Friday, October 10, 2008

BC68 An Inspiration Challenge

Yippee Skippy - it's Friday again! This week has been such a busy week for me, and that is really unusual, but there are occasions when it happens and I'm actually glad because having plenty of work to do makes the days go by so much quicker. I woke up Monday and now it's Friday...whew. I'm glad the work week is almost over and I can get started on the weekend.

This week's blogger challenge was to create a project using this picture of bed coverings as inspiration. Awesome color combo, huh? I'm not sure I'd want all of those striking colors in my bedroom, but it sure is great inspiration for my card this week. I just LOVE red, black and white together!

I needed to make an anniversary card for my in-law's upcoming 51st anniversary, so I took this opportunity to combine my "need" with my challenge.


I was so happy to finally receive my Top Note Bigz die from Stampin' Up! after waiting for what seemed to be forever while it was on back order. Since I've gotten it, I've been putting it to a lot of use. I trimmed my white piece along the perforated lines so that my black piece acted as a perfect mat. Take a peek on the inside of the card and you'll see that I used the left over from the black die cut cardstock to decorate the inside of the card, leaving a nice place to write a personal note.

I made my "band" by stamping two different stamps from the Guide Lines set from Papertrey Ink. Then added ribbon to the bottom and mounted that onto a scalloped edge.

Don't you just "love" these glitter chipboard letters. Best part is they came with the glitter already on them! No muss, no fuss, just some sparklie love.

It will be really interesting to see what all the other Blogger's Challenge players do with their inspiration piece today. If you click the Blogger's Challenge logo along the left-hand sidebar of my blog, you'll find a list along with links to their blogs. I hope you will check them out.

Thanks for checking in today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend filled with lots of sparklie love. :)

Stuff I Used: Stamps: Guide Lines (PTI); Papers: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Basic Black; Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black; Other Stuff: Top Note Bigz Die (SU!), Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Glitter Chipboard Letters (Paper Studio), Flowers -Blossoms & Buttons 5th Avenue-Elizabeth (Making Memories), Brads (Making Memories) Scalloped Border Punch, Pure Poppy Luxe Satin Ribbon.

30 comments :

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so stinkin' cute! Absolutely love those polka dots on the top note piece and the layout is fabulous! The glitter love is the perfect finish!

Kristen said...

Your dp almost matches the bed spread exactly. This card is so cute. I love your layout, flowers, everything about your card is gorgeos.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

I love it! Great layout! I almost used Guide Lines also...it was a perfect stamp choice for this challenge! And you gotta love pre-glittered stuff! :)

Patti Chesky said...

This is SO pretty. I love all the different elements!!

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the sparkle! Really beautiful! {SMILES}

MJ said...

Yep, I love those letters! Actually I love this card. Super details and layout.

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG Lynn! This is so terrific. I love every thing about this card, from your hand stamped DP to your no fuss no mess sparkly Chipboard letters. Fabulous job...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Lynn! This turned out fantastic! Great details...I especially love the letters and how you used the Top Note die! Beautifully done! :D

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty- love the glitter letters!

Robin Merriman said...

Great job on the challenge, Lynn. I love how you did the top note background and the letters are fab!

Beckie said...

oooo! Shiney!! love the card and especially how you used the top note! Awesome!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh so very pretty!!! What great details (the flower in the corner and the sparkle are fabulous). Terrific job with the challenge.

Barbara said...

This is SOOOO pretty! Interesting that we both used the same stamp set (Guide Lines) AND the Top Note die...and they couldn't look more different! Beautiful card....love it!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is fantastic! I mean...how perfect does this look compared with the inspiration! Awesome!
Becky

Claire Brennan said...

What a great match for the inspiration pic - it's fab and I love those glittery letters.

Suzanne said...

Terrific card! Seeing everyone using that PI set is making think I might need that one.

Jeannette Swain said...

I LOVE this card! Wow!!

tonistamps said...

I love the glitter!!! And how you embossed the Top Note die too! Very pretty.

Lori said...

This is fantastic, Lynn! Love the pattern you created with the Guide Lines images and the awesome sparkly letters. 51 years definitely deserves a special card like this one!

Sheryl said...

Wow! Your paper is a perfect match. I love the glitter--so pretty!

Dee Jackson said...

you did a awesome job with the challenge! I love this

Kerry D-C said...

splendiferous card!!! Lots of great elements and of course anything with lots of glitter is a PLUS in my book! :)

Regina Cornelius said...

this is so beautiful Lynn!!!! i am so glad your die has finally arrived!!!!

Julia said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! Love the glitter : )

Anita Van Hal said...

this is just beautiful! love everything! those glitter letters add just the right touch of bling too! thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

I LOVE those Guide Line stamps, I see a purchase coming on! Great job with this challenge...a perfect anniversary card!

Ryann said...

This is so very cute. Love the sparkly letters!

Tangii said...

Hey girl! What a gorgeous card! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Everything is just perfect...love the layout, love the glitter letters and the flowers are the perfect touch!! Don't you love your Top Note die? I think I've already used mine more than any other die I've ever owned, lol! Have a wonderful week!

Alison said...

STUNNING CARD!! Love it to bits!
Peace & love
Alison xx

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