Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday House Call RESQ25

RESQ #25 Holiday House Call
Remember the Alka Seltzer ad from the 1970's - "I can't believe I ate the whole thing"? And, what about "Tums for the tummy". Well, it's that time of year...all that wonderful holiday food - what a feast of delights! With such goodies and sweets available during the holidays, who can resist trying "some of this" or a "dab of that". Mmmmmmmm. But don't overdo it or you'll wind up with a tummy ache! If you do, hopefully, it's nothing more serious than some minor discomfort. Luckily there are remedies out there that can make just about anything feel better. Keep some on hand just in case you over-indulge.
Your challenge this week is to make a card (or other project) that includes the following elements:
(1) polka dots to represent the effervescent bubbles of Alka-Seltzer (can be embossed, DSP, stamps, etc.),
(2) any shade of pink to represent Pepto-Bismol, and
(3) a round element to represent Tums/Rolaids.
Oh, and your project must also include a food element.
In my example, I used candy (stamp & DSP) as my food element, scalloped round nesties to represent the Tums/Rolaids, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder to represent the Alka-Seltzer (look closely...there are also little dots on the DSP), and SU! Pink Pirouette CS.

Please use the keyword RESQ25 if you upload your project to Splicatoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so we can check out your creations!

Thanks for playing along with the Res-Q Challenge, and happy stamping!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Res-Q #24: The podiatrist

Oh my aching feet! I spent a long day shopping last weekend, and my feet are killing me today! Since black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is this week, I thought I better make a call to my podiatrist and get some relief and make sure my feet are in top shape for more shopping.

The doctor suggested I pick up some felt at the drugstore. Podiatric felt helps to prevent your shoes from rubbing and blisters forming on your feet. I keep a role next to my shoe rack so it's handy when I want to wear my favorite shoes without worrying about blisters.

Felt is also a great prescription for an ailing card or papercraft project, so this week's challenge from the podiatrist is to use FELT. You can use felt as a background, as a layer behind an image, to help create a scene or as an embellishment. If you don't have any felt embellishments, you can use your die-cut machine and dies to create your own.

Check out what two rock star stampers have done with felt this week:

Jenn Balcer

Heather Nichols

Here's my sample. I kept is simple, adding two felt Hero Arts snowflakes to this holiday card. I love the softness and texture they add to the card.

Please use the keyword RESQ24 if you upload your project to Splicatoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so we can check out your felt creations! Thanks for playing along with the Res-Q Challenge, and happy stamping and shopping!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Digital Imaging Center

The Res-Q crew is really excited about this week’s challenge. Please welcome Erin Bailey, and Doodle Palace Stamps, as our Digital Imaging Specialists on call! Here’s a little bit about Erin who designs for Doodle Palace: “Hi! I am Erin and I love stamping. My stamping journey began when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter and needed something to do! A friend brought over some stamps and I was hooked. Stamping fit perfectly into my schedule as a new mom. Now I have another daughter and work part time. Luckily, I also have an increasingly supportive husband who lets me ramble on about stamps, paper and copic colors and gives me some free time here and there to craft! I recently discovered the world of digi stamps! Each day I print out a sheet for my daughter and one for myself and we spend some time coloring together and creating our projects. Blogging and papercrafting has been such a fun part of my life over the past year or so. I've met so many wonderfully talented people, many of which I happily consider my friends. I draw inspiration from them everyday and sometimes am inspired so much I need to go right out and buy something new. Happy Stamping!” Doodle Palace has generously provided our players with the image for Erin’s challenge this week.

{To access the image, click on it, then right click and save to your computer, resize as needed.)
You are welcome to use this image for this Res-Q-challenge but we know you will honor Doodle Palace’s generosity and talents by using it just this ONE time. Only participants in the Res-Q-challenge may use this image. If you would like to purchase the image for further duplication or any of their great images, please visit their website, Doodle Palace Digital Stamps. Dee and Robin are great people! They’ve offered a prize as well. Upload your project using the Doodle Palace image, leave us a comment about its location below, and we’ll draw one lucky winner to receive TWO FREE images of your choice. All projects must be uploaded by Sunday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM EST. So here’s the challenge from our digital imaging specialist, Erin: Use the Doodle Palace image to create your project. Use any sketch you like for your design, but please incorporate glitter, embossing, a scalloped border, “pull-out” tag, and ribbon. You can use Erin’s sample for inspiration. Her card does not open. The embossed portion is actually the pull-out tag with a place for writing under the image and on the back.

If you upload to an online gallery, please use RESQ23 for your keyword or label and don’t forget to comment below to be eligible for the Doodle Palace free images! Thanks for playing!

Monday, November 9, 2009


The physiologist is back on duty with another sketch for you! A pretty easy sketch so I had to make a little twist for you....

In most Anatomy and Physiology textbooks the pictures are somewhat standard ...specifically colors of things, like internal organs. For some reason arteries (carrying oxygen filled blood) are always RED, and veins (carrying blood filled with carbon dioxide) are always BLUE. For example, take a look at this diagram of the heart and lungs... honor of your circulatory system, use this sketch ...

and the colors red and blue or any shades of them. You may also use as many neutrals as you like.

Use keyword RESQ22 when uploading in online galleries so we can all see your creations! You may even be featured here on Res-Q in our Res-Q'd gallery!

Thanks for playing!

Here is my sample:
Thanks for playing and Happy Veteran's Day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Breath Of Fresh Air!!!!!!!

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You ever need some fresh air???? Feel like too much "stuff" weighing down your breathing??? Well........the Respiratory Therapist is ON CALL!!!!!!!!! And has just the breathing treatment prescription you need to clear the passages!!!! It's time to get rid of the excess and enjoy some clean air!!! What does that mean for your challenge??? It means ONE good, deep breath!! ONE.........and that means..........MONOCHROMATIC!!!!!! Yes.........create a monochromatic card with a holiday theme!!!! You can choose ONE color, ONE neutral and ONE holiday!!!!!!

Smiley from

  • Stamps: GKD First Christmas
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White & Rocket Red
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Brick, Copics
  • Accessories: Snowflake Brad, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Nesties

I chose a Christmas theme........well, I guess with all the snow we've had lately that was a natural choice for me!!! LOL I used this beautiful cardinal image from one of the new Gina K. Designs sets, First Christmas. I used red and white.........of course you may stamp your image in black ink if you'll be coloring!!

Please play along and post your card or scrapbook page in an online gallery or on your blog. If you post in a gallery, don't forget the keyword RESQ21. Then post a link to your card in the comments section below. I can't wait to see all the beautiful creations!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~
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