1.21.2010

Embellish Challenge w/Stripes



HI everyone! Hope you're having a great Thursday. :) The sky is sunny and bright here in Maryland today, just look at my photo! LOL, normally there is a lot of indirect sunlight coming through the window when I take my photos, but not today, it's full on direct sunlight. LOL :)

My daughter has a stuffed animal (a leopard named Gracie) that she normally takes with her everywhere, including school. It had been used as a fidget toy in the past, but now I think she brings it with her more out of habit. Well wouldn't you know it, she decided that she did NOT want to bring Gracie to school with her today. I'm thinking, okay, fine, no big deal. Well, today was their pajama party day... A day where the kids get to come to school in their pj's, and bring their favorite stuffed animals with them. So, while Lindsay is normally the only one *with* a toy, she is now the only one *without* a toy. LOL, she's such a pickle.

I created this card for the current Embellish challenge, which was to create a card using brown, kraft and purple, as well as stripes. Have a great day! :)

Instructions:

  • Create A2 card base using brown CS.
  • Emboss dots onto card base with Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  • Cut strip of kraft CS, stamp with brown stripes, and create bow with purple ribbon.
  • Use punch to create scallop border, attach to kraft layer, and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp sentiment onto strip of purple cardstock, then attach to card base with pop dots.
  • Embellish with rhinestones.


Supplies:
Stamps - Background Basics: Retro, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink - Dark Chocolate
Paper - Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding
Miscellaneous - Plum Pudding Grosgrain, Purple Rhinestones, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch

30 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

So pretty Heather!

sarahmartina said...

LOVE this!!!! Love when you play with the Embellish challenges! Thanks for playing!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Beautiful card!

xoxo

Sandy Kay said...

Love this card! Your cards are all great! BTW, do you know the girl from Columbia MD who is on the Bachelor?

Ann said...

Beautiful as always! Funny story about your daughter, too! :D

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

qu'est ce qu'elle est belle, sobre, élégante j'adooooore
bravo

Terri said...

Nice job! That is odd that of all days today your daugther would chose not to take Gracie with her. Just when you think you know your kids they suprise you.

Stamping Cafe said...

Awesome card, Heather! So elegant and stylish, LOVE it!!

Rhonda said...

A beautiful card! Enjoy the whimsie of your sweetie cause next time you look up, she will be learning to drive!!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Heather, what a gorgeous card. I love that purple and brown together. The embossing effect is stunning! Again, the perfect bow - just love your cards! ;D I enjoyed the story about your daughter and her little toy - yep, kids are funny that way - a nice little giggle they give us when we least expect it! ;D

Sharron said...

Fabulous card--I really love those colors together. You always make such great cards, and perfect bows! Such a sweet story about your daughter. They are always surprising us!

Jacynthe said...

You know just how to mix colours!! Well balanced! Fabulous!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Absolutely fabulous! Just like you!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Love those yummy swiss dots and your PERFECT bow! :)

Charlene Austin said...

That has to be the cutest bow I have EVER seen! I chuckle every time I read the name of your blog.

Cammie said...

Heather, great take on the challenge--a great card!

Michelle said...

How could she not want to take her little stuffed friend with her on the day that you’re supposed to? Silly girl! This card is great – Plum Pudding and Dark Chocolate – yum! - - it’s like the sentiment says “absolutely fabulous”!

Jingle said...

This is wonderful! The colors are beautiful!

Deb Rymer said...

Your card is "absolutely fabulous." Love the clean and simple lines of it with the punch of purple!

Jennifer K said...

This is so beautiful. Everyone is totally rocking the kraft/brown/purple/lavender combo and I'm totally digging it.

Maureen said...

Love that yummy ribbon!! Gorgeous textures all around :) This is "Absolutely Fabulous!"

Angie Tieman said...

LOVE it! Great job with this challenge! I chickened out on this one, hee! hee!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Heather, this card is "Absolutely Fabulous!. Great job on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a wonderful card!!! It is perfect!

Laural-Lee said...

Your card is "Absolutely fabulous". Great texture...and the ribbon is gorgeous.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So glad you had time to play!!! Your stripes and embossing are great together! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats on winning at Embellish Mag.com for your entry! Beautiful card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great card with a clean,crisp look! That touch of lavender ribbon really pops.

Mary J said...

Heather, I think your card says it all - absolutely fabulous!!

Janetcraft said...

Though the card looks elegant, but the photo taken is even shown more than that.