Friday, October 3, 2008

Falling for You - Bloggers Challenge #67

I have a confession to make - I did not make this card ahead of time. I just realized that it is Friday and my Blogger's Challenge is due TODAY! And, since I've been AWOL for the past two weeks, I figured I'd better get on the ball, kwim?

So, I remembered the challenge was "Falling for You" and I at first thought - Fall, leaves, autumn colors; but I just couldn't get into it, even after pulling out my Fall Flair stamp set. Hmmm. What's a girl to do?

I glanced over at my work table and saw a snowflake card I'd been working on last night and said "Hey, snowflakes fall!" And that was pretty much it for my creative inspiration! Sometimes it pays not to clean up your stamp room!

I took a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock as my base and layered on a Big Whisper White snowflake cut with my BIG SHOT! Then I used a scrap of Brushed Silver cardstock and used my BIG SHOT again to cut the small snowflake. It's hard to see in this photo, but I popped the jewel out of a pale blue Rhinestone Brad (love these!) and glued it to the center of the silver snowflake. The white snowflake has Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on it for pizzazz!

The cardstock layers are Night of Navy, edged with Dazzling Diamonds as well - never too much glitter!, and Whisper White which I wheeled with the Bold Snowflakes Jumbo wheel in Bashful Blue. The ribbon accent is Bashful Blue Taffeta and I created my greeting with the Hugs and Wishes stamp set and a snowflake from the Season of Joy stamp set. The greeting was punched out with the new Wide Oval Punch and I also added another oval of Night of Navy to make it stand out.

I know you'll find it hard to believe, but NO dimensionals were harmed in the creation of this card! I, GASP!, forgot to use them! Also, I have to mention that this challenge was SUPPOSED to be some kind of Love/Anniversary card - but, rule breaker that I am, (no, not really!) I forgot about that part. I guess it could be an anniversary card for a Winter celebration - my anniversary is December 7th - so, yeah, this counts! At least that's my story and I'm stickin' with it!

Warm Wishes to you all! Be sure to check out all the other great Blogger's Challenge creations by using the link on my sidebar.
I'll be back with more pictures from Founder's tomorrow!
~~Robin

22 comments:

  1. Very cute and makes me cold just looking at the snowflakes falling!

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  2. works for me! I love the 'snowflakes fall' statement. Makes it totally qualify. :o) Great card!

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  3. Hey - snowflakes fall, so in my opinion it fits the challenge just fine. :) Lovely card, and I love the embellishment snowflakes!

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  4. Yup! Snowflakes fall everywhere but here in Texas, so I really appreciate how "cool" your card is.
    You did a great job, glad you're back up and running again...

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  5. Great card Robin! Will go into my "love it!" file!

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  6. wendy GroszkiewiczOctober 3, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Rules were made to be broken... Your card is awesome, Robin! Love that it's so sparkly and shiny! And the category was definitely open to interpretation anyway...you were just thinking outside of the box, right? :)

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  7. Great way to think outside the box with this weeks challenge theme. Just lovely!

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  8. love it!!!! i love your die cut flakes and how they sparkle!!!

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  9. This Is Fabulous Robin!!!

    Love it!

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  10. Falling Snowflakes! Perfect! Great card, and great job. I was just looking at my felt flakes thinking, why did I order these?? Now i know! :)

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  11. Actually, I think your card was more of a creative thought. I just went straight with the Autumn theme. I love your card. It makes me think of what is soon to be here in NH. TFS.

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  12. LOL! Your card fits since snowflakes do fall! Very pretty card!

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  13. While I am so NOT ready for "falling snow flakes" I love your card. It's soft, delicate and oh so pretty.

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  14. Beautiful card, Robin! I struggled with the theme but you made it work perfectly!

    P.S.Your blog is as much fun to read as it is to view the creations!

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  15. You clever, clever girl! Yes, snowflakes do fall...oh too soon where I live! But your card is Go-Jus! I've loved living vicariously through your trip to Founder's Circle! Thanks for all of the inside views! Hugs girlfriend!

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  16. this is so elegant! very creative in interpreting the challenge! I could think of nothing but autumn! thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. oooohhh aaaaahhh! sooooo pretty! I love snowy cards. Ok....now I *HAVE* to get the snowflake dies!!

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  18. I LOVE this!! I'm so glad I live in an area where the seasons change....and believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to snow! (Until I actually have to drive in it or shovel it!) So, this card is not too early for me!! Love the soft blues...great layout...fabulous card.

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  19. This is fantastic Robin! I just love the snow! You did a wonderful job with this challenge! :D

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  20. Falling snowflakes works for me! Love your card.

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  21. What a cute idea. I love it. Great twist on the challenge.

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