Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Fun...

Aloooooohaaaaa! Well, I took some time to "just play" in some challenges today and make a card for my cousin that's starting college. This image reminded me of her and I really do wish her "good luck" in all her future pursuits. This image also reminds me of myself in college and spending many nights camped out on my bed studying...and daydreaming! I used My Minds Eye Stella and Rose paper on this one and kept the embellishments off so it's easier to mail!. Kinda hard to tell but the red panel behind the image is embossed with the square lattice folder from Sizzix/SU!. Here's the inside...
I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. I'm planning to add a gift card holder to the top as a little something for her.

Here's the challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - back to school
2. Bee Crafty - DOWNLOADS - crop and chop image (digi)
3. CardPatterns - sketch
4. Copic Creations - blue/green: I used BG 10, 11, 13 & BG 05, 07 to color the nightgown and flowers on the pillow
5. Crafts and Me - blue or blue/greens
6. Creative Inspirations Challenge - back to school
7. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - back to school
8. Hand Stamped Sentiments - stitching
9. little red wagon - back to school
10. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - emboss it
11. Mo’s Challenge - feeling blue + Mo image
12. My Time To Craft Challenge - G is for "Girl image"
13. Paper Pretties - back to school
14. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - back to school
15. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - a tween teen's dream
16. The Pink Elephant - stitching

Thanks for stopping by and see ya again on Wednesday!
Aloha,

32 comments:

Elaine L. said...

What a cheerful card! You've colored the image beautifully, and I love the Stella Rose paper you've used. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

karlinchen50 said...

Hello your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
Beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
**Karla

Courtney said...

What a gorgeous card Kim! And I LOVE the quote you have put inside it. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Patti J said...

Awwww.....what a fun image! Makes me think of DD - would love to have that one! Great card, Kim, and one that I'm sure will bring a smile to your cousins face! She'll need some happy mail :) Hugs!

STAMPING SAM said...

Awe, Bailie will love this and especially that it is from you. Her first time from home and away from her parents is surely to be an experience of many mixed emotions. This card will help. Love the dreamy look on this girl's face (btw: you told me you were studying the whole time, not dreaming! Oh, it must have been about the next time we got to visit!!!)
Looking carefully at your coloring and getting some good ideas for my 'how to do it' techniques! Love, SAM aka MOM

Arlene said...

What a fun card - so whimsical!

Bianca said...

Your card is so very cute! Looks like my son doing math homework, ha,ha! Looking in the sky not in his book! ;o) Thank you for joining us at fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

inkedx2 said...

That image is adorable. Great card for a tween! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Robbie

gina g said...

Fabulous card, great image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a cutie card...

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super cute creation and I love the DP and layout. Your coloring is perfect too. Good luck on the challenge.

Shannon said...

Such a sweet card Kim. The sentiment is gorgeous! Love the softness of the colors and the stitching accents it perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

dstandard said...

What an adorable card - love the Mo stamp!

Winnie and Patty said...

This card is adorable! Your niece will love it! It just "looks" like a college girl studying very hard! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable!! Love the sweet image and papers. Great job with the stitching. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant.

Anne Marie said...

What a sweet image! your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)

Erin Gonzales said...

I love your card and the colors and design that you used. I know my daughter would LOVE to get that card. THanks so much for playing along with us at HandStampedSentiments.

Jingle said...

This is really adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Pixies!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Cute creation dear.

tiggertastic said...

amazing girl image, this is just so sweet

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Маги said...

This card is so lovely.Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck.
Hugs
Maggie

Elise said...

So glad to see how this week's Card Patterns sketch inspired you! What a darling inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Dorcas said...

Gorgeous! I think I need to add that digi to my want list. :-) I’m so glad you could play with us this week at Mo’s!
Hugs,
Dorcas

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a nice gift/card for your cousin! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

~*Nina*~ said...

I´m jealous of your great stitching! *gg* Super cute image and great colouring! I´m sure your cousin will love the card!

Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge blog! :)

xoxo
Nina

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How thoughtful of you to make something so sweet for your cousin. That blue accent colors is gorgeous. This is such an adorable card with super fantastic eye appeal. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Designing with Debbie said...

What a sweet and pretty card. So precious. The sentiment is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat Friends challenge this week.

Kristii said...

What a sweet card!!! I love the image and the quote is perfect!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns this week!!!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Brilliant card, love the colours you have used too. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys this week and good luck. Julie DT

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Great use of your image and the colours are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge this month. Hugs, Denise x

PokSa said...

A beautiful work. I love your fantastic card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra