Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Guest-Designing for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #489

 Happy Hump Day! I hope you are all well, safe and warm! Yesterday in the States it was Groundhog Day and...
A page from my art journal
My art journal page from 2009

... there was sunshine and shadows even in the snow, so the verdict was 6 more weeks of winter. Meanwhile, my neighbor's Gardenia bush has blooms so that means a hot summer coming. Gotta love these "wives tales", huh? By the way, I read that Pennsylvania groundhog Phil is only correct 39% of the time, so there's that.

Moving right along, back in December my pirate card was a winner over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #485, and I was asked to guest-design for Challenge #489. So that's what I'm doing today! 

I was given this sweet Digi Doodle Studios digital image to work with, which can be purchased HERE.

And here's what I created with it, an anniversary card for our daughter and her husband, who celebrated their first year as husband and wife on Feb. 1st.

Congrats to the happy couple, who have survived a year of lockdown together with flying colors! They celebrated with a ski trip to Winter Park, CO.
I chose this slimline Split Coast Stampers sketch SC715 as my layout. I found some envelopes in my stash that were dark red and matched the Creative Imagination Marah Johnson patterned card stock mats I used as my paper, so I used one for this card. But the envie dimensions were a bit slimmer than a regular #10 envie, so this card was cut to fit. After printing the digi, I cut it out of white card using my new Tutti Designs stitched slimline die. I colored the entire scene with my Promarkers and then added more die cuts: Quickutz music notes, Avery Elle hearts, My Favorite Things clouds and Impression Obsession Happy Anniversary sentiment. All cut using the Marah Johnson card stock but the clouds which were cut from white card. The bottom section is white card on which I've hand-stamped a very old Technique Tuesday Shakespearean phrase "If music be the food of love, play on". The stamp was so old that it had sugared and tore in half as I was pulling it gingerly off of the block. So you are seeing it's last performance. :-( I will have to say, several of my TT clear stamps bought a decade ago have not lasted, and I had to quit rewarding them for that with purchases. :-) I have to hope they improved their formula. Oh, there is also a strip of flowered washi tape between and underneath the two top sections. If you click on a photo, you can see it.

For the inside left, I hand-stamped a lovely IO phrase referencing the front Shakespeare one. On the right, I've matted more of the Marah Johnson and on top a smaller Tutti stitched slimline die cut on which I've hand-stamped a mash up of sentiments from Avery Elle, Woodware and Stamplorations.

For the back, a mat of the Marah Johnson card stock (love the musical bars behind the diamonds) and a scrap bordered with more of the washi tape and on top a TT siggie stamp (which was my last Technique Tuesday purchase and has held up fine, so I guess they did correct their bad batches). 

And a final view. Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of the week! XOX

7.   I Love Promarkers #428: AG -- #1/3 I coloured the entire front panel with Promarkers
8.   Passion for Markers Week 577: Dies or Punches -- I've colored the entire front panel with Promarkers and I've used dies for the clouds, musical notes, hearts, anniversary sentiment and the stitched focal panel!
9.   Country View Feb. Challenge: First Signs of Spring -- Happy coincidence that our daughter's Feb. 1, 2020 outdoor wedding was a gorgeous, sunny, spring like day, replicated a bit here.
13.  Paper Funday #26: AG + Opt. LOVE -- #1/4  Option played!
14.  MAWTT #127: Valentines/LOVE -- #1/3  LOVE


crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your GDT spot Aimeslee and love your beautiful card-Happy Anniversary to you Daughter and SIL that year has certainly.
Carol x

Linda Mc Enery said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her hubby! What a tough time in history to begin your marriage! Your card is gorgeous Aimeslee! Such a great design for this image. Wonderful colouring and a super quote. Thanks for Guest Designing for us at Penny's!

Spyder said...

Beautiful cute card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! a Beautiful card and love the sentiments you used, they are just perfect for their Anniversary. Your daughter looks so beautiful, love her dress and the background, A wonderful photo and love they got through their first year unscathed :)
Faith x

Leslie said...

Love the card! And a huge congrats to your daughter and hubby for surviving their first year under lock-down, lol! February 1st was my parents' anniversary - 73 years ago - and I'm sure they celebrated in Heaven! Super sweet image on your card - and congrats on your guest gig!

ahlers5 said...

What a great anniversary card. I'm sure they will love it. They are a beautiful couple and I love her dress! I used to hand make wedding dresses many, many years ago. I made mine, but by the time my daughters were old enough I no longer had it in me. Too much work. Strange but, someone contacted me on Facebook Messenger this week and said "You made my wedding dress." I had forgotten all about her. It was at least forty years ago.

