Friday, April 10, 2009

A beautiful Friday, a confused card, and a DT update

Hi everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? It has been such a great spring break here at our house. We've had later bedtimes, later wake-ups, decent weather, tons of friends in and out of our house, and 7 sleepovers for the two older boys - and only 1 has been here at our house. haha! My kind of sleepover!

So here's where I explain my confused card. I tried my hand at a shabby chic contest that is being held over at Digital Tuesday Challenge. Now I am totally familiar with shabby chic, just because it's the very type that makes my DH cringe. ;) (I happen to think it's a great design for a cottage, weekend getaway, beach house sort of look though.) But how do I translate that on to a card? Well, here was my confused attempt:

See? TOTALLY confused! I completely missed the shabby chic, didn't I? It's like hummingbird-meets-Victorian design. Ugh. Even my hummingbird looks like he doesn't want to be there! The one requirement was to use a digi image on the card.

I got this adorable FREE (<---one of my favorite words!) hummingbird from squigglefly and ran him off twice so I could add depth to his wings. Then I pieced the rose twice and popped both up on dimensionals. Oh well, back to the drawing board, I do have another idea in mind, hope this time it works. haha!

And now for the DT update: I am up to TWO winners! :D Yay you! I will be drawing all the names on Wednesday, the 15th. If you haven't entered my wishful thinking blog giveaway, click HERE to add your name in the drawing, you have plenty of time!
Please stop by tomorrow for Super Challenge Saturday. I have an incredible sketch by a wonderful and renowned stamper who, by the way, will also be a guest judge! Woohoo! I fell in love with her card layout, the possibilities go on forever. See? Now I know you'll stop by to see what I'm talking about. :D Have a wonderful Friday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

I think it's a beautiful card!!

Happy Friday!

rachelsigmak said...

Confused or not, it turned out lovely.

Ann said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the DT news! :D

Anita Hovey said...

Shabby chic or's gorgeous! I got your e-mail, but I can't SEND e-mail from here...congrats to you too :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and congrats to ya, lady!!! tfs!!

PaperCrafty said...

I think it looks great! Congrats to you girlie!!!

Dee said...

The coloring on the hummingbird is awesome - WOW and the demensions on him ...REALLY beautiful!!

Gabby said...

I'm cofussed as to how your card is confussed...I think it's cute! Love the Victorian look! The dimension on the hummingbird is awesome!

Carisa said...

Wow, congrats! Your coloring is amazing!!!

Denise said...

I love the card! It's awesome.

Heather said...

Hi Joni,

I love the pictures of your kids you have a wonderful family!!!

I really enjoy your blog I have been here lots lately and now am taking the time to leave a comment.

I think this card turned out wonderful confusion and all!!! I hope you enjoye/enjoyed a great Spring Break home with your kids!!!

I always enjoy reading your comments on my friends blogs you leave such nice and thoughtful comments!!!

I really enjoyed your entry into the Sugar Blvd DT contest as well!!!

I really would have liked to apply for that but my printer got fried and we have not ordered a new one yet.


Tenia Nelson said...

Hey lady or shall I say...DT sista!!! Congrats on the top twenty and making the TDS DT!! So excited!! Thanks for leaving some love on my page....that means a lot to me!!! I m glad that you love the music on my!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! Hope you are well....

Becky said...

This came out wonderful, love how you colored that bird.

Janna said...

Joni I think this card is brilliant! Your coloring is amazing and I relly like the rose that you used! I think you did an amazing job! Don't short yourself!

Wow you have been busy with the kids! But it sounds like a good busy!