Saturday, November 14, 2009

OCS for November & My Very First Challenge!

Hey all!  Wow, I don't know how you ladies who do card-making or scrapbooking do it!  Where do you find the time?  With 2 little ones, I'm lucky if I can get ANYTHING done.  Okay, I signed up for Teri's OCS (One Card Swap) for November & December.  It'll be a challenge, but I'm willing & up for it!  I also wanted to try a card challenge since I was already making a card for my November partner, Tia.  I entered a challenge at La~La Land Crafts Weekly Challenge #12 ~ Getting Punchy.  So, here's what I made . . .

I stuck to a Thanksgiving theme since it's coming around in the next couple of weeks.  Plus, the La~La Land Crafts Challenge was to create a card using punches and/or diecuts.  Perfect!  Here's what I used . . .

Marvey Scallop Punch, Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, EZ Success Dotted Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large, Crop-A-Dile, and the Cricut ~ Doodlecharms Cartridge.

I always wanted to do a Waterfall Card.  Just imagine the unfolding, one at a time while pulling the pull mechanism.  First the acorns, then the Fall leaves, and lastly, the TURKEY!

The pull tab reveals a message . . . "Give thanks & count your blessings . . . Happy Thanksgiving!

I left the inside of the card blank for now ~ will be sending a sweet 'ol message to Tia.

{ Tia ~ I'm sorry I posted this before you even receive your card.  I had to submit to the Challenge by Sunday.  My apologies :o) I will be mailing it to you on Monday!  I hope you like it! }

Thanks for enduring and JOURNEYING with me on this long post!  Have a great weekend!


  1. Wonderful card! I love your idea with the Waterfall card! Great way f using all of those punches! :)
    Thank you so much for joining Weekly Challenge at La-La Land Crafts!

  2. This came out so great! Welcome to the OCS club, lol! Now you will be addicted too!

  3. great job on your waterfall perfect for the OCS! I'm sure your partner will love it!

  4. Fabulous waterfall card! Love all the Fall diecuts! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!


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