Tuesday, February 10, 2009

                   
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CPS102 Sketch Challenge: my friend


Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a good start to their week yesterday! Even though I had a serious lack of sleep, I had a really good Monday. After overcoming a little *prefix* trouble in reading with a one small group, the rest of the day went surprisingly well. During the *prefix* lesson, one student even said, "Oh, we're making Ms. Tieman sad." I had to reassure them that I wasn't sad, but I just wasn't doing a good job explaining it to them, and I was trying to figure out a better way. We did get there eventually!

Okay, on to the card! I made this using the CPS102 Sketch Challenge as well as Nichole's "card for a friend" challenge. Can you tell I'm addicted to that Billboard die for the Big Shot?! It's actually a decorative strip die and a very economical choice for a die cut alphabet...only $21.95...and a good size for cards. To get a little more dimension, I adhered some Chocolate Chip cardstock to some plain chipboard and then ran it through the Big Shot. They're almost like Thickers! Here's the link and a picture for it:
For the rest of the card, I made a ribbon yo-yo and used a scrap of paper from the Sweet Always DSP that I had been saving for quite some time. That bird is just too precious! I also used another new Fleurette (not really, I took the one off of this card and recycled it...they are just SO precious!) and a new 5/8" Chocolate Chip brad, isn't it fabulous?! Lastly, I folded and stitched some more DSP and added the little "my" stickers by Carolee's Creations that were in one of my Scarlet Lime kits.

Guess that's it for today! We're meeting after school to plan our costumes for the school's Valentine Carnival on Saturday. Jennifer signed our RTI team up for a "gypsy love fortune-telling" booth, aye yi yi! Any costume ideas you can share with me?!

Hope you have a great Tuesday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe
Stamps: none.
Cardstock: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DSP, plain chipboard.
Ink: none.
Accessories: Big Shot, Billboard decorative strip die, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Brad, Fleurette, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fairytale ribbon (retired), Janome Sew Mini, "my" stickers from Carolee's Creations.

23 comments:

Deanna said...

Love it Angie! The flower you made is stunning!

1208230254s13531 said...

The flower is gorgeous and I love the use of the dsp on this card!! Great idea!! I am loving the alpha dies as well- they are such a great size!!

mariemc said...

I am loving this card Angie!! Love the colors and those alphas are great!! They're on my wish list!! :)

~amy~ said...

whoa, whoa, whoa....check you out...rosette and fleurette...wowza...and aren't you just miss smarty pants...excellent idea on the billboard die....you are one smart cookie sista! I absolutely a-dore your card!!

Tara said...

another fabulous card! i love the flower!! :)
how fun to dress up like a "love gypsy"! hope i get to see some pics! :)

2stampis2b said...

Beautiful card! Love that flower!

Donna said...

fun card! I've got to make one of these ribbon flowers you do so well!

Heather P. said...

Fabulous card... And that ribbon flower is gorgeous!

Corie said...

This is gorgeous. I love all the details -- the flowers and that little pleated trim.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh this is gorgeous! LOVE the flower! Glad you got your prefix issues all worked out, lol!

Alex said...

WOW!!!! Totally gorgeous Angie - love how you incorporated the image from the dsp, and that fower is BEAUTIFUL, girl!! Fabulous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ann said...

This card is absolute perfection! I love everything about it!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful! So cool to see those letters being used too. Love what you did with the CPS sketch.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty Angie! I just love the flower accent!! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

~Lea

Savitri said...

Awesome card!!!! Love the flower and the font is very nice. Hmmm, might have to get it or figure out which is the closest and use my KnK. That's the problem with a computer die-cutter, you have so many you can't figure which is which.

Gypsy, huh? No idea from me :)

Silli said...

Oh Angie, your card is beautiful. I love the bird and the colors... The flowers looks beautiful...Great job! Have a wonderful day...Hugs from Silke

newenglandstamper said...

Beautiful card, Angie. I love how you made the ribbon flower!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE your ribbon flower.

Jessica said...

love the flower!

Kandis Smith said...

oh this is fabulous! Lovin' that bird! Thanks for playing!

Beate said...

Oh wow! I love the set and all the things you have done with it! Love the big ribbon flower. LOVE that new huge brad and love your pleaded paper. You rock!
Hugs and smiles

Karen Kelly said...

Like everyone else--I love that ribbon flower!

Sherri said...

Super pretty!!