Sunday, December 2, 2007

Coaster Project, Featured Stamper and Blog Challenge

Earlier today Brian and Chloe went off shopping for Christmas presents. It was nice that they got to do that together today! Brian had been gone for a week and Chloe was really excited to spend the morning with him doing stuff with JUST Dad ;)

I had a chance to work on some challenges from today.
This first project wasn't a challenge though...LOL
Last week while shopping with my neighbour, Lisa, we found some of these cool glass coasters at a local dollar store. We HAD to buy them!
They measure 3.5 x 3.5. I cut down some of my chipboard coasters to that size then glued a piece of Dashing DP to each one. Then I stamped and punched out the snowman from Merry & Bright and layered him with cardstock. I also cut a piece of cardstock to run along the bottom and stamped it as well. I couldn't figure out a good way to attach the glass to the paper though. I used Crystal Effects and it is holding really good BUT you can see it in the corners. Anyone have a better idea? Please share it with me....I have another 8 coasters after these 4 and I'd love to do them up and give them as gifts!

This next card is for todays Featured Stamper on SCS. It's ROSE ANN! YAH! I was so excited to see it was her today....couldn't decide which card to CASE of hers. There are soooooooo many fabulous creations in her gallery! I ended up casing THIS card of hers. I changed the papers and the stamp set but kept the same layout and idea! Thanks so much Rose Ann!

A little while ago, Lori from Inking Aloud sent me some wonderful stamped images in the mail! I so love these shopping's so me! I wanted to colour some in today and use up some paper that Brian had bought me from Cosmo Cricket.

I really enjoy doing the Just Because We Wanna Challenge each Sunday that Jeanne or Sherry put out as well. It has been a couple of weeks since I was able to do one. This weeks challenge was to do a FISHY card. I needed a boys bday card and I thought this would be perfect!

I am having computer problems today and my laptop keeps shutting off on me. I am on my husbands MAC right now so I don't have time to fill in all the details. If there is something you need to know...just ask me ;)
Have a super night!


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

All these are so cute Dawn...Especially love the whale!!

Lisa B <><

Rose Ann said...

You busy girl!! Wow...what awesome projects!!

1) Your coasters are the cutest, and you did a fab job on them! I love the paper and set you used!
2) Thanks for the kind words, Dawn! I love your pretty and yummy card! Lovely color choices and patterned paper!
3) Your MFT card is so pretty! I love the paper, and colors....and pretty ribbon too!
4) Oh my gosh...your whale is toooo cute!! I love the googlie eyes and patterned paper.

Good to hear Brian and Chloe were able to spend some time together and shop. Sorry about your 'puter, and sorry I'm writing a book. I'll stop!

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, you have been busy, love your coaster and cards, yur whale card is my favorite, love the paper and colors

Julie Masse said...

Wow Dawn! Lucky you getting some time to recharge and create! :) And you've done so much!! I love all your creations - especially your Featured Stamper card and the MFT one - oh shoot I love them all!! :)

Alli Miles said...

Your cards are wonderful but I love the snowman coaster it is simply adorable.

nitestamper said...

hi dawn, i love your coaster creation. the only thing I can think of is using brad and put a glue dot on top of it so it is not directly on paper.
love the rest of your beautiful cards.

Deb said...

So many gorgeous cards, you have been busy, I so adore the whale, that reminds me I have a boy birthday card to do too!

Lori said...

Great group of cards! The whale card is just the cutest thing--love the colors and his wiggly eyes. I'm glad you're enjoying the Say Charge images.

Anonymous said...

Oh my...the coaster and all those cards you've done are great! I've been slacking on blogs lately, but I'm getting caught up! ;)

Lauren (mytime) said...

They are ALL so cute!!! Great colors too.