Monday, February 22, 2021

One Year Closer to Magnificence!

Happy Monday and new week, everyone. Honey and I continue to be extremely fortunate in the aftermath of Snovid 21 (what the locals are calling it - even selling "I Survived Snovid 21" t-shirts, lol). The Boil Water Notice was lifted Sunday and we've tested out our dishwasher and washing machine. That was the last of the piping and everything's a-okay! We are worn out, though, from all the stress, so we are taking this week off! haha winkwink ;-) Translation: back to regular retired schedule. ;-)

My card share today is another birthday card for a special girlfriend. I used Art Impression's "Crazy Friends" stamp set, along with ancient Mobe (anyone remember them?) number stamps and the tiny Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday sentiment stamp.

I used the current Cheerful Sketch, resizing it to 6x6" and did my usual "wonking" of the elements, making the top layers slightly askew as that fit the humor and mood of the card well, I thought.

For the paper, I dipped back into Cosmo Cricket's 8x8 Summer Love designer paper collection. I've cut some of the paper layer pieces with either Spellbinders A7 Matting Basics dies or their Hemstitch Squares or Rectangles. I thought the Hemstitching added a bit of interest/texture. The only other papers used are an SU cranberry card stock for the matting and Office Depot Index stock for the base.

I colored these gals with my Promarkers and then coated their eyeglasses with Sakura Star Dust gel pen. I outlined them in a light grey and then left the background alone. I had colored them during the blackout and once I assembled the card, I decided to give them the spotlight!

Inside I've matted more Cosmo Cricket and stamped on it with AI and Uniko stamps.

The back of the card is matted with Cosmo Cricket leftover from the front and a siggie by Impression Onsession.

And a final view. The recipient's second grandchild was born the day before her big day, so she got quite an awesome present! Mom and baby are doing fine, and I don't think it has even sunk in yet to my friend that she's 65! Until next time, Stay Safe and Craft On! XOX

2.   Art Impressions Challenge 2/11-2/24: Best of 2020 AI Share -- #1/2  This Art Impressions Crazy Friends stamp was a 2020 birthday present to me and began my interest in AI, so even though I now have 8 water coloring sets and 12 funny/sweet sets, this one is kinda my favorite...for now! :-) 
5.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 6: AG with Colouring -- #2/2 Used Promarkers on focal image
6.   Passion for Markers #579: Use 3 or More Papers -- Used Promarkers on focal image
7.   I Love Promarkers #429: AG + Opt. Birthday -- #3/3  Option played! Used Promarkers on focal image
9.   TTCRD 2/16-2/23: AAG -- #2/2
12. Double Trouble Challenge #77: Layer It On Thing 1 Only -- #1/4  I have 8 layers of paper on my card base.  
13. Classic Design Challenge Feb. 2021 #2: AAG  


Elaine Stark said...

Love that sentiment. A great card and so much fun. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

PinkWhisperDesigns said...

Love this card!!! The card layout is fantastic and your colors are just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Art Impressions Blog Challenge!!!

Sheryl said...

Oh I love this! This image is perfect for my bestie's birthday card.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Julie said...

Great card Aimeslee - I love the mix of papers you've used! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great interpretation of the scrapbook page sketch you used for your square card...creative. Love your image, coloring and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

The Crafty Den said...

Another awesome card Aimeslee. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. The sentiment is amazing and your papers are gorgeous. I'm glad things are finally back to normal for you (and you survived snovid-21 lol!). Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

brenda said...

Such a fun creation in lovely bright colours.

Many thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts 'Anything Goes with add a number option' and also our February Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Michelle B. said...

What a fun and cheery card, it's a perfect "girls only" card! So glad you joined us for our challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!

Leslie said...

Love this one! Those ladies definitely got it going' on!

Chana Malkah said...

I love the Art Impression stamps! Great Card! Glad to hear you survived! :D)

Mervi said...

Fun and fabulous card. Just perfect for our theme.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm glad to hear you're back to "normal", what a time you've had of it all Aimeslee. However your card doesn't represent that, it just says fun, fun, fun, with vibrant colours, great papers and image also a great take on the sketch. Hope you're OK.
Keep safe
Faith x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Great papers for all the layers, and awesome image with the perfect sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.