Friday, May 29, 2009

Blogger's Friday Challenge

I had to pass on last weeks challenge, but I'm on top of things this week, so far!

Our challenge this week is to make a Graduation card, and since I had several to make this challenge came in handy. I was also given a challenge to use a Magnolia image if I could. That was really a challenge since I don't have but 4 of the Magnolia images, and a bunch of images that were stamped and sent to me. None of them were from the Graduation Bundle. So I called my friend, Millie, and asked her if she had any stamp sets that would include a Mortor Board (sorry if I got the spelling wrong on that one). Hallelujah, she did and I threw the babies into the car and drove all the way over to her house. It was exactly what I was looking for and just the right size for what I had in mind. I still needed two more Graduation cards - for my youngest and oldest grandsons, so it needed to be a boy theme. It just so happens that two of the images Claudia sent me were Edwins. I also wanted to make my own envelope for one of the cards that would match the card. Again I was in luck as I had bought some beautiful 12 X 12 paper when I was in Salado. So here's two cards that I came up with:

Card #1:



So that I would have enough paper left to make the envelope I had to make this card 4 X 4. The image, die cut with my nesties, just fits. I stamped the Board, cut it out and adhered it to the head of Edwin (who was wearing a touque) with dimensionals.



This is what I did on the inside of my card:


Lastly, here is my little Graduation card tucked into the envelope ~



Card #2:

This one is for my youngest grandson, who has completed Kindertarten.
I used SU Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss plus some pieces of dp from my scrap bin. Since I only purchased the assorted package of In Colors this year and no DSP to go with it, I had a difficult time finding some paper that would "go" with those colors. I think I managed it pretty well though. I used Stickles on his wings and atyou Spica pens for the tassle.



On the inside I made a little pocket to stick some money into. I know he'll love that!






If you have the time, please go to the Blogger's button on my sidebar and click on any name to view other cards made by very talented ladies for this weeks challenge.

Happy weekend...



19 comments:

  1. Both cards are so cute! Great job~

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  2. So cute...love your cards! Great job.

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  3. These are fantastic!...love the matching envelope! Great job! {SMILES}

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  4. Barb- this is DELIGHTFUL!!!! Love the folds. TFS!

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  5. Both cards are wonderfully done Barb - love your coloring.

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  6. Fantastic cards, love the doodling!

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  7. These are super adorable! I love the matching envelope! Wonderful job!

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  8. These are both just adorable cards. Love how you did matching envelopes too.

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  9. How delightful Barb! Your coloring is just sensational and I love the envelopes too! Well done! :D

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  10. Beautiful coloring and the cards are just perfect!

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  11. Love your graduation cards. The sentiment really made me giggle. Very cute. Hugs, Christina

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  12. One by one I will recruit you all into the Magnolia Cult! Muuuuuhahahahahahaaaaa!
    LOL!
    These are Fabulous, Barb!! I was looking and looking at your cards to see if I could figure out was a mortor board was....Finally I Googled it! I have never heard grad caps referred to as that before now. Learn something new every day!

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  13. Love your graduation cards! Your coloring is excellent and the envelope is great with the card... so complete. Cami

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  14. Oh my how cute that little guy is and I love the matching envelope great job Barb and know your little GS will love it.

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  15. Hi Barb,

    Both of your cards are a delight!! So cute with the motor boards on them. Your grandsons are so lucky to receive two such lovingly made cards.The one with the matching envelope is great!! Well they both are .........
    Hugs, Candy

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  16. Barb...Love your graduation cards they look so very cute! Great Job!

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  17. Your cards are adorable! The cap works perfectly!

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  18. Oh my...those Tildas are so gorgeous. Fabulous cards!! Love your coloring!!

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