Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spelling Out Spring!

First on my list of challenges - Just had to participate in the two that my daughter serves on as a designer. The first is 365 Cards (Day 38) to include an acrostic poem on your card. Go to the 365 Card link to see the awesome card Kim made about my sweet little gran-puppy Malie. She is also a designer for There's Magic In the Air and this week we were to use 3D flowers and leaves. I also used several other challenges to inspire my card that you can check out below the picture.

Inspirational challenges are:
  1. Our Creative Corner to use bows
  2. Allsorts to use petals and pearls
  3. The Corrisive Challenge to use texture
  4. Crazy 4 Challenges to use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 punches
  5. Cupcake Craft Challenge to make your own flowers
  6. Handful of Stamps to Digi it (I used deco flower from TMITA)
  7. The ResQ Challenge to use at least 2 of the clues, I used 5: buttons, flowers, punch, spring, yellow
  8. There's Magic in the Air to use 3D flowers and leaves
  9. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge to use buttons
  10. Pals Paper Arts to use flowers
  11. Totally Gorjuss to use texture
  12. The Pink Elephant to use a nature theme (Spring is all about nature!)
  13. Challenge Up Your Life to think weather
  14. Card Positioning System a gorgeous sketech
  15. Shabby Tea Room to Embrace the White
  16. Cute Card Thursday asks Mono Mania (OK I added green leaves, just didn't look right in yellow!)
  17. 365 Cards Day 38 to use an acrostic poem
To all the Challenge Blogs that I have linked to - I would like to say thank you for your inspiration and guidance. I have a very difficult time pulling ideas out of my head, but with your lead in the challenges, it helps me to sort it out and find a place to start and a place to end. I have also learned so many wonderful techniques, styles, color combinations and other ideas to incorporate in my style of cardmaking. Also I would like to thank all the members of your designer teams. They are truly inspiration to all of us to help us figure out our personal goals in cardmaking. Looking forward to what you bring the world of card making this week.

The students at my elementary building write acrostic poems using their names, an activity that they really get into! Two students went beyond the assignment and wrote one for me! Here it is:

M-My hero
D-Doe's prefet
O-Over alsome
N-natreal buety
I-Is my colselor
L-Love you
D-Does spataceler

Then they wrote notes around the edge, "Lots of Love, No Bulling, Coseling is Alsome, Out of this world, get going", and decorated with hearts. Hmmm, they've been listening to my guidance lessons, Thanks girls!
ps. I didn't correct their spelling (they did misspell my name) and yes it is easy for me to read, I started reading 'best guess' spelling when I married my husband!


Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week. I hope you can come back again tomorrow to give our next challenge a try too :)

Kim said...

What a "splendid" creation! Love the color scheme and that soft image behind your poem! As always a marvelous card, mother dear! Thanks for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC and 365 Cards this week! Can't wait to see what you do next week! Aloha, Kim

Patti said...

You and your daughter are amazing with all these challenges! Your card is way over the top gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card!

Nina said...

your card is so beautiful! love how you did your poem over the image, so lovely and I love all the white with the soft spring colors and the embossed paper is so lovely for the texture and added interest. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA/PCC! Hope to see you next week!
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Cards by Gina said...

What a cool idea for a spring card! Thanks for playing at PPA!

brenda said...

Hi Sam

This is really elegant, a lovely creation.

I think we all need constant inspiration for new ideas, you are certainly not alone.

Thank you for joining in my Petals and Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Diane Gilbert said...

Great job on all the challenges! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! I love the dry embossed background! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


Trimgym said...

Great buttons card Sam, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Kat said...

This is lovely. Love the texture. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Cards by Gina said...

Ooh, such a lovely card, filled with great colors and textures! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Eiglas said...

Lovely card! Great textures and details.
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous card & poem by your kids...the comment about hubby made me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Corrosive Challenges!

Silli said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for joining C4C!

DeeDee said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you for joining us at CUYL thid week!

Hugs from Germany,

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week - great buttons - fab project! Cheers Claire x

Squirrel x said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel x

freckleface said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Julie E said...

How do you fit in so many challenges?! :>) Very sweet card, love that texture and the bow in the center is the perfect touch!

Trish Hughes said...

very pretty!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.