8.27.2011

"I'm SEW glad we're friends!"




Good SONday morning!    Today's the day that the Calendar Girls post their creations based on a theme ... and this month our hostess, Debbie, challenged us to make a card/project with the "Sew glad we're friends" theme.   But wait .... she didn't stop there!  She also asked us to include this as a sentiment, add a button somewhere on the card, and stitching - either real or faux or some combination of ......  and I almost got it right! :)  Hee hee!  I actually didn't read far enough into the title and thought that's what it was ..... the title.  I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use the second I read the challenge, but since this little house mouse stamp comes with a sentiment, my mind wasn't wrapped around a different one - eek!  Hopefully, Debbie won't put me in the doghouse  mousetrap! :)

I colored up this adorable House Mouse with a lighter, subtle color pattern and once again, rummaged for some paper to match - something I've done like 3 times lately.  Change = good, right? :)  I kept it pretty simple as not to let this cutie image get lost in the card and I knew I wanted to add this wide, stitched ribbon for my stitching part, and the button for the requirements.   And, as I usually do, I had as much fun with the inside as the front!  LOVE this part of card decor! 




So be sure to take a peek at the other Calendar Girl creations - you can find the links in my sidebar and listed below!

April * Barb * Carol * Debbie * Jeanette * Kelly (you're here!) *
Michelle * Paola * Tami * Terry

Have a blessed rest of the weekend, stay safe in the storm!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up:  DSP = Basic Grey; Image and sentiment: House Mouse;
Ink:  SU Stazon Black; Cuttlebug, prismacolor markers, nesties; SU Ribbon; Misc button, Kaiser pearls; twine; tombo


26 comments:

  1. Kelly, this card is SEW adorable!!! I love the colors... wow! What precious mice, too!!! Love the button placement in that nice bow made with stitched ribbon.

    I love love love everything about your card!

    SEW nice!

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  2. this is "sew" sweet! The image is just adorable! I really love all the layers and wow your inside card loves amazing!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  3. Ohhh Kelly, this is such a sweet card !!! I like the image and your matching sentiment inside. Super great colors and coloring. Really pretty !!

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  4. This is such a cute little card, love the image and the way you have colored it up. Of course your papers are wonderful and I cannot tell you how many times, I color then pick my paper, ok almost always :) The sewing on the ribbon works perfectly. Have a great day, off to watch the storm and keep track of my son, even at 20 I still wish I could be there for him.

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  5. "SEW" happy to see this precious card and not a report on rain damage to you and the cabana!!

    This card is perfect and I must admit that I didn't read the challenge and hope that a faux button works...hehehe

    I love yor DP's and am "sew" jealous of your ability to mix them all up!!

    Happy "Son"day to you also!

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  6. Love the ribbon and button and great color combo...such cute litle mousies!

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  7. This is sew sweet, I think that alone will keep you out of the mousetrap. Love the pinks and the house mouse pair is a perfect image.

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  8. Kelly...your card is adorable! The image is cute and love the colors you used too!!

    SEW glad you are a Calendar Girl!!

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  9. Holy Hanna girlfriend....this is just stinkin' ADORABLE...I love this image...so fun and so darn cute. You did an amazing job coloring them and as per usual your color combo, layout and embellies are absolutely perfect...I am always in awe of your creations and how you extend your front to the inside of your card...you are a very talented inspiration to me as well as a great friend...You SEW nailed this challenge...Great Job!! ♥

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  10. WOW--your cards just make me smile each time I see one on your blog--and this one is one of the best!

    I love this image and your colors are outstanding. Love the layout and the ribbon and the button and EVERYTHING about this cutie!

    SEW Sweet!

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  11. Awww, this is sew sweet and hey...I've got that House Mouse stamp. Great colors and patterned paper and I love the inside sentiment too!

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  12. wowwwwwwwwwwww! this card is SEWWW stinking cuteeeeeeeeee!!:o)
    Such adorable cute lil mice,colored to perfection and nestled on top of a multilayer of GORGEEEEEEOUSSS designer paper... Duh me! I never thought of using an item that was already stitched,such as your beautiful ribbon displayed here...clever girl you! *Awesome card Kells, as per your usual standard.....LOve it all!!!♥

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  13. Wow, these little mice are so darn cute! They look darling on the all pink card.

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  14. This is precious!! It looks absolutely wonderful - inside and out! Those little mice are adorable!
    Thanks for your visit. I feel like a horrible blogging friend as I have missed posting on so many of my favourite blogs (that includes yours!) this summer. July was a write-off with my course and we were flooded earlier this month and life has been somewhat hectic since then. We are totally covered by insurance - but are living in disarray until all the work is done!

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  15. I left an award for you on my blog!

    http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2011/08/bananas-for-you-monkey-card-and-award.html

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  16. Awww...too cute! I love it all done up in PINK!!!!

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  17. I love how gorgeous the inside of your card is to match the beautiful outside

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  18. Oh this card is SEW adorable. I love this image and the sentiment. I love all the layers and stitched ribbon with button is beautiful. Your whole card just goes together SEW wonderfully!!!

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  19. What a CUTE card Kelly! I just love the pink, that adorable image & your layout ROCKS as always!!!! FAB work Hun & TSMFS!!!!!

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  20. Sew, I am really going to try not to use the word sew......LOL

    What an adorable card. I really like the muted pastel colors. They work well with the image. You did a great job on the challenge!

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  21. AWW!! Kelly, your creation is sew SWEET!!! Love that image and your layout is gorgeous girl!! TFS! :)

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  22. Kelly, this is jsut wonderful! Great use of the DPs and love the inside too!

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  23. This is precious. Love the wonderful coloring.

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  24. This is adorable and the inside is every bit as lovely as the front! Love that ribbon!

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  25. How sweet is this! Love those 2 mice with the ball of yarn. Fun.

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