Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A New Challenge

Hi Friends,

I'm so excited to tell you about a new challenge blog that my dear bloggin' pal Courtney has started. She wanted to do something different and boy did she ever come up with a creative idea. It's called "Everything but the Kitchen Sink." This challenge will be dedicated to using items around the house.

Our first challenge was to use something we had gotten in the mail. And was that interesting, especially since I accidentally threw out a bunch of mail at the last moment. At any rate, this is what I came up with:

I used a thank you note from a magazine that I subscribe to, taped in onto some SU! Kraft cardstock (with a scalloped pumpkin pie border behind it), tied some ribbon, added some foofala buttons with twining, corner rounded the corners and done.

Be sure to go check out the designers and what they come up with:

Courtney (One Day at a Time)
Kelly Marie (Lawn Fawn Cards)
Kelley (My Front Porch)
Winter (Winter Wonderland)
Ann (Creative Antics)

Now for the REALLY cool part, since this is a challenge blog, you can participate too! Just use something in your mail and incorporate it into your card design, post it to Mr. Linky at Court's blog by October 9th, and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink!!!! How cool is that???

Good luck, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with!



Winter said...

So pretty Lynnette! Love the colors! :)

Traveling Mama said...

What an awesome challenge! Love your card! Cannot wait to join the fun! Hugs!

Dana Gustafson said...

Super fun challenge Lynette! Your card is so pretty! What wonderful things can happen when you add a little ribbon to junk mail :)

Laural-Lee said...

Lynette you make it sound so easy to come up with such a beautiful card!!! Great work recycling your mail. Unfortunately I don't think bills would look great on my cards but I could use the envelopes.

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl you did such a fabulous job thanks so much for going on this adventure with me!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card Lynnette! Very pretty and love the fall colors! :)

Ann said...

Great card, Lynnette! I love the colors! I'm SO looking forward to working with you on these challenges! :D

~kelly marie~ said...

So pretty! Your card is just gorgeous, as usual! :)

I am so excited to be doing this challenge with you!!

I owe you a big email. Life has been crazy. I promise I will be a better pen pal soon.

Hugs! :)

{PurpleD} said...

I got the same thing in the mail! :-) I must say...perfect to recycling. :-)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hi Lynnette! Thanks for sharing your blog with the Moxie Fab World!