Sunday, August 9, 2009

It's a sticky situation...

...AND a sticky Sunday here in Northern California! We tried to keep cool and mercifully, "Scrapland" is the coolest place here at Rancho Durenberger, so we CRAFTED! Me and my mini-crafter, my sweet lil' girl child, STAMPED the day away! { It's fun to have a mini crafter around when you need one! } Anywhoo, this afternoon it just got plain sticky, so there were popsicles and bike riding and a few other interruptions... ha ha! But I finally have something to offer for the day's work! As I type this, I don't even know if it's too late for the first challenge I had on my mind, Scrapmaster's Paradise, Color Combo Challenge, ANOTHER new to me challenge and I have to share with you that the colors and the graphic are what suckered me in! Each time I saw this cute little color swatch, my toes curled with joy! It sounds like it ends, today, SUNDAY, but it didn't give a time and since it's STILL Sunday, I'm going to see if they'll still have me. Here's my color "work" combined with the composition from this week's Card Pattern's Sketch #27..



Ohhh, goodness, aren't those colors fetching! Makes me want to scrap my girl baby all over again! But for now, just a little friendship card!

Another great sketch to combine with fun colors... so why not!?! Hee HEEEEEE! Weeeee!


Gratuitous close up of the darling "Wings of Friendship" bird by Stampin' Up! He's in the new hostess sets, level 2: DAR-LING! I gave him EYES! {I always have to give eyes when the stamp just has emptiness... it's just a thing... an issue.. a bug-a-boo, if you will: my creatures must have eyes!}









Also included in this card was a lot of stamping on Very Vanilla and then paper piecing images for visual interst.... can't help myself! Anyway, friends, I'd best run off and link-up! Giddy up and link up, before I miss my window! Here's hoping your Sunday wasn't as sticky, but maybe as CRAFTY!

Oh, and let's not forget the wee-daughter's lovely work! She was REALLY enjoying this handsome collection from My Cute Stamps... so I SHARED! {Am I a nice mommy or WHAT!?!}




Bye-bye for now!

Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Stampin' Up!
Stickles - Tim Holtz & Ranger
Glitter Paint - Shimmers (Bubble Gum Pink)
Thread - Gutermann

25 comments:

Heidi said...

I'm so glad you decided to join us this week! And, yes, you made it in time. I love your card. So adorable! And, those stamps done by your daughter are perfect!!! She's a natural!

Heidi SP Diva

Ann said...

Your card rocks, and yes, you are a SUPER nice mommy! :D

suzARTe said...

this card is just gorgeous, the colours look amazing together

Karen said...

I am lovin' your birdie atop your flourish! It was a mighty hot one today (and I'm thankful for the A/C the minute we turn it on!). Sticky too (but, I have to remind myself that its much more pleasant than Upstate New York, from my younger years..........although....the bit o' stick today left me feelin' like I couldn't breathe...humidity and I are not the best of friends!)! LOVE, LOVE your wee bit's stamping!!! YAHOOO!!!!!! Tell her I am applauding from here (even if she doesn't know who I am......perhaps I should share some pics of kitties as my kidlets...well, one anyways, knows you from your doggies! :>:>)....she did FABULOUS!!!!! I asked my Princess what she wanted to be when she grew up.....she said and artist and then after a few moments, "I like to fly too!" I told her she could be an ARTIST AND a PILOT! For that, she got VERY excited!!! :> Glad you got a chance to de-stick enough to Play! :>

Leasha said...

"Your friendship means the world to me." Couldn't have said it better myself! BEAUTIFUL as usual. Hope all is well at the Rancho. Lets get together again sometime soon!

Kristin said...

Wow!! I love you and mini scrapper's work!! Your card is beautiful! And well mini scrapper's just too darn cute!

Carol L said...

How delightful that your daughter loves to stamp with you! She's doing quite well from what I've seen too! Can't think of a better way to beat the heat than stay indoors and chill - which is what I'll be doing today while it swelters here in PA today.
I love that you added an eye to your bird! It really brought that sweet tweeter to life, and I love the colors you chose. Your stitching has inspired me to pull my poor neglected sewing machine from the darkness of my closet, and sew some cards! Have fun, stay cool!

Susan said...

Thanks for playing along. Your card is beautiful! That is one of my fav stamps, and I really love the layered scallops.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card Elise! Mini-Stamper's card is just cute! You have been busy girl!! So glad you are getting to enjoy "Scrapland". The PacNW must have given you our hot weather, cuz things have cooled down up here!

Emily said...

You did a great job on this card. Amazing work and use of the color combo.

Emily-SP Diva

Dana Gustafson said...

Your fluffy bird is adorable atop his swirling branch. WHat a lovely card! Perfect for bringing happy mail to a friend! Loving your signature tone on tone inking plus scalloped edges to boot! Hi to mini stamper!

And it is HOT, dang hot! Hot enough to fry eggs...or something like that!

thescrapmaster said...

Elise, WOW! This is gorgeous! I love this stamp set and you totally rocked the color challenge. You are just so sweet with your comments too :O) THanks so much for playing along, I hope my color swatch will tempt you again this week LOL!!
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator
http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com

~kelly marie~ said...

So beautiful! I just love that bird!

whoistracy said...

Oh I just love your card! The colors are so soft and sweet and the stitching is the perfect touch. I can't resist that sweet little birdie.

Julie Ranae said...

Hey there! Congrats on being a top 5 over at SPCC!

Kristina said...

Beautiful card - The bird is absolutely gorgeous - well done on being in the top 5

tg said...

Very pretty Elise -- and how cool is is that mini-scrapper participated in the festivities. Sounds like a great day.

Linda aka Oz said...

Sorry it took me so long to get here but neverless I am loving your card! It is the eye thing that sets you apart from others E...hehe I bet Mini Stamper would love to stamp even if it wasn't in the A/C. I would so love to have a small gifted to share with. My cat does love to get her paws inky and design a card or too. Usually ones I thought were already designed! But ya gotta love a true artists vision... grrr

Another great challenge achieved E, watch the stacking though. To many challenges on one card befuddles me...lol Linda aka Oz

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colour combo! I enjoyed perusing through your blog and looking at all your beautiful creations!

Melisa said...

Wonderful card! Great stitching.

Melisa-SP Diva

Carrie B. said...

This card is gorgeous! I love all the little details and that bird is adorable. Congrats on the Top 5 Pick!!

DottyJo said...

Cute card, and how many mommy points have you scored for showcasing your mini stampers creation too!!! I agree about the eye-thing - I think it gives the images a little twist and loads of personality. Love to you, Jo x

Anne said...

Hi, Elise! Super cute card! Love that bird! Fabulous sentiment, too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear E,
Well, I see the Stampin' Up set went to good use. I just love your bird card and tell little C. that her stamping beats that of my grandsons.My S.U. pop-up Christmas tree die comes today with the little Sizzix ornaments. Can't wait to play with that plus the pre-order stamps for the little, clear windows. Feel free to escape your place and come visit me and the out of control Cambridge dawg.
Love,
Fifi la Rouge (Linda B.)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow, great stitching! I love how you stamped, paper pierced and layered those images. I also love those double scalloped edges!