Saturday, October 3, 2009

Celebrating Cardmakers Across the Universe!


Happy World Card Making Day! I'm having a marvelous time! Hope you are, too! I know that some of my bloggiest bloggy friends are busy, busy, busy crafting and LAUGHING! {Oh, c'mon: I know that you are!} Crafting with friends is THE best, but if you can't do it "IRL" (*wink~KAREN!) than the blogosphere is a great way to do this fun sport: TOGETHER! I picked up this AWESOME logo from Moxie Fab World to kick things off:


I am so excited to be playing "multi-challenge" today! Especially, with some new, brand -
SPANKING, hot off the press, fabulous concepts, funny names, such great premises! Wait till you see and WHEN you do, I sure hope you'll play along, too! {That is, if you haven't already!}





Whooopeeee! Does this dog look like he's having fun? Man, I sure think so! He's the first piece of my inspiration... Let me explain:



{I am so, totally in love with this concept!} Some of the most darling bloggy personalities got together and created this new challenge, the main premise being that you use something that comes from the mail! You know JUNK! Snail spam! Card making from a very "green" perspective and I LOVE it! I have long been a saver of printed napkins, cool bottle caps, labels... you get the drill {and DON'T get me started on my mom and cup cake decorations: I'll save that for ANOTHER post!} But, anywhoo, you get the idea: recycle! Don't ya love it! One of my favorite facts about card making vs. scrapbooking is that the whole "acid free" issue and concerns of longevity are such a lessor issue, and that can really free a creative gal on up! Now, if I was the spectacular creature I so long to be, (*cough, cough, giggle, GASP!*) I'd have about fifteen cards here to illustrate my point, because I've already collected and curated over piles of crafty goods from the mail and just a lot of card maker's "salad" remnants that get leftover from projects and if taken proper care of can be used to make "card casserole..." But since most of those things are still on my work table, I'll just work on "being my best me" on my own.... Lol!




So, check out my "main character!" So funny! This is from the Wireless catalog that begins to congest my mailbox every year about this time: there is such funny stuff in there! This was a picture of some yard sculpture and I think it's hilarious. I love the gesture and fun in this great piece! Now, it has a new form of life in this card! I cut him out and pasted him on a composition from this sketch by a BRAND new challenge from "Just Us Girls!" affectionately known as J.U.G.S! Please check out Kristen's blog for all of the details: the main idea comes from a wonderful place and cause...




I flipped the sketch and decided to play with Samantha's colors one more time, as I still had major scraps left from my first entry into her challenge and since the colors were so beautiful, it seemed a shame to waste this combo, which worked so well with my little flying dog!





So, YEAH! Yeah, for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! I'm off to link up and hopefully, get back to some more card makin' fun! Hope you've got your nose down in some fun material, too!

Supplies-

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up!
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up!
Clouds Background Stamp - Hero Arts
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!

26 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

Your little guy is too funny, Elise! LOL I'm still giggling even after having read your post :) I love the idea of the Kitchen Sink challenge and will HAVE to give it a try! I'm so happy you decided to play along with our JUGS...err...challenge! LOL Your take on the sketch is fantastic! I love how you offset and layered the two small rectangle pieces and the oval. I also love that cloudy sky behind your flying dog! Perfect finishing touch with that fab ribbon also!

Thank you for playing along! Your card is wonderful :O)

Rosemary said...

Loving it!!! Your card is so crazy, crazy good!! I will have to look for some good junk mail and see if maybe I can come up with something just as creative! Don't get me started on the dog, either!! Tooo funny!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is so cute Elise!! I love that flying dog!! Too funny!! Hope you have had a wonderful day today! Thanks for playing along with the challenge.... I knew your card would be great!! :)

sarahmartina said...

SO incredibly cute! You're a challenge machine!!!

Winter said...

Girl, you are too funny! :) Love the flying pup, he is too cute! So glad you could join us for the challenge! :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Wow Elise - this is a really cutie pie - that dog is adorable and I am in love with the sentiment - it's something I say almost every day and it's how I view life! I love that you found our JUGS sketch challenge and your card is right on - I love the offset strips - good take on that and upside down is a wonderful view as well. Thanks so much for participating - hope you'll check back *wink* for another play along with JUGs. Happy WCMD

Dana Gustafson said...

And YAY for YOU! You totally nailed all three challenges! And you know I'm giggling at the sentiment...yes, Mama E, everday IS a new adventure! Love your show my crafty, creative and spirited friend! Awesome!

Vanessa said...

Your card is sooooo fun! You really rock, Elise! Love looking at your creations!

Hugs,
Vanessa

DottyJo said...

Hi Elise, this is soooo much fun! Why does that crazeeeee lil pup remind me of you?????? Jo x

Liszha said...

You are a true scrapartist! I so love your card!
And as a stess I adore the image!
Hugs,
Lisette

Lynnette said...

WOW, three challenges in one card, just amazing. I love your card, it's so adorable. Thanks for playing along with the Kitchen Sink challenge!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Genius!!!!!! That dog is a hoot!!!! I almost peed my pants when I saw him...(2 kids, what can I say...) Stinking cute!

And I have cute napkins too.. older than my kids.. cough...

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

WAIT! Did you say JUGS???? OMG love that name and have to go peek!

Ann said...

OMG, that dog is hilarious!!!! Love, love, love this delightful card!

Sandra Farrell said...

What a great card. That dog is ADORABLE!

Susan said...

Oh, I love what you've done with the colors! Your recycled pup is so cute.

Danielle said...

Great job!! Love that card!
So glad you decided to make another card for SPCC!

Jessica said...

Hi Elise!!!! Your card is so adorable!!! Love every little detail :) And your blog, oh my, I love it... a very fun place to visit :)

Lisa Kind said...

This is great! Love how you combined the two challenges. Thanks for playing the JUGS challenge!

Heidi said...

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor! Holy cow, girl!! You are one AWESOME cardmaker. Sheesh, I thought your cherry card was amazing and then you come along with this little piece of work??!! Such screaming talent!!!!

Heidi SP Diva

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

What a fun card!!

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl thank SO MUCH for playing along! Your card is amazing and it really makes me smile - perfectly your style!

Emily said...

Another beautiful piece of work!

Emily-SP Diva :)

Karen said...

You look like you were havin' a grand ol' time and making a new adventure for yourself!! My oh my, does that high flyin' doggie look like he is having fun and so do you! Love that you combined all of these challenges for a fantastic piece of creative craftiness! :>

~kelly marie~ said...

I love this card. It just emits fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Christina Smith said...

Your card is making me giggle!