Monday, June 23, 2008

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Crop Challenge Cards & Scrapbooker's Natural Habitat Video

You may remember when my friends and I crop, we like to have last minute, timed challenges before we leave. (I'm sure the store loves this, as we're always the last to clean up and leave! lol!) Anyway, we had one challenge at 11:30 and one at 11:45. This card I made was my favorite, based on a picture in Lori's Country Home magazine (I asked dh to buy it at the grocery store yesterday, but he said they didn't have it. Bummer!). Anyway, the walls had this green damask wallpaper, the furnishing were mostly white/cream, there was an antique wicker coffee table with a Cool Caribbean vase on it, and the walls were covered with old white/cream plates and platters. It was gorgeous!

I didn't have many stamps with me or any 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, so I gave everyone a card cut from this fabulous green Amy Butler paper. It matched the room walls perfectly!

Here is Beverly's card, love her 3 circles (like the antique plates) and the yummy crushed velvet ribbon:

Here is Margaret's card, could her oval die-cut image be anymore perfect?!

Here is Lori's card, great idea to use the oval punch (like the antique platters) and bring in the touch of blue like the vase!

Now...on to the other challenge! This is my card:

In my attempt to "use up my stuff", I decided to give everyone a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of the BoBunny paper I had just used on my Element page (one post below) that I had used to cover the chipboard girl piece. (Lori was kind of enough to lend me some brown textured cardstock for the card base, thank you!) I ended up stamping the "fabulous" (Heidi Swapp) on the back of my paper and showing the front of the paper on the arrow.

Here is Lori's card, love the way she chopped of part of the flower on the side and that ribbon is to die for!

Here is Margaret's card, she had another perfect die-cut and the SU stretchy ribbon is so cute too!

Here is Beverly's card, love the way she punched out the flowers with the Boho Flower punch to match the paper!

Doesn't that look like fun?! Don't you wish you had been there?! lol! If you're still with me at this point, I want to share with you a video I found last week while blog surfing (I did a LOT of that last week!) that I was telling the girls about. It's from Emily Falconbridge's blog, she's a designer for Scrapbooks, Etc. It's done by her husband about a "scrapbooker's natural habitat." It is so funny, I love the "scrapbooker's droppings"! His accent makes it so awesome, it could totally be featured on PBS! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Lori said...

Love all of the cards! It is amazing how my brain shuts off when told I have 10 minutes to make a card!!!!

This video is priceless! He totally "gets" us!!!


Anonymous said...

The video is great!

Your cards are super cute. You are so lucky to have friends who get together at a crop so often. It sounds like a ton of fun. I wish I lived a little closer.

Alex said...

What a fun thing to do, and your cards (hers too) are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

kathleenh said...

How fun to do challenges at your crop. I LOVE your card! The simple design with the Amy Butler really shows off the paper. Funny video about scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing!

apron girls said...

This is my first time checking out your blog - and that video is HILARIOUS!!