Saturday, September 11, 2010

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

I got together with my pal, Dawn yesterday for one of our famous "creative days". As usual we tried to do some "double-duty" challenges to get ourselves motivated. 

The first challenge came from Pals Paper Arts:
 Aren't these colors just fabulous together?
The second challenge came from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:
Funny part about this is, you could only enter the challenge until 10pm last night. I completely forgot, OOPS!! 
I tried to keep the card really simple and just added some simple accents to give a little flair. I used the white gel pen to add the "dots" on the scalloped border. (Thanks Dawn, for letting me use your *brand new* pen, since neither of mine would work for me, ugh!) The Square Lattice embossing folder and the Designer Series Paper play off the "textures" of the little roofs on the houses. 

I was going to stamp a different sentiment on the card, BUT I waited until the card was completely assembled before I went to add it. I was more then a little nervous of stamping it crooked, too high, or too low and ruining the card. You may be right if you guessed that I have done THAT before. Even using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place it, I was still freaking out about it. To save myself a lot of unnecessary frustration, I just opted to break out my coveted rub-ons for the sentiment instead. For some reason, I seem to own a ridiculous amount of rub-ons and never seem to actually USE them. Hmmm...not today! Ha! I LOVE the font on this sentiment, too. It fits the whole clean and simple theme of the card.

This morning, I felt like the card needed "just one more tiny, little thing" to finish it off. So, I cut out and popped up the little cloud, instead of just leaving it stamped flat. I really like the little "shadow" it created. There you have it, a fun and happy card to welcome someone new to the neighborhood.

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Good Neighbors (retired, SAB)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron classic ink

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White cardstock, Welcome Neighbor DSP pad (retired, SAB)

Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Edge Border punch, Dawn's white gel pen, Dawn's Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, sentiment from Chit Chat rub-ons (retired)

Non-Stampin' Up! Supplies: green half-pearls

Have a great day! 


  1. Excellent job with both challenges! Love it! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. I sooooo want to zip up an old grey cardigan and throw my shoes over my lap while singing that Mr. Rodgers ditty! hehe...cute card and the cloud TOTALLY rocks!

  3. I would love to be your neighbor..:) This is fabulous, love the colors and textures.

  4. This is so cute and so happy that you and Dawn had a great creative day! I really love the colors together and popping the cloud really added that extra dimension. Have a great weekend.

  5. love the paper and the image! have both of these and need to break them in still!

  6. Fabulous card! Love the colours! Just found your blog and I love it! I'll be visiting often!
    We'll be moving in a just over a month and maybe I'll CASE this for address changes to friends!

  7. awwwww I grew up on Mr. Roger's, lol! Your card is stunning! I love the colors together - a combo I wouldn't have thought to put together but they are a keeper! Beautifully done - love the classic, elegant look to your card - the image is the focal image and one to drool over! You have a beautiful style!

  8. This is adorable! Great take on both challenges! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  9. Wow...I just adore this card. It is so bright and cheerful. Beautiful layout job too.

    Creative Heart Designs

  10. You did a fabulous job incorporating the colors together. Your card is stunning! Have a great day!

  11. What a great use of the DSP pack. This is really cute.


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