Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bloggers challenge Friday



It is that time again! This week for the bloggers challenge we were to combine Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin pie and Rose red. Not my typical color combo! I started by getting piece of each of the colors of cardstock and just laying them on top of each other in different orders. I realized that the color combo isn't a new one, it is the same basic color combo that is in the Bali Breeze DSP packet. I knew the exact sheet from the collection I wanted to use. Unfortunately, I had already used all of that sheet! Figures....I decided this floral sheet was my next choice so I pulled it out. I used it for the floral strip as well as for the tiny flower in the middle of my Build A Brad. (these are cool!) The card base is Old Olive with Taken with Teal layered over that. Because I was using a floral paper, I didn't want to put another flower on here unless it was the same. I went with a word for the focal point instead. I haven't used this set much but had a ball with it today! Enjoy is stamped with Old Olive, and 'the little things' is stamped with Pumpkin Pie. The smaller dotted cirlcle in the background is stamped with craft white. The larger dotted circle is my handy dandy white gel pen. I added the Olive, pumpkin, and rose strips for more added punch and then dressed it up by added 1/4" punched circles to the olive strip. The wide grosgrain is celery but...come on, it is close to the same color! I added a few silver mini brads to the corners to anchor the whole thing. This is a 6 x 6 card and when I finished....I wasn't sure what it was for! Do you ever do that? I brainstormed a bit and decided with the sentiment on the outside and the size of the card it would be perfect for a CD holder! I took another piece of Olive cardstock, cut it at a slight curve and used my sewing machine to sew it to the inside of the card. The white dots are my white gel pen at work again. (yes, I have about 10 at my desk in varying levels of ink) I added a circle of Rose Red with the journaling circle of flowers in the middle. I used my M3 to color the flowers and lines different colors. I LOVE how easy it is to get that awesome multi color look! I hunted around for a CD to put in here and then thought...what a great possible recruit card! I stuck a First Impressions DVD in there and plan to give it to a gal that I know that would make a GREAT demonstrator, this weekend!

In other news, my son T fell out of a tree last night and may have broken his arm. This is not the same arm he broke last time, it is the Left one. Poor guy! We will be at the doctor Friday morning getting x-rays and possible a cast. He is a tough guy. No pain meds, no ice, just lots of pizza and movies. hmmm sounds like his dad! I'll keep ya posted. Last time he broke his arm his little brother broke His arm 5 months later. I'm hoping we can keep this from becoming a pattern!

Enjoy your day!

16 comments:

Pat Huntoon said...

Your card is great -- the brad is wonderful. Sorry about your son!

Sue said...

Beckie... this is so adorable! I always need help doing cards with words being the focus... nice job.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of this weeks colors - love the build a brad. Hope your son it doing better.

MJ said...

Brilliant idea to change it to a cd holder. I love it. Very pretty. By the way, sorry about your son. Hope it heals fast.

Basement Stamper said...

Wonderful card, I really like the little CD packet.

Leigh said...

Adorable...great job!

tonistamps said...

What a great project!!! And you used those beautiful Bali Breeze papers...still on my to get list.

Ida said...

Very nice. I love the Bali Breeze DP (even used it on my own card).
Love the Build a Brad (I need to get that).

Karen said...

now isn't this clever for a CD case - love it!! great job with the build a brad too!!

Lori said...

This turned out great! What a creative use for a 6x6 card, too. Hope your little guy is feeling okay.

Lisa Bohler said...

Beckie! I'm going to have to CASE your CD case next! I love how you did yours like a file folder! What a great layout! Hope all turned out well for your ds.

Charlotte said...

You did a great job with both the challenge card and the CD holder. Love 'em!

Amber Porter said...

Great CD holder! It's beautiful! I hope your son is o.k.!!!

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

I love how you layered the colors of the cardstock...very pretty card!

Gerrie said...

Great card....the brad is super!

Amanda Sewell said...

This is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your sons arm! YIKES! (((BIG HUGS)))