Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 4- Melanie's Blogaversary

So normally, when I see a stamp, I see it for what it is, not what it could be. I have never been one to think "out" of the box, I like the box, the box is just fine with me.....and then this card came to me. It happened by pure accident really!! You see, I got a Gina K. order in today, and all my new goodies were laying on my table staring at me. I had ordered Melanie's new Hand in Hand set and it just so happened to be on top laying upside down, and I thought to myself, why did she draw hands arm wrestling(or wrastlin' as we call it here in good ol' Southern Illinois)?? So, I went to the Gina K. gallery on SCS, no wrastlin' hands...looked at Mel's tip sheet (did you know she has a tip sheet linked in her sidebar for ALL her sets...she is an AWESOME) and she had them going this direction, but it was more for a "We Are the Champions" vibe. Could it be, did I come up with this on my own??? Say it ain't so, I CAN be original, LOL!! BTW, if you have done this already, and you REALLY feel the need to burst my bubble, you can let me know...hehehehe.

Anywho...I decided that I would make this as my DH's Valentine, which makes me WAY ahead of the game this year, hehe!! Now, the good person in me thinks that the good person in you is actually thinking arm wrestle....maybe even thumb wrestle??? Come on people, you know you went there, cause it's where I wanted ya!! ROFL!!! I think DH, seeing as he is in his mid 20's and male, will REALLY appreciate this, how about you??!! Okay, okay, I will stop the blah blah and get to the details!! The main image was stamped on Gina K. Pure Luxury 80lb cardstock and then cut out with my Oval Nestabilities and Cuttlebug. I colored them with my SU markers and added some Crystal Effects to the fingernails(which I drew on, yayy me). The image was layered with Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. For the base, I used Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss along with some Raspberry Tart DSP. The white layer was run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The layers were connected with some Rose Red wide stitched ribbon , as well as some Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon. I then took a chipboard heart from Making Memories and covered it with some more of the Raspberry Tart DSP. The button is from Button Extravaganza and was purchased in a big bag for like $6. It is part of the Vintage Rose bag and they are all GORGEOUS!! For my sentiment, since I didn't have one to say what I wanted(that I could find), was printed off of my computer and added to punched out with my word window punch. I then layered it on top of a Kiwi Kiss oval that had been cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug. I did some piercing, added some brads, a spiral clip with some ribbon, and some lines to indicate motion and it was done!!


Be sure to check out Melanie's blog to see what her CANDY is for today(ETA: Today's prize is sponsered by Scorpal...it is the scor mat and 3rolls of scor tape, wahoo)!! Also, while you are at it, blurf around and check out what these SUPER TALENTED designers have come up with in honor of Melanie's Blogaversary!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Carolina , Barb, Donna, Jessica, Julie , Lee, Rose Ann, and of course, Melanie!!!

27 comments:

  1. oh my, Jessie! this is so awesome - I love it & bet Travis will take you up on your offer for sure.

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  2. bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! awesome!!!

    my money's on YOU gf!!!

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  3. This is such a creative take on the set, Jessie!! Love the colors and pretty accents!!

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  4. Ohhhhhhhh I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE it!!! What a great card!!!!! LOL

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  5. Waw, it is great card! Hugs, Moni

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  6. I am so glad that you are original! LOL! I wish I could see the picture now that you have built up all my anticipation, but it is not showing up! :(

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  7. Heehee -- this is great!!! I love the image and sentiment, and I love the colors!!

    And, of COURSE I wasn't thinking thumb wrestling! ;)

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  8. Ok.. this made me chuckle big time! Too cute for words!!

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  9. What a fabulous take on this stamp! I love it!

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  10. Jessie, you are so funny! "I like the box, the box is just fine with me....."!!! I was ROTFLOL with this one! LOVE your card, and it's perfect for a guy Valentine! Perfect! Love your take on Melanie's set...You Rock girl!!

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  11. Hee Hee...LOVE this, Jessie! I think your dh will definitely "appreciate" the sentiment! LOL

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  12. Heeheee, Jessie, this is FABULOUS girl!!!!! Totally cute, love the theme, and the sentiment is awesome!! I love your creations and if that is in the box, I want to be there too - lol!!! Just getting back into the swing of things as all my company left this morning - I hope your holidays were wonderful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  13. So FUN, Jessie! LOVE the colors and that little heart is the perfect touch!

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  14. Very clever, Jessie! Way to think "outside" of the box...I'm with you tho, I do really like the box myself! This is awesome! :)

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  15. Lori Stokes WrightJanuary 4, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    I am soooo seeing the arm wrestling here! Love it! Great story btw.

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  16. Hee hee! I LOVE it! It's awesome! He's gonna love it. You made me giggle good with this one. :) "The box is just fine with me"... you are too cute! At least you can think outside of that box! Wish I could go there. LOL!

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  17. What a great idea Jessie!! Super cute card! :)

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  18. Beautiful card, Jessie!!

    I love your layers and clasped hands!

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  19. Wow! I love it - LOL! You really have to let us know what your DH thinks of this ;0)

    So cute!!

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  20. This is awesome and just too cool! I love it!

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  21. Love it, such creativeness, now whatcha writing on the inside? Bahahahahah

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  22. What a cute and funny idea! I love it! Love that heart and button embellie too!

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  23. You win the jackpot!!! Those 'wrestling' hands minus the nail polish is perfect for a GUY'S card. I can envision making birthday cards for 2009 for all the guys...just add on some camouflage print paper or stripes or jacket print for a sleeve. Ummm. My mind is swirling. Great exciting card. MarilynY (yum@hawaii.rr.com)

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