Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Triple Threat

First, I have to share a little deal...


That's right, Kate is running a HUGE sale over at IHP in honor of our favorite shopping holiday! The sale includes a lower threshold for free shipping (down to $25 from $40), as well as a chance to earn $10 gift certificates for every $50 in merchandise purchased. Click HERE for all of the details!

Now, on to today's card... it is a triple threat in that it fits the bill for not one, not two, but THREE challenges that are currently running in stampland! Woot! I usually have all I can do to meet the requirements for ONE challenge, much less three in one card. How about that?!

It all started with this Mojo Monday sketch by Julee Tillman. Y'all know I love me some Mojo Mondays, and it has been awhile since I've played along so I thought I'd give it a whirl this week. I've been wanting to get some more ink on my new QT Hooty stamps, and while I was mulling the card over in my head I learned about a new Pink Cat Studio challenge that was issued in their group over at Paper Craft Planet. The challenge was a "1-2-3" challenge, requiring you to use one ribbon, two background papers, and three embellishments. Finally, today is a Belli Challenge day, and this week's challenge is to pick a favorite from past challenges and do it again. I didn't think I was going to play along this week (in fact, I told everyone I was out), but it just so happens that challenge #29 was scallops, so I'm covered! Woot! Or, should I say, Hoot! ;o)

SO! Here is the sketch for this week:


And here is my card:





Poor QT Hooty is feeling under the weather this week. And you'd better stand back, because he's looking a little green. ;o) lol! I was debating whether to color him brown or grey, and then got this bright idea to paper pierce him in green to match the scalloped paper. Cute, right? I thought it was.... hopefully you agree! And check out how I did the sentiment. You know, I read all of these fabulous blogs, and I see new ideas all the time and wonder why I wasn't smart enough to think of some of those things myself. Have you been there? Well, I can honestly say that I *believe* that wrapping a sentiment around DP on vellum is an ORIGINAL idea. Quite possibly my first original idea, but hey - we all have to start somewhere, right?!

Ugh. And don't even get me started about how long it takes ink to dry on vellum. *grumble*

So, what do you think? I hope QT Hooty is feeling better soon so he regains his natural color! :)



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16 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

love the faux stitching around the stamped image.

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Hey girl, love the hooty card!!!! Poor lil owl!

Thanks for the heads up on IHP... I may have to head over and get some more nestabilities!

Have a great turkey day ya big turkey!

Hugs,
Susan

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Holly said...

Wonderful combination of challenges on this Sarah! I love the vellum over the designer paper too. And all the buttons are great!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is adorable. Love the colors! Thanks for playing! :)

Melissa said...

Oh poor Hooty :( I'm sure he is feeling better now that you made him an adorable card!! I love it Sarah! Hoot looks great in green :)

Heather said...

Wonderful Job Sarah!

Thanks for sharing I love the paper piecing and I love the colors you used! Sooooo creative. Glad I found a new blog to love too!

Heather

Lorraine said...

i've got to share this sale with my sister, who has just started stamping and needs everything, especially paper! lol She's stealing all my stuff and my stash is diminishing! lol

Tracey said...

Such a cute card!!

Lorie said...

What a cute card! That sale is tempting! :o)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Oh Sarah you rocked that sketch! I love your card! What fun colors, love the buttons, oh that's cute!

Sparkle said...

This is too cute!

Sue said...

Oh Goodness this is DARLING! Love what you did with the buttons too!

Dani said...

So cute! He looks just how I felt last week! LOL!

Kim said...

Oh gordeous card, I love you colours. He would make anyone feel better :) Kim

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the image and beautiful colours.
hugs Bev x

 
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