Friday, May 27, 2011

First SOS challenge & a couple shout-outs

Well, first the shout-outs. Back when SOS was announced, they did a Design Team (DT) call... and TWO of my uber-crafty tweeps were chosen to be on the DT! Yay! Give Leslie (The Crooked Stamper) & Lisa (PaperGrace Designs) some love!!THEN.. a few days after the SOS DT was announced, it was announced that another uber-crafty tweep of mine had been chosen to be on the Clearsnap DT! Yay! On top of that, this gal was recently crowned one of the 2011 Stamping Royalty Winners. (how cool is THAT??) Give MaryDawn (My Pink Mexico) some lurve too!

Moving right along. So my lurvely friends on the SOS DT chose ribbon as the focus of hte first challenge. Hmm, ribbon. Nope, don't have much of that.. I mean, it only lines the walls of my cave, half my desktop, and a drawer in my paper holder thing. see? there's a bit of overlap in the first two shots, but that's about 8 feet of ribbon on top row, a plethora of SU ribbon holders & a bin of ribbon on the desk, and another 4 feet of ribbon on the bottom row. And then there's the drawer. So ya, ribbon? I've got it.
The idea behind challenge 1 is to use either the oldest ribbon, or what you have the most of. I'm not sure what hte oldest ribbon I have is, but I know that the pack I used is definitely one of the oldest I have... I didn't take a pic of it before hand, but at one point, the card held six BRIGHT colors of grosgrain ribbon - yellow, green, pink, turquoise, orange & purple. The turquoise & yellow had been used already, but the other four still remained. I decided to weave the pink, orange & green which are quite close to the SU colors of Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi, and attached the woven piece to a Wild Wasabi cardbase. Then I was stumped. The only thing I kept coming back to was a (really bright) welcome mat. So I cut a mat of melon mambo, and used my SU Movers & Shapers to cut a heart in the approximate middle. I wanted to put a bow & small sentiment on the card too, but I had used all the ribbon in those three colors, so I found a very similar orange grosgrain in my stash and used that to tie the bow around the mat. I then used my Versamarker to stamp {welcome home} from a retired set in teh corner & embossed it with the SU Wild Wasabi embossing powder. Et voilĂ !

I know it's not my greatest card ever, but it's kinda growing on me. It's a bit plain, but with all the color, I don't know I'd want it much busier, y'know? I think I'll write "home is where the heart is" on the inside, and it will go to the next person who buys a new place.

So there. I've played along. Hopefully I can keep up with the challenges from here on!


Leslie Hanna said...

I LOVE the cut-out! LOOOOVE! And yay, you for using bright colors.

I think you need to make a squillion more of these to even make a dent in that Wall O'Ribbon. hee hee

Thanks for joining us at SOS! (And thanks for the shout-out!)

WV: housoll
The next person to buy a housoll get this card.

Deena said...

that is a crazy stash of ribbon going on there...great use of it on your the weaved heart detail...thanks for playing at sos

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Wow you have a great stash of ribbon! Too fun and the card is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Susan said...

WOW, I thought I had a lot of ribbon! pretty card

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Love the weaving in the little heart - have to try it someday too!
Btw. great ribbon stash - you could open a store ;)
Thanks for joining us at SOS this week!

Alica ;)

Paige said...

My cats would be in heaven among your ribbon stash! Love the cute woven heart you made on your cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Lisa - papergrace said...

HONEY!!!!! ♥

Thank you so much for the shout-out. How sweet are YOU?! So sweet I think I feel a cavity forming!! ;)

Love this card!! I adooooore the cut-out. That totally ROCKS!! And seriously, just could make these for ANY occasion really. ;) Just cut a die-cut to match. Woo!

I'm so happy you played a along! Tune on tomorrow for a new challenge on the SOS Blog. xoxo