Monday, October 29, 2012

Love a good Friendly Challenge

I know many of you have made some great friends all because of this crazy, crafty world of paper crafting. It's one of best things about paper crafting. Most of these friends of mine, I have never met in person, but a few I have, and many I hope to meet in real life one day. Either way, I know I look forward to the time we get to chat and even craft together. 

One of my crafty besties is Becky Carafa. We had a chance to talk on the phone the other week and that same day Becky also talked to a mutual, favorite crafty friend of mine, Jackie Pedro. Love both of these gals and they're always full of inspiration.

Becky had the brain child for us to take part in a  Friendly Challenge. Our first one is today and Becky asked us to create something with Alphabet dies or stamps. 

I bet it's NO surprise that I used some MFT Die-namics! Can't craft without them.  Today I am sharing the newest alphabet from My Favorite Things, HIGH RISE ALPHABET.

 I am loooving this new paper. It's called, The Good Life by Fancy Pants. The graphic prints and bold colors just make me happy!

I used a striped pattern to cut each of the letters to spell out the word "SWEET" with the HIGH RISE ALPHABET. I popped up each of of them with a foam dimensionals. I have always loved the look of Thickers, so I made my own this way. 

Does the layout look familiar??  It's this week's Wed. Stamp Club sketch. I just flipped it and gave it a different look and feel. In the corner I added a little layered PRETTY POSIE, topped with a WILD CHERRY BUTTON.  I tucked in a few springs of  VINE BORDER in Black Licorice cs. I love how the red pops against the black. 

I finished it off with some saddle stitched ribbon and tied on a sweet little "friend" tag stamped from PRETTY POCKET and cut from the HOWDY FRAMES Die-namics. 

I had so much fun making this card and now I am popping it in the mail to that Sweet Friend, Becky! Thanks for hosting this Friendly Challenge. 

Be sure to pop over to Becky's Blog and Jackie's Blog to see how they used the Alphabet dies or stamps!

Hugs and Happy Monday!!

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  1. it's a very beautiful card, Lisa!

  2. Oh this is gorgeous!!! And it gets to come live with me???? I'm so lucky! Love the "thickers" and the graphic patterns.
    The next challenge is whenever you want it to be!

  3. This is SWEET! Love all the dies and your perfect bow. :)


  4. Love the papers and how you used them together! Especially the block letters! Just fabulous!


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