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26 January 2009

2 cards, 1 box, 1 challenge, & 1 award

*ROFL* How's THAT for a title? Yup, that's everything I've got in store for ya today, so it's gonna be a long post, AND this is what I get for not posting for two days!

First up, the cards. This is a freebie image that I downloaded from Squigglefly. I colored it with my Copics, used a diamond nesting Coluzzle to cut it out after I rotated the image 90degrees for a different look, and distressed the edges. I used two antique copper brads to mount it to the red cardstock (8.5"x5.5" sheet, folded in half). The chipboard "hi" is from the Jukebox line of Thickers by American Craft.This one (below) is a Valentine's Day card with a more masculine feel. I literally made it entirely out of scraps that were laying on the table in my cardmaking carnage. *ROFL* Finished size is 4" square.

This little box (2 pix below) is something that I picked up at Ben Franklin last month. It's the first box I've ever covered with paper - usually I slap acrylics on & do something with my decorative painting. It measures 4.5" square & has a cute little accordion album inside (I'll show THAT part of the project later this week when it's complete). I had 2 coordinating scraps of paper that I used for the box itself. On the lid I did a Cuttlebug tag in a lovely robin's egg lightweight chipboard that came in an envelope of CDs (thanks Sharron!); a brown rub-on from Heidi Grace; a swirly rhinestone from that set I picked up at Wally World; an antiqued pewter brad from JoAnn's; a bit of twill tape with a staple; two adorable crocheted flowers (thanks again, Sharron!); some Frosted Lace Stickles in the flower centers; a dragonfly charm outta my copious button collection; and two antique coat buttons (a final thanks to Sharron!) with linen thread in their centers. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

My challenge came originally from
Deb, then I got the "snowball treatment" and got smacked last night by Maw and Sharron! I'm feelin the love now!! *LOL* The rules for this challenge are - Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them. Here's the photo that I ended up with:This was taken Mother's Day 2005. That's all 3 of my munchkins (then ages 2.5, 8.5, & 10) attacking their Dad in the backyard. I was up on the deck (11 feet off the ground - YIKES!) watching all the chaos. It was one of those rare times when they all wanted to do the same thing & actually had fun doing it! Just HAD to capture that on camera!! *LOL* Now, it's my turn for tagging. Think I'll get:
1. Kristine

2. Holly

3. Di

4. Vicki

5. Calv

6. Joy

The award comes from my Canadian "sister from another mister" - Kristine. Isn't it cute? It's, I assume, for making lemonade outta the lemons that are handed to us in life & I love it!! Here are "Da Rules": 1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! 3. Link to your nominees within your post. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award. So, my ten would be -
1. Andrea

2. Sharron

3. Calv
4. Charlene

5. Maw

6. Vicki

7. Joy

8. Di

9. Holly

10. Lisa

'K! That's enough for me today!! Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!


Anonymous said...

You are so sweet!! How very cool!! Thanks for the award and tagging me!! Thanks for sharing you cool projects and have a great day!! :)

Sharron said...

First of all.......thanks for the award! I can totally relate to making lemonade outta lemons! LOL

And your box is beautiful! I love all of the pretty embellishments you used (wink, wink)! You tied it all together beautifully!

And your card is darling! I love the uniqueness of it! 'course that fits you to a "tee".....unique & one of a kind!

Huggies & Lovies to ya! mwah

Holly said...

Nora, first of all I love your hummingbird card! I love how you colored it and gave it a ruby throat. Second of all, thanks for the award and the challenge. The challenge was fun! It will be on my blog tomorrow!

Deb M. said...

WOW!! You have been busy, busy GF!! Love the cards, the box, & your challenge photo. That hummingbird is beautiful...great job!!


Hugz~Dixie said...

Box and heart card are adorable. Just popped in to say Hi.

Andrea said...

Awww thanx gf for the award HUGZ!!!

Calv said...

Nora i'm sorry for being so late with the thank you for this, but Thank you anyway! :)

It's nice to know that people appreciated what you do, and whilst i get so lost with awards, it's lovely to know someone out there is think of you. :)


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