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Jun 25, 2009

3CT - Where Do You Live

This week the 3 Clover Thursday Design team was given a most unique (and FUN) challenge thought up by fellow DT member Elena - Our challenge to create card about where we are from, City, State or Country. I absolutely LOVE where I live and would never think of living anywhere else so this was a really fun challenge for me. I chose to highlight something about the City where I live. Yes we grow "Onions" here but not just any onion. We are famous for the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. You can read more about them here
Let me tell you there is nothing more delicious then a slice of our Sweet Onions on a grilled hamburger. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
I wanted to use an onion for my card but there was one slight problem, I don't own any onion stamps. Then I remembered that SU had a set with an onion in and thankfully I was able to locate a customer who had purchased the set I wanted and she let me borrow it.
For my card I chose to use this adorable onion stamp from a long retired SU set called, Stewpot Pals (2005 Summer Mini Catalog). Next up I picked out my paper and chose to use this colorful stripped pattern from Cosmo cricket's, Mr. Campy line. I stamped the onion image with Basic Gray ink on watercolor paper and colored it with ink pads and an aqua painter. I cut it out using Labels 2 Nestabilitie Dies.
My card base is Dusty Durango layered with Crushed Curry (2 of the new upcoming "In-Colors"). I added some Swiss Dot embossing, piercing, brads (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts) and some antique knit lace that I found in my scrap ribbon box. The cocktail glass is covered with Crystal Effects and I added some clear Spica Glitter to my onion (which is really hard to see in the scan).
There were so many different things that came to mind about the City, State that I live in that I may do a feature on my blog in the future with more Where I Live theme related cards.
Don't forget to check out the other DT members blogs and see how they captured the essence of where they are from and then give it a try yourself and stop back by Kerry's blog to leave a link to your card about where you are from.


  1. Ida, I loved reading a story about onion! I didn't even know that Walla Walla is famous for the sweet onion! Thank you so much for sharing this story!
    I am so glad you found an onion stamp! Love the papers you used on the card and lace!
    Thank you so much for playing this challenge!
    Forgot to tell earlie - I love your new blog design!

  2. Love your card. It's very cute! I also love the Walla Walla onions!

  3. Great job. I did not know that about the onion. Interesting. Love the layout and colors on this. I agree it was a fun challenge.

  4. I knew you would have to show off the Walla Walla onion...I mean how could you not. This was a cute set too! Fun card this week neighbor!

  5. Oh I KNEW your card would be wonderful, and I was right! And being in Nevada, I'm VERY famniliar with your onions and LOVE them! (People back east are more familiar with the Vidalia onion). That onion is just too danged cute and I love, love, love the layout and papers you chose for this card. Awesome work!

  6. Great color combination - I too didn't know that about the onions.

  7. Well, MAMICHELLE only lives a couple of towns aways from me and said she loves Walla Walla onions...But I never heard of them! I will definitely be on the look out for them now! Great card! Love the colors!