Monday, June 28, 2010

Post fair {#1!} mania...

and some CHALLENGE fun!

Wahooooooooooooo! Howdy friends! So delighted to be dipping a toe back into Blog-land after the vortex of FAIR {and I don't mean that in a "so-so" kind of way...} excitement...! Thanks for all of the fun comments on my previous post! Those projects turned out to be a lot of fun AND the produce.... produced some RIBBONS!!! {But more on that later!}




My kitchen table is full of decaying produce creatures, scrapbook pages, decorated shoes, paintings, fimo art, mail art, textile art, a Christmas ornament, stale cookies... and all sorts of artifacts to celebrate the summer season, including a healthy pile-o-ribbons... But, friends, today I gave myself a chance to play somewhere WITHOUT cotton candy, carnival rides or hot dogs on sticks... SCRAPLAND {aka. my playland!} and I got some challenge on!

FIRST of all... add some c-o-l-o-r!!!!!! {MMMmmmmm, babies!} This was certainly my CUP-o-color palette, offered by the lovely and talented gals from Play Date Cafe....



Might of guessed I'd run with these little gems... and head WEST.... WESTERN THAT IS!

Plus, multi-fun combo possibility with this super fun sketch from Card Patterns....!



Can a girl get a "YEE HAW" !?!?!?! I sure hope so! THESE two challenges and my LACK of paper-crafting withdraw equaled a whole lotta' happy paper-play time for this old mare!!!



And, just 'cause I'm a little {heat stroke!} giddy... Here's a picture of my sweet BABY girl and her proud potato RECOGNITION! Best of Show, babies! {She was pleased as a pickle... or a potato... uh, you get the idea!!!}

Yeah, her mom was, too. {Hee Hee!}



Thanks, so VERY much for stopping by and let me share my challenge THRILL for the day and even, brag on my sweet one {aren't we mother-types predictable!}....

Have a GREAT rest of your day!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket
Stamps - Dawn Hauser for Penny Black & PSX
Cloud technique - ME!
Chipboard Stars - S/U!
Ribbon and Charm - S/U!
Border Punch - S/U!
Circle and Star punches - Marvy
Flocking Powder - Doodlebug

20 comments:

Ann said...

Cute card and woohoo for your girl! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute! Great use of this weeks colors, thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Yee Haw!!! Lovin' that hot rockin' card! I love how the stars pop with blue 'cullah'...

Oh look at your sweeties cheeks! So sunkissed! Poor little thing! But smilin'.

Congrats on the ribbons! Lookin' forward to seeing some more scrappy time:)

Liszha said...

What a great card and so you!

Our Little Inspirations said...

All I have to say about the card is "uh....are ya ready Roy?" LOL! Your card instantly reminded me of Dale Evans, watching her on an early 50's tv set. I know I'm dating myself, but Roy Rogers was one of my favorite tv shows when I was a kid, and this perfectly reminded me of that treasured memory from my childhood! Love it!
Congrats to your sweet little girl for taking home the Best In Show for her veggie critters! They were so cute and she must be so proud!!
Time to take Trigger, Gabby and Bullet off on some happy trails..........thanks for the memories:)

Beth said...

Oh yeah, Baby! Best in Show!!! So cute!

~amy~ said...

woot woot for your girl!!!!! yahoooooo!!!

OMGoodness...I absolutely adore your card...you mixed the sketch and color challenge perfectly....

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh well done on the best in show for your little girlie, that's brill!
And I love your card - the play date colours work fantastically together. Thanks for playing with us at the cafe :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Well howdy lil lady! I just LOOOOOVE what you do with this cowgirl stamp! She's wonderful in her big sky scene. Her frayed up orange ribbon is so very cool and I'm loving the return of the shabby chipboard stars!

And you KNOW I am so happy for your girl! Show off that big pile of ribbons here, won't you? :)

Dotty Jo said...

Well woooooo hoooo, let's here it for the girl! Love your card Elise, I love your Western style cards so much and this one is a beauty! Jo x

Suzanne C said...

Yippe for your little gal and her prize winning ribbons. Love your cowgal image and your lovely card. Glad you found time to join us at the PDCC!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is darling, Elise! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute girl and so you! I can't wait to see you use your new stamps... thanks girl. I always appreciate your support!

Vanessa said...

Your girl is so sweet! Congrats to her on winning! Your card is a perfect, adorable Elise-creation! Love it, you used those colors so well! Hugs,
Vanessa x

Rosemary said...

well..... YEEE HAW!, but i already told you that, on all your winnings! and a 2nd YEEE HAW for that fabulous cowgirl card!!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Love love your card Elise! The colors are wonderful too! You rocked the sketch!

Ruby said...

Woohoo! What a great card! It works SO well with our colours, fab! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC this week!

Rose said...

Best in show? OF COURSE THEY WERE!!!! :) i just love them little piggys she made!!

oh and your card is awesome too LOL sorry the little one overwrote your card in my mind *wink wink*

Karen said...

Now that there is an Elise card!!! And I love it! (The kids got into too and then your sweet girl stole the show and they made me go back to the veggie corral in the previous post again! lol) Love the frayed edge on the ribbon and the punched border and....well, shoot.......the whole darn thing! :>

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a sweet little girl! Precious;) And that card is FAB! I love those stars at the bottom! What a great combo of challenges! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)