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Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Came, I went, I Shopped--Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge

I am so sorry, I just couldn't resist this for this card. When I put this card together I had no idea what I was going to put for the greeting. Or what I was going to put behind the fence. (I do that a lot, put the card together before I know what I want to use.) The only thing that came to mind was, let's go shopping. But I didn't want the same, boring greeting as I have used on previous cards and wanted to step it up a knotch....*smile*...so I was flipping through my Ultimate guide to the perfect word book, and came across this greeting and sentiment (posted behind the fence) and thought, how fitting for so many of us out there in blog land. If by some reason you don't have this book, I would highly suggest having it. I purchased mine at Michael's and I'm pretty sure they still have them. Anywhoo--I made this card for the sketch challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites blog. The every umber creative Claudia supplied the sketch for this challenge. So if you find yourself looking for something to do, hop over and do this challenge. I just hope I did it justice. I purchased my Maggie stamps ( Tilda with bike--beach fence and the ever so cool general store) stamps from the sweet Miss Diana over at Magnolia-licious Store. Come on, you all know you want to have these in your stash of stamps (if you don't already). They are so fun and versatile. You can use them in so many other ways than what they are intended for. Look at the beach fence--I didn't use that for a beach card, or the general store stamp if you want trim off the general store part at the top and use it for something else. Just a couple ideas.... Well we are off today for our niece's 4th birthday party. Oh how I Love little kid's parties. I just love to see the little one's having such a blast, laughing and smiling and getting all of that cake over their faces. Priceless memories....Enjoy!!!!
I used all distress re-inkers to color everything in....pop dotted the cute little Tilda up....and printed greeting off the computer...I also used those thingies from Karen Foster brads that have those loops so you can tie something together. I just trimmed those off. I really wanted these brads because of the texture to make it look like something you would see as a closure on a fence....and I just added stickles here and there to give it some interest.
here's the open view...I actually stamped the beach fence twice on each side to get the length I needed and just trimmed off what I didn't need...then matted it onto black card stock and trimmed but left the black card stock longer on the ends so that it would wrap around and underneath the matted store stamp...
I also added black card stock to the backing of these stamps. I just figured it made it look more finished. .....
Some really exciting news is that the design team is up over at Burtonesque Dolls Blog. We are gearing up for a hop next Tuesday April 27th at 12 am...so hop over and check out the amazing team that Betty put together. And don't forget to hop back on the 27 th to check out the blog hop. She's put together a prize package and I know the team will also be having candy that day on their blogs. This will be such an amazing journey with these dolls...and I can't wait.... every Tuesday will be a new challenge posted..so make sure you all come back for those---
Well--I hope you all have a wonderful day...I know we will other than the raining days ahead of us here...Hugs from a wet and chilly Charm City....

28 comments:

Christina C. said...

Nancy, I could never get tired of your lovely cards! I'm really loving this one....sooooo creative!
Made me laugh .... especially the sentiment..the perfect touch!
Love all the wonderful details on this gorgeous card.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What a great card love the saying and the layout ! Your coloring is awesome I am going to have to try one of these cards.
Hugs

Peggie said...

What a fun card. Love all the layers. And of course the words are just too funny.

paola said...

STUNNING! if i had the patience i think i could also get quite involved in making scenes for each of my Tildas. No time, gotta get my dt assignments done, abosolutely beautiful
smiles
Paola

Lynn's Magnolia Haven said...

I love what you did with Tilda, I love the scene
Don't you just love what you can do with these adorable stamps

Pam S. said...

Wonderful Nancy! I bought this general store stamp too, then became paralyzed about it because it is SO large! lol Inspired to use it now! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Margie said...

Damn, girl!!!! This is amazing! First of all, I love how the gate opens! I know I'm being repetitive when I say how amazing your coloring is, but it IS amazing! Totally LOVE the sentiment!

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow adorable card, love the awesome scene you created and the sentiment is perfect, this Tilda on her bike is cute!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Pat said...

What an ambitious and awesomely creative card!! Love it!!! Pat Frank (VA)

sandy said...

I laughed out loud with this card! All of the Tilda sure do recognize a friend when we see one!!! Such a wonderful card!

Sharon Caudle said...

Another FABULOUS Nancy creation!! I love it girl! Your coloring is beautiful, your desing is amazing, and your finishing touches divine! Gorgeous!!
hugs!
Sharn

Nancy said...

What a great card! Your coloring is gorgeous! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Myrna said...

Nancy your card is amazing! Looks like a lot of work went into but the end result is awesome! Love it.

Angie said...

How cute is this card!!!! You did an absolutely fantabulous job! Wow!!! Love it :-)

Leonie said...

O I love the whole scene you have created. And I can so relate to the sentiment...lol. Just amazong!
Hugs Leonie

megline said...

Beautiful card. I love the idea of the store.
Hugs, Line

Leslie Avila said...

Your design of all your scene cards are brilliant! superbly colored as usually. Just an all around fantastic card!
Thanks so much for sharing, i'm definitely going to start following your blog!
Blessings~
Leslie Avila

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Oh wow Nancy. the work you ahve put into this little scene is amazing. You are very talented and I love everything.
Hugs Marion

Scrappinangler said...

This is beautiful! :) Love the secret panel! ~Tori

Cami said...

Oh my word, Nancy, is this not the cutest, most beautiful scene card! I just love your fence and the words inside...so clever! You did an outstanding job on this card! Your coloring is awesome, and I love everything about this! Hugs, Cami

Samara said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous card! Fantastic work

ChrisaBella said...

Oh my gosh! The card is absolutely beautiful. You did an an amaziing job.

DonnaMundinger said...

AAACCCKKK! This is too totally CAUTE! Love the extra hidden sentiment. How FUN! (and had to laugh since that be me! LOL)Darling little scene! xxD

Barbara said...

oh, wow, I have no words.
This ist realy brilliant.
Great work.
Hugs Babsi

Eulanda said...

OHGME! WELDIFD!!! Ok...I was so excited that my tongue tripped over itself! BROL! I meant to say "HOLI COW NANCY! YOU'RE AWESOME! You totally frickin rocked this card OMG! That would have taken me a week to finish but I'm guessing nope, not you! FABULOUS!

Madge said...

Love your unique ideas. Beautiful card, full of details. I will have to try splitting the fence.

Rene said...

Ok, I was going to say "this is the coolest card I've ever seen!" but then I happened to see your haunted house-looks-like-a-jar card! Amazing!!! You are super talented!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

girl every time I come over here and poke around I find even more treats for the eye!! LOL LOVE this card! It is totally me!