Jul 06 2009
… and new found friends from afar and fun and games on top of it all! I was thrilled when a few weeks back I received an invitation to play with some very talented girls *across the pond* in the United Kingdom. As a result I’ve run across some blogs that are new to me and seen some awesome creations that I’d like to share with all of you today.
The Next Level is relatively new. Each week they put forth a challenge, their talented DT creates projects, and the public is invited to play. Sponsors are also involved each week, which means a chance for the participants to win some wonderful merchandise. This week’s theme is *Buttons and Bows*. I was invited to play along with their DT this week and all of you are also invited to play and link your creations. Of those playing, multiple winners will be drawn for prizes! How fun! Click here to see the prize offerings this week. Click here to get to the challenge page of The Next Level and read the details and see all the cards created by the DT with links to their blogs. Be sure to click into their blogs to get all the fun details on their projects!
Here is my Buttons and Bows creation:
What’s more appropriate for a Buttons and Bows creation that a Sweet Baby Girl card! I made this card quite simply by using many little pretties — Cotton Scraps (Baby Girl) for the focal image, cut with Fiskars Pinking Shears and stitched onto a pink mat which was then distressed. My background is done with the Cuttlebug and an embossing folder, my ribbon is 1.25″ wide May Arts Pink Silk, the bow being made on the Bow Easy, and my little buttons are from Wal-Mart, the larger one being tied with 100% Jute String by May Arts. And that’s about it — just a matter of putting a few pretty things together — my FAVORITE way to make a card!!!
Stamps and Ink: None
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Cotton Scraps Baby Girl, 1.25″ and 1/4″ Pink Silk Ribbon, Ivory Jute String, Bow Easy,Fiskars Pinking Shears and Scor-It, all from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Buttons and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from Wal-Mart; Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden; Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; SU Corner Rounder; Sewing Machine and Thread; Scissor Blades to distress.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you take the time to check out The Next Level Buttons and Bows Blog Challenge for this week and play along if you have the time. Playing and linking your creation will enter you in the drawing for prizes, and what could be more fun!!!
Thanks all — see you real soon!
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