9/1/08

Girl - Call me!

Happy Labor Day friends!!
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So...how many of you are cooking out today? We will be tonight - some chicken. YUM, YUM!

If any of you know me very well, you know I typically ALWAYS make 2 cards basically identical when I sit down to stamp. I don't get much stamping time, so I have to use it wisely and getting 2 done just fills my stash a bit more.

These were made in conjunction with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge - but you don't have to use cupcakes (thank goodness).

This adorable stamp set, Call Me, is by MFT and had NEVER seen ink. Had to change that last night! It was a fun challenge and I could have made my card almost identical to Taylor's as I wanted to use Dew Drops and the ticket punch; but sheesh, she'd be alarmed and clued in that I stalk her blog regularly. LOL

The coolest thing about this card in my books? The entire scene (except for the phone...and her skin) is paper pieced - no joke; I'll give you a close up in just a moment. I should have been smart and colored in her skin b4 I paper pieced, but hey, I'm still learning. You'll see where a bit of the color from her feet bled over onto the paper, but that's okay, she's still adorable.

The young man in our family, age 8, does not understand why we cannot see her head! LOL It was so funny when he was talking about the image; he seemed pretty impressed I had paper pieced the image. He had lots to say about it.

Here's the close-up of all the paper piecing - the chair, her pants, her shirt, the wall behind the chair and the floor - WHEW, that's some serious paper piecing!

I hope you have had a great weekend; thanks for popping in! Hugs, ~M.

7 comments:

Stephen said...

adorable. nice job on the paper piecing

Lorraine said...

Hi Michele, I posted a comment and it's using my sons name! LOL! We are BBQing tonight. i picked up some nice steaks to grill! thanks for sharing your adorable card. love it!

Taylor said...

So cute! I love your paper pieced image and the way you added your sentiment! Thanks for playing the challenge!

ChrissyM said...

Excellent job on the paper piecing. I'm glad I'm not the only one stalker Taylor's blog. LOL!

Gwen said...

This is great!! love all the paper piecing!! great stamp to work with too!!! :)

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous!!! OMGosh, your paper piecing...Wow!!! Great job, you Rock!!!

Blessings, Maria

a chick named Toni... said...

Your son is so cute! But when I first saw these stamps I thought... how odd...where is this girl's head? LOL! Anyway I love what you have done with the paper piecing. I think I might do that more often.