Sunday, August 14, 2011

Papertrey Ink MIM #27 and gorgeous CDT project

Once again I am posting at the last minute before the Papertrey ink Make It Monday challenge deadline is up.  Good thing we are on the same time zone!  Oh well better late then never on with the show!

First off I must apologize for the bad photo...I prefer taking photos in daylight but there isn't any of that right now!  LOL!  This is based on my sketch that I designed for my sketch challenge at Paperthreads this month.   I like the card overall but I did make some boo boos I had to cover up.  If I make this again I would only put three pennants under the ribbon and make the ribbon shorter.  I'd only do one cluster of leaves instead of two....but all in all it was a very fast card.  I used my newest flower file...loopy flower...for the focal point.  More about that later.   It's hard to tell in the photo but I colored the orange flowers with Copic glitter pens for a little sparkle.  I also misted the loopy flower with pearl glimmer mist.  I  have to say I do not have a steady hand and getting the stripes on the ribbon straight and even was very hard.  Nicole made it look soo easy!  You can see her technique video here.  

Papertrey Ink Stamps:
Turning a New Leaf , Mat Stack Two Collection  (pennant border under ribbon and sentiment), Honey Bees (orange flowers)

Turn this.....

into this....

That is exactly what I did with my Loopy Flower file.   I am not loving the paper swatch above.  It is quite abstract and as much as I'd love to be hip and modern...I'm just not.  I would only use this paper in small bits and I have a ton of it.   So in order to use some of it and other papers I don't care for I created this flower.  You can easily use it with patterned paper that has a white back to it because the white for the most part gets hidden.  It is very fun to cut the flower and roll up to see what emerges.  So why not make use of paper stash by buying my file here.   The file is on sale the rest of this month. 

Johanne, a member of my Creative Design Team,  did an awesome job with my sketch challenge by creating this gorgeous card.

The inside is equally as stunning...

Here is what Johanne had to say about her card:

"The Rolled Up flower file was perfect for this great sketch also from Shelly.I used plum embossing powder on the flower for the center and accent on the petals and also for the sentiment. I applied Twinkling H20 on the petal of the flower to give it a touch more color and some shine. I used dry embossing on the leaves to give a 3D effect , went over my marks with distress ink to enhance them and sprayed with glimmer mist.  Embossing powder was also used on the contour of the other elements of the card.  The paper is Jasmyne Twilight from Bo-Bunny again!!!  (I love that paper and bought so many.  I have to use it.)  The stamp for the sentiment is from Bonnidee.  For the inside of my card, I stamped the butterfly (Heather Stamping Haven) on vellum using embossing powder once again and colored it with Twinkling H20.  I stamped it twice and cut the second layer a bit smaller following the design and glued it over the first layer. The dotted lines were made with a stencil (Scallop Swirl TCW95 from The Crafter's Workshop).

Translation of the sentiment inside: Today is the beginning of a new year.  We, your friends, want to be part of this celebration and want to let you know that we love you very much.  Happy Anniversary!"

I am blowed away with Johanne's card!  I am mesmerized by the techniques she used.  I so want some Twinkling H2Os now!  Isn't that paper to die for!  I can see why Johanne bought lots of it!  Johanne sure does have an eye for detail doesn't she!?!  Anyone would be very lucky to get a card from her!  If you would like to roll up your own flowers please purchase my file by clicking on the preview below.
You know I never thought I'd see the day when Tyler and Adoree actually got along well and didn't fight.  It has happened quite often lately though.  While we were working on the porch Tyler and Adoree had to figure out how to occupy themselves.  Miraculously they did...well some of the time!  Tyler was being such a great big brother.  He willing (with out any prompting whatsoever from me) pulled Adoree up and down the sidewalk in the wagon Pop Pop had made them.  He volunteered to do it several times and Adoree enjoyed it!  She was hooting and hollering soo much the neighbor came out to make sure she wasn't hurt and crying! 

Tyler is such a good boy!  Even when his sister doesn't treat him soo nicely..he still likes to play with her.  There are days I wish we had only one kid as it's soo much easier to meet the needs of one but it's times like these that I am happy to have two...a boy and a girl...the perfect family! 

Okay it's time for bed!  We are trying to get the kids used to a school schedule again as they will be starting here soon.  That means I must get used to getting up early too!  Adoree is usually the first up sometime between 7 and 7:30 now and so I don't normally rise and shine (umm...I'm not a morning person and never "shine"...LOL) until she gets up.  Tyler will be going to a different school this year and may have to get the bus earlier.   Adoree will be going to preschool for 2 hours a day 3 days a week after Labor Day.  Unfortunately, we couldn't get her into the morning class.  So we'll have to eat lunch very early in order to get her to school on time.   Lots of changes coming up this school year.   But....on the plus side I will have a quiet kidless house for a few hours each week!  Yipee!  I love my kids but...also love peace and quiet!  LOL!

Goodnight!  Thanks for stopping by to see me!  I hope you have a fabulous week!




Barracudasue said...

FANTASTIC card, Shelly! Love how you took your sketch and ran with it. SUPER CUTE!

Of course, as always, Johanne's card is out of this world!

LOVE the picture of Tyler and Adoree! That's funny that the neighbors came out to see if she was hurt with all her hooping and hollering! :)

Hope you have a BLAST while BOTH kids are in school. Even if it's for a few hours a week! It's a start for NEXT year! :)