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Monday, September 15, 2014

Back to Basics Challenge

Back To Basics - There will be no layering, no matting, no embellishments, no heat embossing or dry embossing allowed on this card. You will create a Card only using White Card Front Base, Ink Pads and Rubber Stamps or digital stamps. It's a Basic Card. In Any Theme you would like to do. Please be creative.  

Before I reveal the wonderful cards the DT made, I want to tell you what our sponsor Creative Bug Designs is offering as a prize that some lucky person will win in our random drawing of all those that enter our challenge.

Creative Bug Designs is offering five digital images to our winner. Now, a  little info on Naomi:

I am a proud mom of 2 amazing boys. I am in love with motherhood and love life to the fullest (although you know we all have our days, wink wink) I started out as an avid scrapper (not the fightin’ kind) which led to making cards, then I found my true passion “Creating Digital Images”. I have been sketching people throughout my life yet could never draw an animal; for example, a bear would end up looking like a mouse.  In 2009 I took a Graphic/Web Development course that enabled me to hone in on my creativity so today a bear looks somewhat like a bear, lol. I enjoy making websites with Dreamweaver CS4 and learning more each day about HTML and CSS. We all have our favorites to work with when we get the “Creative Bug”, mine is without a doubt working with stamps. My favorite tool would have to be the scoreboard which I use to make envelopes, boxes and creative designs on the edges of my cards. I am a working mom, a social butterfly (I am told) and love to sing, play guitar and compose music but most of all I am a loyal friend, a little eccentric at times, sincere, honest and love love love to have fun!! There is always laughter in my home, I believe life is what you make it for it is in the way we perceive every little thing.

Here is what our DTs came up with using some darling digis from Creative Bug.


Virginia used colored pencils to build up and blend the colors..  Also used sponging with ink pads and left a white area for the fence.  Then finished up with accents using a black ink pen.  The stamped saying is by "Judith, E24", a stamp I've had for a long time.  Name of image used from Creative Bug Designs is called "Pumpkin Kins."


Kathy used CBD's Quirky Christmas Tree

Linda used CBD's Hallie Hippo

Joyce used Ginarth

 I also want to let you know that Creative Bug Digital currently has their own challenge going on right now.  The theme is Child's Play meaning a card meant for a child 0-18.  You can find out all the details you need for it here:

 Rules for entering into the YSBP random drawing.

We have two challenges a month; the 1st and 15th of each month.
You must follow the current theme of the challenge you are entering.
You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges.
New projects/cards only - no back linking.
Please link your project post to the challenge blog, not your entire blog link. If your project only is not linked, it will not be counted in the random drawing
Please include a link back to this blog in your entry post. If it is not linked back, it will not be counted in the drawing.
The challenge ends at 9pm PST on the 15th and the 30/31st of each month.
You may submit up to three (3) entries. Each entry must be in its own post. If you submit more than three, the additional entries will not be counted in our random drawing and may be deleted.

Now its time to make your own Back to Basics card. Be sure to enter it using Mister Linky below

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  1. I am loving all of the items posted soooo cute ladies!!!

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  3. Here is my entry using the Stampendous stamp called "Christmas Night" and the saying from Studio G. Kind of gets you in the mood for Christmas!
    Virginia Montagna

  4. I'm thoroughly enjoying all the entries thus far, as well as the other DT members' cards - just gorgeous!! Great challenge!!!

  5. Hey ladies. I wanted to support your latest challenge by entering but make sure you take me out of the running for the prize. All the DT projects have turned out wonderful. Thanks for doing such great justice to Creative Bug Digital SnapShots!



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