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November 18, 2008

Combat Boot Challenge 04 Reveal

So...this is turning into a Marie and Kelly challenge ;)  I had so much interest in the beginning of the challenges that I was sure this would be a successful weekly challenge.  By successful, I mean that I would actually inspire people to CREATE something.  Well, many of you have said you WANT to create something but don't have the time.  So, I will give this challenge one more try (next week) and then I may just see if Kelly would like to do a little stamping-duo challenge so I won't feel like such an inspirational failure!  ;)  You can check out CBC04 HERE to see the pics of all the bags and the other details about the challenge.


b&w bagAnyway, this was my card.  I used the black and white bag you see to the left and was really just "feeling" a black and white card.  I didn't really want to use any of the geometric or other design elements of any of the bags.  Pretty much all of them just gave me some great ideas for color combos.  I really wanted to do the red one, but couldn't figure out which SU! red CS to use, so I then thought to use the red and green bag, but realized it was a lot like the menu planner I posted HERE so I thought I would try something different.  It was between the brown bag and the black and white one.  Had I used the browns, I would have gone with Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Kraft.  BUT...I really like black and white cards, so this is what I came up with!  I hope you enjoy it!!!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Basic Black and Whisper White CS
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Large and Small Oval punches, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

As for the reader spotlight...as you may have decoded from above, Kelly was the only player this week - she's a loyal participant, that girl!!!  You can see the post with these cards on Kelly's blog HERE, and she made THREE cards!!!!  Aren't they lovely?  I'm guessing you can totally tell which bag she used for inspiration, and like me, she used it for it's colors.

Until tomorrow....


  1. Oh my goodness, what absolutely stunning cards Marie. :) I adore the black & white card, seriously gorgeous! I really like the clean lines and the 3 panels, it's just really striking. :)

  2. Marie, I totally LOVE this card ... just might have to CASE it!! I love how elegant but simple it looks. Your menu is awesome too remind me of one of those bags. I'll participate in your next challenge :)

  3. Oh, Marie, this is GORGEOUS and CLASSY!!! TFS.

  4. Oh Marie! please don't take the challenges away! lol... I have my card all ready & all... but my hubby took the camera to work & keeps forgetting to bring it back home!!! Can you believe him?! lol

  5. This is beautiful - I love the black and white!

  6. Yes!! Please keep up the challenges. Every weekend I keep trying to get mine done and something always happens. I really do intend to play!!
    Lovely cards!!! Love that ribbon!!!

  7. I do so love a black and white card Marie...and the smokeyness of this card is fabulous!


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