Monday, February 15, 2010

Popsicle Winters

Daughter Amy home today from Pebble Beach. Nothing says 'welcome back to the Midwest' like blizzard conditions and a closed interstate. I'm glad she is home, safe and sound. Yes, you guessed it. It's snowing AGAIN.

The first card up tonight is a Mo Manning image and is now part of the cupcake series for Miss Amy. This card meets the requirements of two challenges. WHOOOOT!!!

The challenge at The Pink Elephant was to use ribbon and I LOVE using ribbon! The challenge from last week on Mo Manning's blog was to incorporate wood or would into the card. The parameters were generous - it could include real wood, an image of wood, an image of a bench, a wooden swing, a faux wood frame - anything wood. OR the word 'would'. I went with the word because I was running on empty regarding the wood issue. Well actually I DID make a card using wood - but it doesn't include a Mo Manning image which is part of the challenge rules. (More about that card later...)

Cupcake Wishes
~Base Card Paper Trey Ink white cardstock
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids
~Image is Mo Manning Sugar colored in with colored pencils, Copics, lots and lots of Stickles, layered on three colors of cardstock
~Sentiment "Would you like to make a wish?" typed printed on an ink jet printer and layered on lime green cardstock
~All the edges smudged with Stampabilities Cotton Candy

This is my oops card...I got so excited about using wood on a card for the Mo Manning challenge that I had it made before I remembered the rules are to use a Mo image. Oh well! On the positive side I did use the sketch over at MoJo Monday. AND it has ribbon so it too is a Pink Elephant challenge card.

How Much Wood Would
~Base card Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream - edges smudged with Distress Ink Old Paper
~Layer of My Mind's Eye
~Horizontal band of cranberry cardstock, layer of background design paper - with holes punched in the center of the 'x's' - and navy star eyelets on both ends
~Edges of solid cardstocks smudged with Stampabilities black ink
~The flag is a re-purposed lapel pin made out of wooden, mini-popsicle sticks- layered on navy and cranberry cardstocks
~Ribbon from Michael's dollar bin
~Diagonal narrow rectangle - Cosmo Cricket Gretel: Hansel layered on cranberry cardstock
~Zigzag metal brad from Oriental Trading (This brad is from the 'You bought it now USE it' stack)
~Two circular punched cardstock - navy and cranberry - topped with a twine threaded button

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.
All good wishes,


  1. Great cards - love them both.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant.
    Ann xxx

  2. Absolutely fab cards Nancy! Love your use of ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

  3. What Fun cards! Thanks for joining in the TPE fun this week!!


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