Sunday, January 18, 2015

OWH #245 and a Chopped-style challenge

Do you like to watch cooking shows? I like some of them, others not so much. But one that I DO like to watch is Chopped. In case you haven't ever seen it, the contestants are given a mystery basket with four ingredients and they have to use everything in the basket in some way. They can use a lot or a little but everything in the basket must make it onto the plate. 

A couple of years ago, one of my work friends and I were talking about how we were in a rut of using the same stamps and accessories and how we wanted to get out of it. The idea of a chopped-style challenge came up and sounded like fun. I have all my stamp sets typed on slips of paper in one bag, all my accessories in another, and all my punches in another. I draw out one of each and whatever shows up is what I have to work with. I can add other "ingredients" but each one of the slips of paper must be represented. 

Today, I decided it was time for a Chopped-style stamping challenge since I haven't done one in a while. 

So what are we working with today?  My mystery "ingredients" are:

Stamp set: Flower Fest
Punch: Spiral Border
Accessory: Rhinestones

And this is what I created:

I used a sketch from Operation Write Home (sketch #245). I love their sketches since they give dimensions. Does anyone else ever struggle with that? Some days I do fine and some days I cannot get the scale of all the pieces to work well together when I am eyeballing it. 

Today was a miss you card since the founder of OWH, Sandy, said they were a little low on those. I hope one of the service members will choose this and whoever they are missing feels the love they are sending. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fun idea for a challenge you girls had! I love it and I love the card you made from the ingredients you pulled, Kristi! It is a sweet miss-you card that a serviceman or woman is going to cherish!

    It's a pleasure to meet you! I want to thank you for finding me and following me and I apologize for taking so long to return the flavor! If I remember right, you first came by just before I took off in October to visit my sisters and have my stamping adventure in Minnesota and then the holidays ... anyway, we're connected now! I'm having a fun challenge going on for a couple more days that you might like. It's called NBUS Challenge #3 and it's for using your virginal (old or new) schtuff! I hope you get a chance to play! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I just read Darnell's introduction about you and your blog and stopped by for a visit. Your "Chopped" style challenge is great and I love the card you made. I'm also a big fan of the OWH sketches. I'm your newest "Follower" and I hope you will visit my blog also and perhaps follow me too. Happy Crafting!

  3. I too just read Darnell's introduction about you and your blog and stopped by for a visit. I love the idea of your "Chopped" style challenge. I love the card you made. I am your newest "follower" and I hope you will visit my blog also and perhaps follow me too. Enjoy your day!

  4. I also stopped over from Darnell's introduction about you and your blog so I decided to come over and vist and glad I did...enjoyed reading your blog post and "chopped" style challenge and think this card is darling and sure they will love it...I am joining also as your newest "follower" and hope you can visit sometime over mine and join as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Enjoy.