Friday, October 22, 2010

Limited Supply Challenge Mini Blog Hop...and BLOG CANDY!

A few weeks ago two of my best stamping friends, Laurie & Amy & I got together for a weekend of stamping.  We try to do this every few months or so and we even have a name for our time together, "Stamp Away". 

This time we each came up with a limited supply challenge and we all played along.  We thought it would be fun to show the cards we created!  Be sure to visit Amy's blog too (Laurie will be sharing her cards with you very soon too)!  Also, at the end of this post, you can see how you can play along too and win some BLOG CANDY!!

Our first challenge was given by Laurie.  We were to create a card that used:
* Flutter By Friend stamp set
* scallop border punch
* 2 buttons (oops, I used 3!)
* 3 colors
* 1 circle
* 1 ribbon but NO bow
That was ALL we could use!  Nothing else!

I've never really "felt" this card.  I'm not sure why I struggled with it so much but someday I'd like to redo this challenge and see what else I can come up with!

* use Waltzingmouses "Teeny Trees" Christmas set
* rhinestones/pearls
* Impression plate or embossing folder
* Bow
That was all we could use!

I have to say that  this is my favorite of the three I made.  This was a fun set to work with.  For the hill, I used the same shape that I used for the tree, only in white ink, it made a great snowy hill!  I also used one of the tree ornaments for the snowflakes and then put the rhinestone pearls on top of that. 

The challenge I issued was:
* use the "Warm Happiness" stamp set
* make a 3x3 card
* use at least one color that you tend to neglect
* anything else goes but the first items mentioned MUST be used

I tend to neglect Enchanted Evening and Spring Rain cardstock a lot!  So, I chose to use those for my challenge.   I love this stamp cute and fun!

So, we'd like to challenge YOU to participate in these challenges too!  I thought it would be fun to offer up some BLOG CANDY to whoever the winner is!  So, here's the details:

You can choose to play along with any of the challenges listed here.  If you don't own the set that we specified you can use a set that is SIMILAR (so, if you don't have "Teeny Trees", use another tree set that you own.  If you don't have "Flutterby Friend" use a butterfly or grass like stamp and if you don't have "Warm Happiness", you can use any coffee/tea image that you'd like!  If you DO have those sets, please use them as that is part of the fun of this challenge!  You can enter once for each challenge, so you can have up to 3 chances to win!  You have 2 weeks to enter this challenge so I will cut it off on November 5th at Midnight CST.  The winner will be chosen by the True Random Generator. 

The gift up for grabs is this:

It includes: 
  • Samples of papers (2 sheets of each design shown) from PTI's Guide Lines, Father Knows Best, Bitty Baby Blessings, Pink Patterns & Everyday Blessings Paper Packs
  • A length of Caribbean Baker's Twine from the Twinery
  • Package of Pop it! Pop Dots (circles)
  • 3 rolls of Ribbon
  • 1 Roll of Decorative Felt
  • 1 package of Limeade Paper Posies
  • Black Scrapper's Floss
  • K & Company Sparkly Sweet Stickers 3D
  • We R Memory Keepers Robin Stamp
  • Studio G Congrats stamp
  • Tin of Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold & Raspberry Fizz buttons
Good luck!!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Friend Card
Stamps: Flutterby Friend 
Paper: Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Rustic White
Ink: Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, VersaMark
Other: Circle Nesties, EK Success Border Punch, Ribbon, Buttons

Christmas Greetings
Stamps:  Teeny Trees Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado, Rustic White
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate
Other:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, White Pearls, Silver Rhinestones, Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Stamps:  Warm Happiness
Paper:  Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Charcoal, Prussian Blue Palette, VersaMark
Other:  Red Twine Twinery, Pop Dots, Embossing Folder


Lindsay said...

I love all of your cards Jen! The third on has to be my fav though! Those colors are fantastic as well as the background stamps and the paperpieced cup! FUN!

Amy Kolling said...

See I like your first card the best....those are some of my favorite colors! I have to say that you were very creative with the Teeny Tree card with your snow and flakes! And love the addition of the baker's twine on your 3x3 card! Wow were talking blog candy! :)

Lee Anne said...

Wow! How much fun is this going to be! I don't have any of those sets, but surely I can figure something out! Your cards are wonderful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All three of your cards are so pretty. I really love the tree on that card you made too. What fun to have stamping friends close by.

Eva said...

I have lots of similar sets and all of the challenges sound fun...lets see how far I get,lol.

BethieJ said...

Jen I LOVE all the cards your created!!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

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