Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Prettie Wednesday- One Layer Card

If you are here for my peek at the new Melanie Muenchinger set, look at THIS card first and then check out this post, or just scroll down to the next one, THANKS!!

So, two weeks ago the fabulous and wonderful Julie challenged the Pretties to make a one layer card with scoring on it...HUH???? To quote a friend who shall remain nameless "asking me to make a one layer card is like asking me to breath only once an hour". Obviously, and this will come as no surprise to you, but I really don't DO one layer cards-my normal minimum is around 6, so this challenge, well it was painful. I have yet to indulge in a special scoring tool, so I have a hard time doing anything but straight lines, and after I got done with my card, I realized then that I had BURIED the lines under my So, they are there, you just don't see them. My base is PTI white cardstock, which up until now was the strongest white(did you hear the news at Gina K. WAHHOOO). I stamped my Angel Wings image on it and then colored her in with my SU markers and a glitter pen. I put the glitter all over her wings and the trim on her dress. I added 3 dew drops from Robin's Nest, and added some white organdy ribbon and silver cord. This card was SO hard to get a picture of too. It is dark and rainy here today, and I just couldn't get it to photograph well...that's what I get for waiting til the last minute!! Well, that is it for me for sure to check out what all my other Pretties have created for you today...I am sure they are all AMAZING!!

This week it is my turn to challenge the Pretties, so here goes girls!! Make a card using pearls as an embellishment!! If you would like to play along, and we would LOVE it if you do, just leave a link here so that I can share your work with my fellow team mates!!

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Have a Cookie!!

So, when my friend Melanie told me that she was sending me a birthday present...I of course responded with a REALLY don't have to do that. Well, Melanie being who she is, sent it anyway...and now I take it all back!! When I opened up the package, there it was, Melanie's new stamp set, Have a Cookie!! Now, I know I don't get to use her images as often as I would has gotten crazy, but I STILL LOVE everything that she does!! Then, when she contacted me and asked if I would like to post along with the Gina K. team, I of course said YESSSSS!!!! So, here I am, posting with the SUPER talented Gina K. team giving all YOU people out there in blog land a look at not, but 5 images from her soon to be released set!! Melanie has done it again and absolutely PACKED as much stamping goodness onto one sheet of rubber-53 images in all...that's a TON!! I chose to go with a Christmas theme, since it is that time of year and I need to get a MOVE ON!! I stamped the gingerbread, tree, and star images on watercolor paper and colored them in with my SU markers. I then punched them out with my 1 1/4 square punch and layered them with a piece of Creamy Carmel punched out with my scalloped square punch from SU. As soon as I saw these three images, I automatically thought of a recent sketch challenge on SCS, so that is where the layout came from. I stamped my sentiment and framed it with some Stylized Silver Hardware from SU. The big silver brads were a gift from my friend Jackie. I also added some silver spiral clips with white taffeta, red and artichoke grosgrain on them. The satin ribbon around the middle is from a share I did with Jody, and the silver cord is one of the final pieces I have left of the original silver cord from SU. My DP is by Basic Grey and I paired it with Creamy Carmel, Ruby Red, and Always Artichoke. Well, that is it for me now...thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Be sure to check out all the other designers giving peeks of this SUPER cute set today!!
Carolyn King
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Joanne Basile
Kurtis Amundson
Melanie Muenchinger
Gina K (