Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Order Me a Tall, NonFat with Extra Stickles.

It's challenge day at Caardvarks! Our sponsor for this challenge is Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Check out her products which include some incredibly cute stamps!

The challenge: Create a *new* tall card and upload it to 'Varks via Mr. Linky by midnight Pacific Time on Oct. 31st.

The prize: Scalloped chipboard album, acrylic alphabet stamps, 8x8 Designer Paper Pad "U R My Favorite," 8x8 Designer Paper Pad, "North Pole Nights" and other goodies thrown in for good measure.

For my first card I used a tree cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge on the Cricut. Text papers are so hot right now, so I used this one by Bo Bunny as the background. I inked everything to within an inch of its life with my Tim Holtz foam ink applicator. It has become my right hand these days.

Then I decided to try one more tall card just for fun. That Stretch Your Imagination cartridge is perfect for this challenge! The turkey is just whimsical enough to make me smile. And what self-respecting turkey would come to Thanksgiving dinner without Stickles and pearls? It's a good thing these challenges allow for a little creative insanity. Ahem.

On a bittersweet note, this is my final challenge as a Caardvarks Crew member. For nearly two years I have joined in the fun with some of the most talented cardmakers on the planet - it has been such an honor. It's time for us to step down to allow some returning and some new members to carry the embossing tool torch to light the way for papercrafters. Jen and Nathalia, I thank you for all your hard work with creating challenges and galleries, securing prizes and DT sponsors, and most of all your friendship throughout it all. I'm so glad that we'll stay in touch! Thanks to all the support from the 'Varks fans as well. We couldn't do it without you. ♥


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love your tall tree card:) It is one of my faves...

So glad I subscribe to your blog. It's been wonderful seeing all your goodies!

Kryssi said...

Awesome cards as always Jolene! And the term has come to an end... I'm fortunate enough to have been on the same DT with you twice, altho one was shortlived, lols! You are a true pro and a great pal! It was an honor! XO!! Love the cards too! :)

lauren said...

well YOU KNOW i ♥LOVE♥ both of these!!! o'course...reading the "ingredients" you're kinda making me want a cricut now...what a slippery slope this diecuttin' lark is!

btw, have i mention recently that you are AWESOME in every single way awesomeness can be calculated??!?!? (plus a few INCALCUABLE ones, too!) ♥♥♥

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are fabulous (as always) Ms. Jolene! That long legged turkey makes me giggle every time I see him!

I feel so lucky that I was able to share a DT experience with you over the past year! Your work is so creative and inspiring and on more often than not, your c-box comments totally cracked me up!

(-: Heidi