Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy 100 Challenges!

A stamping friend and fellow A Muse fan, Glenda, is celebrating her 100th stamping challenge today. She asked some stamping friends of hers to help her celebrate by participating in a blog hop. She also has some blog candy, so if you haven't given her challenge a try, now is the time to do it! Here are the guidelines:

Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #100 is to use red on your card or project. Use as much or as little as you like. Incorporate it by using paper, ink, ribbon, embellishments, whatever you like! You must play along with the challenge to be eligible to win the blog candy. If you play along, please leave a comment on Glenda's blog and link back to her post from your post. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword GRAC100. You have until midnight Pacific Time on January 23rd to play along and you can play along as many times as you like. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 24th.

Here's the blog list:

Allison Fillo
Allison Miles
Beate Johns
Belinda Chang Langner
Carly Robertson
Cheiron Brandon
Chris Sather
Dawn Stein
Donna Hitz
Geeta Suggs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennie Moczan
Jill Grace
Joan Jeffery
June Gibbons
Kamila Younkman
Krystie Lee Hersch
Lori Barnett
Lyndsay Breid
Meghan Fahey
Michelle Clark
Michelle Mathey
Michelle Woerner
Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Sherry Czarnecki
Silke Ledlow
Teresa Kline

And, now for my card for her challenge. I was trying to come up with a fun way to use red and some of the supply of embellishments gathering dust in my craft room. I had seen a card in a Paper Crafts Magazine for the holidays that inspired me. It was a Christmas tree shape that had been made from various card making materials. I changed the shape, pulled a bunch of red fun stuff out and got to work.

I hand cut the heart and used the negative space as a stencil to fill up with A Muse stamps, twinkle stickers and pearls, as well as Martha Stewart paper confetti, Doodlebug confetti flowers and buttons. It was a lot of fun putting this together and I've managed to get my husband's Valentine's Day card made. I do plan on giving it to him, despite the ribbon and sparkly things!

Don't forget to play along with Glenda's 100th Amusing Challenge and check out the other inspired ideas from her blogging friends!


Anonymous said...

Cute card, Elena! Love all the parts of the whole. Very clever idea.

jenn shurkus said...

!!!!!!!!! omg !!!!!!!! soooo wicked cute!!! i love it :)))

Glenda said...

Elena - this is absolutely brilliant and fabulous and amazing! Thanks so much for playing along!

Frozenstamper said...

Eeek!!! This is awesome! So creative!

Alli Miles said...

What a YUMMY card!! Everything about it is perfect.

cheiron said...

FUN FUN FUN! Love this idea!

Allison said... cute and fun! Great creation!

Dawn said...

What a great idea! You made such a fun card that looks perfect.

june said...

Aaaaggghh! I just love all of it!

Joan said...

WOW - this is awesome!!!!! Love all the pieces.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful Elena!!!! My heart just skipped a beat ;)