Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Once Upon A Time...

Hi everyone! I'm so happy you came back to see me because I am excited to share my card/story with you. It doesn't happen often that a card vision actually works out for me. It doesn't help that it's been a while since I've inked up a rubber stamp either, I've been so busy playing with all these wonderful digis! My poor neglected memento pad hadn't seen me in a while. :(


While getting a box of cards ready to send to my mommy back in Hawaii, I came across a waterfall card that I made a loooooong time ago. I used to love doing these, and even made 20 of them as my DD's birth announcements a couple of years ago. If you haven't seen the waterfall technique, click HERE for the tutorial.
The nice element about the waterfall card is that it folds over to reveal different images. Hmmm...so that got me thinking. I woke up bright and early yesterday morning since it was the kids' first day back to school and worked on this card that I have nicknamed Once Upon A Time:
Once upon a time on a gorgeous sunny day, Princess Anya came across an adorable little frog in a pond.

"He's a cutie!" she thought, but remembered the enchanted story that frogs turn into princes if you kissed them. Believing in her sparkly wand, she muttered the words, "It's magic." She was suddenly surrounded by stars...


...and a handome young Prince named Ian! She was so happy! Now she had someone who she could introduce to her friends back at the castle farm. They lived happily ever after. The End~

haha! Cheap thrills, right? It's the little things in life that make me happy. ;) Here are the deets on my card: I colored all of the images with - you guessed it - copmas. Ian is from the Dress Me set, Froggy is from Down By The Pond and Princess Anya is a single stamp. I sponged the clouds in with a tempting turquoise inked sponge and a handmade template. (Have you noticed how much I'm doing blue skies, green grass, and tranquil water? Somebody please send Spring or Summer this way!)

I hope this brought a smile today, my girls have had the best time playing with this card all morning. Try the waterfall technique if you haven't yet. It's really rewarding, although intimidating or tedious at first. This tutorial was tweaked to fit a 6x6 card since I needed more room for Anya and Ian to reveal their magic story.

Before I go, here are a few more things that I wanted to share. There are so many heart palipitating and wonderful things going on tomorrow (Wednesday the 15th):

*New releases are EVERYWHERE! Get your cowboy hats and head on over to The Greeting Farm for new Anyas and Ians. Then put on your hula skirt and kaholo over to The Digi Shack for an incredible all day 50% off sale. Hurry! It ends at midnight MST!

*We are also going to reveal The Digi Shack's first ever sketch challenge, with a required FREE digi image for you to use. Super duper uber cool of Toni, right? And omword, the image is beautiful. I'll give you a hint - it's near and special to me. Literally! ;)

And in other news:

*Speaking of sketch, don't forget about our own Super Challenge Saturday sketch! You can find the deets HERE. Upload into SCS' gallery under BLOGC7, the one and only talented Maria Bell will be our guest judge this week.

* And finally - the 10 DT members for Modern Sugar Blvd. will be revealed today. Good luck everyone! I am so happy I'm not in Candie's position to decide. If I had a stamp company I'd have, like, 300 members on my DT. haha!

So here's my question for you today - and BE HONEST. Which current teen heartthrob prince do you have a crush on? I {heart} Zac Efron from High School Musical. LOL! I even watched him on SNL on Saturday. There's something so sweet about him and he has a nice tone to his voice. *sigh* Okay, go have a wonderful day!
*Love and Aloha*

28 comments:

Angie said...

Joni! This is such a wonderful card! I love the idea of turning the frog into a prince with the waterfall. Your work amazes me Joni!

Carisa said...

I'm totally speechless! I am in LOVE with this card! Seriously, you are an artist - you create things I never would have imagined.

jennyv said...

This is amazing! I'm so impress of all your creative. You are so talented. You must do a tutorial on how to make this card. I would love to learn and make one. TFS

Jenny

Melissa Craig said...

Oh wow! That is wonderful Joni!!

