Grungy Monday meets Wendy Vecchi


It’s Week 20 over at Linda Ledbetter’s Studio L3 blog, and she’s chosen Ranger’s Distress Stickles as this week’s key ingredient.  Linda hosts new Grungy Monday challenges each week. They’re creative prompts centered on using products or techniques developed by Tim Holtz.  Here’s a link to a post Tim made a few years back about distress stickles.   As you’ll see there are a lot of ways to use them.  I opted for a dot border along the top border strip on this card, using Shabby Shutters distress stickles, and also added a light coating of it to the word ‘remember.’

This week’s challenge at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group is to use at least one Studio 490 stamp, at least one scalloped edge, and two different border strips.  I used lots of Wendy’s stamps on the blue background panel inked in a variety of orange distress inks by Ranger.  I used a Sizzix scalloped edge die for my  sentiment and tied a little string around the pointing finger…. I figure that sentiment really is a good one to remember!


I want to thank Lori (our hostess on the Wendy yahoo group) for this week’s challenge… it took some thought and I am really liking the way the different edges play together and add interest.  So thanks for the prompt, Lori!

The flower stamped on green paper is a Studio 490 stamp and the little blue one is a paper punch. The top and bottom strips are paper punches, and the blue and green papers are Little Yellow Bicycle. 

Thanks so much for visiting… I appreciate your stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Can I mimic everyone else and say I just love the colors? The string around the finger is awesome and it is a sentiment to remember. The pieces all go so well together

  2. What gorgeous colours you have used here. Love it!

  3. I just love the colors on this card. We have just returned from vacation and just had to see what you created. I will look at more posts as I catch up. Thanks for your support while I was away. take care, gerri

  4. Marjie,
    This is a fun card! I love the colors!

  5. My first blog visit since joining the group! I think your card is lovely, thanks for posting the link.

  6. Wonderful card – love the sentiment and your choice of colors!

  7. I like your ideas for this card. Came together quite nicely!

  8. Very nice Marjie!!

  9. Such a wonderful color combination, fantastic card.

  10. excellent colors on this one

  11. Great colour combo Marjie, thanks for joining in the fun this week.

  12. Lesley Walters says:

    Gorgeous card….and the colours are fab, they look so good together!!!

  13. Great ideas, great colors, great card!

  14. Ooh! My favourite colours! Gorgeous card Marjie! x

  15. I love this color combo – really pretty! I’ve never thought to use the Stickles as little sparkly dots. Great idea!

  16. Never thought to use the Grungy Monday challenges to make cards! Fantastic use of the technique!
    The colors are very nice too!

  17. Lovely card!

  18. Awesome Marjie! Love the colors, and great idea for the border strips! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!