Saturday, April 5, 2008

a card that took WAY TOO long!!

Hello everyone!! Happy Saturday!! The weather here is gorgeous today...I have been stamping with my windows open enjoying the breeze and listening to the sounds of Saturday with the kids home! Since Monday I have wanted to try the challenge on Splitcoast to use layers...I wanted to use my little truck...so today I thought I would sit down and tackle it and boy did it take forever!! I mean FOREVER!!! Whoever gets this card, if I decide to part with it, is going to here about the blood, sweat & tears it took to finish! {not really any of those things...just adding it for effect} Ok...enough drama...on to card deets! I stamped the truck in choc. chip a few times and cut out different pieces and popped them up on the truck. I colored it in with a creamy caramel marker and then went over some spots with close to cocoa and a blender pen. I cut out the window and used acetate behind it to give it that "window" effect. I stamped the lady and hearts and then set the truck up on dimensionals. I used my crop-a-dile and used jumbo eyelets for the tires...a cute little idea I got from Mary Jo Albright! The layout is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. The pics aren't great...my camera isn't cooperating!...I refuse to believe it's because of operator error! Have a great rest of your day...I have to go rest my hands from all the work they just did!!
**Blog Candy time...pictures are below. I will draw a name on Tuesday at noonish. Only one comment per person. Only USA & Canadian residents...sorry my oversea friends! Thanks!!**
what's in it?... {what's not in it??}
stamps...Loads of Love

paper...close to cocoa, soft sky, certainly celery, regal
rose ww, soft sky & certainly celery dsp
ink...close to cocoa, creamy caramel, grovvy guava, soft sky, certainly celery, regal rose, going gray

accessories...celery ribbon, pewter brads, acetate, pewter jumbo eyelets, diamond stickles

other...blender pens, stamp-a-ma-jig, crop-a-dile, hobble blade, circle & oval cutter (CM), dimensionals

49 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

WAY cute! IT was definitely worth the blood, sweat, and tears! Hope your hands are enjoying their rest now!

Tamara Follett said...

That is really cute! I'm glad you gave a side shot so we could see the dimension. Can't wait to see what the candy is! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

kerry said...

Well, your card looks FABULOUS!! Well worth all the time and effort you put into it!

Kerry Morgan

Giovana said...

Your card is cute!! i have some stamped images from that set and I haven't used them yet, Thanks for the idea!!!!
Thanks for the blog candy too.

God bless
Giovana

CAKVD said...

The card is fabulous! I know I've had those cards and layouts that took way too long too - I know exactly how you feel!!! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

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Diane said...

You did an amazing job!!! That looks really sharp!!
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prize!!

beate said...

Adorable card, Tara!
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

That's a cute little old truck. I like your Wasabi card, too. Thanks for sharing.

Swedie

Sally said...

The wheels r GREAT! Love the depth of the card.

the Tapler Ohana said...

LOVE the jumbo eyelet tires!! Great card - actually, they're all great cards on here. Thanks so much for your inspiration!! I hope you will consider participating in my "Stampin' Out Alzheimer's" Virtual Stamp-a-thon in May. Details can be found here: http://jentapler.blogspot.com/2008/03/nsd-virtual-crop-workshop-to-benefit.html - Thanks again!!

Julie A. said...

What a cute and creative way to use the jumbo eyelets! The card is adorable! Thanks so much for the chance to win the blog candy.

Linda SS said...

What a clever card - your cards are always spectacular though:) Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Tara
way too cute!
love seeing your creations, thanks
for sharing with us all out here in blog land.
becky
SCS belledancr

Stampin Cats said...

If I started that card yesterday, It still wouldn't be done today. You put a lot of work in that cards and it shows. Very cute.

Jenn D said...

The jumbo eyelets for the wheels is simply fantastic. what a wonderful idea! I'm glad you had some great weather. It has finally gotten warmer here too.

Tiffany said...

This is super cute, I understand the blood, sweat, and tears thing! All that yummy ribbon looks fun, If I don't win you'll have to share some deets!!
Big Hugs,
Tiff

Mollie said...

Adorable card! I wish I had the patience to create such works of art...but I don't:o)

Love your blog;o)

sheila said...

The card is so adorable! The time & effort it took just make it that much more precious. Love the tires. Much try that. Thanks for the idea and Thanks for the blog candy too!

