Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ready? OK!


It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for another CBC Challenge! This week's challenge is to make a 3x6 card. Yes ladies, that's right, size really *does* matter. ;o) HA. Here is my card for this challenge. I didn't realize just how big this bella was until I tried to put the card together, but thankfully everything fit. I made this for my niece who is on a dance team called "The Blue Revue". Hence the color combo. The pom pons actually are almost identical to the ones the kids use, I just wish I hadn't colored them blue on the main image first. I debated leaving them white, and then thought blue would be better. Now I wish they were white. Oh well, minor detail! Anyhow, be sure to click the links to the other CBC Challenge Chicks on the right to see what everyone else came up with!

To make the pom pons, I punched four holes in each one with my 1/16" circle punch as shown below (blurry, but you get the idea):


I used this fun wired ribbon...

...and cut the wire between each burst (or whatever you want to call it), then threaded the two ends of the wires through two diagonal holes. Then I took a second one and threaded it through the other two holes, over the top of the first one. Get it? I thought it was a fun, and maybe unexpected, addition to the card.

I also finished my second set of swaps tonight! Woot! So here they are, all ready to be packed up and shipped to Virginia tomorrow. You can see a close up of the frog card here. I posted it a few days ago.



I also need to thank my blogger friend Jacquie for this great award. She created the award herself, and I was in the first group of recipients. If you haven't been to her blog yet, take a minute to check it out. She has some cute cards and some cute kiddo's! As much as I'd like to play along, I just don't have time. I've been putting off even posting this in hopes that one of these nights I'd have some free time but it just hasn't happened. And y'all know I love awarding these dang things, so you also know I'm not just blowing it off!


Jacquie and Holly also awarded me the "I Love Your Blog" button recently. Big thanks to both of them for thinking of me. Be sure to check out Holly's blog too. She is very talented and also has a card give away every Wednesday on her blog! Oh, and did I mention her daughter is designing a few sets for My Favorite Things? Yeah. How cool is that? I guess they'll be released some time in September (correct me if I'm wrong, Holly!). I'll keep you posted!

Finally, I leave you with this.... Remember those cupcake links I shared yesterday? My slightly twisted blogger friend Debby (totally the reason I love her - lol) introduced me to a blog called Cake Wrecks. You seriously have to check it out. All of the cakes were made by professional bakers, meaning people actually paid for these gems. Some of them are hilarious.

Ok, I'm done now! :)

Card Details:
Stamps: Pompomabella and sentiment (both Stamping Bella)
Ink: Adirondak Pitch Black
Paper: Shimmer Silver (SU!), Brilliant Blue, Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Other: Copic Markers, Wired Ribbon, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

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30 comments:

Lorie said...

Ready, Okay! I love,love, love this card...I wish it could be mine! You are a rock star stamper, friend...I'm glad you are a friend of mine!

Okay...that was supposed to be rhythmic...in cheerleader fashion, k? :o)

sparkplug17 said...

She is adorable! I love it and perfect for your niece!

sparkplug17 said...

She is adorable! I love it and perfect for your niece!

Jennifer Murai said...

Love your cheerleader. She is awesome!!!!! TFS

Rach said...

Fabulous card, love the pom pom idea, thanks for sharing the technique..xxx

Jennifer Love said...

What a cute card! I LOVE Cake Wrecks! The fireman cake story from a while back had me in TEARS laughing. LOL!

scrappinmominky said...

Love this card. I think the pom poms turned out great and the colors are awesome. Just the same as the Kentucky Wildcats, so what could be better? LOL I'm not prejudice or anything just because I live in Wildcat Country. Ha, ha!

Thanks for sharing.

Heather
scrappinmominky.blogspot.com

Kimmie0270 said...

This card is just too cute!

Kimmie0270 said...

This card is just too cute!

Mandy said...

Oh, I LOVE the pom poms! How great!

Courtney said...

All of this is just too cute! Congrats on finishing your swaps!

Chrissy D said...

Sarah this is soooo cute! I love your pom-pons! Great idea! TFS!

Cris A said...

This Cheerleader is fantastic!!!! Now I want that stamp!!

Holly said...

What a darling card! I just love how you did the pom poms! Who doesn't like dimension like that on a card?
I totally understand not having time to pass on the award, but I had to give it to you cause I really do love your blog!

Meli Mitchell said...

Trust me girl, Cheerabella is definitely on my list!

I love the pom pons. Looks awesome. The colors are great too. She's very school spirited! :o)

Lori said...

She is very cute. Great job on the pom poms.

Dani said...

2,4,6,8, who do we appreciate? Sarah! Sarah! Yay Sarah! :)

Fantastic card, love the pom-poms. You rock.

Dragana Skoro said...

Very cute. Thanks for stopping by. If you send me your e-mail address to happyinker@gmail.com I will send you a template as I don't remember where I downloaded it from.

Susan said...

How stinkin cute! Love, love the pom-poms and I think the blue is great! Love Billy and congrats on the award! Love your cards and I know your niece will love it too!

Catherine said...

love your pom-poms.. too cute!

Lori Barnett said...

Hey girl! You are not the only one with that bella stamp :) I have her too! Your card is ADORABLE! Mine is posted on my blog and SCS (i think) hee hee

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I am in LOVE with this card!! Gorgeous!!!! And congrats on the award!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I am in LOVE with this card!! Gorgeous!!!! And congrats on the award!

Debby said...

um yeah. Your friend Lorie had it right. You are a rockstar stamper! I love your pompombella or cheerabella, whatever, same thing. Your swaps are great and you totally deserve the award. Rock On Superstar! Glad you liked Cake Wrecks. Fun site huh!?!

Debby said...

um yeah. Your friend Lorie had it right. You are a rockstar stamper! I love your pompombella or cheerabella, whatever, same thing. Your swaps are great and you totally deserve the award. Rock On Superstar! Glad you liked Cake Wrecks. Fun site huh!?!

Meredith said...

this is totally cute!!!!! I love the pom pom, what a great idea :) (and I'm so stealing it *wink*-thanks)

Kim's Life said...

Love the Cheerleader! Great job!!!!

Rochelle W said...

This is super cute. I love your card.

Danyel said...

So, I've never been to keen on the cheerleading thing, but I love this. So much, that when I place my next Bella order, I night have to get it. Love the sentimenet too.

Danyel
aka Nelliebella
http://psychostamper.blogspot.com/

Jovita said...

What a great card, the pom poms are wonderful!

 
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