Sunday, July 12, 2009

SCS Challenge IC188, TGF Fresh Farm Friday and Sketch Saturday Challenges

Happy Sunday, Friends! Gosh, it's almost the end of summer. . .LOL! It feels like that time flies so quickly that a whole month feels like a blink of an eye. I think time flies quickly because there are so many things to enjoy in life that I feel that I'm not able to experience all the things I want to do, see, and absorb. I think it's because when you're happy, time seems to fly quicker. I wake up happy all the time. I do have my moments, but most times, I just see life as full of fun things to experience. I wonder if it's because I don't work. LOL!

Actually, I read in a study that people have a "set" point when it comes to happiness. Some people's set point are at a higher level, some lower. What this means is no matter what life circumstance occurs in your life, whether it's good or bad, we eventually return to our "normal" level of happiness when that circumstance no longer exist or the novelty wears off. They did a study of people who won the lottery and initially, the people have a heightened level of happiness, with time they eventually return to their "normal" level which was similar to what it was before they won all the money.

Anyway, I'm on the roll with these challenges! I'm getting into the habit of looking through challenges before I create a card.

With this card I participated in two challenges the Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday and Sketch Saturday. The Farm Fresh Friday challenge is to use two TGF stamp sets, add a little bling, and a punch.

You can't really see it but I have Stickle glitters all over the flowers. In person it's very sparkly. The two stamp sets that I used are "Dahlia" and "Fancy Fleurs". I also used my round corner punch.

I used the Sketch Saturday sketch to create this card.

Scroll down for my other card that I created using the SCS challenge.

Card Details:

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Dahlia, Fancy Fleurs, Pretty Hat
Paper: SU Parisian Summer, K& Co designer paper, SU Cameo Coral, Bashuful Blue, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Copic Markers, Sakura Gel Pen
Accessories: Stickles Glitter, Round Corner Punch, Nestabilities, Fiskar Scallop Scissors, Making Memories Ribbon, Joann Brads, Sizzix Texture Template

I participated in the SCS Inspiration Challenge - IC188 Chasing Fireflies Challenge. Using the Chasing Fireflies website, you need to pick an inspiration piece. This is my inspiration: Click Here I chose the colors of my inspiration to create this card. The SU new In Colors worked perfectly for this challenge.

I used the new Stampin Up Level 2 Hostess Set "Wings of Friendship". This is such a cute set. Unfortunately, you need to host a SU party totalling at least $300. Demonstrators were able to purchase the stamp set.

With this card, I used 2 of the new "In Colors" Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. The other color I used is Certainly Celery.

Anyway. . I hope you all have a happy, happy Sunday. Be sure to enjoy life, okay!

Card Details:

Stamps: Stampin Up Wings of Friendship
Paper: SU Summer Parisian, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Ink: SU Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: Nestabilities, Making Memories Ribbon, SU Key Tag Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch


Danni said...

Gorgeous cards, as usual! You rock!

Tracy.H said...


Pop on over to my blog later...I left you a little something. :0)

PaperCrafty said...

Maria, great challenge cards! Love the softness of the rounded corners on the first one.

de said...

This is amazing Girlfriend! Love it!

WickedPixie said...

Both cards are beautiful! I especially love the Dahlia card - it is so glow-y! Great job with both challenges on it! :-) Traci

Kristine B. said...

oh wow!! these are sooo BRIGHT and SOOO CUTE!! Maria, seriously, loving these cards. :) Great job!

doris said...

As usual, gorgeous cards... Wow!!
I love it...!!

Doris xx

Denise said...

Very pretty cards, I love the bright Spring colors.

TesaB said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!! Love your bright colors and layering!!!

Elena said...

Dahlia is so precious! Love the roses in the corner and sparkles!
And SU card is gorgeous! What a wonderful design of the card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Maria! Love the great colors and the images you used... nice lay-outs! TFS!

Rach said...

wow fabulous card, they are gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Becky said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image and the dp.

Creative Mish said...

Both cards are so bright and colorful! you do an amazing job!

Ila said...

Both cards are Super Cute, bright Fun and Gorgeous!!...I'm a happy kind of gal too!!....Hugs, Ila

Risa said...

Both of your cards are very pretty Maria!
I love your GF card! The colors are amazing and your image is adorable!

Cami said...

Maria, you make me dizzy with all your wonderful cards that you create so fast! Every time I look at your blog there's two cards! I make like one a week now and you're going full speed! But these are both so gorgeous! It's the colors you use and all that layering which I have to have patience to do! Have a great week! Hugs, Cami

Diane said...

Two beautiful cards Maria!!! I love your layering so much and all the pretty colors,ooh la la!!!

Tina said...

Maria - wow these cards are amazing - I love the bright summery colors you have used. Gorgeous as always...

Anonymous said...

Wow, stunning challenge card, such beautiful details.
Erin x

COCO said...

WOUAH !!!!! very wonderful card !!!FABULOUS image and papers !!!!and your coloring is very very perfect !!!
Gorgeous !!! I love it !!!!!
Thanks for joining us to S.S.

kathleenh said...

Whoah, gorgeous cards! The first one is soooo beautiful with the coloring of the girl, the papers, and embellishments. The bird card is gorgeous with the colors, layout, etc.

Heather said...

Oh Wow Maria I love both of these and I really love the colors you used!!!

I got that Hostess set on Pre-Sale and I need to use it!!!

I really like your coloring too!!!

Sorry I have not commented much lately I have been checking out your blog several times a week but have been short on commenting time.

I missed it so much that I have now set myself a schedule so that I can get around more often and see the blogs I love the most and comment several times a week at least!!! LOL!!!!


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