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They don’t call it a challenge…..

Nov 8, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: blogger challenge, Cards

for nothing!

Oh my! I don’t know about the other blogger’s, but this weeks challenge was just that-A CHALLENGE!

We had to use a photo, or magazine in our design. Was I ever sweatin bullets, racking my brain, trying to come up with some “knock your socks off”, fabulous idea.

You know what I ended up with? SIMPLE!!! Shocking I know! LOL!

I browsed tons of magazine’s trying to find NUMEROUS awesome images! No such luck. I kept coming back to this ONE.

mag clip

I’m not sure why. Something about it drew me in. Maybe because of the clean look it had. While SMALL, it was a bold photo. That POP of color I love so much, and it helped it had a sunflower! She looks so peaceful.

I kept thinking about the saying , that I stamped on the card, when I saw this.

I’d pick you!

sunflower Click this for LARGE view! I was having editing issue’s!

I am in LOVE with it. I LOVE the idea of taking a piece from a magazine and placing it in your creation. I know there are “techniques” out there but I didn’t want to do that.

What was amazing to me was while the image is tiny, its the main focal point of the card.

I used my It’s Elemental, and new Build A Bloom by MFT. I just layered the flowers, and got a stunning look. The satin ribbon just adds richness to it. I stamped with versamagic inks in various colors.

I used a glitter pen to “dot” the inside of the of the sunflower, for subtle texture, and some pop.

The sentiment is one I always loved- by A Muse.

Needed “something” to break it up a bit, so I used my color spritzer for the subtle touch.

I hope you check my blog roll for the other player’s creations.

Tomorrow I will share my Saturday Sketch! Be prepared-its a tutorial for a 3D item I promised. Dont miss it 😀 It is also Noah’s 5th Birthday party!!

Sunday I will share my Target finds!! Oh yeah! They are fabulous!

AND……………………….I will share my Elzybells (the LARGE ones) samples for you!! Oh you better hide your wallets people!

I’m thinking I should get some commission. Maybe she should put me on her DT! LOL! I’ll even take a guest spot 😀

Ok till tomorrow!!


Nov 8, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards


Now, I could measure these all and tell you the difference between theElzybells from A Muse (seen LEFT), and the Elzybells  from the UK (see right), but I am a visual person. To explain i,t when you can see it is POINTLESS.

Let me say BIG or small-I LOVE them all!

This is my entire collection of the Elzybells. Once I got the one’s from A Muse, I knew I HAD to order from the UK. She has a JAW DROPPING collection of stamps.

Shipping wasn’t bad-for all the stamps to the right, it was only $10 US. Plus it arrived in 5 buisness days! AWESOME customer service there. I was happy with the size of the images. Considering they (4 large stamps) averaged a good $12.50 each BEFORE shipping.

I was at fault for calculating my money conversion wrong, with my inital order-OOPS!

Now the question is, do I have a preference? UM no! I like both. I *may* order from the UK again despite the price, cause shipping was fast and reasonable, and I felt I got what I paid for. Not to mention the selection. Whereas with the A Muse, I was a little shocked at how small they were. I am prepared for what to expect now though.

So now lets get a close up of my card.

I will be making one with my new images BTW, I just had to share this asap!!!

elzy’s window Elzy’s Winter Window

I love this image. I stamped her on vanilla cardstock. Then colored with my Copic markers.

Added some white stickles to the ground, and under the bird for “snow”. I then stamped my  acetate, with my snow flurry image, using white stazon. Used my Making Memories tag maker, to create the window overlay. Almost like a snowglobe look.

Is she not adorable? I was surprised at how cheery this turned out, considering it was made while reaming out Aspen Dental! LOL!

Its clean, simple yet detailed. I really loved it 😀

So I am DYING to hear you feedback on the difference in the images-so leave me a comment letting me know!

I’d also love to know what image, out of the large ones, you’d like to see my first card with!

OK , so tomorrow is our Blogger’s Challenge! It was a difficult one for me-but I was thrilled I actually did it!

Till tomorrow!

My Etsy

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