Sunday, September 2, 2012


Hi everyone,

I have so loved this year's challenges. They've inspired me to get out papers and tools that have been sitting around for awhile. :)

Challenge 6: Sunday Sketch and Use a Punch Combo Challenge

This challenge was a great excuse to use more of that yummy Moxxie paper!

Moxxie and stash cardstock; snowflake punch; Stickles; ribbon

Challenge 8: A Sports-Related Card

Hubby used to coach high school basketball. And, I had high hopes of making a wonderful scrapbook of his seasons. A decade later, those papers and die-cuts still sit idle in the closet. Sounds like its time to put them to another good use -- especially that amazing basketball leather-like "paper".   :)

BTW  Hubby suggested the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

The Paper Company, ???, stash carsdstock; Creative Letters (Chunky); border punch; computer-generated font

Challenge 9: Putting a Neglected Tool to Use

In this case, the snowman punch was purchased at a garage sale. A set of oval punches were ordered from a Stampin' Up! rep. Neither the snowman or oval had yet to be used. So glad that this challenge changed that!

Still not completely satisfied with the card below. I feel like it needs something else. Just not sure what that it is... And, I might need to go back and "fix" the little hats...

Jillibean Christmas Eve Chowder; AC Christmas; border, oval, and snowman punches; ric-rac; hand-drawn embellishments
Added a few gems since the first publishing the post. What do you think?  Better, or does it still need something?

Challenge 10: A Card Representing Your State

What an interesting idea!  I'm a born-and-raised a Buckeye. I've lived in Central Ohio my entire life. 

So, what does Ohio mean to me? At first, two thoughts came to mind:
  • OH-IO: It is football season, after all!  But, I've never been a full-time OSU student.
  • "Hi" and "Hello": Say what you will about our great state, it is one friendly place to live. But, this wouldn't be unique to just Ohio.
Then an old advertising slogan/campaign to me: "Ohio: The Heart of It All". Naturally, I had to go with scarlet and gray colors, non-OSU grad or not. :)

Reminisce Be Mine, shiny gray stash cardstock from ???, Cardstock Warehouse Paper black cardstock (a Tuesday Morning bargain); ek punch; Queen & Co rhinestones; computer-generated font; crimping tool

Ohio is definitely the heart of my world: hubby, home, family, friends. Yet, this would make for a wonderful love note from a hero to the heart of his/her world back home. :)

Parting Thoughts

Thanks to Allison for organizing this wonderful party. Thanks to our hostesses for some great challenges that really got those creative juices flowing.

And, thanks to everyone who played along with the Christmas is for Kids challenge. I'll announce the winner of my blog candy next Sunday.

As always, thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!


Cherie said...

That basketball card is great! I really like the textured looking paper behind the sentiment. Thanks for playing along.

Penny L. said...

I really like all of your cards, but your take on the "state" card is great.....I can see a hero lovingly selecting that card to send to someone who is soo loved by them. Nicely done! (I was born in the Buckeye state, so by birth I am a Ohioan. But I've lived in Nebraska for most of my life, so guess I'm more of a "Husker"!)

StampTramps said...

All your cards are wonderful! I feel the same way - these challenges always urge me to get out the unused toys that I've almost forgotten I had. Thanks so much for your challenge and making my weekend a productive one!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Sybrina -- wonderful group of cards. Very creative on the MVP -- I still have a couple of challenges to finish -- the state being one of them -- I love the sentiment you used for your state card. I still haven't figure out what to do for the state card. Also want to say thanks for hosting the Christmas is for Kids Challenge really appreciate your time and effort. And thank you for the kind words on my blog too.



Carol L said...

You've really taken the challenges to a new level with your great cards! I LOVE the dsp on the snowflake sketch card - that's SO pretty! Love the sporty MVP card too. Oh heck, they're all awesome!! NJ on each and every one!

BobbisTreasure said...

I am also an Ohioan - and love how you used the state slogan! I also like how you used the different border punches on the cards. Great job, and thanks for being a hostess!!

ShannonD said...

Thanks for playing along with our neglected craft tool challenge! I am glad your stamps got some use this weekend. I love how you weren't completely satisfied at first, added a little something and then showed both cards.

Linda said...

Sybrina...Great sketch card! The sports card is perfect. TFS!!!