Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sweet Dreams, A Surprise and FINALLY...OUR NAME...

First and foremost...SCS Blogger Group 8 is now called CREATIVELY CUTE! Appropriate I think, it was a tight voting race...as this name won by only ONE vote! So now things are really going to happen...right? LOL...

Now onto our card. House Mouse Monday Challenge this week is for Tall and Skinny cards... DL... to be exact... so I had NO IDEA what D2 was, but I assumed it was a business sized envelope and that's what I went with... I used some more paper I have been coveting...this blue paper from IOD...sooooo pretty! I also used my HM stamp Dream Puff, mostly because everything else I own is TOO BIG! LOL I haven't used her enough anyway, she's soooo sweet! I used my Nestabilities Label 1 and cut her out, then I cut out a frame for around her and popped it out with pop dots (so there's some dimension here, more noticable in the close up photo). Now I have to admit, I've been on a floral frenzy here lately and I probably spent an hour fiddling with flowers and couldn't find "just the right" floral combo for this card...so I turned to my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and pondered over that ... what was I gonna put as the butterfly body?(certainly couldn't leave it plain! LOL!) then I remember I had seen somewhere someone had made the body out of a ribbon knot going vertically... and I was cutting the Organza ribbon with very dull scissors and getting frustrated because it wasn't looking right, I cut and extra long end and ended up liking how it looked...so walla...happy accident! I also drug out my sewing machine for this card...sewing skills are a little rusty, but I like how it turned out... recipe below the card...and keep reading about the surprise (for me that is)....



Recipe:
  • Stamps: House Mouse Dream Puff, Sentiment CTMH
  • Ink: Staz On
  • Paper: IOD, Scenic Route
  • Punch/Dies: Nestabilities Label 1, Martha Stewart Butterfly
  • Other: Ribbon, Thread, K & Co Heart Stickers, Pop Dots
My surprise...I won the random drawing on A Spoon Full of Sugar! I won High Hopes Stamps and some Prima's donated by Nutcrafters...Go take a look at the stamp...is that NOT PERFECT for my JOB? (horse trainer for those that don't know me)... I saw that on their website and thought...wow, it'd be kind of neat to win that...there were over 130 entries...and I GOT PICKED! You can bet I'll be using ALL of these a LOT!











17 comments:

Anjou Krelovich said...

Congrats on your win! And on a fabulous card! I love the long layout. Just beautiful!

mamichelle said...

Oh, I'm so happy you won. That set is perfect for you!!

LOVE your card. I don't think I could do a long/skinny one. That's precious.

Laura said...

That is a super sweet card for the House Mouse Challenge! It's so soft and warm and fuzzy!!! Love it, Paula!

Sue said...

congrats on your win, i luv your card its beautiful, sue.x

mycardz said...

OMGoodness!! Your card is GORGEOUS!! I really love the image together with the DP you chose..it's sooo perfect! I also love all the details you added! Wow, great job on this challenge! :)

MaryJo said...

Beautiful card! Love the background paper too!!

MollyD said...

holy wowzers - great card! Love the house mouse!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your card is just darn adorable. Love the dp, wonderful and sweet hm image and great card. Congrats on your HH win too!

Jackie said...

Wow, congrats on winning those fab prizes!! love your card...tfs!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow! So happy you won! Paula, my friend, where are you getting all this pretty paper? Yet, another gorgeous card! I love it! Can wait to see you ink up that High Hopes Stamp!
:)Rachel

sumbine said...

Congrats again on your win :-)
I like the name of our group.
Your card is awesome, the image is perfect for this kind of cards.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Your HM card is adorable! Love that little mousie all snuggled up. Congrats on winning that great stamp. What fun!

ant me. said...

So sweet!! the colors you've selected are so beautiful! I've just joined the HM challenges as well and I love all the wonderful ideas I'm seeing.

Thank you for sharing! Patti

http://myanthill.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I love this card....it is so pretty. One of my favorites from this week!

Raisa said...

Congrats for Your win, it really went to right person :)
And again, your card is super cute, really gorgeous

handstampedbylacey said...

This is a super cute card! Congrats on winning! I actually have that stamp! It was one of the first stamps I bought from High Hopes...along with the boy riding the horse. I used it for a combo ranch birthday party for my daughter's 5th bday and son's 3rd birthday! Here is the invitation I used...
http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/birthday-on-the.html
You might get a little laugh from my "bull" experience!! LOL
~Lacey

Leigh said...

Aaaawwww cute image and a gorgeous card. Love that dp.