Tuesday, May 8, 2012

seriously, what would i do...?

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everybody's week is off to a great start.  I have a really long week in front of me...I work 24-hour shifts, but I'm taking a class everyday from 8-5ish through Saturday.  But on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, I go into work after class and work til' the next morning...then back to class.  Fun, huh?!?  Oh, well...ya gotta do whatcha gotta do!  Anyway, I am so in love with today's card.  Unfortunately, the color challenge I used from Color Throwdown already ended, so I can't link this guy up there.  But there are still plenty of other challenges to play along with.  I used this Deconstructed Sketch:

I liked this sketch as soon as I saw it, but it took awhile of looking at it before it finally clicked.  Then it hit me...the perfect mother's day card!  Luckily, my mom doesn't look at my blog, so I feel safe posting it here even with a few days left until I give it to her.  Ok, on to the paper yummies:

This was actually the first card I made using this color challenge.  I made a second card, but posted that one first.  I know I've already said this, but I just love these colors together!  So yummy, and versatile!  I started off with these adorable birdies from the Unity Stamps "Garden Variety" set.  The momma bird is actually a separate stamp from the 3 little chicks, but I HAD to use them together.  And in order to make them all fit on my die cut shape, I had to mask and use my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp each one separately. Then I paper-pieced them with that cute yellow dot paper.  The "mom" is from the Paper Smooches Pretty Momma set, and the word bubble is Hero Arts.  The word bubble stamp actually faces the other direction, and I don't have the right ink to do mirrored stamping.  So, I masked the part of the bubble that comes down and the portion of the bubble where I wanted that part to come down, then filled in the gaps with a black pen.  I LOVE the way that last lil' chick looks like he's running to catch up, so I wanted him to be the one yelling "mom!":

The sentiment at the bottom of the card is also Hero Arts, from the "Thank you for being my friend" set.  I thought this particular sentiment was also perfect for a mom. And since I'm one of three kids in my family, this just worked well all the way around.  I LOVE IT!!!

I'm playing along here:
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge #25: Happy Mother's Day
Crafty Creations Challenge #168: Mother's Day Cards
Little Red Wagon Challenge #131: Stitch It Up
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge: Use Ribbon
Paper Sundaes #119: Mother's Day
The Pink Elephant TPE147: All About Mom
The Ribbon Carousel RCC52: Word to Your Mother


Thanks for looking!

Supplies: card base (kraft, not shown): The Paper Studio; cardstock: Core'dinations (gray), Georgia Pacific (white); patterned papers: Echo Park (blue), My Mind's Eye (yellow), KI Memories (green); stamps: Unity Stamp Company (birdies), Paper Smooches (mom), Hero Arts (word bubble, "seriously" sentiment); ink: Tsukineko; cutting dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities; die cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provocraft; ribbon: Hobby Lobby; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer; black pen: Hampton Art

18 comments:

  1. cute and I like the colours, too! :)

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  2. CLEVER and completely adorable!!! I'm loving this card! Great paper piecing and I love how you combined the patterns!

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  3. Love this! The sentiments are great.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  4. This is a brilliant card for Mother's Day! She is going to swoon and giggle! It's always a treat following your talented creations!

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  5. Your card is too adorable! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

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  6. Absolutely adorable! I love the little chicks. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD.

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  7. This is absolutely adorable (even my 11 y.o. ds said so!). Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Little Red Wagon.

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  8. So fresh and fun! Love the combination of patterned papers. Your mom will love it!

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  9. p.s. good luck with your crazy week!

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  10. Awww! so cute... Love the littlies following the mommy. Beautiful card, Kim! Love all the stitching and the paper piecing :) The senitment is adorable :)

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  11. really sweet card thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x x

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  12. Adorable card and take on the sketch! TFS

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  13. Super super cute and I love that sentiment!!

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  14. fabulous stitching and such an adorable card.

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  15. Gorgeous card Kimberly - love that stitching & those too cute stamps - fab colour combo too :)

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  16. Hey Kimberly! Thanks for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  17. Adorable combination of colors and patterns-the little chicks are the cutest ever! Love the sentiment :)

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