November 25, 2008

HIGH HOPES SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hi all!! Whew!! This is shaping up to be a busy week just like I thought it would be - I will be spending most of my time between now and Thursday doing some baking and cooking (and stampin, I mean, let's be honest!) getting ready for our big family dinner on Thanksgiving!! There will be 25 of us, and that is a lot of food!! It will be fun though! I just wish my mom and sister were going to be here as well, but at least I will get to see them at Christmas!!! So, today I wanted to share a card I did using my friend Ila's sketch that she posted for the High Hopes blog!! I just love the sketch and had to play! Check it out here, and try it yourself! I used one of the new sets from Our Craft Lounge (I know, contraband!) and I just love the way this turned out!!! And, since I was already straying from the straight and narrow, I decided to use some dsp from my stash and tried out the My Minds Eye line called Confetti. Pretty colors, huh?! I did use a lot of my SU! punches to make the flowers and the sentiment and the image ovals were cut out using my Coluzzle! The ribbon is that beautiful Riding Hood Red Taffeta, yummy!!! I also tried my hand at the Fiskars water thread punch that I won as part of a card contest and I really like it!! So fun to play with! I added some faux stitching down the center, using my Ruby Red Stampin' Write marker. The brads I used are also Ruby Red. The buttons are from the Rich Regals family, and matched perfectly with this paper. The card stock is More Mustard and the image is stamped on Whisper White and colored in with my Stampin' Write markers! The grass and sky are actually sponged on with daubers, using Old Olive and Baja Breeze stampin pads. I love this giraffe and made this card for my husband. I often hide cards in his truck, his briefcase, or his lunch and now that he is a commuter husband (meaning he will only be home three days per week, uggghhhh!!) I will need to build up my stash!! Enjoy your day, and I will be back tomorrow with something really fun that I am teaching in an upcoming class ! Since I pretty much wrote down everything I used, I am not going to leave a recipe, but if you have any questions, just hollah! Toodles!!

21 comments:

mochamama said...

sweet card Alex, giraffe is adorable. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rose Ann said...

Your giraffe is so cute, and I love the colors you've used on this!! I also love how you've weaved the ribbon!! Very nice, Alex!!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable Alex! Glad you are able to squeeze some stamping in while getting ready for the holiday!

Dottie K. said...

So adorable! Love the reindeer card and scrap page. I know I'm a little behind on my blogs. Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

tyrymom29 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Your giraffe is way too cute !!!

Manna said...

This is so so cute, Alex! Adorable image!

Chris said...

alex, this is super cute!! lovin that giraffe! thanks for all your comments, you always bring make me smile!! >"< 25??? i have 4 and i'll stay with the 4....LOL

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute!! I love it!!!

Marilyn said...

Super cute card Alex!! It is fun to play with other stuff too isn't it! What a great card for your hubby! Sweet idea to leave him cards - I'm sorry to hear he's going to be out of town more - I know how that is -just plain rough! Mine is gone 2-3 nights per week too. Anyway, hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving and still find time to stamp!

Dani said...

Super cute! Great job!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh, how cute!! I also love your reindeer card and the photo for your hubby! You're cranking out some great projects -- AND getting your holiday cooking done! Amazing!

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! :)

Ila said...

Wow!! I love what you did with this sketch Alex!! love everything...the cute image, papers, accents and details..all Fabulous!!..and what a nice idea leaving cards around for hubby! Thank you so much for playig...and Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!..25 people..Wow!!...that's a lot of people...and lots of holiday cooking!...Take Care..Hugs, Ila

malieta said...

Alex your card is so pretty! You did a fantastic job with the challenge. The colors, DP and your image are all awesome!

Riley said...

This is adorable!

Deborah said...

This is one darling giraffe! Great sketch and yummy colors! Good luck with the Turkey Day prep! Hygs, Deb

Jamie Martin said...

Wonderful card, it's sooooo cute :)

Catherine said...

ooohhh, i just rec'd my very first high hopes stamps and hopefully i'll be able to play along :)

cute, cute card :)

Tracy.H said...

Love, love, love, love it! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! :0)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh way way cute, TFS.

Angie Tieman said...

HOw cute! Love that adorable giraffe and these sweet colors!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh gosh is that ever AAAAAAdorable!!!! Cutie patootie giraffe and just wonderful layout and colors!!!!