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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Charisma Thursday - It's So Distressing!

I've set this post to auto post so let's hope it works!!!

This is my first week to host over at Charisma Cardz and I'm so darn excited about it! As my first challenge I put thought into the time of year it is, the fact that EVERYONE will be doing Halloween stuff and the approaching holidays. I was thinking how stressful the approaching holidays can be and BAM my challenge came to me! My challenge this week is "It's So Distressing"!!! I want everyone to pull out their distressing tools, inks, paints, scissors, sandpaper, you name it and "de-stress" yourself by taking it out on your cards, layouts or projects!!!

So, here's my "de-stressing" that I did on my card, the cute little laced up part I borrowed from my dear friend Aymee!!!

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And Copics used:

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So what do you think? Can you help your self "de-stress" a little from the approaching holidays by "distressing" your projects? I'd love to see what you do so make sure you post at Charisma and I'd love if you post here sharing that you took part in the challenge!!!

Now a few pics to share:

As I mentioned, Monday was my son's 17th birthday. He requested smothered pork chops, home made mashed potatoes, home made bread and the veggie was up to me - so, as part of what I try to do for my kids birthday each year, I cooked the meal he asked for.

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Him enjoying his meal:

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The birthday cake & blowing out the candles:

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And finally the card - we ended up giving him cash so he could buy what he wanted:

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And a few pics from my parents visit over Labor Day weekend - these were taken in Old Towne and then a couple from the top of Sandia Peak:


As always, thanks for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!

3 comments:

JanJ said...

Great challenge Karen, really enjoyed this one & love your card. Fab photos!

Jan x

Allison said...

lovely card and challenge - I love distressing
great photos
AllisonX

Allison said...

lovely card and challenge - I love distressing
great photos
AllisonX

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I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

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