Sunday, September 26, 2010

ABC Inspiration Challenge

The ABC Toys and Crafts Design Team challenged each other to use the above montage photo. I was inspired by the cherries and the bold Blue & Red Color Combo!!

We would love to see your take on our challenge and maybe YOU will be the WINNER of THIS

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Here is a close up of the brand new Designs by Leere " PARTY GIRL " stamp that I used. Isn't she FUN?

My project is actually a pocket card that I stitched up the sides rather than just gluing. I love how the note card that is tucked into the pocket sticks up and resembles a tiered cake. I added polka dots to her party dress by touching my colored image with the Clear Blending Marker. If you look closely, you can also see that I gave my image eyeballs and FILLED her glass with "Vino".

My girlfriend Kristy's birthday was Friday night and I created a "Party in a Bag". The contents of the bag included: Vino Frappe' (a slushie mix that is made using WINE", Mediterranean Gourmet Pita Chips and a Spicy Gourmet Mediterranean Dip mix AND a BEAUTIFUL PARTY GLASS for the Birthday Girl!!!). Here is a photo of she and I with her fun Glass.

Challenges I Used:
ABC Toys & Crafts: Inspiration Photo
Stampin for the weekend: Tag It
The Crazy Challenge: Let's Cook it (cherries & wine come from the kitchen, as did all of the goodies in my package)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Celebrations
Creative Inspirations: 2 or more Stamped Images (party girl & happy birthday sentiment)
Wild Orchid Challenge: Ribbons & Bows
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Stitching

..............Supplies I used................
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Stamps: Stampavie (Leere Designs "Party Girl), Hero Arts (Happy Birthday),
Cardstock: Stampin Up (bliss blue, real red), Gina K (white 120lb)
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento (tuxedo black),
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders (Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals), sewing machine, Martha Stewart edge punch (Scallop Dot), Stampin Up (Sizzix label die)
Misc: Ribbon scrap & Antique Button


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love that DP, looks good enough to eat lol
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Cindy Haffner said...


Georgia said...

Hi Justine, Love your card. I immediately thought of myself when it appeared on the screen. It looks just like me when I go out and party. Love the picture of you and your friend. Fun times...

Bev said...

gorjuss card. love the image and the colours are fab. ty for joining us at crazy challenge xxx

Ivolina said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining as at The Crazy Challenge.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Hey Justine, What a fun card! Super duper job coloring your party girl. What great colors and design!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oops, I forgot to mention the terrific photo... You are a beauty!

Erin Smetak said...

LOVE the card!!! Love that inspiration too! Great color combo!

You look so cute w/ your vino! I SO miss you! CALL ME!!!! We haven't talked in AGES!!!!

Unknown said...

I really adore this card! I wonder if you have heard of a new challenge blog, Papercraft Star yet? We'd love it if you considered entering some of your beautiful work in the challenges there and there is still time to sign up for a chance to win a gift certificate too!

Denise Marzec said...

Totally aodrable card. Love all the cherries!

Great picture of you and your friend, Kristy. :)