February 3, 2008

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE AND FACT SEVEN

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whoo Hoo! We are going over to my SILs house for a party which should be lots of fun! I tend to do way more socializing than watching the game, but I enjoy it anyway. Before I go, I wanted to post this card - I did Beate's sketch challenge and it was definitely challenging for me! It is a lot longer than most cards which proved to give me fits - I really was not sure what to do! I saw so many great cards, but I could not come up with one myself. Then, I decided to get out Stitched Exotics because it has such great flowers in it and I figured I could come up with something! And, here it is! The base of the card is Bravo Burgundy which I layered with Berry Bliss - all three of the layers are Berry Bliss, just different but coordinating pieces. I used my ticket corner punch on all of them and then I proceeded to faux stitch around them all (remember gals, no sewing done by Alex!!) using my mat stack and paper piercer with my stampin write markers. I stamped the 5-point flower on Bravo Burgundy in the same color ink and then punched it out with my 5-petal punch - love this! I then added jumbo pewter eyelets (are you surprised??) to the centers, pierced the tips, and added some accents with my white gel pen. I then stamped the smaller 5-petal flower on pretty in pink card stock, punched them out with my 1 1/4 inch circle punch, added a pink rhinestone brad to each and popped them up on squares of Rose Red Cardstock. All the flowers are adhered to the card using dimensionals. The sentiment is from the SAB set Lots of Thoughts and is stamped in Bravo Burgundy on Pretty in Pink Card Stock then punched out using my small oval punch. I added a little Rose Red Brad and then I was done. Whew! I actually do like the way this card turned out, but for some reason, it was difficult for me to get to the finished project. I wish card making came more easily to me - I guess I have to just keep on practicin' - LOL! Now, on to the fact of the day!
FACT #7
I have a very eclectic taste in music. I ADORE country music and have it on in the car most of the time, but I also love to listen to the 80s, and oldies such as Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Mommas and the Papas, and Credence Clearwater Revival. I get this from my dad who always listened to all kinds of music and often played songs from these groups on his guitar (he is VERY musically inclined!). I in turn have passed this on to my children who think nothing of knowing all the words to Puff the Magic Dragon - LOL! My oldest son often sends me songs that he thinks I will like by current artists he listens to like The All American Rejects, Creed, Coolio, and Five for Fighting. Don't laugh, these groups have some awesome music and I often stamp to it! So, there you have it - yes, I am a music nerd!!! Enjoy your Superbowl Sunday!!!!

31 comments:

NattyK said...

Great card. Hope you have a great day too. x

pescbrico said...

Your card is beautiful! You should see our assortment of CDs! It's goes from metal, to Contry to about anything :) I love a lot French songs but I like a lot of stuff too :)

beate said...

Wonderful card, Alex!

Can you believe I forgot that it's Superbowl Sunday. Without a man in the house (both boys aren't too much into sports) it completely slipped my mind.

Thanks for always trying out the sketches. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn Easton said...

Hey Alex! Your card is GREAT girl! I had a hard time at first with this size of card. First time for me...but I like the result of these cards! Yours is wonderful, that paper is so yummy!

Have fun watching the game and SOCIALIZING....haha! I'll be watching it too!

Manna said...

What a great card! Enjoy your day!

Nancy Riley said...

Love what you did with the sketch, Alex! Beautiful job!

Amber Porter said...

This card is great! wow, your faux stitching is wonderful! Looks like it took some time!! But worth it - the card is fabulous.

malieta said...

Very nice card Alexandra!
malieta:)
p.s. I'm a music nerd too! lol

Marlou said...

love your card alex!!! hope you are enjoying your weekend xx

Jenny said...

There is nothing wrong with using big eyelets! All the more character to add to your projects! I will be sure to visit your blog often with thanks to my mom (studiobeecreations) for introducing me to you.

Angie said...

Beautiful card!! I'm a huge fan of CCR, Creed and some of the others you listed!! I saw both of those in concert too :)))

Deb said...

Great card Alex, I love the brown tones and patterns, it is gorgeous! I am enjoying your facts! they are a great read!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE your card and take on the sketch, Alex. And you're not a music nerd! LOL

Deborah said...

Happy SB Day Alex! Tom Petty just rocked! Love him! Darling card for this weeks WSCS -Beate's sketch! Hope to get one made too! Hugs, Deb

Tracy.H said...

Great card Alex! I still need to try this one. I don't really...actually probably never...do these long cards. Must try one!

I am with you on the music. I listen to almost anything. Not much into Rap...actually not at all, but pretty much anything else. :0)

Amy G. said...

There are a lot of details to this card and it turned out great! Hope you had a great time at your SIL. ;)

corinnesomerville said...

Love your card from Beate's sketch !!! I love brown/pink and brown/blue combos !!! I also love a wide range of music too. I love jazz, gospel, rock, pop, classical, & country. Variety keeps us happy....right !

Nikki Bond said...

That set is PERFECT for this sketch Alex! It looks great!...Puff the magic dragon? LOL...makes me think of Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents! Tooo funny! {SMILES}

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love your use of the Berry Bliss papers! This is gorgeous!

Dana said...

I just discoverd your blog this morning and I have to say that I am impressed. The quality of your work really shows through, and I love the little sneak peaks into your personal life with photos and fun facts. I will HAVE to add you to my favorites list!

scrapnnMO said...

OMHeavens what a gorgeous card! Love the two different flowers and all the yummy stitching! Love the colors to! TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love the stitching.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH MY, Alex....sooooooo much to say!!(are you surprised??)...The card is MOST beeeautiful.....this is my most favorite new SU paper!...the eyelets are so much fun!(...havent you run out of them yet???)...and I am so LOVING the whole FACT finding segment of your posts!!..Creative blessings, Debbie

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card..
I love the colors..
nice sketch..pretty papers.

Rose Ann said...

What a great card for Beate's sketch, Alex! Love it!!

My Paper World said...

I LOVE the colour, and your faux stitching is amazing!
Nicola xx

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card love the colours and papers ,Dawnx

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card - so much detail!! How do you have the patience to do all that faux-stitching? :) I hope you enjoyed your Superbowl party.

gina said...

lovely card
Gina x

Corie said...

WOW -- I love this -- You did such a FANTASTIC job on the challenge!!

kathleenh said...

Fabulous card Alex! I love the colors and the stitching. I am enjoying reading all of these facts about you and getting to know you better! When was your birthday? Did I miss it?