Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Wishes...

Hello. Well, we made it back home last night safe and sound. My grandmother is still hanging in there, thankfully, and she looks a lot better than she did the last time we were there. Hopefully, she'll be able to leave the hospital to go to another facility (rehab, nursing home, etc) before the end of the month.

Anywho, today's card is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge seen here:






And also this week's fabulous Curtain Call Challenge colors: 




I love those colors. They are so deep and pretty together. I did not have the tangerine ink (Yet!!), so I used that for my paper, but I am really happy with the results.  I used my new Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels No. 14 that came in the mail while we were away...yippee! So, here you go:




Isn't it huge?? LOL! When I first saw the sketch, my brain immediately thought of doing another long card like this. They take up a lot of paper, but they are really fun to make.  Not so much fun to photograph, though I did like it in front of the new faux flowers my mom bought at a yard sale this weekend for my dining room table. :) The Holiday labels are just so perfect and they take ink VERY well. I love how the chocolate brown just pops on there. I used a sentiment from (say it with me...) Teeny Trees and it fit perfectly.  I'm not sure what else this card "needs", if anything. I mean, it feels complete to me, but maybe something on the brown? I put the pearls that to add some interest, so I think I'm good with it. Well, that's all from me. Starting a new week isn't always fun, so I better get some coffee in me and battle the Nashville traffic...ok, so there really isn't much traffic in Nashville, but you know what I mean. Hope you all have a great day!



26 brownkowments:

Sue Ann said...

Someone has been shopping at WMS :) Beautiful card Keva!! I might have to rethink this label set now. The only reason I did not get it to begin with was the stamp you are showcasing here but I LOVE that stamp in a dark color ........ LOOKS FAB GIRL!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Keva! Aren't these colors scrumptious?! Love that label and your rumbled ribbon! Thanks for leaving me a kind comment, too! I love hearing from my visitors!

Ronnie said...

Love your card! It is so colorful, and the ribbon on the edge is such a pretty touch!

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Keva! I love the ruffly ribbon and your take on the color combo is FAB! :)

Anne Marie said...

Just gorgeous! That ruffled ribbon is absolutely fabulous and the color combo looks amazing with this tall card. Very nice! :)

Christiana said...

This is great, Keva! And by the way, I LOVE your name! So pretty. I love the unusual size, it's so fun, and the colors are fab! The ruffled ribbon really pulls the whole thing together.

Btw, I'm doing a Blog Candy Giveaway -- come on over and enter to win!

Vickie Z said...

Keva- i am paritcularly jealous of the WMS and nesties- on my wish list. Love the embossed panel too!!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my goodness ... you used the "gathered ribbon" too! What fun! Beautiful card ... love the gorgeous embossing. I'll keep your Grandmother in my prayers this evening ... God Bless.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Keva. That ribbon is gorgeous! :o) Great use of the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent take on the sketch challenge! Love the ribbon and your embossed panel. Very nice!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Keva! Love how you flipped the sketch & used it vertically! The fancy ribbon treatment looks awesome & love that pretty framed sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Debgem said...

First - love the name of your blog!!

Second, brilliant card. I like how you've flipped it on to it's side. And the colours are so vibrant.

Regards, Deborah

Anne said...

Hi Keva! Thanks for your visit on my blog and for the nice comment! You make beautiful card ;) I like the colors on this one, and love what you did with the ribbon!

Hugs, Anne

Silke Ledlow said...

Keva, sorry to hear about your grandma! I'm praying for her quick recovery! Your tall card is beautiful!!! Love the ruffled ribbon treatment! Hugs ~S~

IamDerby said...

Love this!!!! ARent Claires stamps the best? I just got this set too- now I need the dies! lol

Savitri said...

That's one GORGEOUS card! Just stunning and the colors are awesome together!! You did well! Thanks for playing with the Mischief Makers!!!

Jean Martin said...

I love this Keva! Fantastic use of colors! Everything is sooo vibrant! Love that fancy ribbon!

Terri E. said...

Super fun ribbon! Way to rock the color curtain challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

 

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