Friday, January 22, 2010

Raise The Bar Challenge #2

WOW! We are so thrilled with the turnout for our "Debut Challenge" ! Thank you so much for participating and showing your support! What WONDERFUL creations ... and so much fun visiting so many new folks! We're glad you enjoyed our 1st challenge ... now let's try it again!

This week's RAISE THE BAR challenge is the "GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING". Create a card/project using something you received as a gift from a friend. It could be paper, embellishments, stamped images .... well, you get the picture!!

Last fall, my friend Linda Davis (waving Hi!) gave me several sheets of this (The Paper Studio) musical designer paper and I have used it over & over on so many different styles of cards!! It worked great for holiday cards .... vintage cards ... birthday cards. This is definitely the "gift that kept giving"!!

Here are the details for today's card:

Stamps: SU "And Everything Nice", Stampabilities (sentiment)
Kraft cs, Whisper White cs, The Paper Studio dp
Versafine black, Ranger Vintage Photo
Accessories: Sponge, Chalk, Make-up applicator, Prima flowers, Gold Stickles, Darice Ivory Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Dimensionals, Prismacolor markers
Please be sure to check out the wonderful creations designed by my co-bar tenders:

Anita ... Sparkle ... Suzi ... Audrey ... Joni (Head Bar Tender)
Guest Designer - Sheri from PaperCrafty's Creations

Thanks so much for stopping by today and now it's YOUR turn!! I can't wait to see what you create using something you have received as a gift ... this should be GREAT FUN!!!


chercroppin said...

What an awesome gift, and what a neat idea for a challenge! I hope I can play along too : )

Lovely image with this paper, and I LOVE that sentiment with the splash of colorful lil flowers...perfect Dar!

Country Mouse said...

Darlene...what a cute card!! I love the music dp in the background!!! You did a wonderful job with this one!

Teri said...

Aren't gifts wonderful??
Love what you made with yours - gorgeous!
Teri x

Anonymous said...

Oh so adorable!! I love your sweet image and the beautiful musical background!! HUGS

Dru said...

I love this card Darlene - that musical paper is wonderful and the image is just so sweet. The sentiment is just perfect!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Danni said...

Love this! So nice!

Kim said...

Love this idea for a challenge! Again, you have knocked my socks off with this incredible card. Love that image and how you colored it! The music paper is perfect and so are the little posies!
Kim xXx