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25 July 2010

The last of the dirties

Hi once again.

For those of you who read the post before this one -- I just called the vet, and Marty's vitals are all good still, plus she's starting to eat like a champ (which is her usual state). These are great signs, but we won't know if we can bring her home until sometime this evening. Poor kitty.

As promised, though, I do have some cards for you -- I wrapped up all the Dare to Get Dirty challenges with these.


A rural-themed, orange-using, stitched sketch of a card. The focal point is Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped on woodgrain paper from Creative Imaginations.  Orange circle is cut with my not-too-oft-used Martha circle cutter and stamped with Hero woodgrain. BG is embossed with that cuttlebug folder with the bird in the grass -- but you can't see the bird here. Oops. Martha seam binding (OLD), a button, some twine and stitching finish it off.


A shaped sketchy floral/feminine birthday card, made with a nestie. I used an ancient scrap for the dp -- I'm pretty sure it's Basic Grey, though. I probably should have used a more feminine font for the sentiment, but my new SU bday set was just sitting there, and I'm lazy. Turns out that floral is not my strong suit, design-wise. I think that's kind of hilarious because I love to garden.

Third for today:

A garden-themed sketchy card with an altered jar on the side. I have little use for altering items unless I have a recipient in mind, so lining a jar with some dp and a ribbon is admittedly a cop-out. Kinda cute, though! DP on both cards is PTI's Green Boutique, and I used Green Thumb for the focal point and sentiment. The blue panel and flowers are from Petal Power. You might need to click on this one to see any details. Actually, the only non-PTI item here is the ribbon on the jar, which is SU's Marina Mist. It's the only new ribbon I ordered.

With these cards, I'm officially in the running for Challenge Queen. It's also been a fabulous distraction today. My next distraction?

This came in the mail on Friday. For free! I won it on the Paper Crafts blog. Winning anything is fun, but winning a $15 dollar magazine is pretty nifty.

I think I'll get back to scrapping for awhile. I have some extra kit goodies from Scrappy Chic to get to, and I'd already picked out some me-and-Marty pics to go with some of them.

Oh, and my pal, fellow blogger and fellow design-team member, Liz, is going to be at CHA in my stead. Liz, you better blog the heck out of it! I'm so bummed to miss out on the in-person experience.


Liz Michaud said...

I hope you get Challenge Queen! That sounds like a good title to have :)
So glad to hear that Marty is making good progress too!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Angela, you're rockin' those challenges! I really LOVE the orange card with all the woodgrain patterns and textures. The sign with the twine is SO cool! I also made an orangy card today but haven't had a chance to post it yet. Stay tuned! ;) Glad to hear Marty is doing better. I hope you got to take her home and give her some cuddles!

Meg said...

Yea for you with your new *free* magazine! I hope it keeps your mind off things until Marty gets to come home (which I also hope will be soon!). The rural card is just darling, and I love the fun paper & butterflies on the second. Your green & blue card and jar are just adorable! I may need to get that DP soon. Love how you of course filled the jar with blue & green markers; what an eye for detail. ;)