Monday, June 29, 2009


I was the challenge hostess on Splitcoast last Friday for the Limited Supplies Challenge. I always enjoy hostessing the challenges. It's really fun to see what people come up with.

Stamps: Sense of Time, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, True Thyme, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, River Rock
Accessories: Linen thread, hodgepodge hardware spiral clip, pop-up glue dots

Here are the "official" rules that I posted:

Ya know how when you order Chinese Take Out that you basically get to order a la carte?? Well, THAT’S what we are doing with today’s challenge. I am giving you three “menus” below, and your challenge is to pick one item from each menu, then combine them to make your card!!

Oh!! And before I forget . . . we are keeping to a “masculine” theme as well . . . cards for little guys, cards for big guys . . . let’s hear it for the boys!! No girly stuff!! (That would be lace borders, frilly ribbon, etc.)

Menu #1 – Images (just pick one item from each menu!)
1. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles – basically anything with locomotion (this would include boats, too!)
2. Non-floral Nature
3. Neutral Images (stuff that isn’t girly, for sure) . . . I used a clock . . .

Menu #2 – Color Schemes (are ya still with me, friends??)
1. Reds/Blues
2. Greens/Browns
3. Neutrals

Menu #3 – Embellishments (this is where it can get tricky!)
1. Ribbon & Brads OR Eyelets (tie masculine KNOTS instead of girly BOWS)
2. Diecuts/Punches & Embossing Folders/Texture Plates
3. Natural Fibers & Hardware

Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track wheel, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles (S4-194) and Standard Small Circles (S4-116), Large and Small Star Punches, Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug Traffic Jam and Tiny Bubbles embossing folders, pop-up glue dots

And these are the two cards I made as samples. Whaddya think?


Anonymous said...

I njoy your blog so much!! You do such pretty work. So professional. I only wish to one day to be a designer of cards as well.. I wonder did you have any special training to prepare you for all that you do?

Judy McMullen said...

Fun challenge with interesting "menu" choices for masculine cards and really terrific cards!

Christi said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!!

Connie said...

These are just sooo wonderful, Wendy!! This was such a fun and Karen came up with a real winner!!