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Aug 26, 2011

BC227 Tic-Tac-Toe

Happy Friday! - My heart goes out to those back East who've gone through quite a week with the recent Earthquake and those facing issues with Hurricane Irene. I pray you will all be safe and sound and come through these situations with no harm to those you hold near and dear.

As promised here is a picture of Coleen on her First day of School this year. She started 1st Grade on Tuesday.
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For this weeks, Blogger Challenge Lisa (Splendiferous Creations) gave us a fun Tic-Tac-Toe board to work with. Here is a picture of the board:

The object is to pick any row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) and use the items listed in that row to create your card.

Today I have 2 cards to share. My first card was actually made last Saturday when my friend, Teresa from Spokane was down again for another visit. We spent the day stamping, visiting, laughing and eating. I realized that this card hadn't been posted yet and then figured out that it worked in perfectly as part of the Tic-Tac-Toe board.

The items I used on this card are: Embossing, Pattern Paper and Ribbon/Seam Binding. - Diagonal Row

Card #2 - I made this card to send to a woman who recently lost her mother. I used a sketch found in the new (Card Ideas for Paper Crafters) magazine (Pg.60 and did a "case" of the card on the page by Latisha Yoast).

I used colors from this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge. These are not colors I would normally pick out to use together but I think they worked out pretty well.
For this card I used: Embossing, Lace, Bling/Gems (Top Vertical Row) but it could also cover: Lace, Pattern Paper and Die Cuts (Middle Horizontal Row).

Now it's your turn to play this fun game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Just use the Mr. Linky feature so we can see what you came up with.

Supplies: Card 1 - All Stamps/Papers Amuse Studio with the exception of the Grosgrain Ribbon (SU) and the Spiderweb Punch (MS) Colors: Wasabi, Pumpkin, Pebble and Spooky Hollow DP. Stamps: Spooky Boo Day-Sentiment and Too Cute to Spook.
Spiderweb Textured Embossing Plate, Onxy/White Baker's Twine,
Tag Die, Sparkle Gems colored with Orange Copic Marker, Onyx Glitter

Supplies: Card 2- Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, So Saffron-SU
Sentiment-Amuse Studio
Textile Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,
Butterfly Die - Amuse Studio
Gems colored with Copic Markers
Eyelet Lace
Nestabilitie Dies


  1. both are great cards and I love the embossing on it! Coleen is too cute, hope she had a great first day of school.

  2. A fun Halloween card and a lovely sympathy card. Two great cards.

  3. Ohhh your daughter is such a CUTIE! I hope her first day of school goes well. Adorable card too!

  4. These cards are wonderful, Ida! You have the BEST punches around! Coleen looks just darling for her first day of First Grade! Have a wonderful weekend! :D

  5. Great cards, both of them. Have to say I love the embossing on the spider's web even tho' I truly hate spiders!

  6. Colleen is so tall and grown up in this picture (and always with those big eyes!). I think that spider card with that web punch is too fun and I love that layered butterfly as the focal on the second!

  7. Hope Coleen's first day at school was wonderful!
    What a fun tic-tac-toe challenge! Love the embossed spider web!
    Beautiful sympathy card - love how you added sponging.

  8. Fabulous cards Ida. Love the textures and great colors. The sparkly spider looks great and love the border punch. The butterlfy on the second card is so pretty. The lace is gorgeous. :o)

  9. Darling daughter- 1st grade- so what is Mom going to do with her free time??? Love your cards- the spider (chills going down my spine) is awesome- love the embossing too and the layout, and your sympathy card is wonderful.

  10. Love your combination of texture and dimension! Beautiful card!

  11. colleen looked so cute on her first day of school-my grands dont start until after labor day-fun blog hop and you created 2 really cute cards-the butterfly card is my fave-I like the embossing and the lace-the butterfly is a nice touch for a sympathy card

  12. Lovely cards but I much more like the second one only because I am scared of spiders... :)

  13. Cute card, love the spider card and the butterfly is awesome, Coleen looks so happy to be going to school, it is fun when you are that age!

  14. Beautiful cards, love the added embossing and colors! Cute picture of Coleen, hope she has a wonderful school year!

  15. Two great cards, Ida! Hope Coleen has a fantastic year in first grade!