Sunday, June 28, 2009

A challenge - do you recognize it?

ETA: A couple of you have asked about why comments don't show up. All I can guess at this point, is that the 2nd step wasn't completed. It's a quick fix...after you enter your comment, another step is involved where you type in the letters shown on the screen...and hit enter. I'll be watching for a few more comments when those people who couldn't see their message, are able to finally comment :)

I am terrible with challenges because I'll see one that I want to do, and then after I've made it, I can't remember whose challenge it is!! :( This happens to be 'one of those'.... I loved playing with the Tim Holtz Crackle paint and alcohol inks that have been in my stash for years!!! Isn't that crackle effect cool?? I did get some close up pics - hopefully they show up on them to see the crackly parts on the star. I love it!

The background paper is from K & Co's Wild Saffron line (part of the pad that was on clearance for only 4.97). I went back today and EVERY single pad was gone - I should have bought some of the other ones that I was thinking about getting...maybe for the best you can see they last a long, long time because there's so much paper in them!

If you happen to know whose challenge this was from, please post and tell me- I'd like to let the person know that I played and I liked the layout!!

We had more fabulous weather today - can you see the beautiful blue sky in the background? It's perfect!! 73 degrees and a little means you can work outside and not get hot! You can run/walk or exercise and it's comfortable! I on the other hand picked raspberries from our neighbor's house with my hubby. We were there a short 10 minutes and gathered almost 6 pounds - there were berries EVERYWHERE! Afterward, my left forearm came out looking like the untreated arm from the OFF commercial!! 8 bites on 10" of arm...less than 10 minutes...unreal. However the raspberry coffee cake this morning was soooo worth it!

I got the recipe from Cindy at Imagine Dream Create. Hers were made with strawberries, mine with raspberries. I added Madagascar infused whipped cream made fresh this morning, and topped it with julienned basil fresh from the herb garden. DEEEEELISH!!
In case Cindy's link doesn't work, here's the url:
It was SUPER easy too!! Even the kids could make it (they will next time).

Have a great Sunday evening bloggie readers...and enjoy the week if I don't get to post again... I'm back to work for a week then off while we head to Santa Barbara over the 4th of July! :)


~amy~ said...

super card kind of looks like last week's CPS sketch?

Allison said...

Oh very cool! I have been itching to go in this direction but haven't looked into it that star!

Tammi said...

Gorgeous Elaine, love that crackle effect! And did you have to mention that yummy raspberry dessert, Mmmm...Now I'm craving some! :) I love fresh berries, I used to grow raspberries, I sure miss those plants!

nitestamper said...

very pretty !!!!!the colors are amazing !!!!!tfs:)

Vicki C said...

Ohhhh..that crackle looks fab on there!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

i love that star!

Cindy said...


Thanks for trying my recipe! The way you made the coffee cake sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

Have a wonderful day!


Heidi Blankenship said...

Fantastic card, Elaine!! I love how your star turned out with all the crackle!

chelemom said...

What a cool card!!! Love it....but don't know who's challenge it is....sorry!

Linda Beeson said...

The crackle on your star is totally amazing! What a great color.