Friday, July 2, 2010

Oh, what an EXTREMELY, Happy Day!

Hi friends!

I started to make this card in a symbolic salute to answered prayers....




But THEN, I noticed the latest challenge from Everything But the Kitchen Sink ~




And it inspired just the "oomph" I was looking for! {Plus, WPLUS9 is the sponsor! Yeahoo!}





I, RECENTLY, gave myself permission to order SEVERAL {more!} stamp sets, from the lovely and talented, Courtney, of Practicing Creativity Designs. I was eager to use the rays from "You're A Dandy"... on something... ANYTHING...! THEN, there was a little tidbit from Ann {you KNOW Ann, the super craftilicious card crafter who HAPPENS to be hostessing the current EBTKS challenge.....} She recently used this image from a Cosmo Cricket "Snorkel - ELEMENTS" page, on an amazing card. For a comment, I swooned about how impressed I was that she was willing to part with that image.... {Once you use it.... *gasp!* it's gone, you know!} Well, she'd done such a spectacular job..., I decided to try and muster some courage to let one of my faves.... go!

Suddenly, a little paper piecing and JUST the right graphics-o-inspiration... AND THEN FOIL!




And this triumphant card was born! The sentiment is PERFECT and that lovely sunbather gal reminds me of how I felt when our WELL was recently fixed, thanks to some dear friends and extremely caring neighbors! (Sure! That's just how I look, running through our sprinklers! hee hee ~ NOT!) Anyway, this was a VERY happy creation for me on MANY levels!

I hope your weekend is filled with the RIGHT AMOUNT of water, lots of good food, dear friends and FUN! Be safe and have a WONDERFUL holiday!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket
Stamps - Practicing Creativity
Ink - Stampin' Up! (craft) & Versa Fine
Foil - Reynold's

20 comments:

Karen said...

FIXED?!?!?!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....that IS an oh happy day, indeed!!! Elise! E!!!! This card should be sittin', standin', shinnin' on display with oh so many other pretties o' yours!!! The rays, the clouds, the foil, the image, the whole shabang!! This is definitely in my top ten Elise cards! :> Oh Happy Day!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

HOT HOT HOT card! OMGosh you are amazing! What a talented gal! LOVE your foil treatments.. yeah, that chick is me too... in my dreams!

Thank goodness on the well! Very important piece of the irrigating system!!!

smooches... and yes it is 4:15am! Getting ready to hit the highway for the Boise market!

Valerie said...

That card just makes me happy! It's very joyful and very collage-y. Love it!! (Hooray for your fixed well!)

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, that foil just adds so much to the card Elise - what a mini-masterpiece! Jo x

Claire said...

What a happy card! Makes me want to drive to the beach with kite in hand! Great use of the foil.

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh happy day, oh happy da-aaayyy! The well is fixed, the sun is shining and you have combined some amazing favorites on your joyful card! Love it love it LOVE IT! Cool foil accents!

AnitaRex said...

What a fantastic use of foil! And I loved reading how the card is you! SO happy your water is back to working! :>

Courtney Baker said...

Oh my this is just so fun. Your use of foil is genius! I love how you used the You're Dandy set too!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Ok, this card is just screaming HAPPINESS!! If only running in a bathing suit looked this good on me! ACK!! Did I say running?! I never run anymore....except to the bathroom! LOL
Seriously, this is a great card and I love the creative way you used the foil! The shimmer beneath the clouds looks wonderful! Here's to a happy, healthy, and festive July 4th holiday weekend! ((hugs))

Rosemary said...

welll... of course that's you running through the sprinkler!!! YAY!!! so glad that your well is fixed! what a fabby card, sweet girl! you never cease to simply amaze me with your talent and creativity!!

~amy~ said...

oh happy day is absolutely RIGHT! Good Grief woman...this rocks!

Rose said...

FAB card girl !!! i am playing catch up on my reader as i am 2 days behind... yikes!!

Vanessa said...

Wow, this is so brilliant! I love the foil! Gorgeous card!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend sweet friend!

Virginia L. said...

Fantastic card for the challenge! Love the clouds!!

Sally Watkins said...

Great combo of supplies and images. Love the silver lining! Thanks for stopping by Asleep on the Couch and leaving such a great comment. Made my day!

Savitri said...

So so lovely!! Wow, foil, huh? Hmmm.... hmmm... ok, let me think about it some more hmmm.... hmmm...

Winter said...

Too cute! Love the use of foil and great job with the rays set! Isn't that set fun?! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Angie Tieman said...

LOVE this!

Monika Reeck said...

funtastic idea..woow...lovely card...I am joining EBTKS too my card is number 34 maybe you would like to see my blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

I love that every cloud has a silver lining and wow you have totally rocked the challenge and I love the link toa phrase, just perfect!