Saturday, February 6, 2010

Have a Cup on Me!!

Happy Saturday!! Hope you all have had a great week. We've had a busy week here. My son has started his first job! He's pretty happy about it...and pretty happy about the money he will soon have to spend! lol My daughter has had extra dance classes in preparation for ballet exams and Highland Dancing competitions that are fast approaching. Actually, she had a competition last Saturday and took three seconds and one fifth out of eight dancers!! My husband and I have been busy trying to get them to all their commitments!

So, today brings another new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! Today, our hostess is the talented Diana!! She would like you to be "A Little Ripper"!! Yup, time to let go of the need for perfectly straight edges...tear them up baby!!

For my card, I pulled out "Oliver", inked him up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped him on Neenah cardstock. I coloured him with Copic markers. His hat was paper pieced, and trimmed with Polar White Flower Soft. Now, I know most cards around blogland are "springy" right now...I think many of us are more that ready to see some green!! Time for a reality check though...IT'S STILL COLD OUT!! So, I made this card into a cocoa gift card to warm up somebody's day!

The sentiment is part of the "Everyday Sentiments" set.

Here's a quick peek at the inside (the sentiment here is also part of the "Everyday Sentiment" set):

You know, I've heard it said that tearing paper can be good therapy! So, get in on the action and make a project this week for Diana's challenge!! Hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog and link up your creation! Make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie image so that you have the chance to be the winner of a new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!

Did you see that Kimmie posted an extra challenge on her blog this week to celebrate her birthday, and her blog's anniversary?! Yup...check out her post Here for more information!

Have a fantastic Saturday, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Oliver" and "Everyday Sentiments"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: SU, Prismatic and Coordinations cardstock, DP from my stash
Embellishments: Metal "Mug" brad (from my stash), Walmart Ribbon, Polar White Flower Soft


Crystal said...

Adorable ! I love the rich blue and your coloring is fabulous, Melanie !

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

AWWWWWWWW! Oliver is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE what you did with her scenery...the snow, the sky...ripped and sponged!! It looks FANTASTIC!!! And that little snowflake teacup is the perfect touch!!

Shane McMahon said...

That is the cutest thing!

Donna said...

Mel...This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE every single little thing about it...Colours, DP, layout...ALL perfect!! Beautiful and stunning!! Xx

Phebe Meeder said...

this is so really know how to grab everything and pull it together....A Gorgeous Card

Michele Boyer said...

Ohhhh...this is CUTE! Your shading/color is always spot-on! I just love the little pocket on the inside too!

Nana Diana said...

Fabulous take on the ripping challenge Melanie!! How great to use the pieces for snow and dark sky. Fantastic job!!