Kerry said...

Hi Joni, oh my goodness! This is awesome, I love the everything about it, the waterfall technique, super cool! And the sweet little story is so cute!

Heather said...

Joni, your card is genius. I love it. and BTW I {heart} Zac Efron too!

Gael said...

That is the COOLEST waterfall card I have ever seen!! So creative! and of course your layout, coloring and details are fabulous

Denise said...

WOW< this is just amazing!!! What a great card.

Anita Hovey said...

HOLY CRAPOLA AMAZING! WOW...

Jessica G. said...

What an amazing card! Beautifully colored images and I must still be a kid at heart because I love, LOVE cards that are interactive. Hmmm, I may have to try this one for youngest DD's upcoming birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome, girlie!!! Totally cool!!! Hope you are well and Good Luck today!!!
-t

Heather said...

Oh my word Joni this is totally wonderful!!! You have got the talent girl!!! I love all the elements to this card can not wait to see what you make for the blog hop!!!

Great job Joni I love it!!!

Heather

Mandy said...

What a super fun card...my girls would love this one too.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! That is the cutest card ever! :) I am lucky to get my cards to fold, let alone perform magic tricks!! ;)

The MSB DT call: I noticed everyone had different images also. That makes it even more exciting! You have nothing to worry about for that either! I wonder when she's going to post? I'm about to leave the house just so I stop stalking! :)

Good luck!

Jodi said...

Joni!! So glad you were able to mosie on over to my blog. =) This is such a cute card! I love pop up cards!! Aren't these the most fun images?
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is so clever. A storybook within a card. I bet it will bring a smile to the recipient's face.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Really cute card and glad you found the tutorial on leaving post on top helpful!

By the way, I visited your home(is)land and its the most beautiful place I have ever seen!

Michelle said...

amazing adorable and unique...TFS!

Becky said...

Jpni you are simply amazing, this is awesome.:) on another note..
have been asked to ask blogger 9 group,( by the leader of bloggers) who still wants to remain in this group? I know every one is busy and they may not be able to blog as recommened, I am thinking of pulling out and get with another group, or add more to this one if people pull out. It has been a pleasure to be with you all.

Wendy said...

Congrats on the DT Joni! ;)

Ann said...

Your card rocks (as usual)! SO cute!

Current teen heartthrob??? Um...would it count if I said someone like Joey from NKOTB or Kirk Cameron? ;)

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Another amazing creation! I will have to agree with ya on the Zac Efron front too ;0)

Lisa Phillippi said...

So cute & creative-defiantley made me smile! I think I am too old for an teen crush-Sean Connery still does it for me!

Cheryl Walker said...

Hi Joni!! How funny, well now you will just have to ink up that memento...lol

Also I too had made soooo many waterfall birthday invites for my daughters birthday about 2 years ago as well, that is tooo funny. :)

Anyways Im love'n this one you did, this is way tooooo sweeeeet!!!! Great job hun Love all the detail and Anya and Ian look sooooo darling together dont they :)

well enjoy the rest of your week hun!! Im off to bed, its super late here :) lol

Hugs,
cheryl

Sarah said...

Joni, this card is amazing! I saw it on the TGF Blog and had to come leave you some love over here!!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable Jones! I saw that Maria put in on her blog...Congrats!

tracy said...

Omg what a wonderful idea I love it I also adore your wonderful blog header so damn cute!
Tracy x

Janna said...

Oh Joni!!! I love this card!!!! Um, coolest thing ever and the story!!!! So, so amazing!!! I have never seen a card like this but I relaly want to try it now!!! The background and the way the clouds pop out is so pretty and the frog and Ian prince are great! your coloring is beautiful and just all the elements fit so well together!!! Great job!!!!!

I have to say I guess I am getting old because I seriously don't know any teen heartthrobs!! Yikes! Does that guy that played edward from Twilight count? LOL!

Smiles,
janna