Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Just playing around...

Good evening everyone!  I know I'll have few readers this evening, at least for those in the US.  My kids are at my Mom's house and they're going to go see fireworks at the lake.  I opted not to go since the traffic gets so bad and I still have to be to bed on time and get up for work.

So I've really enjoyed my day off.  I spent it with my kids and playing in my craft corner.  I made a really neat card that I'll be sharing with you on Friday, but then I decided to find some other challenges to play with.  I've been missing the challenges at All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge.  I haven't had a chance to play and I am always so sad that I miss it.  I even printed a cute Kiki image to play with their challenge they had the last couple of weeks and I still missed it.  So it's Wednesday and a new challenge was issued but this one made me absolutely squeal!  They are also doing a DT call!  So I created this card to throw my name in for consideration.

I also used a really good sketch from Mojo Monday - another challenge blog I rarely get to play with.

I have to share this... this is not the card I set out to create for this challenge.  I started out with making a wedding card.  I have the bride stamp, Sugar Plums Bride Emma and she is really pretty.  I made her dress and veil from vellum and I added beautiful glitter accents and she was looking perfect.  AND THEN the unspeakable happened!  I ruined it!  I was inking the image to give it a bit of a distressed look to match the papers I was using and whammo - I got a big ink splotch that couldn't even be made into a happy mistake.  I was crushed.  So, I took it apart, salvaged what I could and then tossed the rest.  So sad.

Well, so I left, took the kids to my Mom's and had a bit of dinner and then came home and made this one.  She's cute, too!

To Christine and the rest of the team - thank you for looking and for your consideration.  Crossing my fingers.

Stamps:  Spring Swiss Pixies (CC Designs)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Angel Pink
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black
Paper:  Country Drive paper pack (Echo Park)
Copics:  100, E000, E00, E02, E13, E17, E18, E53, R11, YG17, YR04, YR07
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Basket Weave emb folder (SU!), oval cutters (CM), Scallop border (Fiskars)
Embellishments:  white grosgrain ribbon (Offray), Glitter Liner (Raisin Boat), hand-made flower
  created with .svg cuts by Penny Duncan

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

What a little cutie!! Good luck for the DT!!

Theresa said...

This is just darling. I love the embossing and the paper piecing. Good luck on the DT!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I'll cross my fingers too :)
It's a rare mistake that's bad enough it can't be salvaged...I feel your pain. It's always the ones that were turning out 'just right', isn't it?? Ugh.
That said, I love this cutie, and her stripy socks!

Michele Spera said...

Adorable little girl with the added paper piecing:-) Love that paper flower on her hair too! Good luck and thank you for joining us this week on the challenge

Elizabeth said...

Very cute!

Tracy said...

Melissa!!! So glad you had a chance to join us this week. And what an adorable card. Your paper choices are perfect as is the paper piecing. The flower in her hair is like the cherry on top. Love it! Thank you for playing along with All That Scraps.

chrilvian said...

succes with DTcall and thanks for playing with ATS

Dangina Martinez said...

Super Sweet! Thank You for joining us at All That Scraps and Good Luck.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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