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Jun 21, 2010

Once Upon A Monthly Challenge...#1

Here are the results from my Blog Milestone contest.  So without further ado here are the results (I apologize for this blurry photo but I couldn't copy the screen very well.)  Commenter #20 is the winner and that person is none other then Allison!!!                                                                          Allison said...

Love this image...I don't think I have seen it before. Super mix of papers to matchey the cupcake!

June 19, 2010   - Congratulations Allison.  Please contact me with the information on which On-Line store you would like your Gift Certificate from and I will get it sent off to you today!  Thanks everyone for helping me celebrate my 500th Post.  Here's to many more!
Now on to some FUN and EXCITING stuff...which was suppose to be posted already but Blogger put this in draft instead of publishing it when I had it scheduled. UGH!

Today is a special day.  My friend Elena (The Red haired Girl) and I have started our own monthly challenge.  Today is our first posting of our:  "Once Upon A Monthly Challenge" and I chose the theme:  Funky Patterns to start off with. 
This is the card that I sent to Elena.  You can find the card she sent me posted on  her blog so don't forget to stop by and check it out.  It's absolutely ADORABLE!  I love all the great details Elena adds to her cards.  She is a wonderful seamstress (which I am so NOT) and she does a fantastic job adding stitching to her cards and oh my her coloring is just awesome.

I chose Mint Motif stamps (Very Square and Very Square Sentiments) for Elena's card.  I used very BRIGHT colors as well using the striped pattern from Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely line for my color scheme.
I paired it with Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Green Galore Card Stock.
I stamped the patterns from the Very square stamp set and then punched out circles using circle punches of varying sizes.  The card is based on a sketch from the latest Go to Sketches magazine from Paper Crafts found on Page 112.
Inks used:  Melon Mambo, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango and Green Galore.
Other items used: Butterfly punch (source unknown), Gems, ZigZag Punch(EK Success), Cuttlebug embossing folder.

We hope you enjoy our challenge to each other and will stop by again next month when we challenge each other again.
Have a great week.


  1. I feel so lucky to have this card on my desk! It is so much fun and anytime I look at it it brings a smile to my face! Love those adorable cirles!
    Thank you so much for the great challenge and your friendship, Ida! It means a lot to me! :)
    Thank you fot he kinds words about me!

  2. Oh this is so fun and pretty, Ida! I love the bright colorful card for birthdays!!

  3. This is terrific! What a super fun mix of papers and images! I may have to case this one! And thanks for picking me...whoa! I think I may have to go Canadian and pick http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/. I buy most of my stuff from there since I can get cheap shipping! Thanks again!

  4. wow, so nice and bright. I just bought this cosmo cricket paper yesterday, it's gorgeous

  5. I love how you combined all your 'funky patterns' onto this bright and wonderful card. Fun challenge!