Sunday, March 8, 2015

CASE this Sketch #113, Cupcake Inspirations Color Challenge and 30 Day Color Challenge with WPlus9 "Unforgettable"

Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you all are enjoying this fabulous Sunday. I am trying to wake up from the lovely day light savings time change. I do not like the "spring ahead" mode. I am a horrible sleeper and this just kills me to lose an hour of sleep.

This week was super busy for me. Chris was away so I became the taxi to everything under the sun. Not to mention that Charlotte was sick. She is better now, thank goodness.

Let me tell you, I think all single parents should get an award. I don't know how you do it day in and day out. I would be curled up in a fetal position every night, crying my eyes out. I am one of those super sensitive people that not only need my alone time but if I don't get it, I am absolutely miserable.

Yesterday I was able to spend HOURS in my crap, I mean craft room. Right now it is HUGE mess. You know how I periodically challenge myself to use "what is on my desk?" Well, this is what my desk looked like yesterday.




I should take photos of my desk today because it is worse, if you can believe that. I have a mixture of new products that I have no where to put (I need to spend some money on organizers and no more supplies), as well as things I have been coloring. I have a new ink organizer that I received for my birthday but our printer broke and I need to make labels. I am waiting to transfer THREE drawers full of ink pads that will make room for some of this stuff. Anyone willing to come over to help me clean all this can play with anything they want to!!

Even though this is so messy, I was able to make five cards yesterday, and part of a sixth, yesterday My mojo was flowing! In the midst of all the activities I had this week, I was able to color some of the elephants from Wplus9's "Unforgettable" set as part of the 30 Days of Coloring Challenge. I just had to use one on a card.


Isn't Ella adorable? Okay, she might look like she is not grounded but I figured she is floating in the air. I used CAS(E) this Sketch #113 for the card design and Cupcake Inspirations Color Challenge (chartreuse, white and a pool color) for the rest of the card. Okay, Ella is gray but I am not counting her.

 

I started off this whole card by using the smoosh method to make the panel behind Ella. Laura Bassen uses this all the time to make backgrounds on her cards. I used this method YEARS ago but did it slightly differently then Laura. I tried her method but I am not going into it today. I have a photo tutorial later on this week with all the details. I added some misting to this panel as well because I wanted the green to be a bit more vibrant. I also stamped some bubbles from WPlus9's "Bubble Talk" stamp set in two places with gray ink


Anyway, I mounted the die cut with fun foam onto a top folding A2 card size that was covered with a scrap of patterned paper. I then added the balloon, Ella and some sequins to complete the card.


I love, love, love this card. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for a couple other cards with this stamp set but that will be for another day.

I think this post is long enough. I thank you for your patience and for stopping by to browse. Have a fabulous night!!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper-Lily Bee Designs "Kite Strings"

11 comments:

Hannelie said...

Your 'messy' ;) desk didn't stop you from making a fabulous card Nora!
I love this card!
... thanks for joining us at CTS!

~amy~ said...

such a sweet card...love that ellie.
I'm like you and I 'need' my crafting time. You should see my craft room...right now it is at its all time worst...I've been shutting the door...haha.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet & fun! Great take on the sketch!

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Nora,
I have this adorable stamp set too and I love what you did here. That background is wonderful and I can't wait to see your tutorial on how to do it.
I have a big grin on my face because I spent just as much time looking at your mess as I did on your beautiful card! It makes me feel better to see that I am not the only one who gets like this and I must have a really nosy side because I loved peeking at your supplies.
I'm glad to see that Mr Mojo has definitely returned.
Hugs
Carol x

Susanne Vargas said...

Maybe your mojo loves a messy desk? It sure looks like that to me! Great background and cute card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! And well, ashamedly, your desk is only a 4 on my messy richter scale....

Nina Dee said...

Such cuteness! And thanks for sharing your desk, although it really isn't that bad, considering you can actually see the desk! haha! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

Eva Ng said...

Lovely card. Love the technique you have used. My desk were in a mess today & not to mention about my floor. Thank you for sharing with us in 300th Challenge for Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

wienerhoneymooners said...

Me too...if I don.t get some ME time, I am miserable! LOVE this WPlus 9 creation, totally loveable!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your background ... and great to see someone else's craft room looking like mine!

Taunya Butler said...

I so wish I lived closer to you because I would be all about coming over and helping you clean up!! I love to organize and put things away in my craft room!! Your card - well it is BEYOND CUTE!! It is adorably awesome and I love your coloring and the smooching you did in your background!! Such a great take on the challenges - so excited for you!! FUN card!!! Have an amazing day!!