Sunday, September 28, 2008

SBS24 Blog Challenge #1

Stamp: High Hopes
Paper: Lavender Lace; Certainly Celery; DSP by Quick Quotes
Ink: Staz On black; Lavender Lace; Lovely Lilac; Eggplant Envy
Other: rhinestones from Joann's; MM brads; grosgrain ribbon; White Sharpie; Nestabilites; aqua painters; pop dots

Card Measures 5x5

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things....I hope that you sang that like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music! ;)

My SBS24 sisters and myself have decided to start doing weekly challenges. The first theme is A Few of My Favorite Things. Each participant is suppose to make a project/card that shows off some of their own favorites. Favorite colors...favorite stamp...favorite embellishments...whatever. I decided to start off with my favorite color: Purple (Lavender Lace to be exact). But you know what? I don't actually have a lot of purple patterned paper! I found a few, but they were pretty BUSY. And I had nothing to coordinate. Finally I came across this lavender harlequin paper. The nice thing was it had celery colored stripes running through it and I had celery paper that coordinate and celery is my second favorite color. In fact, this card reminds me of my bedroom. I have celery-ish (slightly darker) painted walls with Lavender accents, like my comforter. When our bedroom is really cleaned up and dusted and the shades are open to let the sun in and there are fresh sheets on the bed...I {heart} my bedroom. The colors and furniture and all is totally me. And I even let my dear husband in there to sleep each night. hahaha! (hey! his favorite color is green!)

Hmmmm....I got off on a tangent there...sorry. Anyhow, I'd say my VERY FAVORITE brand stamps are Whipper Snapper, but I didn't have any WS stamps that I wanted to use with this paper. I started looking through all my images that I have gotten from friends and came across this Elephant from High Hopes. High Hopes is right up there in my top 5 stamps and I thought he would look cute colored purple! I wanted to include as many of my favorite tools and embellies as possible so I needed to use one of my scalloped Nestabilities, bling, brads and ribbon. And of course I couldn't make a card of my faves without Star Dust Stickles! So I painted some in the ears.

Some other favorites that didn't make it onto the card:

  • Bella Rosa by SU! cut into little patches like on this card
  • Just about any Imaginisce paper
  • Riley Moose Stamps
  • More glitter :)
  • a Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • a fall themed card with fall colors
  • Halloween paper

By the way-do you need to get yourself some Nesties? Sign up for a newsletter at Cut@Home and they will send you a monthly email with a 40% off coupon to purchase Nestabilities!

ATTENTION SBS24: If you have not received an invitation to the SBS24 Yahoo Group and would like to join please contact me at luv2craft @ (no spaces)

Have a Sensational Sunday!


Danni said...

What an adorable card! Love the image and the colors!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is a very cute card!!!

Christina said...

I love it it reminds me of another one of my favorites! Heffelumpy - dumpy!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! This is definitely a great peice of work! I love how you combined everything in the layers and used ribbon on the sides, it's just wonderful!

Shirley said...

This is wonderful. I have to tell you that the BG paper and your design makes it look layered in lengths as well as the square. Its beautiful and kind of like an optical illusion. The elephant is priceless.

Lorie said... I'm going to sing that song for the rest of the night! Love it though! I love elephants, I love purple, and that card is FANTASTIC!!!

mamichelle said...

Oooh, love the colors!! That elephant is precious! What a great job you did coloring it. I need some lessons!

Wendy said...

Oh what a card I just love ot, great colours and that elephant, i want him , he is so cute, love the glittery ears.


Kathy W said...

love it!

Kristen said...

This card make s me speechless. It is fantastic. I LOVE IT....

Elena said...

Kerry, your cards are so beautiful! Love your favorite color! The stamp is cute!!! You are amazing in coloring! Thank you for sharing your favorites!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...


wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Ooooh! He's so cute! Love it!
( I think I was in the middle of posting a comment on this card a few days ago and got interrupted...and never finished!)

kc_froglady said...

This is an adorable elephant, love the purple and green together.

Chrissy D said...

Girl, I think it would be just plain fun to stamp with you! This card is FABULOUS! TFS!

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