Monday, January 25, 2010


Sorry I am not here today...I am on a Disney Cruise! But I figured I would send over a special challenge for today....

First of all the winner from last week is JDMOMMY! I'll be sending her a special surprise from 'da islands mon!

So, while packing and getting ready for the cruise this week, I was thinking about an even more interesting ship than this beauty from Disney Cruise Lines...


This floating hospital just made it to Haiti to help out with a total of 500+ medical personnel, room for 1000 patients and even operating rooms. They are so desperate for this medical assistance in Haiti, I am sure this ship was a welcome sight.

Here is more information about this amazing FLOATING HOSPITAL.

So, for today's challenge, Use the salted background technique to represent the salty sea of the Caribbean. I have used this technique before, it's easy and fun!

Here is my sample:
recipe: stamps- SU Beautiful Beach, Papertrey Ink Birthday basics
paper- glossy white, taken with teal, creamy caramel, vintage cream
ink- tempting turquoise, bashful blue, creamy caramel
accessories- dew drops, twill ribbon
*salted background technique

Please use the keyword RESQ30 if you upload your project to Splitcoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so everyone can check out your creations! Thanks for playing along!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Flu Update!

Hi and thanks for stopping by the RES-Q-Challenge! Our resident Internist is here with some news about the H1N1 Virus...

I know everyone has been going batty following all the news regarding the H1Ni virus this winter. We actually had quite a few kids come down with it at my daughter's elementary school already! Some easy helpful tips for staying healthy this year are:


2. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, and throw the tissue away

3. Take a Multi-Vitamin

4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid getting infected by germs

5. Avoid close contact with sick people

6. If you do get sick consider staying home form work or school if possible

7. Did I mention washing your hands with SOAP AND WATER OFTEN?

**Guidelines courtesy of AMA

I hope you all stay healthy for the rest of this season!

For today's challenge...let's break it down to a limited supplies challenge!

A) Use acetate somehow, somewhere on your card or project

B) Try out a NEW (to you) technique or revive an old favorite (one you loved and used all the time and haven't tried in a while)

C) and because it is nicknamed the "Swine" flu you must use pink somewhere on your card to represent the piggy!

Here is my sample:

I used a "new to me" technique....Acetate and Tissue Paper. OMG I am in love with this one! I made about 4 others using this technique so don't be surprised if you see them everyone in my gallery! You can find the instructions and awesome video by Beate HERE on SCS's resources page.

Here is a close up so you can see al the glittery awesome-ness!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I am leaving for vacation this Thursday but there will be a fun new challenge up on Monday January 25th!

And for the BLOG CANDY......
All you have to do is comment on this post to be entered (once per person please). I will choose a winner on January 25th along with the Monday Challenge. The prize is .....are you ready?
A special surprise that I will get while on my cruise! Check back here during the week and I may even give you a peek!

Please use the keyword RESQ29 if you upload your project to Splitcoaststampers or another online gallery. And don't forget to link your blog or gallery back here in the comments section so everyone can check out your creations! Thanks for playing along!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Sorry there was no challenge posted today....I kinda mixed up my dates! Check back here next Monday for a brand new challenge and some BLOG CANDY!

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Transplant List

Today's challenge comes from the Transplant Team! We are going to be using things from one project on another!

On a serious note....On average, 66 people receive transplants every day from either a living or deceased donor.The national waiting list for most transplanted organs continues to grow every year. Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people. Giving the "Gift of Life" may lighten the grief of the donor's own family. Many donor families say that knowing other lives have been saved helps them cope with their tragic loss.

If this is something you are interested in finding more about please check out the following sites:






Now back to the challenge!

Today we will be doing some of our own transplant surgery. This may take some time but who cares? We're not going anywhere!

There are a few ways to play along...

1. Use a part of a favorite Holiday card, tag or ribbon. Kinda recycling, but still counts as a "transplant"

2. While cleaning off your workspace, put together an envelope of some things you aren't planning to use or are just done with (out with the old and in with the new I always say!)...mail them off to a friend who may find them to be a perfect Mojo Boost! And likewise, you may be able to take some things off her hands to use!

3. Look back on old projects...I have received so many cards over the years form friends, RAK's and swaps but I just don't have the storage to keep them all. But it makes me sad to think of tossing them out! Maybe you did an ATC swap a few years ago (like me!) and now have a bunch of ATC's taking up space....why not make them into a new card. They also work great on Scrapbook layouts!

These are just some basic guidelines...anything that uses something that came from something or someone else counts as a transplant to me! Just have fun and expand your horizons!

So here are two beautiful ATC's I received in a I am doing my new years clean and purge I have to make room. But no way could I throw these beauties away! Time for surgery.....

And fresh out of recovery here is a brand new card using pieces of the 2 ATC's...

For even more inspirtion, we also have a special SCS Surgeon with us today! Anne (jdmommy) has successfully performed a very tricky Double transplant...
She used pieces off of 2 different holiday cards to make this gorgeous masterpiece!

Thanks to Anne for helping us out in Surgery today!

Please use the keyword RESQ28 if you upload your project to Splitcoaststampers 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 us!

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