Monday, September 15, 2008

Charm for Charmaine

Thanks so much for all of your prayers during hurricane Ike. Because the storms veered off to the right, we had only small winds but we have lots of Baytown area evacuees (who are living in my stamp room right now!!). Baytown was hit hard but luckily my in-laws house did not have any water damage...just trees down and loss of power. Continued prayers for all those affected by this hurricane.

But, I did plan ahead for my Monday CCEE challenge (whew!) so I have this card to share today. Once a month our CCEE group selects one person from SCS with a fun sign on name and makes cards for him or her. This week, the CNFS (Catchy Name Featured Stamper) is "Charmwarm"! The challenge for our group was to create a card with a charm on it....the catch is that it has to be a hand-made charm (not a purchased one!)

Here is my card for Charmaine:

I used the My Favorite Things set called Rain or Shine for this card. My Favorite Things is starting some fun weekly challenges in their forum on SCS. Today's challenge is to use this set with some bling! I blinged up the dog collar and also added some bling on the top hinges.

You can check out all the fun new challenges (and prizes!) here.


Here is a close up of the charm I created. I used a metal rimmed tag and added an extra set of boots on it. (Just in case the boots she is wearing get too wet!)

The puddle is outlined with a light blue Copic marker and then covered with Crystal Stickles (so it looks like a sparkly puddle!)

You can also see the little bling collar on the pup! Gotta love a blinged-out dog!


Materials used: Stamps-Rain or Shine (My Favorite Things); Memento tuxedo black ink; Copic markers; Chocolate chip stamp pad (Stampin' Up!); stickles-crystal (Ranger); mini rhinestones (the Paper Studio); cardstock-vanilla, white (Stampin' Up!); Designer paper-Brunch Collection-Sky (Crate Paper); ribbon (Dots, Dashes & Checks); metal rimmed tag (Office Depot); silver eyelet (SU!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); Cropadile; brads (Stampin' Up!); Circle and rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Dimensionals (SU!).

Update on HEART TO HEART blog candy: Because I have had a few emails, I want to clarify that all of the blog candy details will be announced on September 21 (National Alzheimer's Day). The post will include HOW to win as well as a list of all the sponsors, donors and friends who have contributed. As of right now, the blog candy is worth well over $700. It will literally take me hours to list the photos of prizes and donations for it (I am serious!) I have added another FUN element to it and I am so grateful to all of the extraordinary stampers who have graciously offered their services (and have gone above and beyond!) I cannot wait to announce it all....YOU WILL BE FLOORED. Special thanks again to all who have offered their support.

****More details to come....STAY TUNED (giggle! I am SOO EXCITED!)

Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

catdidit said...

Oh this is an adorable card! LOve the little charm you created and colors are fabulous!
It's so awesome how everyone has come together and supported your new stamp set and want to help in anyway they can! (not to mention its a FANtastic stamp set! LOL)
So glad it didnt get bad for you from Ike...we got some wind damage, was pretty bad for about 4 hours...lost electric for about 30 hours...all ok now though!

Lynette said...

What a super-cute card! I love the glitz and glamor. I'm glad you weren't really affected by Ike.

Rhonda said...

So glad to hear that you faired well with Ike!
Your card is fabulous. I love the color combo. So cute! And very fitting for the storm.....rain, rain, and more rain. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

So glad to hear that you faired well with Ike!
Your card is fabulous. I love the color combo. So cute! And very fitting for the storm.....rain, rain, and more rain. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute, love the charm. Glad your inlaws house wasn't damaged.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute, love the charm. Glad your inlaws house wasn't damaged.

brooklyn said...

Glad you were able get through Ike okay, with no damage for your loved ones. My prayers have been with you and your family.
Great card, wonderful charm.
Can't wait to hear more about your stamp set.

Riley said...

Oh, I love this card!! Your coloring is perfect!!!

(I have blog candy, so head on over to my blog!)

