (Martha Stewart from Hope Stamps Eternal), ribbon, button (craft supply).

Ducks...
Stamps: ducks (Great Impressions), sentiment (Impression Obsession)
Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (June Bug by Basic Grey available at Hope Stamps Eternal)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!), markers (Copic)Accessories: ribbon (Creative Impressions), brads (Stampin' Up!), Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

The Big Kahuna...
Stamps: The Big Kahuna (Whipper Snapper Designs), computer-generated sentiment
Cardstock: yellow, red (Bazzill), designer paper (Bo Bunny), white (Neenah)Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), chipboard flower, circle punches, red hemp (Stampin' Up!), button, frame (craft supply).




19 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Tammy, my mouth dropped open when I saw your tulip card. It is down right gorgeous!
I love the papers, and all the details you used to make this card so stunning.

Can you tell I love it?

Joan

Norine said...

love them all just did a purse with matching cards with that DP with the rose so pretty
Hugs
Norine

wendyp said...

They're all fabulous! Those ducks are super CUTE!!!

mamichelle said...

They're all amazing but that first one is so pretty!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Just beautiful Tammy! I love how you did the sentiment on the top inside of the first card! Love everything!

dpkennedy said...

Tammy this is so cute! I want him in MY bathroom! Fantastic coloring and love the layout!

dpkennedy said...

Oh, the others are nice too...sorry! Those ducks are adorable and the finished inside of the tulip card is lovely! I just go so excited over the mouse I forgot to comment on the others!

Janine said...

You are a whiz!!! I love these... All of them... I love Whipper Snapper designs. They are just the best!!

Christina Fischer said...

These are great, Tammy! I'm loving that adorable frame!

I had to laugh -- I have an overdue beach bathroom in the works, too! Thanks for the inspiration to get it started! :)

Pam Speidel said...

AWESOME creations Tammy! The first one is GORGEOUS and I *love* the framed Big Kahuna too!

Lavonne (tweetygirl) said...

Tammy, I just had to comment this morning after seeing your cards! I love the tulip card but the ducks were so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us.

Makiko Jones said...

Those cards are all beautiful and pretty!! Especially I LOVE the tulip on the first card. It's soft and gorgoues!! Very nice papers, too!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, these cards are great! I love the colors you put together. Your pics always show how vibrant your cards are...awesome!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great projects - love the duck stamp!!

Christy Croll said...

The tulips are gorgeous and the mouse is adorable. :)

Carolina said...

You seriously got down and dirty!!! These are so amazing...so glad you got a chance to play.

Debbie Nelson said...

Tammy, your tulip card is awesome..I love tulips! Love the colors...thank you for sharing!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a wonderful array of cards but I have to say my favorite is the tulip one. Elegant and so lovely. Hugs, Pat

Barbara said...

You've done a fabulous job on those challenges, Tammy! Love the beach boy, LOL, and the rubber duckies made me smile. The tulip card is gorgeous!