Tuesday, March 23, 2010

365 Cards - Day 24 - Terrific Ten!

Well, I must admit that when I got the notice for today's challenge for 365 Cards I was a bit flabbergasted! 10 patterned papers?!? I think I finally got my first personal experience on the DT of Pam and her "special coffee". And here I thought it was just a myth! Wow!

Oh well, fortunately I have a great sounding board in my wonderful mother so I was saved from jumping off a cliff! [here's a sample of the conversation... ME:"uhm, mom, what would you do to get 10 patterned papers on a card?" MOM: "you know I just saw something that you could probably use...check out this link" ME: "OMG, mom, you're such a lifesaver! The absolute bestest mom in the whole wide world, the bestest cooker, the bestest cleaner, the bestest [fill in the blank...on and on] (sorry you gotta know my mom and mine relationship to get the last part!))

Anyway, I was already thinking of a quilt which I'd done last year, but I liked the one on SCS as it's on an angle and included embossing which gives it even more texture! So while I would love to take the credit for this one...I can't! I spiced up the layout a bit, but overall it's fairly simple. I did keep it monochromatic to keep it even more simple! Here's the inside:
I think I should've worked on the scallops a bit on the inside as they look off, but they really are evenly spaced (well pretty closely at least!). Here's another challenge for this one Die-cut Dreams Challenge Blog - New Beginnings.

Okay, so that's your challenge for today and I can't WAIT to see what you guys come up with!! I'm sure there's some GREAT ideas floating around out there so get cracking!

Lastly, tonight was the deadline and drawing for my blog candy. Well, only 9 people followed the directions to be entered and the winner is....SUE W!!! YAY Sue!! Please email me your snail mail and I'll get that out to you. Thank you to all of you that entered! While I can't give you all the full prize I would love to send those that did enter a little something, so please send me your snail mails too and I'll get something to you!

Aloha and Mahalo everyone,


Creative said...

This is beauty! Charm!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Embossing this really added to the effect, didn't it ! Love it, good thinking !


YES, a mother can live her dreams to be a great cardmaker through her daughter! I love, love, love giving you ideas and seeing what you do with it! You're awesome DD!

Your card is so appropriate for a new baby, just as sweet as it can be!

Now quit being so hard on yourself - that perfection streak is from your father ya know.

Have a great day, Love, SAM aka MOM

Patti said...

This is awesome! Your so luck to have a stampin MOM!

~amy~ said...

Seriously, you are so lucky to have a crafty mom...my mom doesn't 'get it' at all..sigh...

anyways, woot woot on tackling that challenge...that was a toughie and yes, now you understand all the "special coffee" comments...LOL...just kidding Pam!!!

Anonymous said...

So sweet and lovely... the combined colours. and I love the ribbon tying and the quote that you have used... also liked very much the scallop layers..
Love it!!

Karen said...

Very nice Kim, thanks for joining us at DCD.

Susie Sugar said...

Adorable card really beautiful, thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Vicky said...

Wow! Kim, you nailed this challenge! When I saw this one in the calendar, I was not envying you :). Nice job to take so many patterns and make them look like 1 cohesive (& stunning!) card!

Rose said...

girl you ROCKED this challenging challenge!!! :)

Mummylade said...

lovely. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this time and good luck.

Biscuitlid said...

great way to use so many papers!

Thanks for playing along at Die Cut Dreams this week