Love the Weekends!

Hope you had a GREAT weekend!
Don't you just "love 'em"?
Weekends... I do!

First, will post the card projects that I was able to complete over the weekend -

This CONGRATULATION/STAR card came out awesome! Can use this card asap - for a special young man headed to STATE!

Used a neutral color scheme - using up scraps of neutral prints, browns and red punched stars, Stampin' Up' stamps - star for the focal (added glitter embossing), also the small star and "Congratulations" in Chocolate Chip ink. Additional ribbon, hemp twine and button complete this card, made for a STAR!

This card was entered in the following challenges this week:

Casual Friday Challenge this week is to design something in your project that is "Over the Edge". This is CFC#27. My project has both stars and ribbon going over the edge of the project- check out the entries here

Our Creative Corner challenge this week is to create a card project that is "Masculine" - using non-traditional colors along w/neutrals! My non-traditonal color is red and my neutrals are the base & embellishments of the card project. You can check out the entries for this challenge here.

At Freshly Made Sketches - the challenge this week is a sketch by Tui - sketch #9. My card project uses this sketch the standard way - no twist or turns this week! You can check out all the other cards using this sketch at this challenge here.

At I Brake For Challenges, their challenge for the next two weeks is to make a card using IBFCC#13 -NO WHITE! My card starts with a craft card base and envie - along with a neutral and brown color scheme - NO WHITE! You can check out all the NON-WHITE card projects here at this challenge.

Are you getting into the Christmas Spirit yet? It'll be here before you know it...

These Christmas Cards were made alike - just using different color schemes! One traditional red, white and green; and the other all in blue hues!

This card project features a cut-out "dangle" focal point - used card stock, designer paper, white card & envie, ribbon, button and brads - including the "Believe" GKD stamp for the Let It Snow set and Stampin Up's center white embossed stamp of a snowman! Also added a Snowflake embossing folder for the background - and (of course) glitter! The Blue Christmas card was entered in Tina's pick for the StampTV's "Free For All Friday" challenge here - all BLUE CHRISTMAS cards!

The traditional colored Christmas card was entered in the
Hand Stamped Sentiment Color Challenge this week - challenge #91 - HSSCC91. You can check out the entries here at this challenge here.

Those were the cards that I was able to complete this weekend.

Along with making cards - Saturday was the 4-H District Food Show - we traveled about a hour away to compete. Both boys did very well! Very proud of them - Alex made a "Beef and Spinach Roll-Up Lasagna" for the main dish in the Senior level and Aric made a "Italian Wedding Soup" for the main dish in the Intermediate level. I will post their recipes later this week, if you are interested! Both boys placed 2nd in their division. This was the first year that both boys competed in a new age division -very proud of them! Here's also a group picture of all the Childress County 4-Hers who participated this year at District. Our goal NEXT YEAR is 1st... fingers crossed! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Remember to hug the ones you love the most! Until the next time...


Dawn Braun said...

You've been busy this weekend! Love all the cards, they all turned out fab. The "dangle" ones are super sweet, there's just something about sending a bit of paper motion to a friend! :) Love the EF on the white background and your sweet little metal closures, such a fun little detail!

Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... what a stunning display of cards, you have been busy and it's paid off!
Your star card is simply wonderful, love all the papers and the stars really add the "star quality", gorgeous tones, and perfect masculine card!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Freshly Made Sketches and Our Creative Corner!!!

Christy Q said...

What a great star card featuring all those neutrals! Love the button in the center and the stars rising to the top. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

Wow, that star card is amazing! I love the colors...perfect for the challenges! I spy some of my favoritie DSPs in there! So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Love all of rising stars!! Perfect for a congratulations card!

Jenschke Family said...

Your boys did amazing! So very proud they compete with pride, respect and dedication. You and Kyle are awesome parents and do a wonderful job raising them to strive for the best. Congratulations to them!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

What a busy weekend! Lots of lovely cards! Love the dangle cards. Such a fun idea! So glad you shared you wonderful work with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Krista said...

First of all, I'm hungry just thinking about the yummy food your kids made. Congrats on their success. Your card has so many great elements...the dangling ornament, the ribbon, the button, the candy cane striped paper, the clip, everything. Such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

Wow you were very productive. Love the treat cups used as a snow globe with "green" snow. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

West Texas Wife said...

How in the world do you have time to do that with all those boys???? I love them all and I love the youngest son. He is so different than what I expected.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, really great card. Great colors and I love the display of stars. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

What a bright and cheery card. Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow - you've been a very busy girl!! Super cute projects - love the ribbon treatment in the first one! Thanks so much for playing with CAS-ual Fridays!!

Laura Davis said...

Fantastic card!
Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!