Friday, December 5, 2008

Virtual Meeting of the A Muse Addicts

Tonight I participated in my first VMAA and had so much fun! They post new challenges every 30 minutes and you have that much time to make a card in that theme. Normally I don't do these sort of events because I don't stamp well under pressure but A Muse images are so easy to work with that I decided to play. Here are my cards:





This first challenge (A Christmas Story) was to make a card for a child.
















The "Polar Express" challenge was to make a wintery card in whites and blues with lots of glitter.
















The"Scrooged" challenge was to make a card with staples. This one ended up very plain but was the hardest to make. First I couldn't find my stapler, then I messed up the staples (twice). I was going for surgery staples.......












This challenge was called "Home Alone" and it was to make a card that reminds you of when you were a kid. We didn't have much money through some of my childhood so we had a few "Charlie Brown" Christmas trees and that's what this image reminds me of. There was always plenty of love to go around though.












All of the challenges were based on holiday movies so it's appropriate that the bonus and final round was to create a card based on your favorite holiday movie. This was tough because I knew of a lot of stamps I could've used but I didn't own them. I ended up punching out and glittering Frosty the Snowman and this sentiment was perfect!


Check out the A Muse Addicts site and the SCS gallery for more VMAA fun!

12 comments:

Elena said...

Joyce these cards are great! I had trouble with the staples challenge, too, but I totally got that those were supposed to be surgery staples.

~amy~ said...

WoW! Great cards...I {heart} them all, especially the Polar Express one!

Linda said...

Ohhhh, how fun! And all your cards are so cute!

jenn shurkus said...

love all your cards joyce ;) it was soo fun playing!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards, Joyce! My fav is your memory of a few Charlie Brown trees, but always lots of love...very sweet memory. TFS! Tinla

Jen said...

joyce- these cards are just beautiful! i don't know why you say you have trouble under pressure!! :)

Rhonda said...

These are all wonderful cards Joyce!! I'm so glad you played and chatted with us last night!! We should get together for the next VMAA!! We need to do a stamp date before then anyway!!

june said...

joyce, your believe card is so pretty. makes me feel like a kid again:)

Dawn said...

Wow! All your cards are wonderful! It was a fun night of stamping, wasn't it?

Jennie M said...

I love all of your cards Joyce!! My favorite is the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree one! I am so glad you played along! :)

Laura said...

Gosh, you are such a good card maker. I love all your cards. Great job!

Lori Barnett said...

Girl....you rocked those challenges!! I LOVE all the cards...but I MUST SAY the one with the staples is PERFECTO!! You are so stinkin' clever! :)