Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get Whale Soon

Hi everyone.  Sorry to be quiet for the last several days.  I had kept myself busy on the weekend by organizing much of my crafting stuff, and it took hours and hours.  It is something I enjoy doing, as much as stamping actually.  Want to rent me for a couple of hours?  ;)  LOL

We also adopted a kitty on Sunday, which was kind of planned and kind of impromptu.  She is very sweet, and I hope she can stay.  My breathing has been kind of tough since she arrived, but it might be due to a cold I developed before she came along.  I'm under a doctor's care for this, and really hope and pray that my breathing difficulties are not "cat-caused".  I think my family would rather put me to the curb than this beautiful little black kitty.  I will keep you posted.

So, I recently received some adorable stamps from DeNami Design.   I am now a fan!  I love their cute images.  They have a sketch challenge this week, using this sketch:


And here's what I came up with:


Isn't he the cutest paper-pieced whale ever? 

I used some basic brads and a fancy star brad to comply with the sketch, but also Flourishes has a hardware challenge right now, FTTC102.  I created 'waves' on my card base with Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, and more waves under the whale using my EK Success 'Bracket' border punch.


 The clouds are from Stampin' Up!'s "Good Neighbors" set.  The designer paper might be Sweet Pea from SU (retired).  It was all in a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my SU demo a while ago.



I will be back tomorrow with my card for the new Play Date Cafe challenge.  I absolutely LOVE what I came up with, and I can't wait for you to see it. 

Thanks for joining me today, and if you don't mind sending prayers/wishes for my breathing, I'd be so grateful.  We all want to keep our little Cristabel.




Stamps:  Good Neighbors (SU), whale and sentiment from DeNami Design
Paper:  PTI white, Taken with Teal, designer paper from SU
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  EK Success 'Bracket' border
Other:  Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder, Big Shot, star brads from SU, silver brads from JoAnn's, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter in Feldspar, dimensionals

21 comments:

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Oh, I LOVE this card so much, Colleen! You did an awesome job paper piercing this little guy, and those waves are awesome!

SO glad you were able to join us for the DeNami challenge- hope to "sea" you again. ;)

Fiona said...

What a fun card Colleen :) Love the sparkly bits on your waves too!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Colleen! You are knocking my socks off! Absolutely adorable and I love all the waves you used!! You seriously rocked the sketch;) Glad you could join us at the DeNami challenge!!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!!! Your paper pieced whale is ADORABLE and that tinsel glitter is so much fun! Thanks for playing along in the DeNami Sketch Challenge!!!!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Colleen! The paper pieced whale is adorable! The glitter waves are the perfect touch!

Marisa said...

Your card is adorable, Colleen!! Love the tinsel waves and paper pieced whale. Fabulous use of the sketch! So sorry to hear about your breathing...certainly hope it isn't kitty related as I want to see a picture of her! Hugs and prayers.

Benzi said...

Colleen, this is just the cutest ever. Love how you used the tinsel glitter and the clouds are just adorable. You're rockin' it!!
Hope your breathing will be better very soon so you can keep Cristabel. Cute name!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Colleen!!! WOW so many special details!!! Sending positve thoughts your way! Hugs, T

Emily Keaton said...

That IS the cutest paper-pieced whale *ever*! I love this card, Colleen. It is so colorful and whimsical. You really added so much dimension--so cool. The waves are so very clever and you used the glitter beautifully. It's really such a nice touch. Now all you need to do is send it to yourself and clear up that congestion! I do hope that everything works out well so that Cristabel can stay forever. You rocked those challenges!

~Tammy~ said...

I hope the breathing is not cat related! I know how much you want to add another kitty to your family!

You knocked this OUT OF THE PARK! Wow!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, Colleen, this is an awesome card! What a lovely mix of papers, textures and patterns! Great effect with the "glittered" waves, too! And you're right, that stamp is so cute! Way to go, girl!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Adorable! Love the waves and the sentiment!

Noor Nahdi said...

This is very creative!!! The sentiment is just adorable...

Andrea M said...

He just might be the cutest paper-pieced whale ever! What an awesome layout and OMG the waves are fantastic! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along in the DeNami sketch challenge!

Libby Hickson said...

Love your adorable card, Colleen! Big congrats on winning the challenge, YAY!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Colleen!! I just saw that you won for this card over at DeNami. It is such an awesome card--I had my fingers crossed for you. I really felt that it was a winner. And I was right!!! So glad that the DeNami folks had the sense to agree with me LOL. Now, go claim that prize!

Tabitha said...

Congrats on winning the challenge at DeNami's blog. Your card is super cute. Love the glitter you used. ;0)

Jinny Newlin said...

Sooo stinkin' cute, Colleen! LOVE all your glitter and fantastic dimension! Congrats on your win! So deserved! Hugs!

Laurie said...

So adorable! I love the glitter on the waves! Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along!

Ruby said...

Aw I missed this one! HOW cute?!!!!!! Love the way you've done the waves! Well done on your win too, it's fab!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the win, your card is deserving of it for sure! Love the sparkly waves, paper pieced whale, everything!

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