Thursday, April 3, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #41 So Cool

Wow, I am not sure why but I kept drawing a blank on this week's challenge. I looked at the sketch - which is the long notes card on page 64 of the current SU catalog-- and was not feeling anything. So this morning when I got up I figured I better start to feel something, lol! So I did a little browsing with my coffee at 5am and remembered that the challenge yesterday on SCS was to use rubons. Hmmm, maybe there is one that will work??? But after examining my rubons I did not see any that could work for the layout as a focal image but it did make me confirm that yes, I was going to work them in somehow. After all, everyone knows I will combine challenges any chance I get. So as I walked around my studio trying to get inspired I came upon a swap card I got from Pat Huntoon and remembered that I ordered the So Cool set because of that card but have not used it yet! That was it -- some how I was going to make the sketch, rubons and the So Cool set work together for this Challenge -- and to my surprise it did! I like it! Yippee, I swear I can not create anything unless it is just under the wire for the deadline. But it is on time and you can now decide for yourself if you think it worked, lol.





Stamps: So Cool
Paper: More Mustard, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black and East Coast Prep dp
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Other: rubons from the Anchored set from SU and the circles on the turquoise rectangle are from JoAnn's dollar spot rubons, markers, nestabilities circle and scallop circle, coluzzle, and Heidi Swapp chipboard letters.

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20 nice people left a comment:

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, you're amazing. At 5 a.m. I certainly couldn't come up with anything - not even a cup of coffee! lol This card is just too cool! Love the bright papers combined with the circle and scallops. Great card. Very fun card!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a fabulous card! Love all the dimension that your card has, especially the chipboard...I'm a huge chipboard fan! Great job.

Margaret said...

Wow, MJ, Yes, it worked and in a fine way! Great combination of all your elements. Super card!!

~amy~ said...

I'm totally lovin' this long card...the colors and the great chipboard too!!!

Basement Stamper said...

You amaze me how you "throw" something this fabulous together under the wire. It would take me hours to come up with it!!!

Love the colors of this card!

Connie said...

Pretty awesome card! LOVE that set...going to have to break down and get it, I'm afraid! 5 AM???

Pat Huntoon said...

Not only does it work, but you knocked it out of the park. I love the brads, the chipboard M, the colors...just a great card.

Beckie said...

It looks great!! Like, totally awesome dude!! ;o)

Ida said...

Wow, This is such a bright cheerful card. The colors are great and I love the different patterns you used on this card.

Leigh said...

Great, great take on the layout, Mary Jo. It's so fun to see a masculine card now and then!!

KimberlyG said...

Wow! What a wonderful card! Great mix of colors! Thanks for sharing! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Great colors and such a fun masculine card!

Lori said...

Love how you combined all the different elements on this card--great job with the challenge.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you took so many elements and brought them all together to make such a fun and bright card! Super!

Sheryl said...

Great fun card! It really is "so cool"!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my GOSH!!!! You Rock this Set!!!!!

I may have to break down and get it now

Fabulous Card!!!!

Vicki

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is really a WOW card....it speaks out from so many places, and they all come together so well, as only you can do!

Shona said...

I love this set! I also love the bright colors. Very cute!

Stefanie said...

Wow! I love your card MJ! The bright colors really grab your eye and you did a great job of combining patterned papers without them competing.

Charlotte said...

Really cool card. Love the bright colors. Very cute!