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specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE the Whimsical Autumn set you designed!!!! It is so beautiful and fun to work with. I will be using it for our local SCS shoebox this month, and I will tell everyone they must buy it this month. I will check in on the 21st, what a wonderful thing you are doing (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE the Whimsical Autumn set you designed!!!! It is so beautiful and fun to work with. I will be using it for our local SCS shoebox this month, and I will tell everyone they must buy it this month. I will check in on the 21st, what a wonderful thing you are doing (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE the Whimsical Autumn set you designed!!!! It is so beautiful and fun to work with. I will be using it for our local SCS shoebox this month, and I will tell everyone they must buy it this month. I will check in on the 21st, what a wonderful thing you are doing (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

I LOVE the Whimsical Autumn set you designed!!!! It is so beautiful and fun to work with. I will be using it for our local SCS shoebox this month, and I will tell everyone they must buy it this month. I will check in on the 21st, what a wonderful thing you are doing (:

Laura said...

Love this card, Carolyn! Can't wait for the 21st.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh absolute CUTENESS!!!! And what an adorable charm!! Of course I LOVE a blinged out pup!!!! LOL

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Your card is fantastic!! I love your charm! :)

Anita C said...

Glad to hear that you and your family is okay. You card is adorable and I love the charm. I am soooo excited for the 21st :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhh. . . it's adorable! I can't WAIT to get it! I just LOVE it! How exciting! You sure did brighten my day! HUGS!

stampmonkey said...

How cute is that?! You did a great job with the card and the charm. Super sweet -- I'm sure she'll love it. ;)

Rita said...

So happy to hear that everyone is ok.
This card is awesome, I especially like that dog collar bling!!! She's going to luv it!

Jennifer Buck said...

Wowza Girl! This is adorable! I love it! What an incredible blog candy offer as well! Did you get my email? I hope you are doing well! :) I'm happy that the hurricane passed you by!

Shirley said...

Its raining everywhere on the different card creating blogs. Yours is just wonderful! Very pretty colors, etc.

Libby Hickson said...

Glad you weren't hit by Ike - are you in Georgetown now?? We didn't even get a drop of rain where I am in Austin. I feel so bad for the folks on the Gulf, how awful! Anyway I *love* your card, and WOW your upcoming blog candy some AMAZING!!

Dawn Easton said...

Carolyn, I'm happy to hear you made out okay during that nasty storm. Glad that your in-laws house doesn't have too much damage either.

LOVE your MFT card...totally adorable and I love your homemade charm!!!

Nancy said...

What a cute card! I love the bling and the rain and puddle effect is great!

I'll be coming back on the 21st to see what all the excitement is about. LOL... that's one day after my birthday! And I think it's so cool that you are helping raise money for the Alzheimner's association. My husband's grandmother died from that disease and it's a horrible way to go.

ps
I purchased your Whimsical Autumn set and can't wait to use it. Great set and so cool that you are donating 100% of proceeds to Alzheimer's association.

mochamama said...

This is sweeeeet! Why did I never get this set????????!!!!!!!

JAR said...

Your charm is so sweet!!!

So glad that everyone is safe -

dpkennedy said...

Great card! I love the doggie bling!! So glad to hear how successful the promotion for NAD and the Heart to Heart blog candy is doing! Wonderful!

Rose Ann said...

I am so glad to hear you are safe!!

Your MFT card is sooo cute!! I love the colors, paper piecing and your adorable charm!!

Terry Iverson said...

Your card is darling!! (but they always are!!,
What a great thing you are doing and for such a wonderful cause, the Alzheimer's Association.
The 21st is my birthday, it would be great to win!!!

Deb said...

So very pretty!!

Teresa said...

Carolyn, my apologies for providing credit to the wrong blog, I can be a space case at times! I think I have made the appropriate corrections. Now, I'll update my automated blog emails to include your blog. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction and again, kudos on your successful awareness program, it certainly made me think. If this becomes an annual process (hint hint) please let me know. I'll see what I can offer as part of the next blog offering.

Teresa
www.cardola.blogspot.com