Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A day late for a couple of things.

So far this morning I've:

#1. Found out the color challenge I had made this card for is now closed.  The color combo isn't one I would typically have chosen for myself so it was a good one to make me go outside of my comfort zone a bit.  I just wish I had paid closer attention to the closing date.  While I would like to say that it was a lesson learned, it probably wasn't and I'll do the same thing again.  But if the resulting card(s) is/are as satisfying as this one I'll be perfectly okay with repeating this particular history.  So, overall, no biggie.

#2. Realized I forgot to call my Father on his birthday yesterday.  In my own defense, the confusion stems from the fact that he celebrated his "24th" birthday yesterday and I had the number 24 stuck in my brain this year.  I honestly thought I had until August 24th to call and wish him a happy day.  So, instead, I'll be calling him later and wishing him a belated happy day.
(It was his 45th annual "24th" birthday for the record.)

So, can I just go back to bed and wake up yesterday morning and try this all over again?  No?  Alright then here's the card I made using some really bright colors.  They are beautiful together just not my usual choice.  I also used a lot more embellishments than I have in the past.  I'm really drawn to the cards that I see that are blinged out to the hilt....just inexperienced in the making of them. 

The hummingbird cut is one from the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge that I love.  It has an elegant look to it and the layering is easy as can be.
Double love.
This cart is one that I don't see mentioned in many places and that's really a shame.  There are so many fantastic cuts here!  Do keep in mind that many of the cuts are super intricate and require a large size to be able to work with them.  Even with that limitation, I think it's one of my stand out carts and worth every penny I spent on it.
(Which was naturally a sale price or Ebay deal....
never full retail for this ol' girl.) 

Since I'm not one to ever leave well enough alone, I decided to make my first twisted easel card using colors I'm not comfortable with and a style I'm inexperienced in.  Sure!  Why not?  I'm so happy I did!  Talk about easy peasy for huge impact.  Again, YouTube provided a couple of videos that walked me through the process and now I have a new fancy fold in my card making arsenal.  My hubby loves cards that have any sort of action, pop up, etc so this one is right up his alley.  I guess it's the little boy in him that these appeal to so much....I don't question it.  I've decided to find it charming.

You can find this card at the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2 -- Summer heat is for the birds
Love to Scrap -- Bingo using flowers, ribbon & sentiment
Mojo Monday -- Sketch
Avenue 613 -- Anything goes with a twist: stitching
Hiding in my Craft Room -- Stitching
Craft your Passion -- Summer flowers
Crafty Sentiments -- Colorful
Loves Rubberstamps -- Round or square cards
Papertake Weekly Challenge -- Flower power
The Paper Girls -- Photo inspiration

Recipe for this card:
Paper: Bazzill, Papertrey Ink, and SEI
Lace, seam binding, and ribbons:  Martha Stewart and my stash
Metal brackets: Making Memories
Rhinestones: Michael's dollar bin
Cricut Cartridges: Elegant Edges, Flower Shoppe, and Art Nouveau
Sentiment stamps: Papertrey Ink

My day has gotten better since I started typing this post.  My hubby had already planned on taking today off (much needed and well deserved) and he took me out for some brunch.  I hope you enjoy your day and appreciate that you took the time to visit.


  1. Love those rolled roses, Roberta! Beautiful bright colors. OK, now I have to put on a DT hat so I can thank you for playing along at 613 Avenue Create this time and hope that we see you playing along in our challenges regularly.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. This is such a beautiful card. I love the design, gorgeous colours and your flowers look fabulous.
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  3. Wow, your card really pops off the page with all those fabulous colours. Thanks for sharing at PTW

  4. Wonderful and Unique easel design! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  5. So sweet. Fabulous paper piecing. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  6. Oooooh, this is just fabulous. I love everything about this card. Love the card shape, the beautiful hummingbird and the beautiful flowers. This is just stunning!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. How beautiful!!! I so love this hummingbird cut. And the twisted easel card is great!! And those flowers are wonderful. Thank you so vey much for joining our 'Bird' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  8. Roberta your card is spectacular. I love all the embellishments are the design of your card. The flowers really make an impact on a gorgeous card. Thanks for choosing 613 Avenue create to share it with.

  9. Roberta once again I am inspired by your work ! This is just stunning !! Love love love it !!


  10. Your card is gorgeous! I love this cart too and love all the fabulous cuts it has on it. I love that you decided to bling up with card and I love that you made your first twisted easel card! Aren't they so fun?!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  11. Beautiful easel card! love the rolled flowers! Thanks for joining our round or square challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  12. I love the handmade flowers! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

  13. Wow this is beautiful! fabulous colors and design. Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck

    Caz xx

  15. stunning card roberta! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  16. This is so pretty! The colors and your die cuts are amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs AND Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us BOTH again soon :)

  17. Beautiful card! Love the flowers Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! HUgsxx

  18. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  19. This is just amazing - incredible work - Love the way you have made and the beautiful grosgrain ribbon you used. I am now following you and look forward to seeing more of your work.Thank you for joining us over at Ribbon Craft Challenge - I wish you the very best of luck.

  20. Wow! What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with our bingo challenge at Loves To Scrap!


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