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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-A-Faire Challenges

By the name of my blog title, you probably get the idea that I don't have a lot of time to do the hobby that I really enjoy (scrapping). I wasn't able to even start any of the Stamp-A-Faire Challenges until my 3 little angels (ahem) were in bed at 8:00 CST. And, as you moms out there know, just because you put a kid to bed doesn't mean that they stay there. Anyways, long story short, I had 2 hours to work on the challenges, which were really fun, by the way. To help with the time issue, I combined a couple challenges into one card. I was able to get 2 cards done, but I was only able to link one. Just ran out of time. Darn.

Okay, enough excuses. Here are my cards.

The first one is for Challenge 9 (use a stamp in a new and interesting way), Challenge 8 (create a card that is cut back around an inch and creates a lip to add a design element) and Challenge 5 (create a faux border with a solid shape).

The light bulb is the largest balloon from Up, Up and Away flipped upside down (stamped with the smooth side rather than the design side). The month that I discovered Papertrey Ink was the same month Up, Up and Away was released. When I first saw the dies, I thought of a light bulb right away. This was my chance to finally make the light bulb I pictured all those months ago.

Now on to the card that I didn't get to link. I created this card to go with Challenge 1, 4, and 6.

I'm going to use this for my son's friend's birthday party on August 12, so even though I didn't have quite enough time to link the card, it will still go to good use.

Here's to hoping Stamp-A-Faire is an annual thing! Thanks for stopping by!



How ADORABLE!! I LOVE your light bulb card. It is the cutest!! I also like the boy birthday card. I have such a difficult time with masculine cards and this is one of the cutest I have ever seen. You did a fabulous job on the challenges. I hope you win a seta t Stamp-a-Faire!!

Helen L

Both cards are great!! Love the color combo on the first card, and the 2nd is so fun!!I just recently heard about turning the stamps over and inking them: you did a great job!!! And I too have a few cards that I made for the challenges but couldn't get them linked up fast enough to submit :-( That's the down size of living on the Pacific coast: 12pm Eastern is only 9pm here!! Have a great weekend!!!

Kelly S.

That light bulb is too much fun and such a creative idea! I love how you stamped it with the reverse side, too cool!


very that lightbulb and the colors on that card too!!

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