This week's challenge over at Sew Many Cards is Anything Goes....so you can use any image, any color combo....whatever strikes your fancy! I knew right away that I wanted to play with the new Duncan! Is he not the cutest little duckie you ever saw??? I use Word to size my images and I sized Duncan to a height of 2.6 inches. This is a 5" square card and I used my largest oval nestie to cut my cardstock. I just got the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry paper and I found this cute design that made me think of raindrops splattered on the window so.....I added some SU kiwi kiss and crushed curry....not a combo I probably would have ever put together but it worked with this patterned paper. I cut the green layer behind Duncan with one of my nesties and I believe that is from the set called Label 4 but don't quote me on that. I used Papertrey Ink ribbon in pure poppy and, I have to say, this ribbon is awesome. I had read many reviews stating how nice it is to work with and there is something about it that makes it tie really nice. It seems to hold its shape much easier. I colored my image with copics and used my new Sakura glaze pen on the water....love that, too! Our sponsor this week is Terri from Stamps Alive and she has generously donated a Cuttlebug Damask Combo Embossing Folder Set. Here is a little about Terri:
"I started my business in 1993 to give me something to do. I had worked all my life and recently quit to be a stay at home mom to my new baby. I've always been interested in paper products and I didn't like paying full price for some of the things I wanted. So I started my own business. I like to pass my savings on to others. I've made some really good friends over the years. I've always been a small business and I only advertise by word of mouth. Over the years I've kept as busy as I wanted to be. It has been very interesting to see the hobby industry change over the years. I had a "scrapbook" store in my basement before Las Vegas knew what a scrapbook store was. I've deal with Provo Craft the entire 17 years I've been in business and that has been fun, to watch them change!! The Cricut Messageboard has allowed me to expand my business but still do it "word of mouth". That baby is almost 17 (March) and will be graduating HS in 2011, I will be ready to be busier at that time! She uses my supplies more than I do, I have decided I'm a collector of everything. I have more fun selling and helping others than I do creating. Maybe someday, when times are slower or I'm not being a "Taxi Mom" I can create. Until then, I collect! Right now I have some of the new release Cricut Cartridges for $38 and getting ready to go to Winter CHA to check out some awesome items, including the new releases of Nestabilities! Check out my blog for all my items that I sell and for more information!! http://stampsalive.blogspot.com"
If you have not been over to Terri's blog...hold on to your keyboard and get ready to be enabled!! She always has specials on JustRite stamps and Spellbinder Nestabilities, plus - she has things available as soon as they are released so if you see something you just have to have....be sure to check with Terri as she probably already has it or will order it for you at a really good price. I've purchased from Terri several times and I'm sure much to my hubby's chagrin will many more.....So.....not only can you win some of the wonderful images from Sew Many Cards by playing along with our challenge but you can also win this cuttlebug set!!! I almost forgot to tell you - Sew Many Cards has a brand new challenge blog - here! You are not required to use a Sew Many Cards image but we would love to see what you do with them. You can find them here. There is a freebie posted every Friday!! Come on over and join in the fun!!