October 4, 2008

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY IS TODAY!!!

And what better way to celebrate than to make a card using Beate's sketch for this week!! I LOVE her sketches and have been so busy that I have not had time to do them (although they are in my folder for a later date) but there was no way I was letting this week go by without getting it done. This is a FABULOUS sketch - and if you have never been to her blog (like, you are from another planet or something) get over there and check her out - she is the most fantabulous, creative and amazing stamper - and she is a sweetie to boot! So, on to the card! This is a square card because I love them and have not made on in quite some time and I like the bigger stamping area to work with. This card I made for pure fun - not for a class, a workshop, or an event - just for me!!! And, well, whoever I send it to, lol!!! I really wanted to do some stitching on this one since I have not gotten to play with my mat stack in awhile (shocking, I know!) so my idea grew from there.....stitching, oh, stitched exotics, oh, and I should incorporate the stitched background....you know how it goes!! So, there is lots of stitching and I even did stamp the card stock with the Stitched background stamp (click on image to see) so lots of little details here! I also double stamped my flower image, added a Jumbo Eyelet, and popped one up on dimensionals to give the card some depth. And, I added a scalloped edge to my yummy dp called Urban Garden, isn't it purdy??!! I am quite happy with this - mainly because I had so much fun doing it! Sometimes it is just F-U-N to stamp for no other reason than to stamp and I loved it!!! Not that I don't like to get classes and workshops together, I LOVE them, but with this, I could do whatever I wanted because I did not have to think about how to demonstrate anything! So, have you stamped anything today - it IS WCMD ya know!!! I was supposed to have a big fundraising stamp event today to raise money for the Ronald McDonald house here, but the Veteran's Society asked me if I would wait and do it on Veteran's weekend so that the cards could be made for the troops and any monies collected would go to the RMH - how could I resist that??? So, me and sixty strangers (well, they won't be for long, *wink*) will be stamping our little hearts out on Veteran's Day! My downline will be helping out though - I am good but sixty is a lot to handle by oneself, ya know! So anyway, enough of my rambling, gotta go get ready for Kayla's soccer game (it's pouring, but they play anyway, uggghhhhh.....) so I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I will be back with a scrappy project tomorrow since I skipped it today in honor of WCMD - I mean, I HAD to post a card, right???? See ya!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory card stock, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Nearly Navy, Kiwi Kiss classic inks
Stamps - Stitched Background, Stitched Exotics, Best Yet
Accessories - Corner Rounder, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Styling Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-a-dile, Large Jumbo Eyelet, Scallop Edge Punch

27 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Alex, this is bee-yoo-tee-full!!!

Natalie said...

Happy World Card Making Day, this card is gorgeous. x

Scrappy Girl said...

Gorgeous card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Alex! LOVE what you did with the sketch!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous card Alex - I love the Hardware on this card - have fun!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card!!
Clairex

Dani said...

Wowza! Gorgeous card, have fun at the game, try to stay dry!

Bunny B said...

Happy WCMD! :)

Nancy Riley said...

LOVE what you've done with Beate's sketch, Alex! The stitching and hardware are FABULOUS!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh! This is gorgeous!! Love the colors, layering and all the fabulous stitching!

Cindy Haffner said...

y, pretty.

Courtney said...

Oh girl. I just love this card!! Happy WCMD!

Manna said...

And Happy World Card Making Day to you, Alex! I so LOVE this card! Love the colours, love the layout and everything about it!

All Pink girl said...

Wow Hun ,this is so stunning and stylish ,i love it ,
so sorry i have not been by much but mum-in law had a fall so not much blogging
hugs Dawnxx

Beate said...

Wow! Alex! Your card looks wonderful! I LOVE your card. Love the paper, love the set, love the stitching!
Hugs and smiles

Beth Norman said...

You truly outdid yourself on this one, Alex. I love all the elements. The hardware is also a nice touch.

Latisha said...

beautiful card Alex
I agree you must be from another planet if you have never been to Beate's blod lol

malieta said...

What a beautiful card Alex! The DP, and stitching are fabulous!

Deborah said...

I love that you stamped and played just for you! That's all I know to do each day! He he! Your demo demands are vast and you always do such a bang up job! I salute you! This card just knowcked my socks off! Opps! I son;t have any socks on! Just so yummy, guess I will need to put this DP in my next order! Hugs! Rain...yippie! Deb

Nikki Bond said...

Oh my gosh....LOVE the blues with this flower....I've been wanting this set soo much and you just make it look sooo good! Great layou too ALex.....lots of layer...you know I'm all about layers! {SMILES}

Chris said...

i LOVE this card...and i just got this dp on thursday...but i have to hoard it for awhile b4 i cut into it!!! LOL that's the rule...savor b4 cutting...

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Alex!! I love the papers and colors, and the pretty stamps you've used!! Fantastic job with Beate's sketch too!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Ila said...

Absolutley Beautiful Alex!! I love the colors, accents and stitching!!..Hugs, Ila

Shannon McGann said...

I love the navy and Baja Breeze combo. I'm going to have to try that! ;) Another fabulous card!

kathleenh said...

Pretty! I love the stitching around the paper and the silver hodgepodge hardware.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning! Love all of your details. The stitching, that DP, the way you added the hodge podge. SO cute!!! :O)