Thursday, November 8, 2007

Grand Opening Challenge Week 2


This week's challenge...make a simple just because, no special occasion card using designer paper & send it to someone! Same rule as last week, you can't enter until the card has been given or mailed. I didn't have much time to make the example card today, this was REALLY quick...and so simple, I almost didn't want to post it! I let the DP (brocade backgrounds) do the work for me. I found a piece that was really lovely, and just added some gold cord and a medallion. My card is going out to a friend who I've been meaning to send a card to forever, but that thought keeps getting pushed to the "I'll do that later" category. Sometimes, I get a little caught up in wanting to make a really special card, so instead of just sending out that greeting, it gets put off. I think my friend will appreciate receiving the greeting in a simple card versus not receiving a card at all. So, the whole point of this week is to 1) let the dp do the work for you, 2) keep it simple, 3) send a note to someone, just because. Upload your card to Splitcoast, using the keyword (no spaces): PSG118. If you don't have a SC gallery, you can link me to your blog. It would be great if you could upload to Splitcoast...that way we can go into the PSG118 gallery & check out everyone's entries! And don't forget to leave a comment under this posting and link me to your entry. And the most important part...have fun = ) !!
This week's challenge will end at 5pm on Weds November 14th. I'll select 2 winners from all the entries in a random drawing...it was just too hard to select one this week...I'm going to keep it simple and just go with a random drawing for winners. At the end of the month, each of the weekly winner's names will go into a drawing for the BLOG CANDY...check out all the details on my November 1st post, "Time to Celebrate"!
Supplies for this card~
Stamp: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Old Olive, River Rock (textured), Brocade Backgrounds DP
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: gold emboss powder, embossing buddy, heat gun, gold stretch cord, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 & scallop circle punches
Thanks to everyone who entered last week...it was really fun to hear your stories and see your wonderful projects!!

12 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty, may be simple but is surely elegant, love that paper.

Nancy Riley said...

Did you say, "let the designer paper do all the work for you"? That's what I do with ALL my cards, silly! LOL! Can't wait to play, Nancy!

nancy littrell said...

What a fun and easy (thank you) challenge. I love your example card. The designer paper was just too pretty to cover up. I am sure your friend will love it. TFS

P.S. Congratulations to Nancy Riley for her totally awesome gift set and to Chat also. You lucky girls. Just playing you become a winner :-)

nancy littrell said...

My 5 1/4" Square simple designer paper card for a good friend who does so much and loves so many things. Tnjoy, Nancy

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/717844?cat=4425

Regina Davis said...

A fellow SCSer (Nancy Litrell) sent me the link to your wonderful blog. She saw my card on SCS and mentioned your challenge. Here's my card. I mailed it out two days ago to my brother-in-law's girlfriend who is fighting lymphoma. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/716905?cat=500&ppuser=87307 I love to let beautiful dp shine!

Regina Davis

nitestamper said...

hi nancy,
Please visit my blog for the card that i sent to my friend who owns the same set, thought she could use it for idea.love this challenge, BTW.
chat

Nancy Riley said...

Another AWESOME challenge, Nancy! Thank you!

Here's mine on my blog, iSTAMP: http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/2007/11/nancy-morgans-paper-smiles-grand_11.html

Here's mine on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/719526?cat=500&ppuser=41782

I've mailed it to my mom's cousin and wife who cared for my mom last week when she had some health issues.

Staci said...

Hi! This is the first time I have been to your blog but what a great challenge you have! I have made a card for your challenge. You can view it at www.stacilynch.wordpress.com Thank you for a wonderful blog!

Staci

LeAnne said...

Here's mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/720511?cat=500&ppuser=13577
I have so much DP to play with, I want to make some more!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome challenge Nancy!

I made a set of cards for my Mom's friend who is in her 80's and can't get out as often anymore. I have mailed them already and put Happy Early Christmas in the note ;) Hope she likes them!
Here are my cards:
http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/2007/11/holiday-cards.html
Thanks for looking!

Lastel said...

Here is the card I made for your challenge , it was given to a TOPS pal on Monday . Posted it on my blog first , now I will post it to my SCS gallery .

http://stampinstelsuniquecreations.blogspot.com/2007/11/sc141-tops-pal-birthday-card.html

Lastel said...

Here it is on SCS !

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/721138?cat=500&ppuser=3810