Saturday, October 4, 2008

FireCracker Design Team Challenge!

Hello everyone! Have something a little different going on here today so have fun looking!

"Inspired by an article in a Paper Crafts magazine, Pamela of FireCracker Designs by Pamela issued a challenge to her Design Team to see how they could make a card that was already great to start with, into something that really "POP's". You can read her blog entry about it here if you missed it BUT, don't forget to come back and finish reading this post and find out how to get a chance at some blog candy at the end!

Each of us was to make a somewhat simple card then mail it to another

member of the Design Team. That DT member would then add or change

the card in some way to make it


I received this wonderful Step 1 card from DT member, Julie.


come on now ......


what am I to do to this card? It is so pretty already!

I decided that a sentiment on the front would be one way to finish it off and I liked that this one referred to standing strong and being firm just like a tree is. I layered on black cs and also used my gold EP to edge the paper like Julie did :)

Julie - I hope you like what I did - sorry to have to cover the moon up some but I didn't have many sentiments to work with :)

For my Step one card I made this card and I sent it to Libby who had the task of making it "POP"

Now, just like you need to, I have to follow the link to see what she did with it.

I can't wait to find out!

**Please be sure to follow the links from all the DT members' blogs

full circle back to Pamela's for a chance to win some great blog candy!"

Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!


Heather said...

You did a wonderful job with Julie's card! It looks terrific!

Anonymous said...

You did great, Karyn! Love the sentiment; it's perfect.

Anonymous said...

I think you did a wonderful job with the already pretty card!! :) Fabulous idea to add the sentiment to it!! It's in the perfect place!! Now I need to see your cute little step-1 card transformed! :) This is fun!! Have a wonderful weekend friend!! Love your new look BTW!! :)

Ret said...

Karyn, love the additions you made to Julies pretty card. The verse is terrific & I love the little "frame" you made for it.
Super poppin of this card!
Ret Cudmore

Anonymous said...

Wow...amazing how just adding wording can pop an already fabulous card. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Karyn, you did great! I would have felt exactly like you did with that card - Seriously? LOL! This was a tough one because it was already perfect, but you really shined with the addition of the quote with the perfect frame and gold touches! Nice work - it POPs without competing with the original design! :o)
LOVE your cute crow card! Can't wait to see what was done with it! Off to the next hop to find out!

Jo said...

you did a great job-love it.

Libby Hickson said...

Great job Karyn - very smart to add the sentiment, Julie made the challenge pretty darn tough for you!! Love the finished card!!

Cheryl said...

I really like the way you added the sentiment on Julie's card. Great job on the card you sent forward.

Chrissy D said...

Wo - you sure made this pop! Lovely! You did a great job with this challenge!