Kay said...

This is such a cute card! What patience you must have with all those delicious details -- especially love the tires and the way elements are popped up, plus the window. TFS. Must borrow that set from my daughter!

MzPenny said...

I LOVE THAT CARD!!!!! I don't use my truck stamp as much as I should! You may have just inspired me!!! Thanks

GREAT BLOG CANDY TOO!!!!!!
You Rock!!!!

Lori in KS said...

the card is so cute! you have some wonderful ideas.
Lori in KS

Monika said...

Wow, your card is soo awesome. I love that truck stamp. Well it was well worth your time you spend into doing this card. Great job and thank you for a chance at winning some awesome blog candy.

Anonymous said...

You did a super job on this card! It was worth every minute that you put into it, but if you part with it, give it to someone who will appreciate all the hard work that went into it!
Sharon Canter

Stampvamp said...

This is TOO CUTE! LOVE it!

Pegg S said...

What a great card! I have always loved this set. I love how you did the wheels!

Anonymous said...

I love checking out your blog daily. You really inspire me to do a little more each & everyday:)

Kristinaseymour@aol.com

Lynn said...

Your loads of love card was well worth the time, it turned out great, I really like the pastel colored hearts and how you used the large eyelets for the tires!
Great job!

Anonymous said...

Cute card!
Wow doesn't begin to express the excitement over your blog candy! Yum! Hope this is my lucky week.
:) Tamera
Kaizactan@triad.rr.com

scfranson said...

Your card and blog are wonderful !
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Lori said...

Very cute card...
I would love a chance to win your blog candy! Looks like a real treat!

Lori

Veronica said...

What an adorable card! I have that set but don't use it often enough. Thanks for the awesome blog candy!

Meg Sumner said...

Well worth the time. Always makes you think twice before you give it away. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy said...

Love the out of the box technique on this card! Thanks for sharing!

And thanks for sharing the fabulous blog candy!

Anonymous said...

I smile everytime I see your flower bouquet. It brightens my day. Thanks for sharing your talents with me!

Courtney C.

Johna G. said...

Tara,
I just found your blog last week and I absolutately love your creations. What a beautiful card. I love Loads of Love. I'm sure that the receipent of this card will love it! If not send it to me I know someone who will appreciate the hard work.
Have a Blessed Day

Paula Laird said...

Adorable card and awesome candy! And I'm in Pearland! I love finding crafters close by!
blythekitten@yahoo.com

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Well, I think your card is sooo cute. Love the jumbo eyelets for tires. Got to file that into my brain!!! Thanks for the shot at the candy!!!

Stacie said...

I followed you here from SCS from you Pun Fun card. I am so HAPPY I did! I love your work! So cute and I love the idea of using the brads for the tires. I never think about using something other than exactly what it was made for! Thanks for the inspiration!

kearneykrafter said...

I know what you mean, when it comes to a card that you spent a lot of time on! Whew! Sometimes, you have to wipe your brow and say, "what an accomplishment!" Way To Go! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy and keep up the hard work!! It all gets appreciated thru your blog on my end!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Cute cards! I am now inspired to create my own!

Pat S. said...

Hi Tara!
Congratulations on 40,000!!! WOW!!!
You little truck card is incredible...well worth the blood, sweat, & tears...very nice job!

Thank you for offering a chance to win that great give-away...another WOW!!!

Jenn said...

Love all the layers...it's beautiful!! :)

Char in So Cal said...

Tara,

I just found your FAB blog and have added it to my daily FAVES that I visit... XOXOX you creations! That blog candy sure looks YUMMY! Thanks for the op to win!

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict@cox.net

Val said...

Such a cute card! I love the colours you used. Awesome candy...Yum!!

Kelly J said...

Hi Tara! This is my first time visiting your blog, but I'll definitely be back. You have some super cute stuff on here. My favorite thing that I found in scrolling through just the front page is your adorable Afternoon Tea DSP gift certificate holder. I LOVE that idea, and yours is absolutely lovely!

Maureen Rauchfuss said...

So Cute - Pick me, pick me - that is a great giveaway.

deb said...

I love the card.......very nice.......maybe it too way too long but it sure looks worth every minute.....debbrowne@rogers.com

lapalika said...

Great card! Worth the time to make. Thanks for sharing!