Wednesday, June 15, 2011

TTCRD - Challenge #4 - Summertime!

Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Through The Craft Room Door! This challenge was perfect as it's definately feeling like summer here in Colorado. This week we have an inspiration photo for ya - and just a theme to use summertime images/colors:

We used to have a water thing like that - and I know the kids lately wish we still did! It's been H-O-T!!! So, my inspiration came from the bright colors and I used a brand new ippity set called New Season, New Wonder which I have available NOW on my ippity blog!

At first, I wasn't sure about this set, but as soon as I got it, I knew I was going to have to ink it up! This was the perfect time to do so. :D I also used this week's Monday Mojo sketch and kept it CAS for CAS-ual Friday's bingo challenge (I chose the 2nd row down, Gems, Dies, Flowers). This is my first time entering even though I've been a fan since they started their blog. I'm always in awe of CAS cards - but they are NOT easy for me. It helped to have that sketch to start with. My hubby paid me the BEST compliment when I showed him my card when I was finished because he said it's very clean looking! I laughed and said that is EXACTLY what I was going for!!! He breathed a huge sigh of relief as he didn't know if he was saying something right or wrong. *giggle*

I'm playing with LOTS of new goodies on this card! We had an appraisal at the house on Monday and I met up with fellow blogger & ippity chick Noelle with the kiddos and we made an impromptu visit to Hobby Lobby! I wish I had my camera on me as our girls were so stinkin' cute holding hands down the aisles together!! I got the inverted scalloped circle nestie for just $5.39!!! There was no way I could pass that up. And their trim/ribbon were 50% off so that's also on my card today as well as new ink from memento that was 40% off!! The dew drops are from Robin's Nest that I got from my Helmar DT package and I love them because it's hard to see in the photo but there is a lot of dimension and variety in them, they aren't just a flat yellow and using it with the Helmar Gemstone glue retains that beautiful quality.

To adhere my ribbon and trim I turned to my Helmar 450 Quick Dry which is perfect for fabric, ribbon and more. I used it right on top of the orange ribbon to adhere the crochet trim and because it dries clear you cannot even see it plus it's not going anywhere! For the flowers, I used Liquid Scrap Dots as I needed just a bit of height from the center panel as I adhered that with 2 different sizes of Helmar Zap Dots.

*gasp* I just realized I didn't use a LICK of designer paper on my card!!!! Wow, that does NOT happen often. haha

Challenge 4

June 15
Theme: Summer Inspiration - Use Images that suggest Summertime
Sponsor: Glitterbabe's Digis
Prize: $10.00 gift certificate
~Your creation must be new (please do not link to old creations, they will not be entered in the drawing)
~Post your picture using Mr Linky as well as the gallery on TTCRD using the Tag "Summertime"
~Please link back to the challenge if you blog your card
~You may enter up to 3 Times

Challenges I'm Playing:
Mojo Monday Sketch - #195
Anything Goes Challenge - Here Comes Summer

Stamps - Ippity New Season, New Wonder
Ink - Memento in Tangelo, Memento in Tuxedo Black, Brilliance in Yellow
Paper - PTI Kraft
Embellishments - Lace & Ribbon Trim from Hobby Lobby, The Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Plumeria, Wild Orchid Craft Mulberry Roses
Tools - Nestie Inverted Scalloped Circles, Nestie Circles, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher


Noelle Reese said...

LOL I think we should take our kids to Hobby Lobby every week! They loved it! ;)
I love your card! Isn't it so fun when you gasp and thing Dang, I didn't use PP or seriously? I didn't pop anything? I made a flat card? LOL I LOVE that you layered your new ribbon. I'm going to case you asap! :)

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful card!

Michele Gross said...

Carisa its gorgeous!! Excellent example of how you can have layers but still keep it CAS! Love all the rich elegance from your trims and embellies. So glad you played tic tac toe with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Outstanding! I love the texty fruit image - so pretty and elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again and share more of your beautiful work!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful card, the colors are spot on and the sentiment is awesome. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kryssi said...

What a fun card! Love that little slice! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Great job! Love it! Olena

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!