Tuesday, August 2, 2011

365 Cards - Day 156 - When Life Gives you Lemons...

Aaalooooooohaaaaa! It's another wonderful Wednesday challenge at 365 Cards! Today Pam wants to see our cards meant to cheer someone up! I almost went literal based on her title "When Life gives you Lemons" but I really didn't have any stamps to go with that AND I'd just gotten this cool set from Taylored Expressions "Hangin' Out- At the Beach" so here ya go! I love this sentiment and it's sooooo true for me based on the last few days I've had at work (Hawaii schools returned to class on Monday...UGH!)! Anyway, I've been wanting to make a shaker card so I repurposed the back of a button container to make this one! The Dew Drops inside are called "water" although I pulled the totally green ones out of this collection. The background in double embossed...that is both dry and heat embossed (find a toot at SCS on how to do this). A little bit of sewing around the edge and viola! It's done! And here's the inside...which kinda finishes the challenge!

Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this card:
1. By The Cute And Girly - The sea
2. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes
3. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - non paper: I'm considering the plastic container I used as my shaker as my "non-paper" item
4. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
5. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - recycle it: see above re: the shaker element
6. Meljens Design Team and Challenge - frame it
7. Our Creative Corner - red and aqua
8. Paper Issues - make a splash
9. Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
10. SEW MANY CHALLENGES - anything goes
11. The Crafty Pad - something clear
12. The Friday Mashup! - color elements (turquoise, red, and black)
13. Sweet Sunday Sketch - sketch

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your creations!


Kasey said...

Hi Kim,
What a fabulous use of the colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup. Good Luck.
Kasey ~ in Oz


You are so clever. Just had to click to enlarge and see the button bubble you used for the shaker. How very smart of you! Love the sentiment, I think we both need to hang this card up in our respective offices - guess you better make 2!
Love every detail from the color combo to the stitching to the fussy cutout flower to the beads to the swirls! U R an inspiration!
Love, SAM aka MOM

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card and great sentiment.
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Donna said...

Oh these colours are gorgeous together, beautiful card. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop 'Anything Goes' challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Elaine said...

Beautiful colours on your project and just perfect for our challenge :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Holly said...

What a cute stamp set this is.. I really like how you used the colors in this week's Fan Favorite Challenge this came out great. Awesome Background! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Gaynor said...

OMG this is adorable,thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft your passion, good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Kari said...

This is fabulous and perfect for our challenge!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

HUgs,Kari :)

PokSa said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love your aloha-style. Fantastic.
Hugs Sandra

Karen said...

This card is beautiful. Your talent is shinning. Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup.

aqualeiga said...

Love your shaker card, and the sentiment is fab....we could all do with takig that to heart at some point in our lives I'm sure. Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Ali x

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, I like the sentiment, thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
Ruth x

Teresa Kline said...

so sweet, great sentiment...hope your week is grand!

enjoy *~*

Karen W said...

This is really pretty!

Creations by Shirl said...

Ooh Kim - this card is very stunning... awesome..

Lisa said...

Great use of the colors for the color challenge portion at The Friday Mashup! We're glad you joined us!

Kate said...

Great card and I just love that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

** Kate **

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such a fun shaker card, and I love the inside too. So glad you could join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sweet card hun! And the sentiment is just so true! Thanks for playing and taking the clear challenge with us at The Crafty Pad.