June 13, 2008

IT'S FRIDAY AND TIME FOR ANOTHER CHALLENGE - WHOOHOO!!

Hey all - Happy Friday! I love Fridays because you all get to see the next fabulous challenge from Stamp Something of which I am honored to be a DT member for because let me tell ya, I am in some very talented company! So, today the challenge is to do something Monochromatic - any color as long as they are all shades of the SAME color - can be anything, does not have to be a card! Okay? So, make sure you pop on over to Stamp Something and check out what all the DT gals did - it will blow your socks off!!! So, on to my card - I decided I wanted to make a card for one of my friends who I don't get to see very often but miss everyday and think about all the time! We have known each other a long time so we will always be close - in fact, my oldest son is staying at their house because he is doing his Summer Cruise for Annapolis and pulled into port in Norfolk where she is stationed right now! But, I digress....Liz is my sister of the heart, and I love her!! We have not seen each other since my retirement ceremony and we are hoping to plan something soon - our husbands are also best buddies as are our kids, so it works out well, and we have taken many a vacation together. I hope she likes this card - I just wanted to let her know that I was thinking of her! I will leave you with the recipe for mine and as always, any questions, just ask! I will tell ya this: I embossed my little hedgehog and I think he came out pretty stinkin' cute! That is why I posted the close-up, ya have to enjoy him with me - LOL! Can you believe this is the first time I have used Fun and Fast Notes - I know, SHAME ON ME!!! But, I will show it some love over the next few days to make up for it *wink* Make sure to give the DT gals a shout out and upload your take on the challenge, I am sure there is some goodie at stake for a lucky partaker! Besides, I want to see what you do!! Personal note: the fire has moved away from all of us because the wind has shifted but it is really spreading and fast! I have TONS of my scrappin' friends that live in the areas that have been evacuated and so many houses and businesses have burned, it is just so very sad! No end in sight yet - and I am having breathing problems because the air quality is so very bad! So, wherever you are, I hope your weekend goes well - please keep my neighbors and friends in your thoughts!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Handsome Hunter, Garden Green, Mellow Moss card stock, Old Olive Designer Series Prints
Inks - Handome Hunter Craft Ink, Handsome Hunter and Glorious Green Stampin' Write markers
Stamp sets - Fun as Fast Notes
Accessories - Mat Stack and paper piercer, Wild Wasabi Double stitched grosgrain ribbon, Photo frames punch, Stampin' Sponge, Old Olive brads, 5-Petal Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Circle Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Up! heat embossing tool

29 comments:

Sharon said...

Alex, this card is lovely. You and all in your part of the world are in my thoughts and prayers. I know what it is like to face a bushfire (as we call them Down-Under). Kepp safe.

Erin... said...

Alex this is wonderful!!Love the stitching and beautiful use of all the greens!! Wishing some rain for you and your neighbors!!! keep us posted!

Manna said...

This is s, Alex! Love the colours you have chosen! And of course, all the stitching!

Manna said...

The 's' in my previous comment was supposed to be a part of FABULOUS! Don't know why only an s made it!

Donna said...

cute card! love to emboss...glad the fire moved away from your sister, but geesh...hope they can get it under control soon *my heart goes out to all those who are affected*

Lauren said...

Alex - This is fabulous! The shades you used really make this. Wonderful job with the stitching too.

Scrappy Girl said...

Glad you are safe. That hedgehog is stinkin' cute.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love it Alex! The embossed hedgehog is adorable and he really shines too! Love the colors and the layout. Great stitching too. Another fab job! :)

Happy to hear that the winds are shifting, hoping you all get some rain soon! Have a good weekend! :)

Marilyn said...

I adore this card Alex - monochromatics are my favorite color combo anyway! Love the stitching - you are so good at it!! And I love the embossed hedgehog too - just darling!! Amazing card - keeping your family in our prayers that the fires stay far away from you!

Melissa said...

I love that little guy - he's so cute I want to pinch his cheeks, but let's face it, that's probably not a very good idea! :-)

Best wishes to your friends and neighbors!

Many Blessings,
M.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card! I love the subtle colors.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

corinnesomerville said...

Hopefully these fires will be under control very soon....it's just so sad. I'm so thankful you are safe !!!

Great sketch, sweetie !!! It's a winner....just like you !!!

47 MORE SLEEPS TILL SQUEEZE TIME!

Deborah said...

Wonderful card for your dear friend Liz! I love this little critter and your stitching as always is such a bonus! Prayers to your friends with regard to the fire areas. Glad you all are safe! Try to stay indoors as much as possbile, with windows closed, so you can breathe more easily. Dexter too! Hugs, Deb

Becky Carafa said...

What a fabulous card! I love the layout and how it all comes together.

LuLu said...

Great card and love the colours you have chosen. The hedgehog is a "little darling".

Glad the wind has switched direction and hope the fire can be controlled soon. Take care

Ana Baird said...

Very elegant and beautiful!

Shannon McGann said...

I'm a sucker for monochromatic cards, so I can't wait to try this challenge too! I LOVE this card. The hedgehog is so cute.

Emily said...

Alex, this is awesome! I love the colors you chose, and that layout is great! The stitching looks great too! TFS!

Latisha said...

cute cute cute...love that stamp set..I don't use it enough.

pescbrico said...

I will keep you all in my prayers! This is a tought time for you and your neighboors.
I hope it will be settle soon.

tyrymom29 said...

This card is soo cute !! Great work !! Im sending lots of rain your way ...Please keep safe !! HUGS TO YOU !!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute!! I love those colors, and your stitching!! Adorable, Alex!!

Jen said...

Your hedgehog is adorable. I will continue to pray about the devastation caused by the fires. I hope that your breathing gets better. (((hugs)))

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, love the flowers

Chris said...

i love this card! it's so pretty. i really want the boho punch...i didn't stamp today, i had to run to the base and do our grocery shopping...and then i just had to run to mike's and ac moore...LOL so glad you are still surviving the fire. take care...

Lesli said...

Beautiful card Alex - I love how elegant you can make everything look!

christie said...

Your friend is going to love that card! It's so special to have a friend you consider to be like a sister.
Glad the fire moved away from you and your family.

Cindy said...

Super cute card,Alex! So many special details, I love the stitching best!
Way to go on the challenge!

Jo said...

This is beautiful Alex...the hedgehog is so cute and the stitching is fabulous!