Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Pretty Pink Pomegranate Challenge and some chatting...

Oh what a busy day this has turned out to be! School isn't even back in yet and the volunteering has begun. I'm supposed to be President of the Parent Association this year....but a final decision hasn't been made(by me) if I am going to do it. It's a lot of politics...not sure I have a backbone for that! Since we are having our Meet the Teacher/Family BBQ two days after school starts, I had to get the burgers and buns ordered today. Then I stopped by the school to let the Principal know everything is a go. She informed me of a couple of things going on and then the Head Administrator grabbed me to book me for the class photo day on September 11th. I said sure no problem! I then volunteered my neighbour to help too! We don't mind, the photographer compensates us for our time with gift certificates toward our kids pictures. It's win win really, we get free pics and I get to make sure Chloe's hair looks pretty before her pic ;)
OK now onto the cards....LOL....bet you didn't think I talked to so much...oh sure you did!
Todays colour challenge on SCS was CC129 and it was to use Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. I really liked these colours together!!
This first card I did the Cracked Glass Technique on the center panel. It's been awhile since I did that last. I sponged some Always Artichoke on the back Olive panel and paper piercer and punched the corners out. I used Linen background with Pomegranate on Pretty in Pink CS. I also sponged the edges on this layer as well. I think the rest is pretty straight forward.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Linen Background Stamp, So Many Sayings, Happy Harmony
Cardstock: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and WW
Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke for sponging
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Sm and Lg Oval Punches, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Versamark and Glassy Glaze Enamal, Sponges, Dimensionals, Double Stitched Pomegranate and Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, WW and Basic Grey DP
Inks: Old Olive, Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Marvey Scallop Punches, Dimensionals and MayArts Pink Ribbon


beate said...

You overachiever!!! LOL
2 cards for the challenge. One prettier then the other! Great job on both.
I get stressed out just hearing about your day. PTA work is so not for me.
But more power to you. Hugs and smiles

Alexandra said...

You crack me up - you have more going on than two people - LOL!! Your cards are gorgeous - and better you than me for PTA, ughhhh.....politics is right!!


Rose Ann said...

I'm not great at volunteering, and especially PTA stuff! I sure feel for you!

I love your cracked glass card....so gorgeous, and your second is also very beautiful!! I love the paper, scalloped circles, and perfect bow!

Theresa said...

SMASHING cards!!! Absolutly beautiful!!! You are a brave parent!

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, I need a nap after reading your post, love your cards, the cracked glass card is great

Michelle in Boise said...

Oh what great cards - great color combinations.

Hearing you talk about the burgers made me think of your hot dog run earlier this year - LOL

Allison said...

Cute cards...and I am usually the ones that stress everyone out at things like the PTA since I rule! So call me the stressor and you the stressee!

mum on the run said...

Both beautiful cards!! Love the look of the cracked glass technique, shall have to look that up and try it :)

Lisa said...

Gee!!!! I wonder who that neighbor is that you volunteer.haha
We work well together ..Thank God..lol
Oh ya ..Comment about the cards ..They all look beautiful.
Have A GREAT Day!!!!!

corinnesomerville said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Dawn !!! You did a great job with the cracked glass.

Thanks for sharing

Angie said...

Good morning Dawn! Two more beautiful cards!!! I know what you mean about the volunteer work, that's part of what's keeping me busy. I was the VP of our PTO a few years ago....my advice, just be prepared with the timing issue...it was like a part time job with no pay. But, I don't regret it... my kids are in special ed and it really helped me to get to know all the staff at the school. Good luck with your decision!!!

Maria said...

Wow beautiful cards Dawn. I really love the cracked glass technique. You did a wonderful job and it amazingly shows up well in your picture. I love the color combos that you used and your layouts are fabulous!