Saturday, June 13, 2009

                   
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Home of the Brave



This card should have been titled "Under Pressure!" I was stunned last week when I saw that this card was chosen for the top 30 in the 2S4Y Ultimate Showdown! I mean really, the MOST talented papercrafters on the planet participate in the 2S4Y challenges, so I had barely skimmed the details on how the contest worked, doh! Then I learn the top 30 have to (I should probably say "get to"!) make another card using a special sketch to be narrowed down to the top 20. Yikes! See what I mean, pressure?! And I'm a major Last Minute Lucy!


Anyway, I loved the sketch, but could think of nothing to do all week. Usually if I think about the sketch as I go to sleep, I'll get a great idea. Not this week! lol! Luckily, my new Scarlet Lime kit came yesterday and it had that adorable blue and cream polka dot paper in it, and it was an "Aha! a 4th of July card!" moment. I dug through some other kits and found the Jenni Bowlin Soda Water paper and "Home" Bingo card, and then it just kind of fell together. Schwooo!


Anywhooo, a big thank you to Laura and Kazan and the past and present design team for such a great opportunity. I've been playing with 2S4Y from their very beginning, they really are the most fantastic sketches and artwork on the web, so whenever you need inspiration or challenges, go check them out!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Recipe
Cardstock: SU Kraft & Bella Rose brown polka dot paper, Jenni Bowlin Soda Water Paper, Little Yellow Bicycle Mid Summer Night Dots paper.
Accessories: Jenni Bowlin "Home" Bingo card, SU 5/8" Red Riding Hood Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Linen Thread, SU Canvas Cuts, Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet Strip Die, Carolee's Creations AdornIt letters, vintage buttons, Janome Sew Mini, brown thread.

40 comments:

Eva said...

Angie, I have to say after reading your post....you are funny...have you looked at your work lately?? You are a majorly talented girl and this card shows it totally! I love that you go to sleep thinking of the sketch and wake up with an idea! Those bed time intentions sure work, don't they?? Anyway, GORGEOUS card and best wishes to you!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA...this was soooooooo worth the wait Angie...I'm a huge fan of JB and that bingo card is such a fabulous focal point on your magnificent card! OMGoodness...the "brave" is via your billboard die? I have a heck of a time with that thing...the letters go everywhere...anyways, you absolutely and definitely rocked this sketch sista!!!

Kazan Clark said...

So cute Angie! Love how the sentiment reads :)
Good Luck
Hugs
Kazan & Laura

Carly said...

AMAZING! This card rocks! I absolutely love it! Good luck on the Top 20!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is just awesome Angie!! Sooo worth the wait! :) Can't wait to see what you do for the Top 20 round! ;)

Amy said...

Awesome card!! I love how you used the "Home" bingo card as part of the sentiment. Wonderful take on the sketch!!

Juanita said...

Fabulous card. Of course you made it to the top 30. You are so inventive.
Good luck with the next round.

Nancy Riley said...

Oh Angie! This is certain to land you in the top 20! Unbelievable! You make it look so easy!

Heather P. said...

You may be a "Last Minute Lucy" but your work is top notch!! LOL, I think most of us probably wait until the last minute, but our creations don't come out as wonderful as yours! :)

cheryln said...

FANTABULOUS!! I'm with Amy...so worth the wait!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE the sentiment!!

clouds shadler said...

Wow! Awesome card Angie! I like the PP that you used! And the stitching is awesome! I absolutely love it!!!! Awesome colors!

Clouds :D

Sankari W. said...

Congrats on the Top 30! I love your card Angie - and it is so fun to read the story behind your last minute Lucy card!! WHICH is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE those colors and the sentiment and absolutely adore how you put all the elements of your card together!!! SImply wonderful!!!
Sending you big hugs and best wishes!
Sankari :)

dannisdoodles said...

good night this is awesome!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Angie, this is truly beautiful work!! I think you did a fabulous job "under pressure"!! :) GL!

Randee E said...

Well, it's obvious you work well under pressure!! This card is awesome! love the polka dot paper and the sentiment. Good luck this week!

chelemom said...

Such an awesome card! Love how you incorporated the Bingo card into the sentiment! Clever and cute!

chloe said...

This is so fab girl! And I was so NOT suprised to see your card made top 30-you rock girl!!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is an awesome card you did a beautiful job.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Amazing card! Such a fab take on the 4th of July theme! You would never guess this was last minute!

Martha said...

This card is gorgeous, love it! Good luck!
Martha

Silli said...

Great work Angie, I love the big button and the colors... Hugs and happy sunday! Silke

Jo said...

This is gorgeous - you are so talented! Good luck :)

jo xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love teh colors, teh stitching, the ribbon and button... everything! Good luck!

Eveline said...

You sure have talent, that's why you're in the top 30.
I love your card. Looks great.
Good luck.
Eveline.

Lisa Phillippi said...

You are a shoe in for the top 20! That card is AMazing! I love everything about it-You work great under pressure!

Jenny said...

Your card is fab! Love the colors!

Ann said...

Your card is amazing, Angie! Congrats on making the Top 20!

cheryln said...

hi Angie! I just wanted to stop in again and congratulate you on your spot in the Top 20!!! So well deserved! I adore your card!!

Alex said...

Girl, have you looked at your work lately - it's FABULOUS!!!!! This one is too, love, love, love it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

MEL said...

I LOVE this card....in the spirit of 4th of July. The bingo background is perfect. I was just talking to my husband about my great grandma yesterday. She was a HUGE bingo queen.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh this is fabulous!

kathleenh said...

You must love the pressure cooker cuz this is fantastic!

Sammy said...

Oooh, I love it!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on being on the top 20 and good luck with the next round.

Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations for making it into the top 20 !!!

Good luck for the next stage, you've got another fabulous sketch to work with. Looking forward to seeing your card :)

Martha said...

Congrats on making the top 20 and I am looking forward seeing your new card! Good luck!
Martha

Deanna said...

Totally amazing, congrats on the top 20~!

Tina said...

LOVING it!

donnapiranha said...

Hey! There's some of that Jenni stuff that I worked on. It's always fun to see what people do with it. What a brilliant creation.

Lori Craig said...

Wow...my finger is sore from scrolling to the end of all these comments. :) This is absolutely darling, Angie! LOVE IT!