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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blog Challenge from my daughters

While in my craft room with my dds one of them came across the wonderful 12x12 pattern paper featured in these cards. ***sigh*** I remember getting this piece of paper in a gift bag at a benefit crop, but that's about all I remember about it.

So the conversation goes something like this:

DD#1 "Mommy, can I have this paper? It's sooooo pretty?"

DD#2 "No you can't have it, it won't be fair if you have it. There is only one piece."

DD#1 "I saw it first"

DD#2 "Na-uh, I saw it first."

Mom, trying to defuse the argument. "Let's make something from it and then we won't have to fight about it."

DD#1 "How many cards can you make with just one sheet of paper?"

Mom, light bulb going off in her head. "I don't know let's find out."


So that is how this challenge came to be. Seeing as I haven't had a comment on my blog for about two weeks, I don't have high hopes that many of you will play along. ***sighs and secretly hopes that Okie and Robyn will link her blog to theirs and send some traffic her way***


As you can see from these not-so-great photos I made twelve cards with one sheet of 12x12 paper and one sheet of black 8 1/2 by 11 paper. The card bases were pre-made and ready to go. A few of the cards have some ribbon on them as well.


I think they turned out rather cute. They were simple and most importantly they ended the argument between my daughters as to who got to have the sheet of paper. The answer....MOMMY.


So my challenge to you....can you make 12 cards from one sheet of 12x12 paper and one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper and if so would you please ***pretty please*** link your cards to my blog so it looks like some one is reading mine. I would much appreciate it.... ***sigh***

24 random thoughts:

michelle said...

wow some fabulous cards and i can't believe you made so many from one sheet !! that is awesome !!

beanie said...

not so sure about this blog thing but the cards are very cute. I have a blog somewhere but I am not sure where I parked it, maybe that means I don't have a blog?

Tonya said...

Yikes, that is a real challenge! I have to run some errands today with the kids and take them to some swim and ballet classes, but I promise to play this challenge! When is the deadline? Thanks!
ScrapMom8 from Cricut MB

the Daily Scrapper said...

Hey there if it makes you feel better I read your blog almost every day. I thought the glasses thing was kinda funny and very cool that they replaced them. My son left his at the lake and we had to go back and hunt in the sand to find them. Luckily we did and they were fine. WHEW they would have been $400 to replace. Stupid transitions, stupid polycarbonate lenses, stupid flex frames, I could go on. I will work on your challenge today and get something posted today.

ShellBell said...

I'm going to try this challenge. It looks fun. However, I don't have a blog yet (seriously technically challenged), so sadly I can't link it to yours. This seems really fun. I will try to visit your blog more often. You have some really cute projects on here. Great inspiration.
Shelly

Nicole said...

Great idea! I need to get some more card bases so I can try this. Let's link our blogs too. Then maybe we can get some hits together!

http://nickicolesnook.blogspot.com/

the Daily Scrapper said...

OK I decided to ignore my kids and work on your challenge. Not really they helped me out. Here is a link to my blog where I posted photos of my cards.

http://abusyplace.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

I can appreciate how the challange came about. I would have given them each 1/2 of the sheet & asked them each to make a card or LO. I like what you came up with. Now you have cards on hand when you need it & they feel like they helped accomplish something.

Lori

Liz Salcido said...

Wow!! Twelve cards from 1 sheet!! That is amazing!!

okie_ladybug said...

Now that is some paper stretching and a FANTASTIC JOB!!

Swimmom said...

The cards turned out great!
I must admit, I do forget to visit blogs, without a gentle reminder on the mb. But when i remember, I enjoy them - and I've had yours bookmarked for quite some time! (Sorry - I don't have time to do your challenge right now...maybe when the kids are back in school...sigh)

Lori1brat said...

Ok - I am IN. Give me some time to get those creative juices flowing .... I think I will work on my cards tonight ! GREAT challenge !

maryjean8383 said...

I'm amazed that you got 12 cards! I'll have to try out your challange.

My blog is the same way. Very few people visit it...I'll put my cards on it and link it up when I get them done...

Diane said...

You did a fabulous job on those cards and I think I will give it a try! Now to pick a piece of paper....

(Capadia from Cricut Message Board)

Treva said...

This is not the first time that I visited your blog; I just didn't comment before. You make great cards. I need to update my blog and invite someone to look at it. I'm taking you up on your challenge but I don't think I'll be able to link any pictures. I may try to post them in a cricut thread though.

Robyn said...

You are officially LINKED!!! :)

Fun challenge. I might do it later tonight since my DH will be with the Youth from our church. Should I get a babysitter and have a night to myself???

Roxanne said...

I will accept your challenge !!! I need to get in my space and do some work anyway. I'm not sure how the "linking" thing works,but i am adding you to my list and will visit more often.I have a blog also,but it's pretty pathetic.I should post there as soon as I leave here....or maybe after I make the cards.LOL!!!

catlvr4 said...

Cool challenge, I'll have to try it out. Loved the cards you made!

tomiannie said...

Fun challenge! And that was the right answer -- who get's the paper? MOM!

Tonya said...

Here mine are! Thanks for the challenge! It was fun...and difficult for me! I feel like they are pretty plain but cute, at least! http://tonyasfamily.blogspot.com/2008/07/having-fun-with-blog-challenge.html

Emily012473 said...

I'd link you to my blog, but then all MY visitors would go to YOUR blog, and then where would we be? :) I LOVE the challenge--can you give me until the end of October to finish them? LOL! :) I'll bookmark your blog, and look at it as often as I can! :)

Enfys said...

Twelve from one sheet, that's fantastic. Gorgeous paper too (so are the cards)I will try to take up your challenge x

mamaluke said...

Fabulous idea!!! I'm traffic that has come your way after spotting your challenge on someone elses blog. Might take you up on it... will let you know. Love the nail varnish btw!

kisatrtle said...

So nice to have all of your comments on my blog! Yeah! I'm enjoying looking at your take on the challenge.

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