Monday, June 1, 2009


hanna-grad-riley-congrats2- Hi everyone.

Firstly I have a little news to share. About a month ago Robin from The Pink Elephant challenge blog emailed me to ask if I would like to join the Pink Elephant design team. In case you don’t know they organise some fun challenges every Monday which everyone is encouraged to join in. Well after a little thought I said I would join in the fun and join the team so you will be seeing me post here everyone Monday with my card for that week’s challenge.

So onto my first challenge …. and boy was it a tough one for me! Yikes! The challenge was a recipe type of challenge and we had to use 3 buttons, 2 layers and 1 sentiment …. tough ha! Most of my cards have layers, layers layers!

Anyway after a little thought I thought I could use my Sizzix “movers & shakers” note card die to create my card for this challenge. I am never sure with recipe challenges whether I am allowed to add other stuff … well I did I added some ribbon, punched the edge of my card and added Riley too! Hopefully I did the challenge right and I won’t be thrown off on my very first card *wink*

hanna-grad-riley-congrats-w Here is another view of my card, I stamped my sentiment onto the window part that I punched from my card when I used my die and then sponged the edges and placed it onto the inside of my card through the window …. that still makes it 2 layers!

Don’t forget to see what everyone else did for this challenge over on The Pink Elephant


Stamps: Graduations Riley – Hanna Stamps; Sentiment – SU

Paper: White; Riding Hood Red & Bella Rose DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Movers & Shakers Die; Buttons; Eyelet Border Punch; Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics


Ironlady said...

Woo Hoo Congratulations. A position well deserved. Looking forward to seeing your work as always it is a pleasure.

Vicki G said...

Congrats on joining the Team and your grad card is the Cutest!!!


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I don't know how you manage all the DTs you are on, but Congratulations, Frances! I think you are on the most DTs evah! You're so famous. Can I have your autograph? Hee! This is such a cute Congrats grad card, and I think you met the challenge requirements just fine.

Cindy Haffner said...

Huge Congrats Frances, I love yhour card!!!!!

LORi said...

Wonderful Card Frances!!! So happy you have joined our team!!!!
Blessings and Hugs!!!


Robin said...

Fantastic card Frances!! Thank you so much for accepting to join us at TPE. As for getting kicked off....ain't gonna happen. We are VERY laid back and aren't major sticklers for rules. We are all in to have a good time and create...

Annie said...

Hi Frances - Welcome to the team and I love your first card. That opening with the sentiment behind is so cool - love it.

It's a good job Robin and Lori 'aren't major sticklers for rules' - I read the challenge wrong completely and thought it was two papers and not two layers!!
I must pay more attention!!
Ann xxx

Carol said...

Congratulations to you Frances! and a very big warm welcome to the team... :)
Riley is so cute, i love him and your fab card shows him off perfectly.

Carol x

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Congrats on the new team Hoots!! They're blessed to have ya for sure!!

Cute grad Riley card too. I'm impressed that you were able to limit yourself...such good restraint!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats, Hootsie.....great card, too

Tracey said...

Congrats on joining another team! You are a busy lady!! :)

Love this card! Riley is fabulous!