Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm at it AGAIN!

Two more VSN Challenges for you... I'm steady plugging away at these...
The first one is challenge # 7, and this one is a little special to me. The challenge was to base your card off a quote from the movie The Princess Bride. That part isn't so "wow", BUT I was yahoo messenger'ing (yes, that IS a verb now!) with my husband about the challenges for this year's VSN. I was whining a touch about this one... I was like - huh?!?! HE gave me the idea for this card! He said - use the quote "Never get involved in a land war in Asia", and then you can use your military set and new ribbon cutting thingie. I was like - OMG!!! He listened when I said I got this special edition die set from Sizzix, and he knew I love my Godspeed stamp set. OMG!!! Well, this is what I came up with after I was done being completely shocked:Stamp Sets: Godspeed, Sweet Little Sentiments (hostess set)
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Gray
Paper: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Very Vanilla
Accessories: gold eyelets, gold elastic cord, black brad, sanding block, Brilliant Blue & Real Red Stampin' Write markers (for flag)
Big Shot: Ribbon die & Hope texturizing plate (breast cancer fund raiser set)
This was the first time I had used the texture plates... it was SUPER simple... even easier than cutting! BTW - this fund raiser set also comes with a sizzlet ribbon, and an embossing plate ribbon. I bought them at Archiver's the day I ordered my Big Shot, and I haven't seen them anywhere else since. SO glad I caught those!

The next one is challenge # 8, which was to make a card based on your obsession. Most of the cards already in the gallery are about shopping, shoes, coffee, etc... and while all of those will fit me, my TRUE obsession is football, and ESPECIALLY Notre Dame football. While my card doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of the gallery, I've never really been accused of running with the crowd on things. Stamp Sets: Just Football, Sanded BG
Ink: Close to Cocoa, VersaMark
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker (for "stitching"), Cutter Kit, Cutterbee double piercing bug (not really sure what this thing is called, but HERE is a photo)
Punch: Scallop Circle
Making gold helmets is the ONLY reason I even bought gold embossing powder... there, I said it! I'm obsessed with ND Football!

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