Sunday, August 1, 2010

Time to Celebrate!

Aloha and welcome to the next stop on the TGF's 2nd Anniversary/Birthday blog hop. I hope you're having a great time and that you have been inspired so far! Mahalo in advance for any comments you leave. Have fun!!
If you didn't know by now, today is a special day. The Greeting Farm is turning 2 and you are currently enjoying their DT & customer blog hop. Can you believe just two short years ago this cute company took over our hearts with their fun challenges, amazing creations, fun community, and best of all those darn cute stamps!! I have only known of this company since last September when my good friend gave me my first set of stamps. Ever since then I have followed the TGF & CA&F religiously. In the process I have met some really great ladies who inspire me every day with their beautiful projects. So Mahalo TGF and Happy Anniversary/Birthday!!!
For this celebration I made a card. It's another Spellbinders Nestabilities Frame card and this time I went with scalloped & regular squares. The color scheme I decided on is a bright red card with black, white and light aqua blue accents. I chose Miss Cheeky Cherry Rockabilly for my card because she looks really good in red.
Did ya see the rose on her head? I created it with a ribbon. My first time, love how it worked out. To make the flower I used this really cool ruffled red w/ white polka dot ribbon I found in the $1 box at Michael's.
I folded the ribbon in 1/2 and adhered it with double-sided tape on both sides. Then I rolled it until I was satisfied with the width. Love how it looks like a blooming rose.
CC Rockabilly is sitting on a window sill made of white cs and behind her is a light aqua blue background. Used my Cricut to cut some black flourishes and added pearl stickers to them.
If you look closely you can see the swiss dots mimicked in the light aqua blue cs behind CC Rockabilly. That embossing folder is my absolute favorite!
Did you see my little celebration sentiment with that cool black flower? If not here is a close up of it... In the center of the flower is a pearl brad. I was debating on whether to go with diamond looking accents or pearls. After much debate I chose to go with the pearls as they seemed to work out the best. Unfortunately I didn't have a pearl brad, so I had to improvise and make one my self. I used a silver baby button brad and a pearl sticker to create it. Pretty cool huh?! You probably would not have known unless I pointed it out. I'm proud of myself for being creative. For the sentiment I stamped another TGF stamp on the same red cs, punched it out with an oval punch and embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. I colored the dots black to mimic Rockabilly's dress. To finish this off I added the brad to the flower, pierced it through the red & black polka dot sentiment and glued the whole thing to a light aqua blue scalloped oval.
Whew, that was a long one! I hope you didn't fall asleep 1/2 way down. :)
Mahalo for spending some time on my blog to see how I wanted to wish The Greeting Farm a special birthday/anniversary wish. You will need to go back to The Greeting Farm blog in order to continue on the hop and see what the other well wishers have created. That's what I plan on doing myself. Have fun and enjoy yourself!!
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Supplies:
Paper: Red, white cs-Neenah|black, turquoise mist-Bazzil
Stamps: Cheeky Cherry Rockabilly & sentiment-The Greeting Farm
Inks: Tuxedo black-Memento|black multi-liner pen-Copic|white gel pen-Sakura
Copics:E00|R01,20,37,89|0|C00,01,02,04,07,08,10|B00
Die-cuts: Scalloped and regular oval punch-Stampin' Up|4-petal flower punch-Martha Stewart| square-Spellbinders
Embossing: Nestabilities scalloped and regular squares-Spellbinders|swiss dots-Cuttlebug folder
Ribbon: Ruffled red w/ white polka dots-Michael's $1 section
Accents: Pearl stickers-Recollections|Silver baby button brad-Memories

75 comments:

Sandra said...

I just love the red and black combo!
Great card!

S

Tanya said...

Awesome card!! So sassy!! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh la lah, she's gorgeous! The red really pops and your coloring is stunning - nicely done! TFS!

Chiara said...

I know I'm totally addicted to these stamps they're just so versatile. Thanks for the mini tutorial. I'm going to try it out!

scrapn_momof2 said...

I do not have this stamp yet, but your card has me on the verge of buying it. She is adorable and sassy. Love the flower in her hair.

Leezer said...

Great card...Love the flower!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!! Love the flower in her hair!

mousekemom said...

So cute! Love the colors!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhhh I can't stand it, this is just breath taking!!! Beautiful work, and all the little details ... Oh my.... I don't even know what to say!!!
Hugs,
Lynda

Emma said...

I love all the red and that flowers is just Gorgeous!

Sandra MacLean said...

Now that is one hot mama!! I adore that ribbon flower and I'm floored that you found something that beautiful in the $1 at Michaels! I think I have to pay a visit to my local M's this week! Thanks for the enabling! LOL

cheribella said...

Love all that red. Yes you were very creative...I read it all lol.

~Heidi said...

So ohh lala!

Rachel Joy said...

She is absolutely fabulous! Beautiful job with the ribbon rose, excellent find on the ribbon! Also, I gotta give you kudos for using a frugal idea for your "pearl brads"! Very creative!

Berenice R. said...

Awesome card! Love the big flower :)

Kim said...

So cute, your rose is gorgeous!

gobeagirl said...

