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Friday, July 13, 2012

Late To The Dance

Well, the good news is my computer is back up and running, oh how I missed my Silhouette and digi files *cheers*. The bad news is I'm late with my DT card for this fortnight's challenge at The Poodles Parlour *shame*. Feels a little like when you stay up late in High School to finish a project due the next day *guilt*. But here we are. The challenge is to use a digi stamp *easy*. We are sponsored by Wonderstrange, which are very appropriately named, and The Digi Garden, who have updated their site and it looks fabulous! Please play along, link up to 3 times, and I look forward to visiting!
I imported Macy and Izzy from the Digi Garden into my Silhouette program. They look so much like my girls *cute*. I resized Izzy and then used the print and cut feature to print and cut them out. Paper pieced the girls and used purple and pink glitter gel pens to add the sparkly highlights. The Grad card giftcard holder is a Silhouette file, cut out in my nephew's school colors (red and black). He graduated from Grade 8 in June. The "Just For You" tag was also a Silhouette file. I used the delete points feature to take the tag part off of the image and used the offset feature to make the background circle. All that's left to do is to insert the giftcard.
My lessons learned: when your less than 4 year-old HP computer quits turning on because the switch is gone and you find out HP no longer carries the part because your computer was deemed "end of life" 6 months ago and it takes over a month to get the part from Heaven only knows where (I'm guessing/hoping eBay) and it costs just as much to fix as buying a new computer you had better make sure you have enough gel in your purple glitter gel pen to finish the accents on your image because your card is already late and you don't have enough time to remake all the paper piecing you've already done. I know there was not enough punctuation there, but I was ranting, so I didn't really need any ;o)
I would like to share my card at:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner anything goes, closes July 15,
Cameo Creations anything goes, closes July 21,
Creative Stamp Friends paper piecing, closes July 22

9 comments:

Monica said...

This is so darn cute!!! I love it! Thanks for joining us over at Cameo Creations!
Toodles
Monica

Tammy Ortiz said...

Glad to hear your computer is up and this card is adorable.
I am so pleased you
decided to join us for our Challenge.
Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

Sonne said...

hello,
very beautiful card, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, sonne

Desire Fourie said...

So creative. Wishing you a fab weekend. Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life Tammys Scrapin Corner

Joann Burton said...

Cute and adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

teachU14 said...

Awwwwww... this card is ADORABLE! Love the card cut and those images are so cute! You did a fabulous job =)

Thanks for joining us over at Cameo Creations!

Lots of Love,
www.shortycreations.com

Kristy said...

Such an adorable card!! Thanks so much for joining in on the Cameo Creations challenge!

Kristy - Cameo Creations DT : )
www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Ceci V. said...

Cute card!! Thank you for joining the Cameo Creations Challenge.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Yikes - what a pain you've been going through with your computer! I'm glad things are working again for you.
Your card is adorable. I love the way "GRAD" is cut right into the card base. That looks so sharp!