Friday, November 19, 2010

Flurry of Love

This week the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge is to be inspired by the lyrics of "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music.  Is there anybody who hasn't seen the movie with Julie Andrews and if you saw it could you possibly not love that song.  I doubt it! 
I was likely enough to see this as a Broadway musical in NYC, it was the first show I ever saw.  I was about 8 years old and my father took the entire family and I remember that I didn't want to go.  I didn't want to get all dressed up (everyone dressed up to go to the theatre in those days) and have to be on my best behavior.  It seemed like it would be worse than going to school.  So all five of us piled into the theatre and us three kids did our damnedest not to fidget while we waited for it to start.  But when that orchestra started the overture I was mesmerized and remained enthralled for the entire show.  There is nothing that can compare to sound of a live orchestra.  Needless to say I was hooked.  If I could go to a musical every night of the week I would.  But I digress...
This card was made with the lyric "snowflakes that stick on my nose and eyelashes" in mind however I hope that I have seen the last of snowflakes that stuck to anything of mine. 
The stamping and card construction is pretty much what you see is what I did.  What you might not pick up on is that the image is stamped on a cream (MFT) perfect panel with Memento "Rich Cocoa".

Here's the deets:

stamp - My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence "Flurry of Love"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"
paper - MFT cream perfect panel for the image; scrap cs for mats; Imaginisce, Polar Expressions - Twinkle Toes and Polar Expressions - Frosted Forest dp
miscellaneous - Making Memories Epoxy "Hullabaloo" button; snowflake charm; the Cat's Pajama twine; liquid pearls; MFT ribbon; nestibilities; stickles

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - lyrics from "My Favorite Things"
Stampin' for the Weekend #51 - Winter
Really Reasonable Ribbon #12 - Christmas Theme
Embellishment Magazine - colors red, green, pink and brown
Daring Cardmakers - We Three... (triple panel in the layout)
Tuesday Throwdown #26 - Buttons and Bows
Fresh Brewed Challenges FBC#23 - Show Off Your Style (distressing edges and hanging charms are my two favorite things to do)
Delightful Challenges - Baby It's Cold Outside
Paperplay Week 46 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Stampin' B #85 - use snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday #139 - sketch (great sketch to use!)
Play Date Cafe PDCC56 - red, olive and turquoise
CCEE 1046 - use buttons
Going Grey - Song Inspired (My Favorite Things)
Crazy for Challenges C4C63 - make a Christmas card
Creative Inspirations #47 - Anything Christmassy/Winter
2 Sisters - Christmas
Pile It On #45 - Holiday with Family and Friends
Sweet Stampin' -  Snowflakes
City Crafter CCCB week 31 - Little Children

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  1. Everything about this is SO pretty Chris! I love the papers and your colouring is gorgeous!

  2. This image is too cute! I love the ribbon and the bow too - great job! I also love the sound of music and especially that song!

  3. oh Chris- i just LOVE it so so gorgeous & what an awesome story too!

  4. THis is GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for joining us at CI!

  5. This is a gorgeous card and beautifully embellished. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin!!

  6. What a cute image with super cute embellishment, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. Gorgeous card! So love Pure Innocence so cute!!!

  8. How pretty, lovely design! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  9. OH that great dp and cutie image make a great pair. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  10. Beautiful card, so sweet!

    Lovely to see your style at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Gorgeous gorgeous card ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  12. Lovely card!

    Great to see your work at Daring Cardmakers!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  13. beautiful card, such a sweet image, thank you for joining in the CCT sketch challenge this week, have a fabulous weekend, hugs Debx

  14. I love this! Those three panels are perfect!

  15. I love that song, and love this card too. So much detail in there. Thanks for playing in the play date cafe, you are truly appreciated :)

  16. OMWord this is seriously gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen anyone combine challenges so well. Thanks so much for including Embellish!

  17. Great Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  18. Beautiful card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  19. What a fantastic memory to have with your forever! A great card and fantastic layout with perfect papers and a ginormous bow!! Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.

  20. What a super sweet card and even sweeter childhood memory. Thanks for sharing. Love the shadow effect too!

  21. A lovely card! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Stampin last week. We have a birthday hop with DT candy this week so why not try our sketch, comment on the DT blogs and play again. Warmest wishes, Lesley

  22. beautiful card.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile it on

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT pile it on

  23. Oh this is so sweet and gorgeous too.

  24. What a wonderful memory you have of the musical on Broadway. And, what a darling card. Wonderful details and I love your snowflake charm with the button and ribbon. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

  25. So adorable Chris!!! Love all your details on here, and how lucky to see the show live!!

  26. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  27. this is so great. Adorable image, and I love the colorcombination on this one- The blue is so fab.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  28. Love this in EVERY way!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  29. Adorable image and fab design! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

  30. oh, my! this is soooo cute. always love this PI cutie.

  31. AWW! look back and repeat 100 times. Great layout and beautiful papers and embellies
    This is precious!!!
    Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  32. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Kim

  33. Great sketch and use of our colors--this is a SUPER CA-UTE card! LOVE it:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We love and appreciate our players;}

  34. Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges. Marie x

  35. Hi Chris,
    What a lovely card, love the layout
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW
    Yvonne x

  36. Wow! This card is wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!


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