Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10 minute craft dash: need to venti?




I'm thrilled that the fabulous Ginny Larsen and Paulina Nakamura have asked me to help kick off their first

10 minute
craft dash!

For challenge #1, there are no specifics...just make a tag, card, project, etc...it just has to be completed in under 10 minutes. 

Challenge starts: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Deadline: August 25, 2012, 11:59 pm Pacific 
Prize: sampler of twine 


I gathered my supplies together...or what I thought would be my supplies {grin}


time saving items:

pre-scored card 
{see those blue splotches...I didn't mist those on purpose...I was going to use them to my advantage but then ended up just covering them up}

coordinating collection
{I used Basic Grey's Paper Cottage}

This is the end result:


Can you see what I added that I hadn't already anticipated?

Paper Smooches stamps
twinery

Even factoring in the stitching {which is downstairs in the sewing area...aka dining room table} heres my time:

7 minutes 10 seconds

BAM!

Under 10 minutes with time to spare...minutes even!  

I thought of adding more schtuff but then cringed at the thought that I would make a mistake and then go over the time allotment....

Such a fun challenge as I tend to get distracted...real easy like....so what should only take well, 10 minutes can take hours...LOL...you know...

laundry
filling up my coffee 
surfing FB
surfing blogs
Pinterest
oh yeah, my day job {sigh}

I know I'm not alone here.

I felt super accomplished.

I can't wait to see what you design in 10 minutes!

44 comments:

  1. Amy, you amaze me. I can't believe you actually sewed on your card AND had time to spare! This card is darling- such a fun sentiment!

    Thank you SO much for helping me and Ginny kick off this challenge. *hugs*

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  2. What a great card...under 10 minutes...WOW! Glad you didn't add the "extras", this card is so adorable just the way it is!

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  3. Love your card! So jealous you finished under 10 minutes, WITH SEWING!!

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  4. What a cool concept for a challenge! Love it and your card!

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  5. wow you made this in 7 minutes...great card...

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  6. Whoa! You made this beauty in 10 minutes?? I should have gathered my supplies first...brilliant idea really only I had no idea what I wanted to use until the clock started ticking! Lol

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  7. Love this challenge idea...and your creation. Love the tall card...awesome!

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  8. What a fun challenge! And love your adorable card, Amy! That sentiment and matching coffee cup always makes me smile. Love the cup layered on that little tag, too. I really should try this just for kicks, and see how far I could get in 10 minutes. Maybe if I planned the entire project in my head first, I could do it........;)

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  9. Wow, Amy, what a card for under ten minutes! I would do something wrong at the last minute and have to start over for sure. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  10. Way to go!!!! Super cute card and time to spare! Great job...love it!

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  11. Very COOL tall card Amy! The tiny red numbers under the cup are great!!!

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  12. takes me 10 mins just to choose the cardbase!!! lol

    girlfriend this is fantastic and pat yourself on the back for making it under 10 mins!! :)

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  13. Such a great 10 minute card...Love this Amy!!

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  14. LOVE it! you are a genius! I love all your stitching (props on the sewing) and that little cup—you can DELIVER! way to stay focused (and thanks for helping us kick start our challenge!)

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  15. Awesome. Love the venti subject matter, but then I would.

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  16. wow... that's a really gorgeous card in 7 mins!!!! That's just super awesome... I should try that sometimes... LOL!


    Hugs

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  17. So gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  18. OMG I am sooo going to try this when I get my area set up. I'm not quite sure I'm even capable of 10 minutes or less!! I ADORE that sentiment!!

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  19. I love this idea! A little intimidated by the time frame - good thing photographing & editing don't count, lol! Can't wait to play.
    I love what you've ended up with - the twine & tag are fab, and anything with coffee is my kinda thing :)

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  20. Oh how cute! And how cool to make something that nice in so short a timespace! Love it.

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  21. Love that set... 10 minutes, dang girlfriend, that's a tricky challenge.

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  22. It would take me more than 10 min. To think of a plan let alone sew!! Super cuteness!

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  23. You amaze me... You rock... this card is absolutely stunning ...under 10 mins huh!!! how cool is this!!! Hugs..xoxo

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  24. Pretty cool that you could include stitching too! Sweet card! Love that you had minutes to spare!

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  25. What a fabulous card for under 10 minutes, Amy! LOVE it!

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  26. Loveeeeeeeeeee this my soul sista!!!! I am LOVING that sentiment!!!!!!

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  27. awesome card. 10 minutes! I am the slowest crafter.

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  28. Fantastic card. Only 5 min, I already had the circles cut and the card cut. All I needed to do is just crease, put on the washi tape, circles and go. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv.

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  29. oh, how fun!! what a great challenge! with me being a crazy momma, this is perfect! i'm all over this one!:)

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  30. What a Fantastic Card and in an Incredible Time Frame. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me, Does the 10 minutes start after you have all your Stuff together or are you meant to get everything together AND make the Card in under 10 Minutes in which case this is probably not a ME Challenge. Does Anyone know the Answer?
    Wonderful Job. Bev.......

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  31. Ha! It would take me 10 minutes just to do the stitching...super duper cute, Miss Amy. You rock, my friend.

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  32. Oh my gosh that was a super fast card and you rocked it!! Fabulous inspiration! ;) Hugs x

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  33. You are the bomb! Can't believe you stitched and still had time to spare!

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  34. Soo cute, Amy! And stitching! WOW! This was a brave group!

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  35. So very kewl, Amy! Can't believe you stitched on a card to be completed in under 10! YOU are a rock star :o)

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  36. Wow you sewed? You are brave under pressure. The card is terrific~I love the tag.

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  37. I think this turned out divine!

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  38. Well you can NEVER go wrong adding baker's twine from The Twinery ; ) Great card in 10!

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  39. This is awesome for 7.10! Stitching even! You rock!

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  40. awesomeness and attractiveness in one card...this is perfect! i love this basic grey collection, it's so pretty

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  41. 10 mins with stitching and coloring??? Crazy girl - you must have run up and down those stairs ;>) Won't even tell you how long it takes me to make a card!

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Cheers,
~amy~