Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kraft and Pink and Bling Oh My!

I just love this Shirley's 2 Girls stamp, she's so me. I hate housework. Except that for some strange reason I like to do laundry, it's a tactile thing, I like the feel of different fabrics and the smell of clean clothes. I actually like the smell of chlorine. But I consider this just a bizarre quirk that someday I may overcome.
I was itching to get this stamp set inky. So for this week's Shirley's 2 Girls sketch challenge #32 I used the "Housework" stamp. S2G has a weekly sketch challenge with a twist, this week it's to use a paper bag or kraft. I love to combine challenges when I can. For this card there were two other challenges that screamed to be used on this card. The LaLa Land challenge to use PINK. The other challenge that had to be used is the Allsort's challenge to BRING OUT YOUR BLING. By the way, the challenge blogs used capital letters for both of those challenges but I gotta say, those two things are worth yelling about.
I've been using a lot of kraft lately so I just pulled out another sheet and then I looked for some papers that had pink in them. I love this plaid paper by Crush and the dotted paper by KI isn't too shabby either. The kraft cs is from SU and the pink cs is DCWV. I pulled out my MFT hot fix crystals and put the tiny little ones on the bg of the image and them some pink crystals in the corners of the kraft mat. The flower is Prima. There's another pink crystal in the center of the floss bow that's tied to the button. The paper edges were punched with the Fiskar's Upper Crest boder punch and the corners of the kraft mat were done with an SU corner punch.
I do like the way the bling looks on this card and I am partial to the pink hat, I may have to make myself a hat like this one.
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  1. Oh, great card Chris, this is the first S2G stamp I ever bought and it has a special place in my heart - not least for the sentiment! Love all the extra details you've added, this card rocks. Thanks for playing along at Twisted Thursday

  2. What a cute image and sentiment Chris!!! LOL! Beautiful coloring and design!!! Love the soft colors you using on the image!! I just caught up on my housework this past weekend. Sometimes it gets neglected with the stamping and the kids.
    Have a great day!!

  3. Adorable card! Love the saying of it! The colors are so pretty!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!

  4. What a cute card! Love the sentiment! The flower is absolutely gorgeous - love the button and the bling - colors are great too.

  5. Hi Chris

    Just blew you card up to take a closer look at the sentiment - wonderful ! Great card.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Great card wonderful bling
    thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  7. Great card for our Allsorts challenge - thanks for joining us

  8. That saying is too funny and love the flower! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Very nice! Love the sparkly embellishments. Cute sentiment! Thank you for joining us this week at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

  10. Hi Chris

    Great card and great use of BLING!!!! LOL!!

    Love that image and sentiment very much.

    Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

    Love Jules xx

  11. your take on this weeks kraft paper twist! you did a great job with our lady with attitude!!! thanks for playing...DEIDRE

  12. This hot chick is ALL OF US!! You have certainly done an amazing job coloring her, she looks smashing.

  13. Great card! I love the Kraft and the pink together. My Mom is the same way as you--hates all housework except laundry for some reason.

  14. Chris...this is the best our little 'Housework' gal has ever looked...just love the way you did everything...Krisine

  15. Oh, yeah!!! Love, love, love pink, brown and kraft together - all time fave color combo!! This is fabulous - super cute border punch!!


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