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 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!
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  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!


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!