I spent the day with the Meade Girls at a Halloween-themed shoebox swap. It's always a great time when we get together!! I will post pictures of the cards I made today in a post tomorrow, but for today, I have something more fun...
Our shoebox swaps are never boring...good conversation, delicious food and the most wonderful cards that you can imagine!!! This swap was no different...but this time, there was a challenge...Amanda and Cindy, our SBS hostesses, challenged us all to create a card or other project using the ribbon that they provided us. Cards would be given a number and swappers would vote on their favorites. Whoever's card receives the most votes wins all of the challenge cards! We received our strip of green ribbon with black (or was it brown? I think it's black!) and orange dots on it in the mail a month before the swap. Everyone put on their thinking caps...as soon as I saw those dots on the ribbon, I remembered I had an image called Rex Loves Cake from Pink Cat Studios. I thought the dots on the ribbon matched the dots on Rex's cake. Take a look...whatdya think??
Isn't Rex adorable??? And don't those dots match perfectly? Then I remembered the scraps of old Halloween DSP from Stampin' Up that sort of kind of matched the dots...so...that's how I ended up with this card. It's "busy" but I like it! :) Inside it says "Have a RAWR-ing good birthday!" I think it would be great for a young boy's October birthday...now if I only KNEW a young boy with an October birthday!!!!
Congratulations to Amanda for winning the ribbon challenge! She gets all 19 of the cards that were entered into the contest!! And they were ALL fabulous!!!
This is the second time that Amanda has given us a ribbon challenge...I sure hope there's a third!!
Stamps: Rex Loves Cake by Pink Cat Studio
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, retired Halloween DSP (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Ink: Basic Black for sponging
Accessories: Copic markers, sponge, dotted ribbon and orange satin ribbon (Offray), large orange button (Stampin' Up), Cuttlebug, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, glue dot, pop dots, black embroidery floss
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