Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We're suppose to put WHAT in the soup? The Paper Variety Challenge, MFTWSC13

I LOVE these new stamps I got from Paper and Such. They crack me up. Maybe because I lived on a farm for a while when I was a child, not sure, but they tickle my funny bone.

The Paper Variety Challenge is to make a card with a matching envelope. I had not really thought about decorating an envelope to match, but it only took a couple minutes longer and was by far the easiest thing about this, lol.

I also set a personal challenge to make up all the MFT's sketches that I missed last year, as well as try to keep up with this years sketches. First of all, they gave a prize in amount of stamp dollars for every sketch challenge we did last year and I totally ripped myself off! I said like 11 or 12, when in fact I did 19! The problem is that I did not upload them all on my blog and also, I did not label them all on Splitcoast Stampers with the sketch challenge number. So note to self, label all the sketch challenge in the title. lol. For some reason, I cannot keep track of these, the two jobs, the kids, the husband and the house, all at the same time. I am 40-thing! lol.

Okay, on to my chickens. I airbrushed the sky and the ground....and yes, I am having way too much fun with this and wonder often now, "what else can I airbrush?" And I colored the rest with my copics. I used MME on the bright side 6X6 paper pack and some photo dies I recently purchased at MFT's. And I used S.U. twine. And I'll tell you, it makes me so mad when they use a partial piece and then start with another piece. Does this every happen to you? All the sudden the piece ends? And then there is a new beginning piece. In my mind, when I buy 25 yards, I want 25 continuous yards. Not 10 yards + 15 yards. lol. Okay, glad I got that off my chest. It's just one of those things that ticked me off today.

Have you ever wondered who used twine on a card first? I was thinking about that as I was rummaging through my various twines. Who was the first person and when did the twine craze kick in? There are even companies that just sell twine. I don't know, but it was a fabulous idea and I love it. lol.

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10 comments:

Julie said...

Too stinking cute!!! I just love what you did with this!! ((hugs))

Suzy said...

Beautiful card Holly! I love the "chicken soup is good for the soul" sentiment on the envelope. Have a Happy Easter!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety.
-Suzanne TPV dt

Theresa said...

this set is so stinkin' cute! thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Chris said...

that is a cute stamp, but how could they endorse chicken soup, this is when you need the "eat more beef" sentiment.

Delphine said...

Fantastic set! Adorable stamp, beautiful colours and I love your airbrushed background! Hugs Delphine xx

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Holly! Your matching envelope is fabulous! As for the twine issue, I never had that happen with twine before, but it has happened to me with ribbon! Arghhh!

Caroli said...

I love this card!! love the colors and the sentiment is so true!
Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety :)

Kate Vickers said...

Great card and envelope, holly! Thanks for sharing at TPV!!

Jeri said...

I LOVE this card!!! Made me giggle!

Leah said...

I saw your card on the paper variety and it is so cute and funny. I just love it, great job. And I am hearing you on the twine, although I haven't had this happen to me, I would be VERY annoyed!