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Aimeslee,
Your card is awesome! I love every element! I have been so busy lately that I have not been able to get here and comment!

Congratulations on your recent wins!

Chana Malkah

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Happy Anniversary to your daughter and SIL. Their photo is very creative. Gorgeous dress!

Fantastic card. The image you received for your Guest Spot (congratulations!) is so darling, and certainly is perfect for an anniversary.

I can't believe that TT stamps went "bad." So far, so good with what I have in the clear line, but I did donate TT stamps along with many more because of my two moves. Of course, now I'm sorry :(

As always, I love how you complete the insides of your cards and the back side. You reall pour a lot of time into each card.

Jacq said...

Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law on their 1st anniversary and what a fabulous card to help them celebrate!

Your cards are always so full of different elements, I love how you decorate every bit of it and this one, even though its a slim-line, has packed full! Thanks for joining us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge and congrats of being GD for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!

Mandy said...

Happy 1st anniversary to the happy couple <3

What a first year of marriage they have had. If they can handle that I am sure they can handle anything. They were lucky that they got married before all this craziness happened.

I love the sentiments inside, absolutely perfect for an anniversary card. Congratulations on your guest DT gig, well deserved :)

Thanks for letting me know about the sign up by email not working. It was nothing I had done as there were no settings to change. I have deleted the widget and added it again and signed up to myself and that seems to have worked okay.

Love Mandy xxx

Furrbster said...

This is such a pretty design,

Thanks for playing along with us at I Love Promarkers and MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

Elaine Stark said...

A great image for an anniversary card. Congrats to your daughter and hubby. It has been a tough year. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely 1st anniversary card with Moving Along with the Times; it fits perfectly with our ‘Valentines/Love’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Promarkers. Marlene

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Aimeslee, I returning with my DT hat on to repeat my earlier comment on loving this card. Yep! I still love it hahaha. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Craftyfield said...

Fun card! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

Rain said...

Hi Aimeslee! :) Your Anniversary card is so pretty! Well done. :) By the way, Blazing Saddles is one of my favourite movies...I think it was cast perfectly! :)

Darlene said...

WOW congrats to the beautiful couple on their 1st year ... wishing them many, many more! (LOVE THE PHOTO!) You card is adorable and I'm sure they LOVED IT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Vickie Y said...

Adorable, fun slimline card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters

MeSi said...

So adorable card, I love it! Thank you for joining our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
Merja DT

Cards By MI said...

Lovely creations and sweet design. Thanks for playing with us over at Passion for Markers this week.
Love n hugs

Julie said...

pretty card
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Aunty Sue said...

What a great card love these long card and the image, thanks for sharing it with us at passion For Markers good luck in the draw and also with us at Digi Doodles Studios and Colour Crazy

Karen Page said...

Congrats to the happy couple... the first year of marriage can be challenging without a lockdown! Super cute card and I'm sure they loved it! Shame to hear about your TT stamps. I have a few, not quite that old, that I will have to keep an eye on. I appreciate the heads up! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at 2CCC and please come back to play again with your next critter project!
~Karen Page, DT Member for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Blog: IG:@misplacedmojo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Aimeslee! What a beautiful romantic card! Congratulations to them both, yes a tough year start married life! I have lost quite a few stamps that way. Most of my favourites are rubber! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Jackie Cornfield said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Pamela Duncan said...

Perfect design for your slimline ~ Thank you for joining us on Colour Crazy Challenge! Pam, DT

Mimi said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love the slimline layout you have used and the wonderful scene you have created :) Thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers this fortnight :) Hugs Mimi xxxxxx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful anniversary card and so cute too!!! Really Spring-like!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Jana Forrest said...

Aimeslee Such a beautiful card. I just love the color combinations. Your coloring is spot on. So happy to have you GDT for this challenge. DT~Jana for Penny's Challenge

monique said...

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
Monique DT its fab

Catrin Goodwin said...

It is mine and my husbands wedding anniversary on the 1st of February too - we celebrated our 7th year this year! What a lock date! What a very sweet card perfect for an anniversary! Thank you for joining us at DDS - Hope to see you again x

D.L. Walls said...

Congrats on your GDT spot and your lovely card. Thanks for entering in The Paper Funday Challenges and Best of Luck in the Draw! Donna, DT