Friday, August 5, 2011


and it's time for the next. I love how time just keeps moving on!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first ever Fri-DARE-day Challenge! We had a great turnout for a brand new challenge blog - onward and upward is the only place to go from here! So spread the word, share the news, invite your friends - DARE them to play along!

The winner of Fri-DARE-day #1 will be announced at the end of today's post. Until then let's go the details for the next Fri-DARE-day challenge.

First of all, the prize...

winner of Fri-DARE-day #2 will receive
a $15.00 gift certificate to Stampy Land!
Use it for any in stock stamp of your choice.
Let's hear it for FREE STAMPS that YOU PICK yourself!

Now, on to the DARE...

we like our logo colors so much we decided to make it this week's challenge. Any card, or any stamped project, any size, made with any supplies of your choice. But it'd sure be nice if at least one supply in your project list is from a manufacturer carried by Stampy Land

{Essie wanted to submit herself, but her ears only cover half the challenge colors. She's obligated to get green into her project somehow!}

For some Fri-DARE-day inspiration, I worked with pinks and greens myself...

I used my first ever Kraftin' Kimmie stamp for this card. Her new set "Bench Friends" melted my heart when I saw it. My daughter is headed to college next week and guess what the first thing was in her suitcase? Sebastian, her 18 year old teddy bear *SIGH*!

I colored the image with Copic markers {tangent - do you all want to know Copic colors? Do you want to know the specific colors I used to color specific areas? Or are you good with just "Copics" listed as a supply?} and used some Distress Inks to sponge in the background. One image is colored, cut and pop-dotted on top of another image that was rough-colored underneath. I love this look.

The entire image I cut out with a NEW Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Lace Oval, that was then matted on a NEW Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Oval. I love that all of these new shapes worth together, to make matting and layering effortless.

The sentiment from the Bench Friends set was stamped on a scrap of white paper, that was cut with the NEW Nesting Lace Rectangles.

The card might look a bit odd in this shot, but it's because it's a gate-fold card and opens in the middle...

My pink and green cardstock is all American Crafts and the pink floral paper is from Echo Park. Add a little Copic-colored bling around the lacey edges and this card is ready to stick in a certain college-bound girl's first care package!

And now - for our Fri-DARE-day winners!

The winner of the first Stampy Land challenge ever, recipient of a $15.00 Stampy Land gift certificate AND the proud owner of a coveted "Golden Essie" is...

Miss Carolyn! Be sure and check out her blog for her winning card and leave her some comment-love on her beautiful two toned, seashell creation! Congrats Carolyn. Please email me at for your gift certificate code AND the code to your very own...

Our two DARE diva-ettes for this challenge are...

Miss Leslie! You can see her card right here. Cute! Almost suitable for this week's DARE - LOL!  

Miss Beccy! Beccy's beautiful card can be seen right here. Great dimension, just gorgeous!

Everyone's cards will be on display in our DARE gallery {which right now is still being organized...details coming soon, I promise!}

That's it for now. New DARE - check! New inspiration - check! Winners announced - check! New linking form - check! If you have any questions about what to do or how to do it, feel free to leave a comment-question below.

Fri-DARE-day #2 starts right now - hope you stamp some fun with it!


At August 5, 2011 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Karen W said...

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the first DARE! All the entries were wonderful!

Love this stamp Susan, it does bring up a lot of emotion. Pink and Green, love it!



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