Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Play Date Cafe PDCC107 - Reach for the Sky!

Happy Tuesday!!  I'm having a busy day already... washing clothes, baking chicken for the dog (you read it right - no dog food for my girl), and finally some chocolate chip cookies in the oven for a friend who is meeting with my daughter to help her with an interview for one of her classes.  Had to take a few minutes to dress them up with a bow and some twine with die cut leaves and beads.  Still had a little time left over to make a card.

Are you ready  for a Play Date Cafe Challenge?  Here's the inspiration photo - Black, White and a Splash of Orange!  I'm challenging myself here - not just with the sketch but to use some stamps I've picked up here and there and haven't been using.  If you have a Michael's store near you maybe you've seen the circus stamps they've had in the dollar bins.  I just can't resist when I see a neat stamp at a can't go wrong price.  I think that's why they put them by the checkout - like candy bars for the kids - just to tempt me!  The problem is that I keep buying them and not using them.   Well not this time! 

I didn't have a sentiment to go with he stamp so I made my own in Word.  And of course - had to throw in a few gems on the balloon and between the banners.  Hope you like it and that you're playing along.  You can get all the details here:    http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/2011/11/play-date-cafe-challenge-pdcc107.html  Have a great day!!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamp:  Michael's Dollar Bin
Dies:  Spellbinders Petite Scalloped CIrcles, Laabels 14, Nested Lacy Pennants
Paper:  Crate Paper:  Portrait Collection - June
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug:  Textile Texture
Microsoft Word Font:  Copperplate Gothic Light 14 Pt. 
Markers:  Copic
Twine:  Martha Stewart

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Love those pretty balck papers Jeanne! And what a great stamp find in the Michael's $ bin..wow! Fun card, sweet little banner too!!

Lavender Rose said...

Super card, love the banner and computer sentiment as well as that great stamp.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is so fun! LOVE those fabulous papers and die cut strips, and your embossed banner adds a touch of class! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Cathy Weber said...

That is such a pretty embossed banner Jeanne. I love those colors, guess I should use orange more! That ruler element is a great touch. When I first read your post I jumped to the conclusion you were making chocolate chip cookies for your dog too! Great card.

Ruby said...

The chocolate chip cookies sound good!! You've got me craving them now lol. Love your card, that banner looks great with the ruler embellishment, fab job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at The Play Date Cafe this week!