Sunday, January 8, 2017

One Card for 3 Challenges

It's not very often that I have a card that works for 3 challenges but I do today and I'm so excited.  I am playing at The Fusion Card Challenge, Double D Challenges and CAS (Clean and Simple) on Sunday Challenges.

The image on the left is the inspiration image from The Fusion Card Challenge. Jennifer McGuire even played at The Fusion this week!  We haven't yet gotten our first snow here in Northeastern Oklahoma, but it went all around us last week and even schools were closed on Friday! My daughter even had a little snow in Texas but so far, none for us. CAS on Sunday's theme this week is Black and White with one color of our choosing.  I used Pure Poppy Ink from Papertrey Ink.

The Double D Challenge is having it's 3rd Anniversary this week. Since my grandson, Charlie, is about to have the "Anniversary" of his birthday, I went in that direction with this challenge by using numbers from the Bookprint #'s Die. I don't have the Bookprint Alphabet Dies but I plan to put them on my Wish List now.  I also used the Customer Appreciation gift, Celebrate Big, from Papertrey Ink.  I wasn't sure I would like this set because it isn't my usual style but I qualified to get one so I wanted to try it out. I LOVE it! By using the negative from the die cut with the MISTI, it was very easy to line it up for stamping.

The stamps and dies are all together in this set and I used Papertrey Ink's True Black and Pure Poppy Inks to do all of the stamping. It was so easy to do the banners with the clever way Nichole designed this set. There are also a few little filler images that I didn't use today. With the background paper, it wouldn't have been noticeable but I plan to use them soon.

This set is only available for a short time with a qualifying purchase so hurry if you want to get one for yourself.

I used Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White Cardstock and True Black Cardstock with a piece of Creative Memories Gingham that I have had for close to 20 years!  As usual, I used my Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies in the largest size to cut the white mat.

I hope to get a couple of other projects up this week.  I'll be gone for a couple of weeks this month (I'm so excited to be attending CHA), but I have projects for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Designer in the Spotlight each Wednesday.  The projects are finished and the blog posts scheduled.  Be sure to stop by as my last two blog posts feature some Valentine's Day projects.  My post for January 25th is my favorite of the ones I've made so far this year.

I'll be taking lots of notes at CHA about new products that are coming although I confess I am most excited about seeing Tim Holtz and hearing about the new "Distress" items coming to market in 2017!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. The kind and encouraging comments you leave for me are so appreciated and treasured.  I hope you'll be back soon!


  1. WOW, Vicki, this is perfect for your grandson's 16th birthday and also for the three challenges. You are definitely on a roll. Lucky you going to CHA. Enjoy and have fun!

  2. Vicki, this is a great masculine birthday card! The colors and design are perfect and I'm sure your grandson will love it. Thanks for joining the Double D "One Year Anniversary" Challenge!

  3. Oh yes, love your red, white and black Celebrate card! It looks so crisp and fresh. Perfect for the occasion!

  4. bold and beautiful! I've not even finished my Thank You's for Christmas, but I guess I could skip them, do something via emails then jump right into Valentines too.. haha!

  5. Perfect card for a 'celebration' that will be appreciated I am sure, nothing better then a homemade card! thank you for joining in our celebration at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  6. This is FABULOUS and I'm sure will be very well received! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  7. Very cool card! Thanks for joining us in celebrating Fusion's 3rd anniversary!


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