Friday, June 25, 2010


Everyone remembers this ad with the cutie girl and her famous "sunburn!" Well, when summer comes it is one thing I try hard to avoid! While I am half Sicilian and half Southern Italian (yes they are both Italian technically, but Sicilians like to think they are different!) and should get nice and dark brown like the rest of my family, sadly I do not. I am very fair and bun all the time! So to avoid problems I use lots of sunblock.

SO for today's challenge I want to see some in in Emboss Resist! I haven't done any resist for a while and I felt the need to break out my embossing powders!

Here is my sample (sorry it's so late...I'm fighting bronchitis!)

As always, use the keyword RESQ51 when posting to an online gallery or just link it up right here!

Thanks for stopping by!
*I'll add my card as soon as I get back from my baby's graduation!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Winner!! Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who participated and left comments! It's nice to see how many people really check out this little blog challenge every week!

And so, the winner of the prize pack is............


Mary, email me your address and I will send you your goodies!

Thanks to everyone who played this week!

Friday, June 18, 2010


I just can't believe this little challenge blog is up to FIFTY already! I even went back and counted...there really were 50 challenges since MARCH of 2009!

*Right now I am "glam" ping (AKA: camping in a cabin with A/C, shower, and cable TV) in the beautiful mountains of NY State! Hope you all enjoy the challenge! I'll be back on Sunday night to start commenting...

SO this week is extra special and first of all I want to say thank you to everyone who has played along, left a comment or hosted a challenge. Today's challenge is in celebration of the 49 challenges that came before!

Here are MY top five Favorite RESQ challenges:

1. RESQ 24 The podiatrist

4. RESQWCMD2 The Eye Exam

This week's challenge is to do ANY one (or more if you feel like it!) of the five challenges above! The titles are linked to the actual challenge itself so just pick one and roll with it!

Don't forget to use the keyword for THIS challenge RESQ50 and NOT the previous keyword. Then you can leave a comment or link it here.

There is also a GIVEAWAY this week to help us celebrate!

Leave a comment and get one entry.
Link a challenge card and get 2 entries.
You will get 2 entries for every challenge card you enter
but only one comment per person please.

I will choose a winner and post it on Thursday June 24th.
The prize is a box of STUFF like ribbon, clear stamps, a crop in style tool organizer, a personal fan, a tool taxi, buttons and prima flowers and more!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rx from the Pharmacist! RESQ 49

Today we would like to welcome a Guest Crew Member for this week's challenge...

Lisa (countrybeamer on SCS) and here is her challenge for you!

This month, my hubby and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! Of course, those years have included some great times and also some challenging experiences. To add to the fun of it, we are also raising our (11) children!

Because I have learned a little over those twenty years (sometimes form my own mistakes), I wanted to share my "Top Three" Rx for a Happy Marriage or relationship. I'm sure you have your own tope three as well!

1. Give 100% whenever possible! (It s almost always possible!)

2. Don't keep a mental (or written) account of "wrongs"...

3. Speak kindly about your spouse in front of others!

Because this is a month when we oftnen think of brides, this week's challenge is to create a wedding, anniversary or related card!

Here is Lisa's sample:

To remind us of our "Top Three," somewhere on your card place three of something: three brads in a row, three hearts, or three words...

Now, start creating something lovely!

Don't forget to add the keyword RESQ49 if you are uploading in an online gallery or use the inlinx below:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Close it up! RESQ 48

Back in the old days, when you had surgery or an injury you were sewn up with stitches. I think surgeons must all belong to sewing groups because their stitches are just perfect! Lately, staples seem to be more prevalent but either way they hold you together!
When I was in college I tore a bunch of stuff (ligaments, tendons and muscle) in my knee playing softball. I had OPEN reconstructive surgery, something you rarely see anymore thanks to technology. I had 67 stitches to close it all up! Nowadays, this surgery would have been done arthroscopically (with a small incision and a micro camera) but since I had this surgery in 1989 this scar is that I am left with!

yes, this is my UGLY knee.... at least I shaved...LOL

Here is my sample...For my Dad, the biggest Yankee fan ever!

So, for this week's challenge I want to see you close it up! I want to see sewing, faux stitching, staples or even buttons on your creations! Make my ugly knee happy!
Don't forget to use the keyword RESQ48 if you are uploading to an online gallery or use the linking tool below. Thanks for playing!

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