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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Good Morning!

You know how some weekends you just don't feel like stamping?? Well that was me this past weekend. I had another complete vege-out day on Saturday and spent all of Sunday at the mall. The girls in the family were given gift certificates for Christmas, so we all went shopping. Shopping is actually fun when you have money, are at a mall and are child-and-hubbyless! So I spent yesterday doing all my household chores (which included the laundry!) and finally got to ink up some rubber. :)

This week's There She Goes Challenge (TSG37) is to embellish x 3. Use any embellishments you like but there has to be a minimum of three different types! Easy peesy right? Well, for the embellie-impaired like me, it's somewhat of a challenge since I don't usually have a whole lot of it on my cards. But I did it and so can you!

For this card I used the awesome Loads of Fun set together with this week's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO121) and some of the yummy paper from October Afternoon! (Last time I went to my LSS, I asked if they had any OA paper and the young girl lead me over to their Fall themed paper! *rolling eyes*) In Australia, most people dry their laundry on a clothes line because of all that glorious sun. And if it rained, my mum would hang the laundry all throughout the house. You could have mistaken our house for a laundromat!

For my embellishments, I used some flowers, a button, some twine, some brads, and machine stitched around the image for a grand total of 5 embellishments! :D Those clouds were done with a post-it note cut in a soft arc, then trimmed with a corner punch with the guard removed. The grass edge was done by just tearing another long post-it note in half and and using both pieces to mask off the sky, then the grass (or rather, green ink).

Now we want to see your cards! When you've created yours, just leave a link to it on the TSG blog, in the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post. You could win a gift certificate to the There She Goes store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you all tomorrow!


Supplies
Stamps: There She Goes 'Loads of Fun'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Certain Celery, Old Olive, Going Gray, Regal Rose, Morning Marigold, Buckaroo Blue, Creamy Caramel
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - October Afternoon 'Farm Fresh'
Embellish: Button, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Making Memories Flower, Mini Brads, EK Success Corner Punch, Sponges, MachineStitching, Dimensionals

21 Comments:

~amy~ said...

such a sweet card...love the spring-y-ness of it:)

Michelle said...

I can't wait to be able to see that in my back yard again - oh for spring! I love the colors and the embellies are perfect.

Hugs Sweet Sandra...

Gabriela said...

So...does this mean you speak with an Aussie accent? Enquiring minds wanna know! Seriously, I adore your clouds. They are perfect as is the grass. I have this stamp set but it hasn't seen ink yet. It terrifies me even though I'm smitten with it. Your card is marvelous.

kadie said...

This is so so pretty!! Ohmygosh! Did you make that cloud and grass scene yourself?? Stunning!! Oh I love this!
HUGS

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This card just oozes charm Sandra!! I LOVE the whole scene!! And your scalloped gingham border is fabulous!! Love this!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the cloud and grass technique. I'm going to have to give that a try. Love the red checkered paper paired with the green. Great job on using your embellishments.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sandra, your card is beautiful! I love the scalloped edge and placement of every little detail. Love your coloring, too.

Jen Shults said...

Oh my your coloring on this is just amazing! I love the watercolor feel you created with this... it's gorgeous! And that sentiment is so true... I'm never caught up. Beautiful creation!!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute, I love this stamp the clouds are PERFECT! Great papers and embellishments.

Glad you got to spend a childless and Hubbyless day at the mall sounds fun! Shopping is SO MUCH better when you can actually buy something :) Hugs!

Barbara said...

WOW, this is so pretty! I love your colouring (painting) and your clouds are beautiful !
:-)

karen said...

aww this is so cute! There's nothing like the smell of fresh sundried laundry!

Danni said...

Who knew laundry could look so wonderful!! Awesome card, love it!

Robin McK said...

OMG, I love this card! Great clouds!

Judy McMullen said...

Love this fresh and bright card, Sandra! Great job with the clouds and sky and the grass. Beautiful color combo and love the image. Hanging my laundry to dry outside on a clothes line is something I do here in sunny Arizona!

Amy said...

Thanks so much for the post-it-note tip Sandra I love how those clouds look! And you did an awesome job with the embellishment challenge, everything looks so perfectly placed... fab card!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute! Just reminded me that I still have laundry to do tonight, lol.

Crafty Jenn said...

This card is so ingenius! I totally thought the background was paper! Thanks for sharing you technique.

Love that stamp too. Overall, awesome job and great work on the challenge and the sketch! See, embellies are FUN! :)

Carla Murphy said...

Fantastic! What a great job on the clouds & grass and your colouring of the image is perfect (love the red dress especially).

Wendy said...

I wish we had the weather for a clothes line!!! The clothes smell so much better!!! How did you do those clouds girl??? Rocks!

Makiko Jones said...

Sandra - Wowza!! You created such a beautiful scene with the set! Love it!!

Elizabeth said...

How very pretty!

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