Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Monday, November 22, 2010

365 Cards Day 267 AND Studio L3 CCC #23

Whew...two challenges that I REALLY wanted to participate in are complete...and I found out a few things about see, I THOUGHT my style was vintag-y...the operative word is THOUGHT, lol...but when I TRIED, REALLY TRIED to do a vintag-y card, I found myself VERY inTIMidated, lol! 

Now, that doesn't happen often, ya know...I do have to say that I am normally a very HUMBLE person, but inTIMidated????....uhhhhh...not usually, lol....LONG STORY-SHORT...apparently, my STYLE is NOT vintag-Y at all!  GRUNG-Y, yes, but vintag-Y, not so MUCH.

I'm gonna show you my card, but don't laugh, now, ya hear?  I know it's a STRETCH, but maybe...just MAYBE if you squint and turn your head this way and'll see just a wee bit of vintage in this card:)

I do think I followed the rules about only using my card for the 365 Cards AND only 1 other challenge:)...and using a pin on my card, so it's just the "vintag-y" part that may be a bit of a stretch, lol...

They(365 Cards) are having an AWESOME blog hop this week with a really cool grand finale's a progressive recipe challenge and is proving to be alot of fun!  You travel from blog to blog and collect "recipe" items that will then be used on the last day (this Saturday) as the recipe to make Saturday's card.  Cool, huh?  Now there are some other rules you'll need to follow, so visit here and get started:)

I am enJOYing my time to play along with challenges, but have also found that it's TOO HARD for me to incorporate more than one challenge into one you know I saw a card this morning (wish I could remember where because it was REALLY cute...and there must have been a list of 10 or more challenges that one card was going to be entered in....gee wiz...I would have never finished even that one card!  Too much pressure for me:)

Oh, so for the second challenge...this one was very EASY for's for the Studio L3 challenge where we are turning to page 40 in our Compendium of Curiosities book and working on the double distress technique.

What fun this was!  Thanks again Linda:)  You ROCK, girl!

The colors of distress ink I used were:
  • Victorian Rose (see I really DID try to do vintag-y)
  • Stormy Sky
  • Old Paper (see, see, I really did try, lol)
  • Frayed Burlap (y'all)
Now, ya know I can't tell ya how to do this lips are sealed, you're gonna just have to buy the's worth it!


Lori, FSE:)


Anonymous said...

Stunning card Lori!

Gloria Stengel said...

Hey hey hey! Good job! You used a doily too, which was our TNT challenge for this month. Rock on, sistah!

Yelowflower said...

you done good kiddo! loverly card

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So nice.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so pretty. aren't these challenges fun!

Netty said...

Great card Lori, I think you cracked all the challenges so be proud. Annette x

Plume said...

Oh what a nu=ice layering of textures-the doilies, the lace wtih the patchwork texture fade work very welle together to make this beautiful card.

Jennie said...

love the textures and layout :))

Terry said...

Wonderful card! All the elements work together so perfectly!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lori, I think you absolutely ACED the vintage look! This is gorgeous, grungy AND wonderfully vintage-y. The double distress is fabulous, and the lace and roses and sweet, soft colors add to the classic feel.

I've never had much luck trying to fit a card into more than one or two challenges, either. It might help you feel better to know that, oftentimes, cards that are submitted to multiple challenges don't technically fit a lot of the criteria, anyway. Just keep doing what you do, and stick with the quality-over-quantity mindset. It's not about how many challenges you enter, it's about have a blast doing the art you love to do! :-)