Thursday, January 12, 2012

[DYSU] Challenge #54 - Pink

Good morning & happy Thursday. Thursday means two days away from my huge Project 30 Birthday Bash / Kick-off Party. I'm a little worried, because the time I wanted to spend to prepare by making a few food items ahead of time, package up my party favors and such, got sucked up by work.

It's really Murphy's Law at play. I spent about 14 hrs at work yesterday, preceded by 12 hours on Tuesday to catch up from being sick. Key people at work went on vacation or are on a business trip, and my computer decided now is a good time to flake out on me. All before the next Requirements Foundation course that we're teaching. Oooops! I rely on connecting in from home, so that I can finish a few things, but my wifi is bewitched. Even my local IT guy can't explain the flickering in and out of my wifi, except that I have a faulty network card. They are hopefully going to fix it, cause I am teaching next Tuesday through Thursday, and my laptop has to go over without a hitch.

They are sending in a Dell support guy on site, and he's going to replace my entire motherboard. In other words, my work laptop is going under major  surgery...it better make it out a live.

You'd think that cheering my laptop on would help. I keep talking to it, coaxing it to cooperate, but it's been stubborn. Perhaps I can coax and cheer you on to participate in our Pink challenge. It's a nice break from all the cold and winter, don't you agree?



My card uses The {Stamps} of Life trees2build. It's really a cute set that Stephanie Barnard has created. The clear acrylic stamps are a fun to stamp with, and the bird is easily customizable. I was trying to really make this stamp set shine, and worked in all sorts of angles...

A Little Birdie Told Me...
Stamps: (trees2build) The Stamps of Life
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink; (Boxer)
Ink: (Mememto - Tuxedo Black, London Fog) Tsukineko; (Jenni Bowlin - No. 1 Chewing Gum) Ranger
Embellishments: (Rainbow Classic Felt - Baby Pink) Kunin Group; (Pearl Strip - Pink Champagne) Kaisercraft; (Corner Rounder) EKSuccess


The bird has a wing made out of felt. I stamped the wing with some Tuxedo Black, but the results were not so stellar. It still adheres well and fits to the over all card. I also chose to extend the tree branch by masking off the branch and just extending the main trunk. 

A Little Birdie Told Me...

The background paper is created by stamping the grid oval in overlapping repeating patterns with a some Chewing Gum ink. I kind of like that graphic look, what about you? The "Tweet" sentiment is just to die for, it was way too adorable not to use, so I decided to make the bird look like it was chirping something, and building layers with the gray and one black...

A Little Birdie Told Me...

I finished off the card with a little teaser sentiment on the card. In case anyone wonders, the inside says "Happy Birthday." Never too early to start stocking up on those cards, right? ;)

Well, I'm off to go check on my poor little computer. Check out the rest of the DTs samples. They will knock you over with their pink inspiration! You have until next Wednesday to enter, and I hope to see a card by you :) In the meantime, if you could cross your fingers and toes for my laptop and I'll post how the Project 30 party went. For those in the area, I expect to see you soon!

And our sponsors this week:


The Stamps of Life
Winner's choice of 2 stamps sets

8 comments:

WencheP said...

This is a fabulous card and I just love the cute little bird!

Hugs,
Wenche

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card, I love this cute stamp set and feel inspired to make a little birdie card too now! x

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable - love that little bird and all the background stamping.
Hugs
Denise xx

JOAN said...

Great card Ren-Yi!! Love the background. Hugs, Joan

Pauline said...

Fabulous card, I love the graphic feel, wonderful!

Marlena M. said...

Such a great card Ren-Yi. I love the background and cool felt wing. ;)

Marcy said...

This is absolutely adorable, Ren-Yi! I love the whole design and flow!

Mary Jo said...

I adore this card! Fab job with the background!

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