Friday, January 29, 2010

Raise The Bar! Woot woot!

Hi friends and HAPPY FRIDAY to you all!
I am so excited because my kiddos all have a four day weekend. Yeah! And it's supposed to snow so I am armed and ready with my embossing gun and stamps, ready for hibernation.
Well it's Friday, which means that today is our new challenge over at Raise The Bar.
This week I am asking you, begging you, pleading with you, to use that old DP that you have tucked away to gather dust. ;)

 
Recognize this one? Stampin'Up - circa 2006! I admit, I am sure I have older paper, but this one kept looking at me with sad eyes. :( 
I made this with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches layout as it worked well with my idea to make that flower the focal point. I also distressed for Ooh La La Creation's latest challenge since it worked well with the DP and shabby chic flower.
And speaking of the flower:
 
Suuuper duper easy. I first saw it on my fellow TSRD Maylee's blog, who then linked me to Dawn's blog where she has a wonderful video tutorial. It is 5 scalloped punch flowers stacked together, then held in place with a brad. That's it! But she does a wonderful job showing how to roll and crumple the layers in. Really fun, I have already done quite a few of them but need to hold back from using them on every card I make. heehee!
So now it's YOUR turn to dust off that DP! You can see the other awesome samples by my Design Team HERE. Anita used paper that was 8 years old. Tsk tsk..We are shameless crafters, aren't we? ;)
Have a wonderful Friday everyone, may today be full of smiles.
♥ and Aloha

14 comments:

Teri said...

WOW - that's fabulous! Really love that flower!! Might have to give it a go myself...!
Hugs,
Teri xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just gorgeous and yes I remember this paper ... in fact, I still have some of my own!! Beautiful flower which is just the perfect touch for this CAS creation! What wonderful inspiration! Thanks for a fun challenge!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh wow Joni this is just beautiful love the flower!!Have a great weekend!!!

I'm Crystal said...

Love those flowers....I have made a few. But I get carried away when I learn a new tech. too. So I have to restrain myself... teehee!!!
Beati-mous card!!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow Joni - this is gorgeous!! I have that paper in my stash. LOL Guess I'll break it out later and join you at Raising the Bar.

Great job on the sketch, too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It's great to have you back!!

Anne said...

Stunning card Joni, thanks for joining in at OLL. Hugs xx

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Gorgeous card! I am definitely going to check out the flower tutorial - thanks for the links.

kandistar said...

Love your blog, I have left a comment on the Raise the Bar Challenge site as well as yours for a chance to win that beautiful candy! Look forward to visiting your blog and looking at your new creations! *Candace*

Gabby said...

SHUT UP JONI...this is gorgeous!

Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Cyndi said...

very nice card! love the color combo! the TSRD challenge was fun!

Katarina said...

Great card and challenge too. One positive thing by forgetting old stash is how happy you get when you find it again, lol. It's like Christmas all over again.

Dawn B. said...

This is terrific Joni..What a great challenge this week. I joined in..Fun way to use the oldies but goodies.

Yvonne said...

Using the old DP can be a real nostalgia trip.

Tasha said...

Wow Joni this is beautiful
love tasha xx