Friday, July 9, 2010

365 Cards - Day 129 - Aged Look

Aloooooohaaaaa! Just in case you didn't know, this week at 365 Cards we've been celebrating reaching over ONE THOUSAND followers!!! Yippee!!! To do this each DT was asked to pick someone that they would like to have serve as guest designer for them...well, gotta admit I played the nepotism card and asked for my mom, Stamping by SAM, to be my GD. I mean how could I not?!? She's the one I blame, I mean thank, for getting me into card making/paper crafting and especially for getting me into following and doing challenges. It was just about a year ago that she started doing challenges at 365 Cards and I quickly followed along as it looked like fun. Well, a year of Pam's "special coffee" later, we're both still playing along and I've even made it onto the DT! Never thought that would happen when all of this started :)

Even though I moved far, far away...Mom and I constantly challenge each other to do more in our creations and help each other through design blocks (thank goodness for a family cell phone plan...now if we were just in the same time zone I could call her even more!). Actually, her inspiring me to create goes WAY back to when I was little and we were always doing a craft, sewing or other project of some kind together (remember 4-H projects, mom?!?). Mom, thanks for your guidance and support in this and all endeavors that I've experienced in my life. I am so lucky to have you as my mom!! Sniff, sniff...okay enough with the mushy stuff!

So anyway, this week Pam gave the regular DT time off, but I absolutely could not let my mom's FIRST experience as a GD go by without playing along with her challenge! So here's my attempt at an "aged look", heck, I even went as far as copying her use of Distress Ink and almost used the same colors (and that one was not on purpose!). I went for a "non-traditional" Christmas card which is a challenge in and of itself! Here's the front...
And here's the inside...
I did a brown haired angel for my mom (although she would say she's "dark blonde"!) and the inside is also a tribute to her as she used this embossing folder on her Christmas cards and I got to help her put the rhinestones on those as she was visiting me then! :) FUN!

So here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alota Rubber Stamps - Inside and out (decorate the inside of the cards as well): This has been a personal challenge for me this year and I've pretty much done this on every card I've made this year.
2. Bee Crafty - 3D: I pulled the corner of the DP on the front down a bit which give is more dimension and I also thought the brads and the images being popped up did that as well
3. Clearly Delightful - Pearls, Bling, or button things: I went for the bling on this one!
4. Creative Card Crew - die cuts: the angel was cut out with a nestie...I love doing "out of the box" with these!
5. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, 3 brads + digi (the image is a Karen's Doodles digi)
6. Digi Doodle Shop’s Best - texture: I crumpled up the DPs on the front both to age them and give them texture, plus the ribbon and brads give that too, I think
8. Flutter By Wednesday's  - anything with butterfly, fairy, or angel
9. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges - Christmas in July Part 2
10. Karen’s Doodles - Bling it up! + Karen's Doodles image: I tried to really bling this one up with the rhinestone brads, little rhinestones on the sentiment and inside, and with the starburst pen on the angel wings
11. KL Stampin N Scrappin Blog  - Dry Embossing: mine's on the inside :)
12. Little Paper Shop - Orchid, Razzleberry, Olive: my card base is Rich Razzleberry and the DP has all three colors in it (SU! Cottage Wall DSP)
13. Little Red Wagon - Nestabilities: see above
15. No Time to Stamp - Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah card
16. Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - sketch + Christmas theme
17. Simple Doodles - Time for some Holiday Fun
18. Speedy the Cat’s Friends at Mark’s Finest Papers - Punch It!: The sentiment on the front is punch with a SU! label punch and matted with a circle punch
19. Stampin’ B’s Design Team - Polka dots: got this on the ribbon
21. The Crazy Challenge - Up in the Air: I see my angel flying...
22. The Pink Elephant  - 3 layers, 2 die cuts, and ribbon: Okay I'm counting the card base as a layer, the DPs as the 2nd layer and the angel/sentiment as the 3rd layer; 2 die cuts are for the angel image and partial circle for the corner DP
23. The Shabby Tea Room - Let's make an impression (embossing): see above

Well, thanks Mom for being my DT and I really think we should do a job share thing from now on :) Please?!? :)

Oh well, I tried. Anyway, not sure how much I'll get done tomorrow as my new refrigerator is being delivered, have to take my car in for oil change/safety check, and the dog to the vet for a shot, oh yeah, and I need to prepare for Malie's 2nd birthday party on Sunday! Whew...guess I'd better get some sleep!

Aloha,

57 comments:

li-bee-ti said...

What a beautiful card, Kim!
I love the color combo. The dp is perfect and I love what you did with folding the corner.
I agree with you, one can feel the angel fly..
Thank you for playing with us at Simple Doodles and we hope to see you again with our new challenge.

hayward69 said...

Beautifull card. Love the dp and the lovely coloured image.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful card. I especially love the embossing on the inside. Thanks for joining in and playing along with LRW!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful, elegant card! I love that angel, and what a fabulous coloring job you've done. Adore the embossing on the inside, too. Really lovely work! Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the image you used :)

Thank you for joining us at Alota's Inside Out challenge!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful coloring on your angel and lovely colors! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

STAMPING SAM said...

