Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 18: Shaped Cards


Hi Girls!! Oh, I've missed you!! Have you missed me? Lie and just say yes!!! Had such a wonderful time at my in-laws. My SIL cranked out these gorgeous crocheted flowers - like 29 of them in all for shower favors. I stamped and embossed some little cards to mount them on. They looked so pretty on the table and I think everyone loved them. I know I love the 2 I brought home! My MIL took care of the other details like cake and punch and flowers. I am really glad that we made the effort to throw the shower for my other SIL. It won't be long until I'll have a nephew - well, I already have a nephew and niece but this is one that I'll know from the time he's born! Anyway, you know what I mean, right???? He'll be a gift from God - aren't they all???

I didn't get much stamping done in the last week and so it's nice to be home and back at it. The first project I worked on was this weeks Cuttlebug Be Inspired #18 Challenge. We were to create a shaped card this week. When I sat down at my desk, I had lots of ideas: heart, flower, baby bottle and then I spied little miss Anya was peeking out at me. I had another digi Dorothy Anya printed off and thought I would use her. Since I spent part of my time in Kansas and saw lots of "Dorothy" and "Wizard of Oz" references at the travel stop, I was inspired to pick her up.


I used a Summer Sun base cut to 4 3/8 x 9 that I then ran through the Houndstooth embossing folder in my Cuttlebug machine. Using a sponge, I aged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then with a Gold Encore pad. I also trimmed it to resemble a rambling, curvy road. Miss Anya and Toto were colored with my Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I created my own sentiment and mounted it with my Curly Label punch from Stampin Up! Cherry Red glitter was added to her slippers and the edge of the punch. I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to stop by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and see the creations from the rest of the team!

I'll be working on slowly catching up with visiting each of you this week as well. Thanks for coming by today! I so enjoyed getting to spend some time with you! If you participate in any of these challenges, be sure to let me know as I'd love to visit and see what you created!

Have a beautiful day girls!!




31 comments:

Allison said...

great shape, fab card
AllisonX

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Cassie, this is fabulous! So clever!!!
Blessings, Maria

Shannon said...

Super cute idea!

Mrs J said...

Cassie this is so cute! Great shape to the card and I love 'Dorothy' and Toto!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Heather said...

Ooooo Ooooo Ooooo!!!!!

I love this card Cassie you did an amazing job with it!!!!

So so pretty, and being from Kansas I adore it.

Wizard of Oz is my two girls favorite movie!!!!!

I need to get my Printer working again so I can do up this Dorothy stamp!!!

Great Job and love how you used the Hounds Tooth!!!

Heather

Eva said...

This is soooo adorable, I love the story of how you came up with it, too. Glad you had such a wonderful time last week, and good to see your work again! Love the Anya image!!!

Lea L. said...

Such a fun and funky shape...and I am loving the houdstooth embossing!! Awesome job with the challenge!
~Lea

Karen said...

Cassie..you are so creative with this little road shape. I love everything about this card!!

Danni said...

Ohhhhhh, I love this!! What an amazing job!! You go girl!

Sandra MacLean said...

Yay!! She's back! Ok....now I can breath again! ;D Love ya! Good choice of stamp today! :D

Christi said...

This is fantastic!! What an awesome idea!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute card, Cassie! Love the shape!

Hugs~Becky

Michelle said...

Too cute! Love the idea - very creative!

JennK said...

Very cute idea!! Wonderful job on this card!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Oh Cassie this turned out awesome! I love the yellow brick road you created! How engenius and the coloring is amazing! And I don't have to lie, I missed you! I am so glad you are back but glad too that you had a fun time at your in-laws. i can't wait for the baby, hope you take lots of pictures!

Smiles,
janna

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

You are so clever Cassie! This is adorable!

Lesli said...

Just fabulous Cassie!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Girl!! This is so awesome!! Wonderful idea!! TFS! :)

spikescreativeside said...

Cassie, what a great out of the box thinking! It looks fabulous! I'm really starting to like Anya too, methinks I'll be adding those to my long wish list!

Hugs

~Spike

Heather said...

Cool!! Love that cuttlebug! I'm ok with being MIA!! Some time you just need a break!!

Meda said...

I so love that sentiment!
It is very sweet!
Meda

the whimsical butterfly said...

What an awesome yellow brick road! Too cute!

Suzann Soliz said...

TOO CUTE! love your cards-
call me so we can catch up!
BTW: i can truly say i have missed you!! LOL!

Cheryl said...

What a clever idea!

Jacquie said...

What an AWESOME card!!! I LOVE it!!! That Anya is SO sweet! That saying is PERFECT!!! I NEED that!!! Haha!!! Way to put everything together!!! HOpe you are well!!! I NEED to visit here MORE often!! Haha!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh how totally cool!! Love your yellow brick road, and your sweetly colored Anya!! Glad you had fun at your in-laws, but happy you're back! :)

Jennifer said...

Hello Cassie. Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. It's wonderful to know another believer in the card-making world! So glad you liked my card. Your card is just precious! I really enjoyed snooping around your blog. Hope to see you again soon.

Blessings to you,
Jennifer

titisonia said...

wonderful card !!!!!!!!!

scrapnnMO said...

Girl this card is just the cutest ever. Cute image and I love the idea behind the yellow brick road shape! ♥ it!

Natty said...

LOL, that really made me smile! And Dorothy definitely deserved glitter on her shoes. :oD

Cathy said...

This is so fabulous!!! I love it!! Great layout and wonderful card!!