Monday, October 24, 2011

A bunch of new cards for the CDAC Progressive Freebies Challenge

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday!  I have 5 new cards that I have made using the free digi stamps provided by CDAC for their progressive challenge which is in its 5th round right now.  I have to post them one at a time though because I have to link to them on the CDAC site so my plan is to post 3 today and the remaining 2 tomorrow.  This is the same thing I did last round so I hope you'll all bear with me through this process.  It's admittedly a bit tedious but necessary to make sure that the cards link up properly. If I had any sense, I would post them as I complete them but when I get on a roll, it's hard for me to stop, take pictures, edit them and write a blog post before I continue the creative process.  My poor feeble mind just doesn't work that way! LOL

I promise to make the next 2 posts short and sweet, with only a brief description of the card and credit to the image's creator.  Okay, here's the first of the 3 for today.  Now, I have to be completely honest in saying that these digis are probably not ones I would choose if I was purchasing images for my card making but after coloring them and putting them on cards, I think they turned out rather cute!  This one is a little girl holding a basket of gingerbread men.  Judging from the basic shapes used, I think it was drawn on the computer. The artist was SSBS Design and I colored it with Copics.

I have to tell you a little anecdote here.  When I was a very young child, my dad would take my brother and me to the bank and barber shop with him once a month.  He worked for the postal service so he was only paid once a month.  The barber shop was next door to a bakery and as a special treat and reward for behaving ourselves on these outings, he would buy each of us a big gingerbread man to eat on the trip home, where our mother and younger siblings were waiting for us to get home.  I don't think the younger ones ever enjoyed this outing with Dad or the gingerbread men either.  That is one of my fondest memories of my early childhood.  My dad worked nights at the post office in downtown Fort Worth so we didn't get to spend much time with him during the day except on weekends and I cherish those times when it was just Dad, my brother and me hanging out together.

Okay, back to the card. I thought it would be fun to give this card to my sister for Christmas so I found Paula Deen's recipe for gingerbread man cookies and printed it out to put inside the card.  I'll probably stamp some Christmas images on the recipe before I give the card to her.  The sentiment is one I made up and typed into Word, printed on cardstock and cut out to fit my tag. Cardstock and dp is by DCWV.

That's it for the first card.  Please stand by for the second and third ones.

(To be continued)



  1. First...great story! Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us! Second great card! Wonderful coloring!Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE

    CDAC Progressive Challenge DT

  2. I'm learning....I scrolled down and sure enough there were 2-3 more posts besides the latest one. I had to comment on this one not so much because of the beautiful card but because of your sweet story. Have you ever thought of writing & illustrating a children's book?

  3. I loved how you colored her hair. What copics did you use for that.


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