Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Unplanned Break and a Bunch of Challenges

I'm finally back today with some cards to share.  We have had computer issue after computer issue and finally decided on replacement rather than repair.  Hubby finished the set up and data transferring last night, so hopefully we are now good to go!  I've missed the deadline for uploading to last week's Mojo Monday gallery on the Mojo website and The Shabby Tea Room's Fresh Living challenge, but I am still able to enter VLV, SNTODBD18, and Cute Card Thursday.

My first card uses the Mojo Monday sketch from last week (number 156), and I combined it with an ODBD sentiment (Psalm 47:2) from the Scripture Collection 3 set.  The dp are from "Summer Song" by Zoe Pearn.  I found that paper stack at Hobby Lobby when they had their 50% off paper sale a couple of weeks ago.  Aren't they fun?  There's a little bit of glitter on the papers, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  The "lace" on my card comes from a MS doily lace punch.  I tried a whole bunch of actual lace trims on this card but nothing was working for me, so I went with my favorite punch instead.  The organza ribbon is sparkly, and I tied it using my Bow Easy. I added a little rose on the top to finish it off.  The butterfly is from Michael's, and it is glittery all around the edges.  Love it!

I made this card for the current Stamping in Time challenge at ODBD to use ribbon and lace (or lacey punch), and the butterfly I used qualifies it for the current Cute Card Thursday challenge, Tweet and Flutter.  I had intended to enter my card at The Shabby Tea Room's Fresh Living challenge as well, but that deadline has come and gone.

My second card is for the VLV September Week 4 challenge.  I browsed the House to Home website and found this fabulous vintage living room to use as the inspiration.  I loved the white with the pops of fuchsia flowers and the greenery, so I tried to create that feel in my card.  A white sofa would never work in my home, but I just love the look of this room!

The white embossed panel is one of the SU! Sizzix folders, and the dp is by MME, the "Quite Contrary" collection.  I used a bunch of Prima roses and a MS leaf punch.  The sentiment is from Verve's set Kind Words.  I stamped the medium leafy stamp around the edge and then offset the stamp and stamped again without reinking to create some depth.  The edges of the sentiment panel are sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give an aged feel.

I've had this big flower for just ages, and it was just right for this card.

I had the card done, and then it seemed so bare in the corners so I decided to add some paper piercing using an Ornare template.  Let me just say that I should have thought of that before I had it all adhered and glued together as it was not an easy task to align the piercing pattern around that big flower and try to keep it straight!  I used sections of the template as intended and then I used a few of the smaller swirls to fill in as needed.  I'm pretty sure that I got my template from ODBD a couple of years ago, but I didn't see that particular template in their current Ornare listings (there were a number of other ones that I would really like to buy though!)

Before I go today, I wanted to post a picture of Ariel.  We were fortunate to take a vacation at Walt Disney World this summer and had a fabulous time.  Ariel had her hair done at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  The brown hairpiece matched her natural color so perfectly.   One of our favorite pictures is this one of Ariel and Belle.  She had a ball being a princess for a day.

Ariel and I would also like to say thank you for the comments on her butterfly card.  She was thrilled that you enjoyed her art.  It really made her day, so thank you!  : D

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful cards! I love the papers.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  2. Ohhhh BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Love the cheerful colors, lace and ribbon on the first one! Thanks for joining us in the Stamping in Time challenge!


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