Sunday, January 23, 2011

If Dante Only Knew

can you see the lace under the ribbon?
 If Dante had ever used these Martha Stewart micro beads he would have invented a whole 'nother circle in hell. 
I defy you to use these suckers and not feel the same way.  They make glitter look like a neat freak's dream tool.  You think I'm exaggerating.  No, not at all.  I put this piece inside a box before pouring on the beads and after cleaning up hours ago I'm still finding these suckers.  THEY BOUNCE!  And why don't I just throw them away, after all I have plenty of other toys.  Well I blame the nuns, that's right the nuns.  My first grade teacher told us we would burn in purgatory until we used up all the paper we wasted.  Yes, she really said that.  I assume she would tell me I'd burn if I didn't use up the beads too.  So if you're ever looking at my work desk and wondering why the heck I have saved all those little scraps of paper, well there's your answer.  I'm trying to toss the scraps but I'm going to need a whole lot more therapy to get rid of this stuff.  AND I have three bottles of it! 

a close-up of the blasted beads
 Now onto the card.  This card is pretty dang cute in person but it just doesn't photograph well.  I tried several angles and it didn't matter, none of them show off the card well.  So how about a close-up of the beads to give you a better idea of what the card looks like.  Also the image panel is popped up on triple dimensionals and you just can't see that in the photographs.
I made this card for the Paper Sundaes challenge from last week to pick your favorite challenge from the past.  They decided to let it run a couple extra days so I decided to stop being lazy and go look for my favorite challenge, that's when it hit me, I won their first challenge (picked by random org.) so I decided to use the first challenge from January 17, 2010, which was a sketch. This is my new card and here's a link to the old one.  It's a good sketch.
don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence
 "Love You with All My Heart"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black for the image; Memento Ladybug for sentiment
paper - Bo Bunny "Crush Flirt" and "a Gift of Love"; white and black unknown cs
miscellaneous - Martha Stewarts hellacious garnet micro beads; Nestibilities heart and scalloped heart dies; Stampin' Up corner, oval and scalloped oval punches; Sparkle Gems rhinestone hearts; ZVA pink bling; MFT gathered red gingham ribbon; lace; MFT rick rack die-mensional; TCP Divine Twine; heart charm; copics, gelly roll pen (on shoes)

Here's the challenges:
Paper Sundaes Birthday  Celebration - Pick Your Favorite Challenge and sketch from 1st challenge
Cute Card Thrusday #148 - Recipe 1, 2, 3 (1 image, 2 dps, 2 blingey hearts)
Freshly Brewed #31 - Love themed or Valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon #16  - a Heart theme
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings

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  1. I love the beads!!! Even though they are a pain in the butt! Such a cute card - she's precious!

  2. I love the look of the beads but from your description does not sounds like much fun....I'd much rather create than clean :) Love the paper & how you decorated the inside too!
    So glad you one our first challenge and came back to celebrate in Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge, good luck!!

  3. ROFL! i LOVE how the micro beads look on this and i had nuns as my school teachers for 18 years so i can totally relate. this is adorable- inside & out!!

  4. Chris,

    LOVELY card!

    Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  5. Chris, your comment about the beads made me chuckle!
    The card is so cute with them! ;)

    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  6. ROTFL! Thanks for the giggle! Super cute...even with teh darn beads!

    Thank you so much for joining us in our birthday celebration this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa


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