Monday, September 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, my BFF Dana arrived this morning from Calgary...YAY!!! I'm so happy because she wasn't supposed to arrive til tonight but she mistakenly booked her flight for 1am instead of 1pm. I was MUCH happier about her error than she was though when she realized she was on the red eye. I've kept her awake and we've stamped the afternoon away. It gave us both a chance to play in the challenges for Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash, but she's too tired to write her post today so I'll cut her some slack! :)

I didn't mean to roll so many challenges into one card but it worked out perfectly so I went with it. I started out first deciding to use Karen G's sketch challenge and I knew the cute gingerbread house from Home Sweet Home (which is currently out of stock at the TE Store) would be perfect. Then I used Jodi's colour challenge, Prism Intense Teal, Sunflowers Medium, Rose Medium. I paper pieced the entire house so that qualified for Donna's paper piecing challenge, and added white accents to the candy canes and around the windows and door with my white gel pen. Then I fished through my bag of Whirligig buttons to decorate the roof so that qualified for Sankari's button challenge. I added white liquid applique to the roof and dusted it with glitter before heat setting it. I also used my clear Glaze pen to make the windows look like glass, added a white candy dot for the door handle, and used my Stardust Gelly Roll pen for the dots on the gumdrops.

The card base is 5.25 inches square. I layered some Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly patterned paper onto Intense Teal and stitched all around, then I stitched the Sunflowers Medium strip to the base and all that stitching qualified for Jackie's stitching challenge. Oh, and this is also my Christmas card for this week, but I think it's one I'll have to hand deliver cause it's kinda bulky with all those buttons. :)

So there you have card, five! Are you playing along? Come join the fun! You have until Wednesday, September 9th at midnight PST to link your projects to their respective challenges on the Stamp A Sweet Impression blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Super cute! If that were a real gingerbread house, that icing (liquid applique) looks good enough to eat! Have fun my friends!

Janet said...

awwwwwww what a cool house!!! i hope you ladies are having fun!!! i am very jealous!!!

Donna said...

WOW! Even with the multiple challenges, this card is SUPER BAD **hee hee**

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Look at you GO girl!! You are the challenge master! Now...let Dana get some sleep eh? LOL!

Karen Giron said...

Wow, that is awesome, so many challenges in one card! I haven't had time to even stamp yet, so you ROCK! Love the gingerbread house - it looks de-lish!

Norine said...

this is the cutest love the buttons so creative

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow outdid yourself on this one....super adorable!!! I am so happy that your friend Dana is visiting!!! I am sure the two of you will have a fabulous time!!!

Sankari W. said...

Oh WOW!!!! You sauced up that awesome gingerbread house so nice and sweetly!!! LOVE the way you adored those buttons onto the house Karen!!! LOVE the colors ! YOU rock missy!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

That's a fabulous gingerbread house! Love the unconventional Christmas colours, too.