Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Happy Tuesday, stampin' card-makers! Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Today's card project was created for the Unscripted Sketches challenge, number 65. For all of the challenging deets, including a look at the sketch I followed, clicky HERE.

I flipped the sketch 90 degrees to the left:

I stamped my image in Distress ink and used some recycled corrugated cardboard to back my vintage buttons. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... and for the rest of the sketchy product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooo as you may recall, Sheila was in Wisconsin all of last week, so this past weekend, her sister, Jill, and I teamed up to keep Reid-the-Wild-Child entertained for the day. After several exhausting hours at the Dreher Park Zoo, we decided to grab a quick bite to eat before heading home.

Reid was hot and tired and whined that we had to take him to eat at McDonald's. Okay, we can do that ... so off we went in search of the Golden Arches.

When the crankly l'il bugger finally got his Happy Meal, he was so unhappy with his toy that he threw it on the ground.

That's when Jill said, "Hey, you pick that up and play with that! There are starving children in China making those!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Stock:
  • Card Stock: All Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Granola" Collection by BasicGrey
  • Other Paper: Corrugated Cardboard
  • Stamp: "Roses in Winter" by Diva Impressions (Out-of-Business)
  • Ink: "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink by Ranger; Frosted White Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap;
  • Accessories: Vintage Buttons; Jewelry Cord
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Die; Sharp Scissors (For Distressing); Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)

51 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Lovely card, not sure what to say on the story as I've just had a full hour of high maintenance children... love them dearly, bring on the wine.

Sue said...

Love the simple cleaninless of this card.
Thanks for playing FFF
Seu xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love your card Deb!! The image and sentiment are perfect!! Gorgeous for both genders. Love the simple look with the colors and buttons! Awesome distressing! Thanks for joining the ODBD challenge this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Thanks for the food for thought. It is ironic to think that the hungry children of China are making extra toy gadgets for our children.

Country Mouse said...

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar!!!!

Ann said...

Awesome card, Deb! I love that sentiment!

Karen B. said...

The happy meal toys are the bane of my existence. Great card and great colors!

Danielle said...

What a great card-love the image. And I love how you were able to play along with us at LCOM for the up-cycling challenge!!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful!! I love how your buttons mimick the background paper-soooo cool!!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great upcycled buttons!

Rosemary said...

Another fabulous card - love the use of the cardboard on the vintage buttons to bring the PP look to the embellishments.

Reid-the-Wild-Child has the life - McD's and laughs!

Anita said...

I love those upcycled buttons. Awesome. Thanks for playing along at LCOM this week. Hugs, Anita

RiNNE said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the image and sentiment and of course, the cardboard!

Thanks for playing with us at LCOM!

crafty creations said...

Hiya deb - sounds like you had a day and a half with the little one

Great card !!!

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Danni said...

Great card! Love the colors and buttons!

Cor* said...

Aren't you witty with the lacing in the buttons. How many times have we done that and NOT considered it lacing!! But it's PERFECT!!!! Love the antiquy feel. Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF.

Tina said...

Omigoodness, what a beautiful card. The image is amazing.

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card the corrugated card behind the buttons is a fabulous idea. Thank you for joining in with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your button treatment! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Crystal said...

Deb wow this is AWESOME sweetie, LOVE the image and sentiment and your fabulous design sweetie!

Rae Anne said...

So sweet in it's simplicity! I love how the circles are carried throughout the card, and I love the baby boy colors! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Sally Atkins said...

What a fabulous image and such a wonderful card to showcase it! I love your design on this one - it has such a clean feel about it x

Bev said...

What a lovely card. Fab image & I love the colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Poppet said...

Great card Deb, it's like retro vintage. Great saying by Barrie. I loved your story, tired kids ehh. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope you will be able to join us again next week. :-) xx

lynn said...

this is so vintagey sweet! love your recycled cardboard with your buttons, deb!

dstandard said...

Such a fabulous card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Claudine Poch said...

How sweet. Your buttons match the paper perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy's Friends.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a lovely card....can't go wrong with vintagey themes! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

sgc said...

This is a great card!!!!! I love the image. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Davi said...

Deb, this is wonderful! That cool image and those fabulous backed buttons add great dimension and are just very cool!!

Maria Matter said...

oh wow how lovely!!! beautiful design here Deb with your button backings and colors!!

wonderful sentiment too!
hugs & blessings!

~*Joni said...

First off, what a wonderful card! I love the layers behind the buttons, brilliant to pair them together like that. What a great image and sentiment too. Your story was hilarious, by the way. Children are so funny! Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

Joanne Travis said...

what a sweet card and beautiful sentiment.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card - love the sentiment! Love your lacing technique with the buttons too, although I would have counted the shoe image for the Lace it Up challenge! Great job! So happy you could join in the fun this week at Fairy Fun Friday.

yyam said...

Love how simple and striking this card is! Love that stamped image and buttons!:)

Sharli said...

Great card, Deb! The colors are just yummy - the buttons are amazing! I like how you let the "tails" show from the underneath side. That sentiment is perfect - well done!

Nilla said...

Fabulous card, love the buttons! Thanks for playing with us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Basement gal said...

Oh I love the feet image, beautiful. Thanks for entering the creative inspirations challenge this week.

Elena said...

What a lovely card, Deb! I really like your idea with the buttons!

MauMau88 said...

A wonderful card.

Inken
(Alphabet Challenge)

Tigger a(r)t work said...

Shoetiful card ;o), love it !
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)

Hugs
Elke

Liz Williams said...

Love the buttons and the repetition of the circles in your design. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends.

scotspanda said...

great card, I love the shoes they are fabby

thanks for taking up my challenge this week on Allsorts

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Carolina said...

Great card.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Chrissy D said...

PERFECTO!!!! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge! We hope you will join us again next week! Have a great day!!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card perfect for this weeks baby/child challenge......

thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a sweet card!!! You are the combo queen!!! Thanks for playing along with ODBD this week! Blessings, Angie

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

So gorgeous boy card,I love the image and the wonderful papers.thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Jaqi said...

Stunning card and fab quote, the buttons are a lovely touch

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wonderful card Deb! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hos' this week:)

Chris said...

adorable card! love the vintage-y feel of this!!

Bec said...

WOW this is Fabulous.. thanks for playing along at Creatalicious.. Bec xx