Saturday, March 10, 2012

My First VSN Challenge

     Hello friends & followers!  Thank you all so much for everyone who posted their well wishes and prayed for our sweet little furbaby.  I am happy to report his back pain does seem to have abated but the meds are causing a side effect of hyperurination (sorry if that is TMI), so in addition to sleeping with him downstairs so he won't feel alone, he is waking him Mommy up every 2-3 hours to go outside (we don't have a fenced in backyard in this house).  I would do anything to keep him from being in pain but man, I am starting to get really tired...  LOL!  And now that he is feeling better I am in the process of putting together a nice package of blog candy to celebrate my First Blogaversary and will get that photographed and posted early next week as well, so stay tuned!!
     Back to crafty stuff, today I am hostessing a VSN Challenge at SCS for the first time!  (That is virtual stamping night at for you newbies - challenges are posted and you have to complete a card according to the challenge in 45 minutes - you have until Monday night to upload photos though, so you can space them out as you wish and chat along with some stamping buddies instead of crafting every minute of it.  I have met some really great friends during past VSNs - if you have not tried it, I highly recommend it!). The theme is 'Spring has Sprung' so my challenge is to come up with a card that has an element that begins with each letter of the word 'SPRING" - something beginning with S, something beginning with P, etc.  Here is the card I created:
and my 'SPRING' is:
S - sentiment
P - puppy 
R - ribbon
I - ink
N - navy cardstock
G - Glossy Accents (applied to the cute pooch's nose from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' 'I Woof You!' set.  I colored this adorable little guy with Copic markers, paper pieced his bandana, and cut him out and popped him up with dimensionals.  I would have liked to have embellished more, but the coloring, cutting and unclogging the Glossy Accents ate up quite a bit of the 45 minutes.  I can always go back and jazz him up a bit later right?  In addition to MAR12VSNG, this card fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:

     Thank you all for stopping by to view my creation and read my ramblings.  I hope you will consider taking part in my challenge and/or some of the other VSN challenges at SCS (there will 15 of them total - something for everyone!) if you have some time this weekend or Monday (the upload deadline isn't until Monday evening).  Don't forget to check back next week for my blog candy!  Have a great weekend!
~Crafty Math Chick


Cards By MI said...

Very cute and sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
Love n hugs

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and good luck!
hugs, Sharon

Helen Dooley said...

He is cute! I love the bandanna ribbon! Thanks for playing along on For Fun!

Hazel said...

Delightful card, such a cute image - just right for the For Fun Challenge (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Denise said...

This is lovely. That little dog is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle hop Challenges this week xx

Kathy D. said...

What a great challenge you came up with! And you mastered it perfectly! 45 min, hmmmm that might be tough since figuring out what I'm doing takes that much time!!

Thanks for showing us a "dog or cat" creation at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you tomorrow when the new challenge is posted!

Barbie said...

I love what you did with the bandana! Very pretty card.

Mary Lou said...

What an adorable card!!! Great idea and only took 45 minutes---AMAZING!!!! Really like the look with the dp's you used!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!!

Linda . J said...

Wow super card and the image is so cute.
Thank you for joining us over at Sundays with Crissy.
Hugs Linda

Janice M said...

OMGosh this is adorable!! Love that bandanna paper. Don't know how I missed commenting on this! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such1