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Monday, November 8, 2010

Out of Shape? We hope so!

Last week's color challenge gave everyone something to think about but there were some amazing results! Thanks to everyone that played. Our wonderful sponsor, Michelle Loncar will be sending her prize package to one randomly chosen player and that person is........#15 Rachel Holaday! Congratulations! Please email me, Rachel, with your address and I will pass it along to Michelle. And a whopping round of applause to Michelle for sponsoring! Please be sure you visit her at Show and Tell with Michelle and leave her some love!

This week we are hosting another 4 for 40 prize - this time from DT member Andrea! Here is Andrea's idea she wants to share this week - take it away, Andrea!

"One of the things that I truly enjoy about paper crafting is what I like to call “Paper Manipulation”. You don’t even have to have fancy designer paper on hand, just some good old colorful (or plain!) card stock and a little imagination to make your cards dazzle! I like to use CTMH paper because of the white core. I can distress and dry emboss CTMH papers then sand the raised portions for a two tone look. I also like to cut shapes that are a little out of the ordinary. This takes some experimenting but well worth the results when you find a design that works. I always practice on lower grade paper until I find a design that is to my satisfaction, then I break out the good stuff. Anything is possible with a little imagination and a sharp pair of scissors or cutting tool. My challenge to you is to try something different. Work outside your comfort zone and see the endless possibilities that lay before you!"

You've seen Andrea's awesome artwork and this package of goodies is sure to be incredible so get everyone you know to play because we need 40 entries in order for Andrea to send her beautiful artwork to one of you! Here's just one of the cards you could win:



This week's challenge is to create a non-rectangular or square card. Think shape! We want to see your shaped card and here are our samples to share with you! Starting off with our 4 for 40 hostess, Andrea:









Ready to try out a shape of your own? You can click any of the links under each picture above to visit the DT blogs and find out how they created their shaped cards. We can't see what you come up with! Be sure to link up your creation here by Sunday night at 10 pm EST to be eligible for Andrea's 4 for 40 artwork!

Have a wonderful - and creative - week!

14 comments:

Lorrinda said...

Woohoo I'm first!
Actually I kind of cheated, since my craft room has been taken over by an unexpected guest, I can't get at my stuff to create something new... So I used an old card, hope that's OK?

Wow, the DT rocked this one! Beautiful shaped cards ladies! Thank you for all your talented inspiration every week.

Parchey Family said...

Thanks for another great challenge. All of the DT's creations are great.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Fun challenge! I don't create shaped cards very often, so it was a great challenge this week. :)
Great work, ladies!

Amy said...

The inspiration this week is incredible! What a fun challenge, glad to play along!

Queen Bee said...

loved loved this challenge!

Karen Day said...

Definitely a fun challenge - so many possibilities with the holiday season almost upon us!

Ann said...

I took the "shape" inspiration literally, even though it doesn't match the season.
Fun challenge!

Romaine said...

These are all so amazing!!! Once again, out of my comfort zone. :0D

Crafty Texan said...

Fun challenge! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Fun challenge :) Great samples from the DT!

Michele said...

I'm usually such a "square" :)
Thank you for encouraging to get out of my box, literally, and try out a new shape! I love all the great ideas all the other girls came up with and had to think super hard to try and come up with a shape card that someone else had already posted; I decided on a big, fat, friendship flower :)

Dena J said...

So many cute ideas! This was a delightful challenge.

Emily Anderson said...

Love the challenge this week!

Wendy said...

I put my link on the wrong challenge - sorry about that!