Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dirty girl!

Okay! Yay for me! So far I have done 7 of the Dirty Dare challenges over at Splitcoast. Granted there are 20 and I'm not quite 'caught up' but I'm proud of myself! I am seriously loving these challenges!!! For the first one I did Texasjodylynn's brad challenge. Just cover the card with lots 'o' brads. Here is my try.

  • DCWV Pocket full of Posies glitter stack and white CS
  • Hampton Arts clear stamp
  • The Paper Studio flower brads (12 of them to be exact)
  • stickles
  • rhinestone


Onto my next feat, I did the Toile Inspiration from StamperSharon. I used the long time loney Toile Blossoms set that I can't ever part with (it was my dad's) but never pull out (although I really do love it!) on this one. I outlined all of the flowers as well as the four sisters stamp with the gray Copic marker; it really makes it pop!



  • Four Sisters (smARTworks), Toile Blossoms (SU), Karen Foster 1/8 inch snap stamp sets
  • black and white CS
  • black ink
  • Copic gray marker
  • Heidi Swapp edge distresser
  • black sheer ribbon


The next challenge I took on was the Clear Stamps Only one from genie1314. For this one I CASEd a card from the bottom of page 13 in the new SU catty. I changed all of the colors and stamps and such but kept the same layout. I also am counting this card for Beate's Cheerful Color Combos card challenge.


  • KI Memories DP
  • Pink Passion CS
  • Studio G clear stamps
  • orange Souffle pen
  • rhinestones, push pin, pop dots, ribbon

I do have to say the acetate one was my favorite to do. CWilliams was the one who came up with this challenge and I knew I could go 'simple' on this one! The acetate I used was just the back of one of those Studio G sets from JoAnns. I stampted the bathing suit on the front with Stazon and colored on the back with the orange Souffle pen. Before I put it on the card though I cut a window with my Coluzzle circle template, then punched a Mega scalloped circle in my patterned paper, and used my circle template to cut the center out of my scallop so I could just mount it on the front. After that I glued rhinestones in every scallop (there are 25 total, just in case you wanted to know) and added my acetate to the back. I stamped off 'girl' with Only Orange (I NEVER use that ink pad) and then 'friend' in black on top of that, adding yet another rhinestone to the 'i' on girl. I was really in a rhinestone mood today!




  • DCWV Pocket full of Posies glitter stack
  • Scraptrends 'Summer Party', girl (StudioG), and Karen Foster snap stamp sets
  • Marvy Mega scallop circle punch
  • Only Orange (stamped off) classic, Stazon jet black inks
  • orange Souffle pen
  • rhinestones
  • acetate

This one doesn't look so much like it probably should, which is dry embossed vellum. Labullard is the one who thought this challenge up. I started with a sheet of vellum that I put inside my Cuttlebug folder and punched out with the mega scalloped oval punch. But, I didn't know how to attach it to my card, so I out a white scalloped oval behind it. Then I decided it needed some color so I took my Versamagic dew drops and added a bit. Now it looks like I ran a piece of white through my Sizzix. Oh well! I know it's vellum!




  • Sandylion Floral Crochet-Cream DP
  • In my thoughts (Studio G) stamp set
  • Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder
  • Marvy Mega scalloped oval punch
  • Versamagic Aloe Vera and Pixie Dust chalk ink
  • sheer ribbon
  • pop dots


Last but not least is something I really hope I get to use once the holidays roll around! AtomicButterfly challenged us to do Boxes, Bags, or Containers. I guess you would call mine a......hmmm........let's see.........an Arby's popcorn chicken box. {grin} Yes, the first time I got their small order of popcorn chicken it came in this cute little fry looking box that I has to take apart so I could use it as a template! So, if any of you need this template, please don't hesitate to go to your nearest Arby's and get one yourself! {wink} I used my Stardust glaze pen to go over the letters, a few stars, and highlight a few parts on the ornaments. Man I love that pen!



  • BasicGrey Fruitcake (Vintage Ornaments/Pine) DP
  • Arby's 5 piece popcorn chicken box (for template)
  • stylus
  • Stardust glaze pen
  • BasicGrey letter stickers
  • ribbon

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On another note, Joe and I have been watching the first season of Veronica Mars. I love that show and I am pretty peeved that they canceled it. I only started to watch it season 3 because I am a dedicated House watcher and they are on at the same time. When House started running repeats though I watched VM and they also have the most recent 5 episodes on the WB website. Anyway, we just got done watching season 1 and it was awesome! When I first started to watch Joe said, why do you waste your time watching that? By the second episode he was sitting beside me! Men! So, I am anxiously awaiting season 2 via Blockbuster online (love that I can get ANYTHING from there, even stuff I've never heard of!). That's what I have been doing with my free time.

Oh, by the way Drew Carrey will be the new host of Price is Right just in case some of you haven't heard. I think he will be a really good replacement. However, I could see beer becoming a runner-up prize! {wink}

Well, I am off to spend some time with hubby and son. MIL is going to take the girls out to a movie today. I wish someone would take me to a movie! Ah, guess I'll just have to wait till later in life for that luxury! Have a great Sunday!

9 comments:

Colleen Schaan said...

wow...you have been cranking out the cards! I just love them, but the brads one is my favorite...I actually went...Ohhhhh, when I saw it.

dini said...

Oooh, look at you on a roll! Love all these, especially the acetate one with all the bling and the toile one - that's perfect with those sweet girls!

Dina

Corie said...

WOW FANTASTIC job. Oh my I love all of these. GREAT job on all the challenges!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

I love all your cards! Great job on the brad challenge. I have those flowers and may need to immitate your idea.

Hope you had a great weekend!

chelemom said...

Boy oh boy have you been busy! All of your cards are incredible! I especially love the Toille card...did I spell that correctly?

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Really love your little vintage girls card! And there you go again, using that CUTE swimsuit! (Guess what I got in the mail on Friday!!) =)

Heather said...

Loving that brad card!! So cute --- I think I will case that one! :) Heather

Rose Ann said...

Wooo hooo Heidi! You are rockin' those challenges! I love all of your creations. Great job!!

Ana said...

Heidi!! I love all these cards and projects. I know what you mean about some awesome Dirty challenges. I am having a blast but finding it hard to keep up. Hugs Ana