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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chomp! Punch! Challenge! -- Celebrations

Is it Wednesday already???  Oh, so many challenges I've missed this week!!  Ya know which one I did NOT miss???  M.A.G. Challenge by the Page!!  I had something all in mind for it, but it just didn't work out for me...  Sooooooo...  After lunch today, I decided to take a few moments for some Scrap-Therapy, I took a look at what I needed to do and use and create...  And voila!!  Imagine me doing the happy dance now...  :)  Need help with that?  Looks a little like this...  :)


Check out these challenges that I was able to enter my card into:
M.A.G. Challenge by the Page #18 -- Celebrations Cartridge page 130 ONLY
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday -- Manly Challenge
OWH Stars & Stamps -- Cards 4 Kids
Creative Sisters Challenge #4 -- Anything with a Punch
I'm thinking there was another one, but I'll have to add it later if I think of it...
Anyhoo...  I wanted to make another card that I can send in for OWH (Have ya checked them out yet?  I love the benefits I get of doing something nice for someone else!!), and they requested cards that can be sent home to children...  I'm really hoping there's a hero who would love to send this card to their son or daughter!!
M.A.G. Challenge by the Page... Those of you who have followed me for a while know that this is one of my FAVORITE challenge sites -- Why. you ask?  Well, I love, love, LOVE my Cricut, but sometimes I think it's easy to fall into a pattern of letting the PC people out in Utah do all the imaginative and creative work (which is GREAT!)...  And I start to miss not being able to 'see' something new...  So M.A.G. does just that for me -- You only get to use your Cricut for the cuts on ONE specific page...  The rest has to come from embellishments or other tools (like PUNCHES!!).  :)  So page 130 of Celebrations has only these cuts:
I cut three 4" tags using the blackout feature and 25 half-inch triangles also using the blackout feature...  Those cuts would become the head and teeth of my, um, crocodile?  Alligator?  Dinosaur?  Help, Peyton...  Tell me what this is!!  :)  I then punched a whole bunch of punches with my circle makers and layered them to create the eyes and nose...  I hand cut the tongue from red...  Used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole for the 'jaw' joint (a light green brad covered with a circle punch from the 'right' green).  I dug through my stash to find some ABC stickers to spell out 'chomp!'...
Since the Wacky Wednesday Challenge at More Than Favors was to make anything for a guy, I thought this was perfect for that too...  I mean, it's for a 'little' guy, after all!!  :)  I left the inside blank (added a liner to each side since the front of the card had a few layers on it)...
And, finally, I am the Guest Designer over at Linda's Creativity this week (for the Creative Sister's Challenge #4)...  The challenge is to use a punch (or many punches) to create a card, layout, or project...  If you haven't entered to WIN one of The-Girl-Child's Punch-Art Flowers, I'd love for you to do that by CLICKING HERE...  You can get an extra chance in the drawing by entering your project over at Linda's Creativity too!!
Click HERE and enter to WIN a Punch-Art flower!!
Please check back again as I'll be posting another FUN punch project!!  Your comments are always appreciated...  I love reading what you have to say!!  If you are a new follower, and you have a blog, please be sure to leave a link in the comments so I can come visit (and follow) you too!!  :)  Thanks again for visiting!!

Until next time, have a CHOMP-endous day!!  :)

25 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

very creative on the alligator love it , it is so cute.

- said...

AWESOME!! You really thought outside the box on this. I like trying to do that too, but alas I took the easy way out this week. Had to do a birthday card soooo "simple" won. hehe
TFS,
(: (: SMILES :) :)

Jen said...

The alligator is adorable and SO creative! Love!

cricutalltime said...

omg you did an amazing job with the mag challenge.love it.love your happy dance.

Tami B. said...

Oh my goodness Amy. First of all, that cat video is hilarious! Secondly, (this is where I would insert a sorority girl scream if I could insert sound effects.) My family are huge Florida Gator fans, so your Gator card is one of the greatest, most unique & creative cards I've seen. I don't know how in the world you came up with it. Absolutely brilliant is all I can say. Do you mind if I copy it? I would love to make a bunch to send to family. They will get a huge kick out of it.

Melissa said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, wow, what can I say... OMG... OK your thought process is wwwaaaayyyyy beyond mine...lol. YOU ROCKED THIS CHALLENGE!!! I love it, who would have thought you created this out of the tags and triangles... OMG... Did I read that right???

Thanks so much for joining M.A.G. challenge!

Adrian said...

WOW, WOW such an awesome job! Thanks for playing @ MAG Challenge!

girlia said...

Amy you such an Amazing talent. I could not believe this AWESOMENESS (is that a word?--lol) thanks for sharing your talent with us at MAG

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! Great way to create outside the box!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow your card is great. Now I see why you did your happy dance. Hey I would to if I had done this great card. Love it!!

mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Ceci's Blog said...

It so cute!! Momo send me and I'm your new follower :)
cecy

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your kids card is fabulously fun, the child that receives this is going to LOVE it! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Misty said...

WOW WOW WOW Awesome WOW! Girl you Rock! That is so stinking cute! I am originally from Fla. and love The Gators. Would love to spend some time with you, maybe some of your mojo will rub off. I am sure though, I could never do a happy dance as well as 'you' do!
Super cute! Love the colors!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yolanda said...

Terrific card!

Trish and Treasure said...

What an amazing blog you have I am a new follower and I'm so impressed with what you can do with your cricut, one is arriving for me in the next two weeks and I'll have to try to attempt something like what you do, you're very creative!

Chris said...

It's official...Peyton says it's a crocodile. And, he loves it, too! (He's tickled that you used his name...he was searching your blog till I found it.)

Carol said...

Fabulous card, very creative! TFS

Lisa said...

What an amazing, unique card! I absolutely love it! Please stop by my blog and pick up an award I have for you :) I'm a new follower (and added your blog candy to my sidebar!)...hope you will follow as well!

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

WOW, Amy! You totally rocked the challenge with your awesome gator card! Any boy-child would love to receive this not only 'cause of the gator but because its interactive. Its "chomp-a-licious!!" And I'm not just saying that cause I'm a Gator fan! LOL!

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

airbornewife said...

Great card... somebody's going to be in for a real treat receiving that card. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

More Than Favors said...

Love that his mouth opens!!!!! Thank you so much for joining the More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Challenge! Hope to see you back for more.

Happy Crafting,
Paula
Morethanfavors@gmail.com

Angie said...

FANTASTIC Alligator, just fantastic!

mom2fivekiddos said...

This is really cute! I am a new follower, sent by Mom.
www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com
Kristin

4kids4 said...

How fun and creative is this??!! I have 3 boys who would love this card!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Good Afternoon,

I am Mistyrose and just became your latest follower!!! and I am so pleased that Momo sent me to meet you. YOur work is just lovely and thanks so much :0)

Mistyrose
sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot

 
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