Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yeah!! I am finally back! Everytime I say I am going to post more often life get's in the way, lol. Greg (my dh) spent Wednesday-Friday in the hospital. He has high blood pressure that they are having a very hard time getting under control. We seem to have it under control now...let's hope it lasts. So putting last week behind me I am ready to play again!

Today's card took me forever to wonder I only post a few times a week! But I am very happy with the outcome and I managed to cover 5 challenges. I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers, my favorite paper, at the moment, for the challenge at Stamp Something, embossing, and basic grey paper for the challenge at basic grey challenges, bermuda bay (actually the closest thing I could find to it), green galore and barely banana cardstock for the color throwdown challenge, and last but not least, the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday Morning's challenge was the most challenging, hehe. This week they asked to make the focus of your card on the ribbon I think I've done that! I used my ribbon to make flowers and used white (colored willow green with my copic marker) ric-rac for the stems.

The embossing for the basic grey challenge is a little hard to see in this photo. We are on either day 5, or is it 6, of overcast, rainy skies so my photos aren't the best. I used my flower folder for the barely banana cardstock, and dots for the green galore oval frame. The dp is, of course, Basic Grey, from the lemonade collection.

My sweet little fairy blowing bubbles is from Mo's Digital Pencil. I used my cricut to cut out my flower base gemstone brads for the flower centers. I used a fiskars scalloped punch for the borders. I add gold stickles to her wings to give it a little glimmer. There you have it- 5 challenges covered!!

I'd also like to add a quick little note- The Christmas/Winter line of stamps at Sunshine & Giggles should be in any day now. Remember you have until Oct. 15 to get the whole line at 1/2 price!! Also, Sunshine & Giggles is donating $2.00 for every stamp ordered until Oct. 30 to the Paige Welch Medical Fund. You can find all the details on the site.

Well enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!


PaperCrafty said...

Darling card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!


Barbara said...

This is a fab card, love the image and colours you've used.

Melissa Craig said...

So adorable Janice! Oh my goodness that fairy is really sweet and your ribbon flowers are wonderful!

Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

LeAnne said...

Very cute--I am seeing a lot of Mo's designs around lately! Thanks for playing!

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Barbara said...

So cute! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

broni (waterchild12) said...

So cute! Love the ribbon flowers!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely, love the glitter. Kim

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fun color combo and what a cute image! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Erin... said...

so pretty! love the gold sparkle on that adorable fairy!! thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamp Something!

Chris said...

Fantastic Janice! A wonderful image and colouring and I can see your embossing which is so pretty. Hope your hubby is ok with his blood pressure now and thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges, Chris and the Design Team. x

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Janice, love your colouring of Mo's fabulous image. Great papers and layout and I can see your embossing just fine.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

lou said...

that is just beautiful.