Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CMC Challenge

hi all!
{anyone ever get tired of thinking of clever titles for their posts?  i've got nothing....i always do the title last...}

i have been cooking up a storm still stocking my freezer as i go.  this weekend i made three blueberry baked french toast meals, 112 cranberry orange oatmeal cookies - some for a cookie exchange tomorrow with some friends and some put away for giving out at christmas and 3 meals of chili.  then yesterday i made 7 breakfast burritos to have on hand for hubby and 4 meals of enchiladas along with homemade salsa, guacamole and chicken salad for sandwiches for hubby's lunch - the salsa and chicken salad were both made with pre-chopped & frozen veggie mixes i made a couple weeks ago.  i am LOVING this method of cooking!   i will give some chili and enchiladas to trev too - the reality of bills is hitting pretty hard now that he is on month 2 of livving on his own!  the cool thing about cooking this way i have noticed is that it does not take a whole lot more time to do BUT it saves LOADS of time on future days when i can just grab something and warm it up!

as i mentioned last week, my buddy suzanne is letting us pencil folks join in on her copic challenge on color me creative and the current one is GOOD!  you do not want to miss out on this - there are some really good prizes up for grabs - this is what suzanne had to say:

For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!


-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine

-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER

-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD

-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress

-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag
it is a color challenge - white, cream and gold:

In addition I was inspired by the following challenges:
  1. ABC Challenge - E is for embossing
  2. Card Makin' Mommas - Christmas
the card base is gold, then i embossed a cream paper and brushed over it with gold ink.  the holly piece is from a christmas paper pad.  I covered the scalloped circle in platinum viva decor inka gold and then cut out my image with a fleur de lis spellbinders die.

coloring metallics is one of the topics in Prisma Class 2 on color me creative.  i stamped the image on a darker cream using coffee brown archival ink.  i gathered up some old (nice and flat) primas in white, cream and gold and misted them heavily with a mist of water and gold perfect pearls.  i topped them off with clear glittered skittles.

i am hoping all of you colored pencils fans will head over and join in on the challenge - if we have enough interest we can branch out on our own!


  1. Very unique image and very pretty card Marti.

  2. Where are you getting all of this energy!!! Sitting here really proud of myself for lost 4 lbs in the last two weeks and NOW I am craving something Mexican, super good and lots of sour cream!! But I won't! Your card is gorgeous and love the colors you used! Did you use Viva Decor for the centers...you can make glue drops from your glue gun too! Hugzzzzz

  3. Lovely card, Marti. Beautiful gold colors and love how you've colored your image.
    Cathy Lee

  4. Great job Marti!!! Wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative, we always love seeing your creations. I join a DT over at the Outlawz and so has Kym that you have to color your image with Prisma color pencils. The challenge is very thursday. I'm glad I did!! I love my copics but once in a while it is nice to do pencils.
    Hugs, Pat

  5. Awee isn't she a talented one! Super nice and chic card! Hugs to you!

  6. Wonderful card. I love all of the sparkle and shine. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  7. Absolutely stunning Marti! Love all the detail! Thank you so much for joining us at CMC!

  8. The shine you have on the bows is stunning. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Copic for our golds, creams and whites challenge,
    H xx