Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Life Is Good

Hello everyone!! Better make this fast, Jared should be awake any minute and I don't want him to catch me trying to do something. I swear he has a sensor...he only cries when I am on the computer or the phone..spoiled already I guess!! This is my card for today's sketch challenge over on SCS. I decided to use my new Eastern Blooms set because I think I love it...LOL!! My colors are two of the new in colors-Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip. I stamped the branch in TT first and then went over the branch with the journaling end of my Chocolate Chip marker. I pierced a border around the edge and then sponged with CC ink. The next panel is just a piece of white run through the Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots folder. The background paper is some Bella Rose DSP. I added a piece of white taffeta, Kiwi Kiss striped and chocolate grosgrain. The sentiment is from the retired She's All That set. I punched it out with my 1in circle punch and added the layers from there. I did a bunch more piercing and sponging, added some silver brads and it was done! Since I started this post 4 hours ago, you can imagine how my day is going.....gotta love kids!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Eastern Blooms and She's All That
paper- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and BellaRose
ink- Tangerine Tango
tools- chocolate Chip marker, Cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, silver brads, circle punches and ribbon from SU

Prettie Wednesday- Shaped Card

So, two weeks ago Julie challenged the Prettie Girls to make a card in a shape other than the normal circle, square, rectangle...she really wanted us to think outside the box. Well, I really wanted to use my new Angel Sophia stamp, so I decided that I would do something angelic. Automatically the line from It's a Wonderful Life popped into my head..."every time a bell rings, and angel gets its wings". SO, you guessed it, I decided to do a bell!! I have never seen a bell shaped card, so I don't know if this is an original idea, but I will tell you that I free handed it, quite a big deal for me, trust me. I made a pattern and then traced it onto a piece of white cardstock that was folded in half. I made sure the top of the bell was on the seam so that the card would stay connected. In hind sight, I think I will do it a tiny bit different so that the seam isn't at the top of the bell, but right under the ring. Anyway...I traced it onto a piece of gold metallic paper from DCWV and cut it out. I added some silver paper from the same pack to accent the bell. The main image is Angel Sophia and she will be the October SOTM for Paper Pretties. You have until September 30th to sign up for the SOTMC in order to get this GORGEOUS Sophia a month before she is released to the public!! Be sure to tell them I sent you!! While you are at Paper Pretties, be sure to check out the rockin sale!! Anyway, back to my card. I colored my Sophia with a combination of glitter pens and SU markers. I decided to pierce a border around her after adding some brads to the corners. I don't know why, but I kinda like it(actually, I messed up, and I had the WHOLE thing put together, so I improvised, but I do love it). I highlighted the wings with a grey marker too. I added some piercing around the edge of the bell, and also added some yummy ribbon to the ring at the top and around the bell. The sentiment is from the SU set Small Script.
Well, that is all for me now, be sure to check out the other Prettie girls and see what gorgeousness they have created!!