Friday, November 27, 2009

Bellarific Bloom

Happy Bellarific Friday!!! Today we're headed home from spending this past week in Vermont. We'd been hoping to get in a little early season skiing but Mother Nature had other plans for this week. It was so warm all week that I nearly expected to see spring blooms. But, we did end up going to the movies twice in Stowe...New Moon and The Blind Side. If I had to choose just one to see, definitely The Blind Side. What an amazing story and a wonderful movie!!! Sorry all New Moon fans...it was good, but not AS good. :)
Ok, enough chatter...on to my card for this week's Bellarific Challenge. The sketch was provided by my BFF Danabella.

I made the card before we left last week and you'd think I was predicting the weather or something! LOL!! I stamped the Stamping Bella image Daisy with a Ladybug with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured it with copics. I added a little Glamour Dust to the flower then stitched around the edge...confession...I thought my machine was set to a straight stitch so the zig zag caught me off guard...too late to change it though and I like the end result.

For the card base, I ran the patterned paper (from My Mind's Eye Pretty Please collection) through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then sanded the embossed dots a little to add texture and to expose the white core. I used my threading water punch to accent the green piece then stitched on a strip of red before adding five String of Pearls Baubles. The sentiment is from the Mini Words set.

Here are a few important reminders:
  1. Pop over to Bloggabella to see this week's entries!
  2. Em has a Thanksgiving Sale for everyone! Spend $50 and receive a $10 coupon. Click here for details.
  3. Birthday Bash Blog Hop: Join the Dec 5th blog hop here. There are four $100 gift certificates to be won!
  4. Birthday Bash Contest: Submit your project before the deadline for a chance to win the entire new release!!! Click her for details.
I'll be back later tonight to announce the winner of my Blog Birthday Candy.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

6 comments:

Nancy L. said...

very pretty card!

Miche said...

Karen, this is gorgeous...I love the bright colours!!

Leslie said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you!!!!! I can't imagine not looking at your blog once, twice, fifty times a day! What did I do before your blog?! Pretty card - sorry you didn't have snow :(

Meahni said...

Very nicely done Karen, I struggled with this sketch, lol!

Dana White said...

Ah my BFF this is fantastic & I am happy you are heading home - email is not the same as our daily chats! Glad you liked the Blind Side as much as I did

Danni said...

This is great!! So pretty!