Friday, October 15, 2010

100 day challenge cards 64-73

Home stretch - yay! In real time, I have 2 weeks left. I rarely feel pride in myself, but this project is totally changing that. When I started this goal, I looked at that pile of index cards and sort of panicked - what was I getting myself into? But as that pile dwindled, I realized that I AM capable of sticking to a goal and seeing it through - something that has eluded me for a long time. Thanks to all the friends who take the time to look at my cards and encourage me along the way. And here are cards 64 through 73.

Some hole punches and some string - easy!

I think I have pictures of my 2 kids with the same expressions on their faces - "you can take my picture, but I don't have to be happy about it lol!"

I used the bottom of some wooden spools to stamp the background - I think they turned out pretty cool! I like the theme too - something I don't do as often as I should.

A funny doodle!

I stamped the flowers and colored them in, then circled them and put some light glitter on top to look like a snowglobe - looks much better in person.

I took the gold wrapper in the center off a package of embroidery thread and thought I would search for other gold items I had in my stash. A few buttons and some ribbon later, a card emerged!

Some collage techniques and a few more of my wonderful stamps!!

A reminder for me (and everyone!) each day.

Scrap material, a flower cut from a dollar store bunch, and a few white sequins -
Just Imagine!!

Took my sharpie and scribbled a design and colored it in - an "I took it easy" day.


  1. Gretchen, these are fabulous! So much "more" than some of the other's I've seen. I continue to be waaay proud of you! My favorites this week are the three "r"s one and the FLY one. Beautiful!

  2. YOu are becoming so creative with your card. I think it's been an amazing exercise in opening your imagination. Great work.

  3. You are doing great! Feels so good to carry something out, doesn't it? I am a procrastinator and panic at the road ahead of a big project, but when you are done or close to it, wow, what a feeling!

  4. Gretchen--you are amazing!! And I bet you have been learning so much through this process!!

  5. You've done some great pieces here....keep enjoying your art!

  6. The picture of those two kids is hilarious. I wonder if they were still posing like that at 40 or 50. Can't you just imagine it?