Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Extreme Makeover, Card edition

Well a happy Wednesday to you! :D Come onnnnn weekend, right? My ILs (whom I LOVE) are coming to visit this Saturday. WOOHOO! They are so great, no wonder I love their son. LOL!
So on to my regularly scheduled program...

A few weeks ago, Club Anya had a VSN Luau over at PCP. OMword, it was so much fun, I cannot tell you how many times I clicked 'refresh' and still fell behind in the chatter. During the luau they presented 3 different challenges. This is the card that I made for their monochromatic challenge:


Whoa! Bright! I should have warned you. :D Look at sweet Annika from The Greeting Farm getting ready for summer! I chose yellow to celebrate the end of the school year. It's such a fun and happy color, and I am like an insect, drawn to anything vibrant. ;)
I thought this would make a perfect end-of-the-year TY card for my DD's teacher, right? I was so wrong. That sun is toooo darn heavy, plus it wouldn't even fit in any envelope. I think the ribbon is about half a yard long. haha! Hey, I was in a rush to get my card posted that night.
I ended up giving this a bit of a makeover. When life hands you the color of a lemon, you turn it into this:

Ahhh, much better! And now you can even take off your sunglasses. :D This is also a fun challenge going on over at Fun Frilled - perfect timing since we're all looking for inspiration! Go and see what their DT has created - note cards, altered boxes, WOW!

After I posted my first card to the TGF gallery, I thought how cute the sun would have been if I ran it through the CB. By that point it was too late, both in the challenge and past midnight my time. However, re-doing the elements gave me the chance to swirl the sun for this teacher's gift. It's an unfinished wooden tote from M's, the DP is from DCWV's Grade School pack that I love love love. It almost looks like Annika is standing in the playground. I filled it with extra school supplies for next school year, and a Starbucks gc so her teacher could enjoy a nice frappuccino and celebrate the start of summer.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful middle of the week day!
*Love and Aloha*

12 comments:

Ann said...

I love both of these!!! And, hey, what's wrong with bright cards? Doesn't everyone love to wear their sunglasses while blurfing? ;)

Gabby said...

Awww...so cute Joni! Hey...I wear my sunglasses at night...just cause I'm cool like that! LOL! OMG where is the weekend right? Today seemed like it would never end and it's almost nite nite time here...YAY! LOL! Hugs...and sweet dreams...ahem *cough Jacob cough*! :P

Kerry said...

Love the sunshine cards, they are too cute. So ready for summer and the cool shades :).

NinaB said...

I love bright cards, too, and yours are so adorable. We have one more week of school here, then USA, here we come! I wish I could stop by in HI and say hi. ;-) Have a great day, Joni.

NinaB said...

I forgot to say that I left you some love on my blog...

Melissa Craig said...

I think both projects are fantastic! I, too, have got to work on teacher gifts! I only have until Friday.

Thanks for the inspiration.

CRYSTAL said...

I love love love your 3-d items.... incredible. I just know the teacher loved it. That sun is amazing... I may have to case that one day. Great idea, your vision is not blurred by the sun, GF.....!!!!
Hugs!!!

PaperCrafty said...

I love both the card & tote! The sun is so cute! I usually shy away from bright colors but they are so much fun.

Martha said...

how cute!
you did such a cute job., love it.

jen said...

how long have these been posted without me seeing them! I LOVE the new colors, the tropics, and leisure feel you have created-- i feel like I have gone to Hawaii!

Oh, and the cards and altered items are DARLING!

Valerie said...

OH MY what a cute little card and that sun is wonderful what a great idea!!!

Jennifer Talley said...

I love how you have done the sun on these! So cute!