Friday, April 9, 2010

Card With a Purpose

(This is my second post for today. If you are looking for the Kraftin' Kimmie April preview, just scroll back or click here!)

Well, good afternoon stampers! Friday always marks a brand new challenge over at the Town Scrapette's blog. We will all be featuring stamps from The Town Scrapper's exclusive Victoria Case line, so make sure to hop on over to check out the other DT examples this week. You can also link up your creation this week for the chance to win a fantastic prize from The Town Scrapper!

Did you all know that April is Autism Awareness Month? Phebe has a brand new stamp designed (by Victoria Case) with this in mind. This is "Evan". He is seated in front of a puzzle background complete with an awareness ribbon. Now, I have to admit that I was not familiar with the significance of the puzzle pieces at first, and so sat down to "Google" my way to awareness. Did you know that the puzzle pieces are all symbolic of Autism? There are some fantastic links online to find out more about this's a puzzle that is very difficult to piece together. So, we thought it appropriate to have a "puzzle" themed challenge this week. If you already have this lovely stamp, it fits right in with our challenge! If not though, you may incorporate puzzle pieces into your creation in any way you would like. We can't wait to see your creativity!

I chose to make an easel card this week. I have had this paper from Basic Grey kicking around in my stash quite some time, but have been "puzzled" over what to use it with. This is not a colour combination I use very often, but I wanted to go bold and bright with this fun stamp! I kept the layout very simple, and used the sentiment "Puzzle Peace", which comes with this "Evan" stamp.

All right, off you go to the Scrapette's blog to see the other examples by the DT! Some have used the same stamp I did, while others have used puzzle pieces in other ways. They are sure to inspire you! Oh, and several of our Scrapettes have followed Leah's lead and are donating $1 for every card made by the DT and for every submission in the challenge to The Kennedy Krieger Institute. Why not help make this fundraiser a success?? All you need to do is spend a bit of time getting inky this week! (plus you'll be in the running for a fabulous prize!)

Don't forget to plan a trip out to see Phebe at The Town Scrapper in gorgeous Petrolia, Ontario!! She has so many fabulous new stamps in stock from several different companies. You will also find great papers and embellishments to meet all your cardmaking or scrapbooking needs. If you are not local, please feel free to give her a call! You will find Phebe's contact information on her blog.

I hope the remainder of your Friday is fantastic, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow morning!! (I've got yet another sneak peek for Kraftin' Kimmie's April Release...I can't wait to share it with you!)



Stamps: Autism Awareness Stamp exclusive to The Town Scrapper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey


Lisa said...

super job, love all the colours and of course your colouring too

Kim said...

This is fantastic as always! Love what you did with the puzzle and Evan!
Kim xXx

Leah the Orange said...

gorgeous work, as always, and beautifully said about the cause, girlie! the drive should be enough reason for people to participate, but if not, they could still play to win the Lola and Zeke stamps! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Melanie!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Love this Melanie!! You really brought this stamp to life & what a great cause!! Beautiful colouring and BG paper!!
Sarah :)

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Renkata said...

Such a precious image. You have created very sweet card.

Maria said...

Wow Mel, gorgeous easel card and super uber amazing colouring! Hugs, Maria

Krista said...

I LOVE how you coloured Evan up! Great card and post! You always know just the perfect thing to say!