Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop & Card Challenge

ONLY 1 WEEK REMAINS to join in!

Two fun ways to win & show your support! Check it out HERE.
And, to be eligible to win prizes I'm offering, leave me a comment HERE.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Today is Day 5 of Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply CELBRATION and if you haven't been playing along ... PLEASE check it out and come play ... I promise you'll have a great time!!!

Here's what's happening today:::::::

Barb Schram - Explore. Dream. Discover. - Barb has an offering of BLOG CANDY today!

Cathy Tidwell - Cat’s Creations - CAT, too, has BLOG CANDY to offer today, but she has more!!! She has created a Sketch Challenge for you as well. You can see the sketch over at Cat’s Creations, so be sure to stop!!! (NOTE: Cat’s Challenge and my challenge below can tie in together well and you can get two challnenges done on one card!!!)

Sharon Johnson - No Time To Stamp? - Me again. Today is my regular Stamp Simply Challenge. It’s a fun twist on a Christmas card — be sure to check it out!!!

I chose to do Cat & Sharon's challenges seperately.

I'm thrilled to be a "sample designer" for Cat today and this is the card I have designed for Cat's sketch challenge. I thought the sketch was perfect to show off this great silouette image by Stampendous. The top portion dp is Basic Grey (boxer) and the bottom portion is Crafty Secrets (earthy). I've used Nestabilities for my scalloped oval focal panel and the "decorated tree" is from the SU Lovely As a Tree set and has been popped up for dimension. The sentiment is by Impression Obsession and the snowflakes are from an EKSuccess punch.

Don't forget to check out Cat's other sample designers for more inspiration! AJ, Heather, Leslie, Julie, Susan, Tammy, LeAnne

Sharon's challenge for today's Stamp Simply Challenge #64 is a Christmas card WITHOUT using a traditional Christmas stamp and WITHOUT using traditional Christmas designer paper. You MAY use a Christmas sentiment and you may use designer paper, just not Christmas paper. You can also use traditional Christmas colors if you so choose.

This is my interpretation of a Non-Traditional Christmas card! I love the tranquility in a scenery picture so I decided to "create" my own. I can visualize how beautiful this location would be with a new coat of "fresh fallen snow" blanketing the trees & rocks ... can you see it! The snow hasn't fallen yet, but I bet it does for Christmas morning! okay...enough day dreaming!

A very simple card to make. I've used two different Stampscapes images (stamped side by side) ... masked a circle for the moon ... then colored the sky using yellow, red & blue chalks with cotton balls. Unmask the moon ... wipe over entire scene with a soft cloth ... mount onto glossy black and adhere to my white card base. Being the "ribbon addict" that I am, I just had to add ribbon but didn't want to hide my scene so this soft blue, silver edged wired ribbon worked perfectly. The felt snowflake is by Creative Impressions and the sentiment is from the SU Home for Christmas set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... hope you are enjoying the Celebration ... I know I am! There are still SO MANY more wonderful holiday ideas, challenges, blog candy and much, much more to come over the next 7 days ... you won't want to miss it!! Happy Friday All!!


  1. I love what you did with Cat's sketch! A very imaginative interpretation! And your card for Sharon's challenge is just over the top gorgeous! So serene and beautiful. It calms me to look at it.

  2. Darlene - love both cards! I love the almost vintage feel of the first one and the second one is so peaceful! I could see doing that so many different ways with that same saying! Very pretty!

  3. Your cards are so beautiful and you do a wonderful job coloring.

    I'm sorry but I haven't mailed your goodies yet. I will get the package together this weekend and in the mail either Saturday or Monday. It has been crazy here. I'll send you an email when I mail them.

  4. Oh my goodness Darlene! Both of these cards are just gorgeous! Love how you did the scallop circles on the sketch challenge one and the one for Sharon's, wow! That is just stunning! I want a house right there on the edge...

  5. Darlene!! Great take on Cat's challenge but the STampscapes card is beautiful!! I love working with those images.. So much fun to try to put together a scene!!
    Fabulous work...
    Have a great day!

  6. Beautiful cards! I especially love the second one and the idyllic scene you created. Its so pretty. As for the staircase pic on my blog, I believe the owner just tacked a small nail underneath the railing and hung the ornaments from that.

  7. Darlene! You work is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!


  8. Darlene, these are terrific! The Stampscapes go so well with the sentiment - I can just feel the crisp, cold mountain air! Thanks so much for the inspiration to use all those SS stamps that have been gathering dust!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  9. Terrific Cards, Darlene! They give me such a warmth and peaceful feeling!

  10. Wow, your cards are just gorgeous!
    I love the tranquility of your second card so beautiful. Pat

  11. That's a wonderful card. I like the scallops on the top card and how the layout comes out. Makes me want to keep looking at it over and over!

  12. Darlene
    Beautiful cards. The coloring is fantastic. You sure have talent. Marie-Paule

  13. Love both cards Darlene, fabulous challenge cards. Love what you did with CAT's sketch and the card for Sharon's challenge is so tranquil!

  14. Love these! That outdoor scene image is spectacular... perfectly touched with color.

  15. This stampscapes card is gorgeous. I love the background colors are amazing. Great job!


Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.