Wednesday, August 15, 2012

blog team-up: crafty dash! (+ big announcement)

hi again!

it's time for day three of the blog team-up with Paulina!  i'm so excited about today's post... it's awesome!

today's team-up is really fun... the idea can be a bit scary at first, but it's actually quite rewarding once you get over your initial reaction.  

Paulina and i decided to limit ourselves with a set time... we only had 10 minutes to create our cards/ projects.  we're calling it a craft dash!  how fun, right?  the details of how YOU can join the challenge are on Paulina's blog... you can grab a badge, we have a prize, so you should definitely head over there... below this challenge graphic, i have my card to show you...

oh, and just so you know, we have a ton of AWESOME designers joining us for this challenge... i'm so excited about who is all on the list... it makes me giggle actually :D  (p.s. one of them might be THE Amy Tsuruta! check Paulina's blog for the whole list and see what everyone has created... i can't wait!)

okay, on to my card, for reals:


btw: all of the designers are posting how long our projects took us... 

mine took all of the 10 minutes!  pretty amazing huh?  i used the timer on my iPhone to keep track of how far i was, and literally, the last sticker on the star was put on right as my alarm started going off to signal that my time was up.  i think i could have created this a little faster if i had used a different adhesive--the one i used required a peeling off of a paper backing (time waster!).  so here's how i did it:

i took some patterned papers from the 'Hey Day' Studio Calico 6x6 paper pack, trimmed them to my card front side, and then started cutting the diagonal rays (cutting all four papers at the same time).  then i pieced them together, glued them down, and added a doily to the center.  after that i grabbed a brad from MME 'the sweetest thing' collection that says 'i heart u' so that i wouldn't have to stamp a sentiment (not enough time!).  then all was left was add a flower with bling, and a star with a sticker.

i think i might have been sweating over this one! (haha, not really, but i felt a bit pressured at first).  the great thing about this challenge is that you are forced to make crafty decisions quickly.  and there's not much wiggle room for re-thinking anything or "re-doing" anything.

well, that's it for me today... don't forget to visit the other blogs for more fun projects! :D

thanks for stopping by, xoxo


Dana said...

This card is so funky and cheerful Ginny! I love that you used all 10 minutes too. Wahoo!

Paulina said...

This card totally scream Ginny. The colors, fun elements, even the layout with the pp sun rays! Super fun and happy card.

I'm thrilled to start this new challenge with you- we are going to have so much fun!

Jen said...

how fun!! i love your card--and i'm totally up for this fun challenge!!

~amy~ said...

wahoooooo...check out your delicious me some patterned paper!

I had loads of fun and should really limit myself to 10 minutes a card at least 1 day a week...keeps you on your toes...LOL

Suzanne D. said...

Ginny, I could never cut all those sunrays to wonderfully! I would get so nervous that I would trim my finger off. I love the mix of patterns and texture. Thanks for having me along for the first challenge!

Marlena M. said...

SO MUCH COLOR in so little time. I'm impressed! Fun fun fun! ;)

Colleen Wold said...

Such a fun card! Love the bling! And all those patterned papers diagonally cut...that alone would have taken me 20 mintues! LOL! I love your blog! Your writing is great...I feel as though you are just talking instead of writing. LOL!
Thanks for visiting my blog and the wonderful comments!

Emma said...

I love the colours on this card, so bright and cheerful! Great job on the sunrays. It would have taken me the whole ten minutes to cut those out properly!