Tuesday, November 4, 2008

For Ali...

I made this card for a girl named Ali. She is Laurie's (Lauraly) daughter and she has become very sick. Right now, she is in Seattle having some tests done to determine the best possible action to take. If you'd like to know about her progress, there is a thread HERE on SCS where friends of Laurie's have been giving updates. If you'd like to send a card to her while she's in the hospital (it could be two weeks or more), email me and I'll get the address to you. Her favorite colors are pink and green, so when I saw today's color challenge, I knew I would use it to make my card to send to her. I started with my Poppy Patch set from Flourishes. The flowers were stamped with Black Stazon on PTI white and colored in using my SU markers, reinkers and blender pens. I stamped the lower flower twice and cut out the flower to give it a tiny bit of dimension(also to let it slightly hang off the oval). My sentiment is also from Flourishes and is part of their Many Sentiments set. I layered the image panel with Pretty in Pink and Riding Hood Red. The horizontal panel is some Bella Rose DSP layered with Riding Hood Red and Pretty in Pink. Before layering it, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to give it some texture. The other DP is Kiwi Kiss Patterns paper and it was run through the Cuttlebug with my houndstooth folder. I added a white organdy bow, gold cord, and some gold brads too.
Be sure to check back later for the first EVER MFT BLOG HOP!!!! How exciting!!! The fun starts at Kim's blog and you can follow the links from there, so be sure to go to Kim's blog at 12pmEST to start the hop!!

Prettie Tuesday

ETA: I ALMOST FORGOT!!! Paper Pretties is having a GINORMOUS moving sale!! 75% off EVERYTHING in the store EXCEPT for the Prettie Stamps and Swarovski crystals. Better get there fast while supplies last!!

So, I LOVED Jen's SFYTT so much this week, I decided that I would do it TWICE!! One of my FAVORITE stampers in the whole wide world is Laura Fredrickson(scrapnextras). Now, if you haven't seen her work, or heard me talk about her before, you must immediately crawl out of your hideyhole and check her out..she is AMAZING!! Anyway, Laura has been doing a post once a week where she uses all the sketches from that weekend(usually Lauren's, Jen's, Beate's, and Taylor's), and I LOVE that, but I was no where near that productive this weekend(boy am I happy that wedding is over!!), so I decided that I would use the same sketch and materials, just change the stamps and embellishments. I decided that it was time to ink up my new Sending MY Love Sophia stamp from Paper Pretties. This is a PEEK at the next stamp for the Stamp of the Month Club. Haven't joined the club yet? Well, you should!! You have until the end of the month to get signed up to receive this SUPER cute stamp a month before it is released to the public(in January). Just be sure to tell them I sent ya, kay!! Anyway, I used some more of my yummy Loves Me DSP and Jen's Sketch to make this card. I stamped my image with Black Stazon and colored it in with my SU markers. I layered it with Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose and Taken With Teal. My hearts are chipboard that I covered with some more of the DSP. I added a bunch of piercing, some cocoa and pretty in pink grosgrain, and some yummy teal felt ribbon from one of the SU ribbon original packs(long retired, I am sure). I have to say, I LOVE this new image from Paper Pretties....I love her tongue sticking out...too funny(cause I totally do that when I concentrate)!!
Okay, that is it for me now...be sure to check back later for my take on the color challenge...if I ever get to play!!

Day Two- Another MFTeaser for You!!

So, when I saw the new sets for this My Favorite Things release, I was GIDDY!! I have been trying to find a cupcake set that I liked, but wasn't having any luck. I sorta liked a few different ones, but NONE as much as the soon to be released, A Cupcake Kind of Day by MFT. It features two super cute cupcakes as well as one sentiment. Totally ADORABLE, if you ask me!! I decided that I would use Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from this weekend to make my card. I started with some retired Loves Me DSP from SU( I still have a TON of this, so if you need some, let me know, A TON I tell you!!) and stamped my cupcake on one of the pieces. I cut out just the cup part of the cupcake and then colored the top of the cupcake with my SU markers. The white part is Liquid Applique, to make it look more like frosting, and then I added some crystal effects to the cherry and the syrup part. I followed Jens sketch using the DSP, Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose cardstock. The spiral clips have cocoa and rose grosgrain and the other ribbon is white taffeta. I used some big white brads at the top and then smaller ones in the corners. and did a TON of piercing. The scalloped layer was made with my square Nestabilities, and I had kept seeing where Dawn(treasureoiler) kept piercing three holes in her scallops, so I wanted to try that out, SO CUTE!! My sentiment is from ANOTHER one of the new sets being released tomorrow night by MFT, Cupcake Flopsey-SO CUTE!!! I have another card made using this set, but I will post it later, since my nephew is yelling at me as we speak!! Hope you have a fabulous day!! Be sure to check out the MFT member forum for all the details!! If you would like to see all the samples from this release, check out this gallery!!