Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Friday, January 9, 2009

Final Verve challenges COMPLETE

I'm so happy that I made the deadline for these challenges! You can find all the details here in case you missed them. This card also uses the colors for Kristina's Color Inspiration so I'm taking advantage of killing two birds in one stone again.

This card starts simply with a Choc. chip base and is layered with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. The pumpkin is punched with the scalloped edge punch and tiny self adhesive pearls are attached. The Old Olive is cuttlebugged and tied with a chocolate ribbon from HL. I then colored my stamp from Inspired by Nature with markers. I misted by watercolor paper and then stamped the image. I also took my aquapainter overtop to blend the colors better. I cut this out with my nesties and sponged the edges with Baja Breeze. This is layered on a scalloped oval of Vellum cardstock. I used dimensionals to adhere this to the card.

I really love the fun colors of this next card.

This paper is from My Mind's Eye. I'm becoming a big fan of their paper. It is scalloped with my corner rounder as is the Rose Red layer underneath. Here is my TIP on scalloping these so that they turn out the exact same. Cut both papers the exact same size and temporarily adhere them together. Then punch along the bottom. Separate them and trim the top layer along each side and the top to nest inside your bottom layer. Clear as mud?: ) The ric rac you see is from the Target dollar spot. It came together with that velvety ribbon at the top. The other ribbon is a sheer pink that SU used to carry. I stamped the cupcake from Party Hearty twice...once in taken with teal ( stamping off first) and once in regal rose. I cut each section out separately and layered them onto the Whisper White. I added dazzling diamonds to the "stump" of the cupcake and beads to the top. They are added with bead glue and are retired from SU. The sentiment was inked with Taken with Teal and Green Galore markers. I can't remember the name of the set. I'll get back on that.

Well, I think I'm done posting for the week now. I plan on spending the weekend with my family. My son really wants to get that MarioKart for the Wii. He has had me check online twice now and can't stop talking about it. He has Christmas money that is apparently burning a hole in his pocket. So we may be doing that all weekend. I actually want it too:D. We played this not to long ago at Chuck E Cheese. The arcade game has a feature where once you pick which character you want to be it takes your actual picture and then puts your face inside the frame of that character. Then as you race each other it shows this picture of the person chasing you . The visual of seeing my husband with a big red nose and handlebar mustache (Mario) made the trip to crazy Chuck E Cheese TOTALLY worth it. I WISH that the Wii game had that feature. I'm giggling just thinking back to it.
Hope you all have a blessed weekend. It's cold here. Thanks for peeking into my little crafting corner.


Mary said...

I love your card! I'm really into cupcakes at the moment, preparing for my daughter's bday party next weekend.

kathie said...

i love the idea that the opposite of muffin tops are muffin stumps. oh, and the cards are great, too.

mario kart is a blast. we have the DS version as well as the wii version and i can't play the DS version in the car b/c i get dizzy. have fun!