Scrappy Saturday Challenge #23

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm back with a scheduled Scrappy Saturday Challenge, specifically, Challenge #23: Scallops, Orange, and String (SOS), courtesy of Wee Memories; because I'm, at the lake, camping with my family.  (Yippeee!  Camping weather has, finally, made it back to Kansas.)
This challenge is sponsored by Your Next Stamp with a prize of an acrylic stamp set!  So fun!
Two out of three of the above criteria is okay for the challenge, but I tackled all three for a little inspiration.
I started this card by white embossing the stars on white cardstock; rubbing over the entire stamped piece with Pumpkin Pie ink; spritzing it with Pearl Glimmer Mist for sparkle and shine (If you click on the picture below, to get a closer look, don't mind my dirty fingernail.  Ugh!)...
trimming it, across the bottom, with the punched, orange, polka dot, patterned paper; rounding its top corners; and adhering it to the Pumpkin Pie, cardstock, card face, which, also, had its top corners rounded.
I, then, stamped, in Basic Black ink, in the bottom right corner of the stamped piece, the "Hope your day is magical." sentiment and wrapped white string around the card face, three times, just below the sentiment, before tying it in a bow, just left of center.
Finally, I punched strips of orange, star, patterned paper; used my score board to impress fold lines between the scallops; folded them into fan flowers and adhered their ends together; embellished their centers with orange buttons, laced with more, white string; and adhered them, strategically, in the space above the sentiment.
For those of you that are followers of my blog, you know that it has, always, been my goal to send, at least, one card to each of Jennifer McGuire's Cards for Kids kiddos.  With the sending of this card to Kennedy, I have met my goal... until Jennifer's next round :).
Don't those gorgeous, little, green eyes just pull you right in?!  According to Jennifer's blog, 6-year-old Kennedy was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) on January 13, 2010.  CML is a slow-growing cancer in which the bone marrow - the soft tissue in the center of bones - makes too many white blood cells.  Many of these don't mature or don't function properly.  Over time, these abnormal, white blood cells crowd out healthy, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.  Kennedy's treatment for CML includes an oral chemotherapy.  The medication does not cure CML, but it can slow the progression of the disease in many patients.  The only potential cure is a bone marrow transplant.

If you don't have the time to send cards to these precious children, please remember them in prayer.  James 5:16 says, The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

You have until 11:59 pm, next Friday, September 24th, to play along with this challenge.  Cannot wait to see your creations!  Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!  I'll be back, early next week, with pictures of our camping trip.  Oh!  And this card was in Paige's Accordion Flowers Challenge line-up on CREATE:.  Eeek!  Love ya, Paige!  Run check out all her picks!  They're fabulous!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Magical Moments (Wplus9); Stars & Swirls (SU) Paper: Pumpkin Pie & orange, polka dot patterned (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); orange, star patterned (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black (SU); VersaMark Other: white string; edger punch (EK Success); Threading Water Border punch (Fiskars); orange buttons (Paper Studio); Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); white embossing powder (Ranger); Corner punch (SU); score board (Martha Stewart)

6 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, you rocked the challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Oh what a fantastic take on the challenge! LOVE those accordian flowers and its easy to see why this card was chosen for CREATE :) Hugs!!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! LOVE the accordian pleated flowers! BEAUTIFUL!

Ellen said...

When I first saw this card I sighed out loud from the beauty! Such detail in all of the punching addition! Wow, that is a pretty card :)

Laurie said...

This is just too cute! I love the embossed stars! Gonna have to try those accordian flowers too!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jinny, this is awesome! Your flowers turned out so pretty!