Thursday, February 7, 2008

...Ways To Use It Challenge #152, RAK, and a Funny

This is my submission for today's Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS...Going Dotty! I started with a card base of Certainly Celery cardstock (6-7/8 X 6-5/8), and when folded in half to open at the bottom measures 6-5/8 X 3-1/2. The polka dotted paper is Close To Cocoa Designer Series Paper cut to 6-5/8 X 1-1/8. The cocoa designer paper (dp) was attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive. I tied a piece of 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon over the top of the dp into a simple knot. A Mini Glue Dot was placed under the knot to keep it in place. I used Staples and a Stapler to secure the ribbon to the card base. The sentiment is from the set "So Much" and is stamped in Wild Wasabi Classic Ink directly onto the card base. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet in order to make the word straight....I can't stand crooked sentiments (a little pet peeve of mine)! I then used the Coluzzle Cutting System to cut a piece of Real Red cardstock into a thin circle, and adhered it to the card base using the scrap pieces of foam from the sides of a Dimensional Sheet.

The flower from "So Much" was stamped in Basic Brown Classic Ink onto Watercolor Paper, then watercolored with an Aquapainter in Certainly Celery Classic Ink. Once dried, it was cut out using CutterBee Scissors. I created the sparkly cocoa brad by applying Cinnamon Stickles to a Clear Rhinestone Brad and allowing it to dry completely. The brad was then placed in the center of the celery bloom, and attached to the card base with double-stacked Dimensionals.

This card was an RAK from Janet McAfee (aka bluemoon). She was the winner of my last blog candy giveaway. This was an adorable thank you card for the stuff she sweet was that?! Thanks so much, Janet!

Now for a funny.......I received an email today entitled "A Few Thoughts On Cat Baths From the Cat". This was one of the pictures included on the email, and I just howled when I saw it! The caption under it read: "Traction, traction.......I'm losing traction!" Bless its little heart! I will share another one with you tomorrow. Thanks for the hilarious email Robin E.......too funny!

That's it for today! I'll see you all tomorrow. My oldest son starts a basketball tournament tonight but it is single eliminations, so if they lose it's all over for them. Keep your fingers crossed for us! Until later.......Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: So Much

Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Close to Cocoa DSP, watercolor

Ink: Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery

Accessories: coluzzle, adhesive, glue dot, scissors, dimensionals, aquapainters, stickles, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet, brad, stapler, staples, ribbon


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE your card for the challenge, Mercy! Just GORGEOUS!

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Sharon in NE said...

Oh my goodness...thanks for the day brightener!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! This is too funny!! Made me laugh out loud! You're card is beautiful BTW and I love the way you did your brad! What an awesome RAK to receive as well!! Hope you have a great weekend friend! :)