Friday, August 29, 2008

Fridays labor challenge

This week's blogger challenge theme was Labor day or baby. LOL I thought that was pretty funny. Wouldn't it be great if Labor Day really was for moms. We enjoyed the day by getting massages, pedi and manicures, having our meals served and our chores all done? In other words, No labor in honor of all the Labor we go through to get our precious little ones here? Well, that isn't whats happening at my house on Monday. I can guarantee it! Good luck to all of you tho, let me know if you have a day like that!
What kind of card do you really make for Labor Day? All I could think of was Red White and Blue. So, here is my card. It would really work for a baby too I suppose, because the dots are actually Pink Piroette and not white. ;o) The dotted paper is from the Bella Rose DSP at Stampin' Up! I cut a strip approx 3 inches to go across the top of my 4-1/4 x 6-1/4 card. The card base is Pacific Point. I punched a tiny hole on the fold of the card and fed my generic white ribbon through and tied a nice bow. Did you know there were bow tying instructions in the new Stampin' Up! Idea book and catalog? (Jessie?) The instructions aren't for tying bows the way I do, but they work! If you are bow challenged, you might need the new catalog! Back to the card....I stamped "emjoy" and "the little things" with white craft ink and also used the white ink to stamp a circle of dots around each dot on the patterned paper to tie it all together. The center of the O in enjoy is a build a brad with one pink polka dot punched out and layered in it. I figured this greeting could work for "Enjoy the little things" like..a day off of work, or a new baby!

Since I had my stuff out, I decided to try another die cut basket using my new Sizzix Big Shot. For those of you that were at Kim's workshop last week, I have to apologize.I was doing it wrong! SO Sorry! Diane has an excellent tutorial on her blog here. Check it out. It works WAY easier! I used the rest of my Bella Rose dotted sheet for the basket and filled a cello bag with left over strips of Bella that I crimped and a few little stamps. This will be a hostess gift next month. Are YOU having a workshop? It could totally be YOURS!
Have a great three day weekend. We are FINALLY taking our kids to Blue Springs. They have been BEGGING all summer! We just never had a day we could do it. It better be nice weather....!

16 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Beckie- I love the colors you chose on your project. Your card is so cute - like you said, perfect for a baby card or patriotic card! Ahhh - I agree with you too, a spa day sounds FABULOUS! FOr my birthday 2 months ago I got a gc for a massage and I still have not had time to relax and use it! Hopefully in September I will! Have a great weekend!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the card and the colors you used. I like the build a brad a lot, it's perfect!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What wonderful projects! Your creativity is really inspiring and each week I'm truly amazed.

Kerry D-C said...

these are adorable!!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Super cute projects! I love the polka dots on that paper and how you used it!

Nikki Bond said...

These are gorgeous! I love the idea of labor day being for MOM...I second that motion! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Hey Beckie...love your idea of Labor Day...I'd love a massage! Great card and little basket!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I just love your thoughts about Labor Day Beckie! Oh, wouldn't it be nice...lol! Fantastic card, and I love the basket too! :D

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Your card turned out great! It seems like several of us had dots/circles on our mind for some reason! :)

Lori said...

Love your card, Beckie! The build a brad looks great for the "o" in enjoy and so do the dotted circles you added to the patterned paper.

Kathie Bailey said...

Wonderful! I love your card and basket both. The labor day (baby) option made me giggle too.

thestampspot said...

Love the basket and the card matches so well. The card is perfect for both options of the challenge. TFS!

:) Marcia

Jeannette Swain said...

Super cute!! Love how you tied all of the polka dots with the build a brad accent.

Sheryl said...

Very cute, Beckie. I love this pattern of the Bella Rosa DSP and it's perfect for your card!

tonistamps said...

Perfect build a brad use Beckie! And I love the card. Very striking.

Ida P. Krause said...

A very nice card. Polka Dots are always so "in" and look great with the Red, White & Blue color scheme too.