Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Howl About a Dance

What does a woman want? That question was posed on the Splitcoast Fan Club as a challenge. I recently saw a movie or TV show where a woman answered that we don't know what we want. She may be right. I can name a lot of things I want but overall I don't know what I want and world peace seems awfully trite.

At Splitcoast you can pay a small fee and become a Fan Club Member. On Sunday you can't upload your work unless your a Fan Club member. Sadly, the Sunday upload was the main reason I joined but lately I've been thinking I should pay more attention to the gallery because that's where you find the best of the best stampers' work. If you are a frequent visitor at Splitcoast you've probably noticed the "Dirty Dozen" or "Dirty Dozen Alumni" designation on the avie's of your favorite stampers. If you haven't noticed it at all start looking.

Do you buy stamps even if you don't have a use in mind? Or do you just buy "special" stamps and use them over and over. I buy stamps that call to me. I may not know what I'm going to do with them or when I'm going to use them but I figure if it calls to me eventually I'll use it. That's the case with this stamp. I'd seen it on many cards and I always liked it. I don't remember when I purchased the Inkadinkado "Friendship" set but I've had it a long time. I've also been a Fan Club member for awhile and haven't payed much attention to the galleries or challenges. This weekend I decided to see what was going on in the latest Fan Club gallery and was pleasantly surprised by the Floral, Feminine and Flirty theme. I decided to play along with the Central Theme Challenge - What Does a Woman Want. I know I want a pretty party dress and the good times to celebrate that go along with the dress. The color challenge that went along with this is blue and white based on a Tiffany gift box. I had that in mind but I haven't received too many Tiffany boxes so I may be off on the shade of blue but I kept picturing getting a string of pearls to go along with the dress and those pearls are in a Tiffany box.

The layout is from the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge MMSC37.
If you haven't played along with them you should. They'll make you feel right at home. I tweaked it a little but that's okay. On the top crossbar I stamped the Hero Arts "Manuscript Background" in Color Box "Silver". I wanted to emboss it but I couldn't find my Versamark stamp pad so I went with the silver ink. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, it may be easier to see if you click on the photo and enlarge it but I'm not even sure that will work cause you can barely see it on the actual card but even those subtle touches make a difference in the finished piece.

What do you think about that button? Isn't it the perfect match for this paper? You wouldn't believe some of the crafting stuff I have hanging around. That button has got to be twenty-five years old if it's a day, cause it's from when I sewed clothes and I haven't done that in well, twenty-five years. LOL at myself. I've got one more and I'm hoarding it for now. The button is holding a tag made with a Martha Stewart punch. I just wrote the sentiment on it.

This dsp is from My Mind's Eye. There are two different papers. I used the two solid sides and just one of the prints, that one's called "Fresh Beauty Summer Dress" - ain't that a funny coincidence. The dress was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Georgia Pacific cs, it's colored with copics and the edges are sponged with SU Soft Sky. The pearls are Joy Crafts and the ribbon is from My Favorite Things, I think it's from the summer collection.

I think I covered all the details except to thank you for visiting. I hope to see you here again.

Oh, and here's something we all want, an end to Breast Cancer so with that in mind, go click on the pink ribbon, it isn't much but it's the ripple effect.


  1. Lovely, lovely card. I love the soft, pretty colors!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. How gorgeous is this! I love this image and the way you have used the pearls - perfect!! Your colours are gorgeous and that button fabulous!! I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC this week - we love to see your work and hope to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  3. Chris this is extremely graceful and elegant....a delight to the eyes and senses....because yes, I want a dress like this...the figure to wear it (lol), and the good times to wear it too! What an awesome creation. Every detail is awe inspiring!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Midnight Madness this week. I hope I see you playing again soon - as it is always a treat for me to visit and see your work!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :0}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the pearls too - so classy. The tiffany blue is great and so is the button. Let's not forget the ribbon - very elegant!

  5. what a truly beautiful card. and I agree, an end to breast cancer sounds perfect.

    as for the S2G blog candy and the question you had on my blog, I had some 'pre-hop' candy going on..... so you are good to go for the big prizes going on right now. not to worry! :) thanks for participating in the hop with us! weren't there some fabby things being shown?! wowza!

  6. Oh my... this is beautiful! I love the soft pretty colors and that button and ribbon are the perfect touches!!!Lovely card! THanks for playing the MMSC with us we so enjoy your card!!!

  7. Chris...i can tell ya how to get a me...and ii will send you the DEETS...DEIDRE : )))

  8. This is so pretty, I love the pearls and that button is the perfect touch. I would hate to think about how long some of my craft supplies have been around. Everything does eventually get used though, eventually. Beautiful card, TFS.

  9. WOW...LOVE YOUR BUTTON.. Don't you just love it when you find the most perfect button/embelly for a card.. Makes hanging on to all those little goodies for years all worth while :) This is just stunning and so elegant. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. It is a pleasure to stop by for a visit :)
    MMSC Hostess

  10. Chris, I agree, the button and the card paper choice is So wonderful! I think the colors you used and the pearl backgrounds are great for this week's sketch. Thanks so much for joining us and it's very fun to stop by, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT


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