Sunday, October 17, 2010

{mojo} birthday bash

Happy Sunday to ya!  ;)  I hope you're having a nice weekend. 

I found time to make a card yesterday, so I played along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I probably should've been doing any number of other things around the house, but getting to stamp fairly regularly lately has been such fun...I couldn't help myself. {Who needs clean clothes anyway, right? lol} 

It's an unusual color combination, but I thought it was a nice departure.  My starting point {other than the sketch} was the striped piece with a floral scalloped lower edge {the striped portion is just about completely covered though}.  Then I took a piece of some really old {and retired} background paper from Close To My Heart --I've been hoarding what little gingham I have left, as it's my all-time favorite!-- and I added some stripes through it using a marker to make it blend in a bit better.  Part of the cake was paper pieced, and the candles were stamped a second time, colored, and cut out individually and then layered on top with foam tape for a bit more dimension.  I used Stickles as the 'piped' icing edges around the cake.

Well, I've some groceries to put away, a few loads of laundry to tackle {it seems that we could use some clean clothes for this week -lol}, and dinner to start.  Pretty much feels like the weekend's over to me. ;(   

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters {just doin' my part -lol}:

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Goldrush, Hollyhock, Tulip (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Hog Heaven 12x12 stack (Sassafras Lass), Two Scoops 6x6 collection (BasicGrey), {ret.} Hollyhock Background & Texture paper (CTMH)

Stamps:  Birthday Bash, Birthday Surprise (Verve)

Ink:  Parchment, Brown Bag, Hollyhock, Goldrush (CTMH), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Labels One (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), buttons (recycled from my youngest daughter's clothing), embroidery floss (DMC), Fruit Punch Stickles, Scattered Straw Distress Stickles (Ranger), white pigment pen (Signo), sponge, Goldrush Exclusive Inks marker (CTMH), Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" adhesive (API), foam mounting tape, sandpaper


Sharli said...

Bee-u-tiful card!! I LOVE how you've changed the gingham B&T - very clever! The details on this card are awesome and I'm saving it to my "Christi" folder!! HUGS!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Christi! All the details you so lovingly add sure make the card stand out. I'm thrilled for you that you are getting/making the time to create!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the color combo and the combination of oh-so-pretty patterned papers. Cool ribbon treatment, too.
It's so wonderful to see you playing, Christi! Yeah!