Friday, August 2, 2013

Wish Big

VLV Aug Week 1 photo VLVAugWk1picA.jpg

Amber has created a fun sketch this week and a great opportunity to work with a diagonal.  I went for some funky background paper to step outside my box to mix things up a bit and I think the paper won LOL!

I'm far from thrilled with the card, but am posting the good the bad and the ugly here to keep things real.  Sometimes things just don't come together the way you want them to and you have to live with it -- I'm trying to in this case, but it's hard!  I could have tossed it, but then that would be total defeat and darn if I will let some paper beat me LOL!  I know, it's as sad statement when I am fighting inanimate objects that aren't a Facebook game.  Yah....

Moving on....I had fun using this new to me cupcake image from Verve's Carpe Cupcake set.  I paired it with a sentiment from Birthday Phrases, a die from Flag It for the sentiment, and the Pennant Trim die for a little "oomph".

Now it's your turn.  Complete all the VLV sketches in August and you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Verve Stamps.  Plus, Verve is having their six year Anniversary Sale this month which allows you to enjoy 10% - 50% off their stamps and dies!!  A great way to chip away at your wish list!

Thanks for popping by and I'll be back tomorrow with my Just Us Girls card.

Challenges:  Simon Says
                   Dare To Get Dirty Challenges
                   Friday Mash Up - Polka Dots


What's In It?
Stamps:  Carpe Cupcake and Birthday Phrases (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Bold Basics (Recollections), Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Sage Shadow (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Flag It and Pennant Trim Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Twinkling H2Os, White Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals 


Crystal said...

This is darling, I love how you used this sketch!!! GREAT card!

Bonnie said...

Love those polka dot circles that mimic the circles in the icing! What a fun birthday card!

Sue said...

Woo Hoo!! what an awesome card and a fabulous colour combo- love those dots!! :)

Lisa said...

Great birthday card, thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

JoAnn said...

So cute. Love the colors and the cupcake.

Ravengirl said...

Love it! The pennant trim makes so much sense there!

Heidi Baks said...

You might not like it, but I think it is adorable! Love the stitching to hold the sentiment in place. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Benzi said...

Can't believe you didn't like this one. Immediately, I thought how cute it is. Love the dots and short pennants.

Christina said...

I think you're being way too hard on yourself! This couldn't be any cuter--perfect combo of colors, polka dots, and that sweet pennant border.

Stacy Morgan said...

hee hee Yummy. Your banner trim is wonderful and the faux stitching is perfect.