Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Fever!

Welcome to Spring!

I have two great things to show you today...a Dirty Dozen Challenge and a Flourishes Friday Focus, as well as some FUN news at the end...

Dirty Dozen Flashback....have you ever gone back to look at some of your original cards? Well this month the Dirty Girls have! We're doing a fantastic challenge....CASE-ing ourselves! I'm my own Featured Stamper! Our challenge is to go back to one of our oldest cards in our gallery and CASE it...changing three elements. And no restrictions this month. What I love about this challenge is that it shows - everyone starts somewhere! We all grow as stampers!

Here's my original card from June of 2007...

It was a sketch challenge card, the 3rd card I ever made on SCS! keep in mind I had stamped about 3 years before I was brave enough to post on I actually still really like this card. I like the monochromatic feel and the pop of burgundy...I will always love Baroque Motifs as a set too. And here's my case:

I kept the basic layout and monochromatic theme, but I did change the set and colors, added a couple of layers, including DP that had been overstamped on, changed how I did the ribbon and added a Sizzlits Tag sentiment.

And for the Friday Focus Card for Flourishes...the wonderful Leslie Miller wants to show you how to showcase your Designer Papers! Combining the designs of decorative paper is a challenge that many stampers often have. How do you do it successfully? This week on the Flourishes Newsletter, Leslie will help us to see the patterns in decorative paper in a whole new and artistic way!

Here is my sample for today

I've combined four different Basic Grey - Urban Prairie papers on this card to give it a very spring feel. The largest pattern on the main card base, moving down in pattern sizes in smaller sections. I think this gives it more balance. I added a cute awning over my daffodils and chicks. My husband said it looks like a little window. The daffodils and chicks were watercolored and some popped up, and I used various sizes of Nestabilities for shape interest.

Here's the other Fabulous Flourishes DT Girls playing today!

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Julie Koerber

Guess what my fun news is???? Tomorrow I get to meet my first Dirty Dozen friends in REAL LIFE! Laura Fredrickson, Dawn Easton and I are headed to the SU Regionals tomorrow! I'm SO excited! These are great girls, and I believe we are the only Alberta girls chosen to be on the Dirty Dozen so far...and we all served together! I feel very blessed! So if you're headed to the Edmonton Regionals, please pop over to our table and say HI! I'd love to meet more of you in real life!

No recipes today, I'm pooped, if you have any questions let me know!


Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous, Christine!!! Love the "awning"! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are fabulous Christine! Great DD/DDA card! Love your image!

Your Flourishes card is beautiful with your window and awning!! Lovely idea!

Can't wait til tomorrow!!!

Tonya said...

Very nice!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine your remake is so pretty, I like the original also though. Fun to look back at older cards... Fabulous springy card iwth the daffodil. I love the papers you used to combine.
SOunds like you are going to have fun tomorrow! Wish I lived anywhere close to say hi. Hugs... :0)

Latisha said...

OH MY HECK Christine!!!
Look at you with that super cute chickie sitting in a window...LOVE IT!!
How awesome you get to meet up with Laura and Dawn, take pictures so we can see your cute faces!!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards! You really have a knack (probably more like a talent!) for putting together colors and patterns. Beautiful! Suzanne

Leslie Miller said...

All these cards are just beautiful, Christine! I loved the idea of this month's DD challenge and I really wanted to do it, but I just can't find time for everything. I'll bet you've been a fabulous stamper right from the beginning. Have fun at Regionals. Wow! What a great group!

leenda said...

Fabulous! It's just picture perfect! Thanks for showing off that gorgeous paper!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh Christine I love all your cards but your awning over the daffodils with the chicks -- oh my-- too cute! This layout is so fun and perky!

Playing with Paper said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are so spectacular! I LOVE the Baroque Motifs card you pretty!

Have a great time at the SU regionals.

Lesley :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love all three Christine!! Your the colors, sketch and images. Your CASE is gorgeous with the blues and details! And your daffodil card with the awning and Nestabilities bg is just stunning!

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Jerri Kay said...

You're on a roll Christine, this is just so adorable! I love the awning, very creative!