I'm challenging myself with challenges, it would appear. I checked out SCS challenges before getting started to see which I might fit into if I was careful to included the right elements needed. First, I went to the Inspiration Challenge, which generally gets my mojo get going and then moved on to see what some of the other challenges might require. Following are the seven (7) challenges that I was able to enter this card into:
#1 - IC625 - The Inspiration Challenge: The Company Store. I found a cute little "Twoolies" wool sheep whose coloring immediately gave me an idea for another piece of re-cycled gift wrap to use in my stash and to use a snowman with a carrot orange nose for an image. See my little mascot here: http://www.thecompanystore.com/eleve...EP_color=SHEEP.
#2 - CCC17DEC - 2017 Christmas Challenge. I will use my second card needed for December with the theme, "Anything Goes" as we did not have a snowman theme this year!
#3 - SCSCCNOV17 - Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge for November: "Bbrrr...", requires that something be added to your card that says, "cold." My snowman and snowflakes certainly say, "Bbrrr"!
#4 - CT1117 - Fan Club Monthly Theme: November 2017 - Holiday Happiness - Make a card with a major holiday as its theme...mine is Christmas!
#5 - WT663 - Leftovers: use leftovers laying around our craft space. My re-cycled gift wrap has been laying on the corner of my craft table waiting to be used on something, and a baggie full of white and silver glitter snowflakes. Even some of the Copic Markers were still on my craft table from repairing places on the gift wrap where Scotch tape had peeled a bit of the color off (repairing the dots worked great with several colors of the markers and silver Wink of Stella where needed for the silver).
#6 - DD8ABC9I - Alphabet Challenge: Round 8. For Letter I = Icy snowflakes, icy snowman, icy lace mesh, with Double Challenge/ Letter R = Re-cycled paper...mine is the gift wrap paper in blue and silver dot, which I used for the background.
#7 - USEIT2017 - requires that you use something old or unused hiding in your stash. I brought out the "Snow Much Fun" Stampin' Up stamp set, which retired in 2013. I had made a card with this snowman for Christmas 2012, and borrowed my friend's. I loved it so much I bought my own before it retired, but believe it or not, I never pulled it out again and inked it up! Shame on me! But my goal is to use it for at least four cards this year!
Ingredients: Papers: Stampin' Up cs--Pacific Point, Whisper White. Express It Blending Cardstock (use with Copic Markers). DCWV White and Silver Glitter paper. Stash--Recycled Silver & Dot gift wrap. Stamps--SU: Snow Much Fun (retired). Ink: Memento--Tuxedo Black. Dies: Memory Box: Snow Burst. Punch: Recollections Mini Snowflake. Embossing Powder: SU: Iridescent (retired). Stash ribbons: 1-1/2" White Mesh; 1/2" Satin Snowflake. Copic Markers. Computer sentiment. Size: 4-3/4" x 6".
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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 4:21 AM
Carlene, you are the queen of challenges. Wow! And, I love your snowman card. Birds and snowmen...and sheep are things I love. The blue sheep for your inspiration was too cute. I am loving seeing you use the recycled gift wrap and it is always so pretty.
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Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 4:50 AM
Wow, Carlene, what a terrific job of meeting so many challenges! Your card is so adorable and colorful.
Just because it was HANDMADE does not mean it was CHEAP, because why send a store-bought card that cost $4.95 when you can make it yourself for $89 worth of supplies?
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