This is just beautiful. I love these stamps, and you have made her just shine. Great, great card. Hugs, Lisa G

Dawn said...

such a gorgeous card. Love the flower and the pearl brad = everything is perfect

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

This card is awesome! LOVE the red and black! That flower is GREAT!
Sammi
xxx

Toni said...

Awesome card girl.

Kim Y. said...

This is gorgoeus, Leanne!

Jenny V. said...

She's my favorite from the Cheeky Cherry Collection. So pretty love the color combo.

jmcstamper said...

Love this gal! She is so sassy. I also like the flower (ribbon) you added to her hair.

♥Rach♥ said...

She is SO cool Leanne! I love the fabulous rose and the black flourishes are wonderful!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous card Leanne, love the gorgeous red!!!
Enjoy the HOP!!!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Amy said...

Love the card, Leanne! So striking and I love the flower in her hair, very cool accent!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

she is gorgeous, my fav colors! ladybug1376@hotmail.com

Joy said...

what a great great card! love her~

Stampi said...

love all the detail and the great description..great stuff.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very cute! I love your Cheeky with her flower!

Cecelia said...

Absolutely adorable.
Love your embellishments...

Jacilynn said...

too cute! Love those swirls.
x

Peechy said...

yummie card, love the ribbon rose and soft embossing.

Sheng said...

Oh look at her, awesome.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

so fun!!!!

=) Meredith

Kristy Young said...

Beautiful card! These colours are fabulous.
Kristy {Club Anya & friends August Guest}

margie c said...

Stunning! I love the flower in her hair! Beautiful job :)
hugs, margie

Cassie_lu said...

fun card and the flower in her hair is the perfect touch

Carisa said...

this is stunning! i absolutely love how you colored her and all the little details - that flower is fabby!

Melissa Hortin said...

I love this. She is so stunning and I love that flower. Awesome!! Mel xxx

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!! The details are amazing!!

Pryn said...

Fantastic card Leanne! Adding the flower to her hair is an awesome touch! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it! I can't wait to try it out!

kadie said...

Oh Leanne, I LOVE her!! And your embossing on this card is FABULOUS!

Sonya said...

So sweet and sassy. Love it!

Tanya Tahir said...

So gorgeous, love how you coloured her in!

djones said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower in her hair and the bling!

~*Joni said...

Aloha Leanne! What a GORGEOUS card! Your use of nesties is awesome, what a wonderful color combo and that rose in her hair is incredible. Beautiful job on this card!!!

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card ~ love the red and black color combo and the flower you made is fantastic! Also love how you colored the dots on the sentiment oval.

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous black/red combo and love how you positioned her right into the sentiment. Fantastic!

RiNNE said...

Love all of the elements on your card! Especially that blooming flower and how you carried her hair! Beautiful color combo!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flower!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

the Cheekys are among my faves! I love your flower! Thanks for the tutorial!

Gypsycat said...

Cheeky Cherry Rockabilly - what a great choice! I can't wait to start buying the Cheeky gals. I just love them! Your flower in her hair is gorgeous. What an interesting idea to ruffle the ribbon first (or buy it that way) before making a flower. I will have to try that. TFS!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is so cheeky! Gorgeous embellishments.

Bizzi Hands said...

Fantastic colours.. and red! so Cheeky.. I must get one myself.
Thank you so much

Minty Magic said...

She is stunning! Very cheeky and sexy and the red ribbon flower just finishes her off perfectly.

Serafiia said...

What a sassy card! The ribbon flower looks awesome on her.
Hugs, Serafiia

Cami said...

Stunning card for TGF 2nd Birthdy celebration! You have colored her beautifully and I love how you did her black hair. That ribbon "rose" is so pretty and they are fun to make. Red and black is a lovely combination and those black flourishes add some nice flair! Wonderful card...sassy and cute! Hugs, Cami

faithnme said...

beautiful card.. thanks for sharing

donna mikasa said...

This is such a stunning card, Leanne! So many yummy details!

Lori said...

Thanks for the ribbon idea. It's nice to have new ideas.

Stampabilitys said...

very nice...

CraftyDee said...

Wow Leanne, what a fabulous card!! Love the colour combo and miss Rockabilly sure looks great in red! Thanks for adding the little tutorial too! :)

KanataNewf said...

Dramatic card - just gorgeous.

Wilfreda said...

This is gorgeous!

Tonia said...

What a spicy little card! This is my FAVORITE color combo!!

Anita Hovey said...

YEah....nice blog choice LMBO...beautiful card! Love that cheeky girl and that ribbon rose is fantastic! I will have to try that.

kat9 said...

Sweet and sexy with the red. Great card.

Jules said...

i just love this card

Jessica said...

Love this card to pieces. You are an inspiration! Thanks for an opportunity to win.
Jess Baker
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Mimi said...

fabulous card! love the red...and the flower is gorgeous! ;)

Donna said...

Leanne...WOW!! I have ALWAYS loved this image and you have just made me want it more! Your colouring is just amazing!! Stunning work!! Xx

Fika said...

she's just gorgeous!! :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is soo lovely! Fabulous colors and love that hair flower.

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is so striking in red and I really love that big flower in her hair! Thanks for partying w/ TGF-so glad to have had you w/ us!