Oh Kim, such a lovely testimony about the road you traveled to card making/paper crafts/blog land! I still remember the egg you decorated for 4-H. A blown out chicken egg and you punched out 1/4" white dots and covered the whole egg shell with them. Such a cute little bunny and such patience gluing it all on! Thanks so much for all your beautiful words. Always said that when God decided to give one child he picked the best!
This card reminds me of the angel that you cross-stitched, another piece of evidence in your patience! OK, off memory lane and onto the card.
Your card is beautifully distressed and especially like the curved corner, so ingenious! You should distress more often, you are really good at it!

Have a great day and give my g’puppy a great big hug and a doggy kiss! Love, SAM aka MOM

Vicki Dutcher said...

Good for you supporting your mom! AND with so many challenges to boot! Love that angel - Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

Judy said...

I love angels. Very very nicely done. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Joanne (jojot) said...

great layout...love the rolled corner....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Beautiful! Love the textures and design! Thanks for joining us at CDBC!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Great bling and wonderful card! Thanks for playing CDBC7

Queen La Rubba ~ Rach said...

Simply Gorgeous! Just pass'n by to say hello! Love this card! Colored so weel! Love your DP!
HUGS!
Queen La Rubba

TinaB said...

Beautiful card!! Love the image xx Thanks for playing at Daisy Doodles xx

Rose said...

well i am so glad you and your mom stuck with us on 365 :) fantastic card girl......... LOVE the colors and your "aged" look :) thanks for joining us on SD this week!!

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Kim I love that image and the papers are gorgeous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us for the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card, inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Marzelanche said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week.

Nana said...

Great card, love the image!
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week!
hugs Nana

Danni said...

Very pretty card and wow, look at all those challenges! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

merniebug said...

Thanks for sharing your darling card with us here at Didi Doodle for this weeks texture challenge.

Benzi said...

I love your 'aged' card and the angel is beautiful. Yes, you got those dots in with the ribbon. Thanks for playing with the StampinB's this week.

Laurie Wilson said...

Such a precious angel and even more precious coloring! I love how you designed the card inside too. thanks for entering in CDBC7!

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Christmas in July" challenge!

Pascale said...

This is really joyous.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Monika Reeck said...

what a very lovely Images and nice texture on your card....lovely card....Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.Hugs, Monika

Monika Reeck said...

Me again Monika :) great choose of color combo, Lovely card...thanks for playing with us at Daisy Doodles, hugs, Monika

KymKreates said...

Wow!!! The TEXTURE is splendid!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!
xoxo,
KymKreates

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Thanks for plaing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

Emma and Susan said...

Stunning card!!
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time
Love Susan
xxx

Erin... said...

So pretty! Love the background paper! Thanks for sharing it with us at Karen's Doodles US Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Irena said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image, great colors.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Way to pile it on!

Speedy the Cat's Friends DT
Dawn

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful...I love the angel image. You are blessed to have your Mother! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Maria Matter said...

This is GORGEOUS Kim!!! what a beautiful image!!!
great job with the Creative Card Crew & Clearly Delightful challenges!
Blessings!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, that is an amazing amount of challenges you have entered this card in to! Lovely coloring and love all the bling. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

~*Joni said...

Aloha Kim! First off, love love the story and that you played along with the sketch! Wonderful image, the colors and DP are just so perfect with the bling. Thank you so much for joining us this week with our recipe challenge at The Pink Elephant and 3D challenge at Bee Crafty!
~*Joni TPE & Bee Crafty DT

Zoe said...

Boy you have done a great job with all the challenges you managed to fit in. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week. Hugs Zoe xxoo

Katja of Katzz said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Your card is marvelous!!

Greetings,
Katja

Chrissie said...

Sweet cards!
Thanks so much for joining in our Angelic Challenge at My Time to Craft.
Chrissie

K. Joy said...

Very nice!! I love the colors and the embossing inside the card. Thanks for playing at the CDBC! :)

Jóna said...

Beautiful card Kim !
Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs, Jóna

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! This is so pretty!! I have the DP and never thought about using for the Holiday card...looks wonderful though!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Risa said...

What a beautiful card! Your image is beautiful and your detailing is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!
hugs
Risa:)

Joanne Gilch said...

gorgeous card. love your story about your Mom and you. thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Ceal said...

wow Kim this is beautiful I love the colors. Gorgeous Christmas card!

Trish Hughes said...

stunning work on both, thanks so much for playing along with SD and the crazy girls!!!
Trish

Debbie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room :)

Emma and Susan said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles this time! Love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

jo said...

So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!

-Jo:)
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Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs
Amber

Judy said...

Congratulations hun for being one of our top 3 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just beautiful! I love that image and the stamp inside. Thanks for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Tip Top said...

Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you to see you again next time!