Sunday, May 22, 2011

Virtual Stamp Night

VSN was two days of vigorous card making. It started on Monday evening, lasted 5 hours. Saturday, VSN started at Noon and lasted 11 hours. We were challenge to make a card in 45 minutes at the top of every hour. There were challenges and there were CHALLENGES to get a card done in 45 minutes....then photograph it, edit it, and get it uploaded onto SCS and then get it posted in the correct thread. It was not always easy...they gave you no time to eat, sleep, or be merry!!! Friday I ate early before the competition problem..I have a small fridge for water...and personal time is just down the hall. Saturday...ate lunch early and made a sandwich, just in case for worries. Then DH made dinner...whoa...he grilled burgers...wait a minute...he does make the best burgers, well done, but the best burgers. Went up threw a burger together, sat with DH, ate, and ran back downstairs while, God Love Him, he did the dishes...oh, BTB, I did manage to put the ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomato back in the fridge. Nice of me...huh? I got all 16 cards done within the specified time frame...well, with the computer lags at SCS some of them were on the thread  4, 6, 9 minutes late which ate into that hours creating a card. It was FUN and quite an accomplishment.

This is one of the cards that I made on Saturday night! It's a perfect entry into CAS-ual Fridays. They love clean and simple and this weeks challenge is to bring on the bling.
The hardest part of the VSN was at the top of the hour, each new challenge and theme, getting the right paper. It was 1. stop a minute,  2. get off the last theme 3. breathe 4. WHAT PAPER?
I confess each round I wanted to just grab the paper that was sitting  on the counter!
To go hunt and look for the right paper was a time consumer. 
There were many instances that a scrap or already punched element left over from other
projects were grabbed and used. Once when I went to  a scrap drawer, there was an unused swing card...just the skeleton. It was not perfect and was tossed in the neutral drawer.
I made a swing card in such little time...stamped all the bare time to cut all those small pieces that I like on that style of card. I thought it cane out rather well and no one can see the imperfections that made me 'throw it away'.
the challenge was to hide something in the project...Can you find the pink butterfly?
Here's the flip side...can you find the green butterfly?
O! And, BTB, that butterfly/dragonfly stamp...I rec'd that in the mail from my Big Sis at Divine Secret Sisters a secret sister group over at Splitcoast on Friday. It's a clear stamp...all in one...measures about 5 inches by 1 1/2 inches and made by Fiskar...very cool...and came in very handy!!!!!

For recipes you can check these cards out at SCS.
2. Small Wonder

Found a few challenges along the way:
Creative Inspirations PaintBling on Tink's card
Emerald Faerie - Anything Goes..the most popular fairy of all is Tink
Little Claire's - Sparkle...again, here's Tink
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fairy tales...guess...yep...Tink

Word Play Weekend #3 - Wings...don't make me say


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- love the fairy one- and the pretty bow. And the flip flop card is awesome. 16 way!

Michele Gross said...

Aw, love that fairy dust! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

I love your gems with this magical feel of Tinker Bell!! Just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ellie said...

These are beautiful and what a great job to get them finished so quickly. I don't think I could do anything that fast, usually when I try to hurry on a card it ends up in a disaster and me being totally stressed out.
Love the hidden objects, was able to find both but had to look for a bit!
So happy you shared these with me at word play weekend!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Joanne, love this very pretty card, fab image and sparkles. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

MARY B said...

Super card Thanks for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

Wendy said...

Lovely tink image great card Hun thank you for joining us at OSCC

Lolllydolly DT OSCC

BarbaraW said...

Sounds like quite an activity. Anyway, you made some great cards. Tink with the bling is adorable. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Viv said...

Wow! Huge effort , at least you had some help!
Love Tinkerbell, very cute image!
Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie Garden. Viv :)

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh, what a gorgeous card- just so beautiful to look at Hun. Thank you for playing along with us at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge this month

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Super sweet Tink card - she's so pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

Julie Day said...

Love the Tink card, that fairy dust is fab! Great card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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