Friday, February 5, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - I'm Baaack!!!

Hey stampers!! Normally I would be doing the "WooHoo, it's Friday!" Happy Dance, but I'd honestly like to fast forward to next Friday because we are not only expecting 24" of snow tonight and tomorrow, we got 5 inches this past Tuesday and are expecting more snow on this coming Tuesday - I am officially SICK of snow! This is why I live in Virginia, not Maine - which I LOVE, btw - but it's just NOT normal to get this much snow! Uggh!

Good thing I am still working on Cathy's scrapbook and have LOTS of stamping to do! :)

Speaking of stamping -that is why we're here isn't it? - I'm back with a made for the challenge Blogger's Challenge card this week. I've been doing a lot of 'make it fit' stuff for my challenges lately and while that's great when you are super busy I'd always prefer to make something just for the challenge. So after I'd finished 5 pages of the scrapbook last night, I sat down and cranked this out. It was kind of a treat to myself because I'd been planning the card in my head all day but I wouldn't allow myself to make it until I'd finished my 5 pages! Kind of like a stamping diet! :)


So, do you likey?! I really, really likey! It came out even better than I'd planned it - I WAS doing the happy dance last night! :)
As you can see, our challenge was to use black, white and red together. All my supplies are SU! so you can figure out the cardstock - haha! I did use my Versamarker on the Big Shot embossed white panel to highlight the flowers. I then heat embossed them with Iridescent Ice EP - it's very sparkly in real life. The focal panel was also heat embossed with Craft Black ink and more Iridescent Ice.


The heart is from the I {heart} Hearts stamp set - which is the fundraiser stamp set for Haiti relief so be sure to order yours, ok? - I just stamped it in Real Red ink over the embossed image from the Charming stamp set.
A little of that yummy Real Red Satin ribbon and some pearls from the Pretties Kit and you've got a simple, but elegant valentine card!

But as happy as I was with my card, Susie was just not impressed:

She was sleeping on the couch in the family room and even though it looks like her eye is open, she is snoring! Her little tongue was sticking out and it was just too cute! Hey, when you are a 50 pound pile of love, it's hard to look cute unless you're sleeping! :) She will be happy when the snow comes - she loves to play in it. That's good - she can go out with Emma - not me!

Be sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge players today - the links to their creations can be found thru the button on my right sidebar.
Come back tomorrow - I know you want to - I'll have the Stamping 411 Sketch card up for you!
Snowy blessings,
~~Robin

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful and elegant card!! The dog is a cutie too ;-)!

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  2. Beautiful, love the embossing under your focal image! Cute picture of Susie!

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  3. Ahhh your dog is such a dog...lol
    I love your card and you really showcased the set well..
    I love that technique with Versa and highlight...awesome on the white.
    connie paxman

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  4. Robin,

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the embossing on one side, did the heart with the verse over the top -- stunning but still very simple and elegant. I like clean cards and this is just perfect! We are getting some of that snow too -- I'll think of you with my 6 to 8 inches.....and I love the dog too! What a cutey!

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  5. This is just gorgeous! I love the clean and simple lines. I wish I could see all the sparkle that I just know is there. I'm so sorry you're getting another dump load of snow. Maybe you'll be able to finish that scrapbook. I really love what you've posted so far! Your customer is going to love it!

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  6. Wow! You guys are getting slammed with the snow this year!!!

    Robin, I LOVE this card. I think you've convinced me to buy the Charming stamp set. I was holding out...trying to be good, but no more!!!

    We both have the embossing mind-meld thing going on again!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend...stay warm and safe, gf!!!

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  7. Nice card Robin! I'll be CASEing it. I think I'm ready for the snow. Don't think we have a choice but to be ready.

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  8. Robin, welcome back. Your card is stunning. I love the layout, the pearls & the embossing is beautiful!

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  9. Gorgeous card (one of my personal favorite's I've seen today). Very elegant looking and the sparkle is a wonderful touch.

    Your dog is adorable. Hope you don't get as much snow as you're expecting. We're having rainy, foggy days here.

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  10. YES! Me likey :-) Very pretty and so elegant. Susie is adorable!

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  11. ROFL - your dog cracks me up- tongue sticking out. So funny! Your card is beautiful - I love the embossing in the corner!!! WOW!

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  12. Simply beautiful card, Robin! I love all the elements you chose and how you used them. I too would be doing the happy dance if I had made this card 'cause it's gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful! Perfect layout and use of the embossing folder!

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  14. I sure do "likey", and want to see you do that HD! Beautiful card!

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  15. Love your card- I never think of that embossing folder- yet it is so pretty! AAAwwwww you dog is so cute- love the tired buy gotta see what is going on look! So cute!

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful Robin! So elegant! Love all of your details (pearls, ribbon, and especially that embossing folder)! Stay warm and try to enjoy the snow! We don't have too much here in New England! (I wish we did!!!) :D

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  17. Your card is so clean and elegant...love it! And the dog is hilarious...tongue sticking out, eye open and sleeping. Hmmmm, maybe I look like that when I'm sleeping!

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  18. My jaw just dropped to the floor...this is STUNNING, Robin! Oh my! I love everything (and you just sold me on the Charming set!)

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  19. What a beauty!! Love what you did with this challenge!!! I hardly use this embossing folder and the one time I do you use it on the same challenge!!! Too funny!!!

    Miss you so much and the cruise can not get here soon enough!!!

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  20. I'm with you--I'd like to fast forward through this way too snowy weekend! Love the sparkly embossed flowers. That's such a pretty detail.

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  21. This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Good luck with the snow. Stay warm!

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  22. This is beautiful Robin. I love the pearls...they really add a nice touch.

    And Susie is just TOO CUTE! Her little tongue hanging out makes me laugh!

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  23. Sweet, simple, elegant, gorgeous! Love it Robin!....that pic ofyour dog is priceless! {SMILES}

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  24. This is gorgeous!!! Love the texture and the layer of text and heart! Wonderful! Love the snow pics, too. Steve and I were just looking at your snow pics and he mentioned that he saw a report that this is the most snow since President Washington recorded a snowfall in his diary!!!! YIKES!

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  25. Went perusing Stampin' Connection and saw this card (made a version for my class tonight)...imagine my delight when I saw YOU are the creator of this card!! Love it, Robin!

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