Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Reason to Smile

Today I finally got off early! I'm only doing a mild victory dance for this though. I have to be back at work at 0200. Usually the foot marches start around 0330, but since too many people are overheating, they've moved it up a bit more. I guess my situation is getting worse before it gets better. It will get better, right? I sure hope so. I have been able to do a lot of sketching lately. I'll have to share some of it with you soon. I'm a big time sketch girl. Most of my projects start out this way. I get random ideas in my head in the weirdest places, so I have a sketch journal at work, home, and in my purse for all the places in between. This card was inspired by some fun ribbon I found while cleaning my Arts & Craps Room. It ended up near true to the original drawing. I started it last night around 2300. I couldn't take it anymore. I just HAD to get some sort of crafting out of me. I can't imagine how bad of a crafty itch I would have gotten if I had done this 15-month deployment. My care packages would have to consist of patterned paper and ribbon. Forget the treats and snacks! LOL!
Here's what I did:
I used all Stampin' Up! card stock for this card. It started with Cool Caribbean as the A2 base, and was matted with Brilliant Blue and a Cuttlebug embossed layer of Old Olive. The square Cool Caribbean piece is cut to 3.25"x3.25". The 1.25"x4.25" piece of Brilliant Blue is also embossed with the Cuttlebug. I wrapped a funky piece of ribbon around this piece before adhering it. The white scalloped square was made with my Marvy punch and is matted on a 2.25"x2.25" piece of Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment is stamped in Brilliant Blue and is from the retired SU! hostess set, Reason to Smile. The blue frame stamp is from Paper Trey Ink. I then mounted after stamping the images, I mounted the joined pieces using left over rubber from my stamp sets. The three small orange brads are from Bazzill. And...that's it!
Scrapbookingtop50 Counter P.S. Check it out: I finally made it on the list for the Scrapbooking Top 50. (I'm number 1000! LOL!)

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Cute card Laura!

Sarah said...

Oh that card is too cute!

wanda box said...

you did good girl, tfs

Estivalia said...

so fresh colors <3 reminds me of summer! (remember it's winter on my side :( )

I'm happy you found a little time to stamp and that you're giving that Cuttlebug a good use, keep up the good work!

oh, and I love your watermark :)

Mary said...

I love these colors ;-)
Cute card, cute signature on it!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVELOVELOVE the watermark.....I need a BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!Congratulations on being 1000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You're NUMBER ONE in my book!!!!!!!!!

Corie said...

Love the colors!!! Great card!

~*~Dena~*~ said...

I love your card. You do really awesome work!

Heather P. said...

Oh, I LOVE this! The colors, the design, everything! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I'm glad you got to do a little something, finally. It must be hard. Good idea to do the sketches so you have something to look forward to when you get the time. At least it's something. Your card is cute and I like the layout. Hang in there till next time!

Amie said...

Your card is too cute...

Marie said...

This is a SUPER cute card! I got another super cute card you made, in the mail today!!! Thanks so much for welcoming little Daniel into the world. We really appreciate it. :)

malieta said...

You did a great job on the card Laura...! Congratulations in order for the Scrapbookers Top List. You are awesome! Hang in there and take care.
Malieta:)