Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: Layer on the Fun!

Hello Prettie Peeps :)

I can't believe it's midweek already. It's been a really busy week here, but my fortune says I can relax a bit today which hopefully, will be a good thing! Well, we all know that for a SAHM of four there is really no such thing LOL, but I don't have any meetings, practices, or that type of thing on the books today so I am hoping to just enjoy our day at home and maybe get some stamping done tonight :)

Well, it's Wednesday, which means it's the weekly Prettie Girls DT challenge. This week, Jana issued us a challenge to create a card, using layers. It was VERY specific though...ack!!! I had a hard time following the "rules" to make sure I didn't screw it up, but I will leave that up to you to figure out LOL. It will be interesting to see what the other Prettie Girls came up with, too for this challenge. Here were the parameters:

Create a card or scrapbook page using the following items:

1 dry embossed piece (embossing folders and texture plates count!) (used my CB swiss dots folder for this)

2 pieces of patterened paper (Used a white Asian themed DP and a Black one)

3 colors of solid cardstock (this includes any neutrals you use) (I used Red, and white...but I used Papertrey White AND Springhill white so TECHNICALLY... :D)

4 embellishments (I used MME Laundry Line Green crocheted ribbon, two buttons, and liquid pearls)

5 layers total.

The dry embossed piece must be one of your patterned papers or your 3 colors.

And, at no point should there by more than 4 layers under a top piece of cardstock.

However, if you have your base card with a second layer on that...you may have multiple small pieces each with 2 layers under them...right? Oh...and you may use as many tools as you like. Guess this isn't so much limited as just very specific!

Are you exhausted? LOL! I actually LOVE layers...in fact, I expect that my friend Janna will want to make a card using these rules because I know she loves them too! This one's for you, Janna! Now how funny is that, because the challenger, JANA, also loves layers...do you see a pattern forming here? Ha ha ha... I have to admit though, I got it a bit wrong and used only TWO pieces of Cardstock. I got too lost in the rules LOL! I do think I got everything else according to plan?!?

I used the Flirty Fortunes set to create my card, which is BRAND new this month...it was just released on Sunday! Get it while its HOT! Speaking of which...makes me want Chinese food :) I used TECC52TV as my sketch and it was perfect for the amount of embellishments I needed !

Well, I hope you guys all have a really awesome day, and be sure to stop by to see what the other Prettie Girls came up with for this fun challenge:

Danielle Lounds
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rokoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Rone
Jillian Winters
Jodi Collins
Joni Stringfield
Julie Masse
Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne

Before I go, I just have to tell you that this past weekend's release party at Paper Pretties was SO much fun! Not ONLY did we release the Flirty Fortunes set I used, but we also re-released Sealed With a Kiss in PERFECT time for Valentine's day...and the big news??? Have you SEEN the new Stamp of the Month? If you haven't had the chance to check out the GORGEOUS Ballerina Sophia, what are you waiting for??? She is absolutely stunning, and adds to my list of "favorite" Sophias! You can't pick just one!

Be sure to stop by The Paper Clip (the Pretties Blog) later today too to see what Danielle's weekly challenge is. Dont' forget, each week she picks a winner for a $5 gift certificate so it's definitely worth playing along! Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Jessica :)


Janna said...

Jess, you are so funny! I seriously though when I read the challenge that I wanted to give it a try! It is a Janna thing! LOL! This is so beautiful! I just love the colors and two whites definitely count! Excellent job on this challenge and your coloring and layout are stunning!


Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally cute Jess, I love it!!

Christi said...

This is awesome Jess!! Wow!!

Julie Masse said...

TOTALLY Adorable card Jessica!! Great job with the challenge! :)

Danni said...

Love this, the paper is so cute!
And I got lost in the directions so I doubt I'll try it. LOL!

Cassie said...

heehee! you're so funny!! i think they should give you the cardstocks - i mean not all whites are the same white, right? (geesh, that was a mouthful!!) and the card is so totally cute - who can focus on all the rules anyway??

I'm craving chinese too! perhaps tonight or tomorrow i can convince hubby he wants it too!!

Jacquie said...

What a GREAT card Jessica!! I LOVE it!! You are AMAZING!!! I LOVE the image and the BG paper is AWESOME!! HOpe you are well!! Say hi to Madelynn for me and thank her for her GREAT comment!!

Julie said...

Yep, that's a really cute card, Jess!! Love those fun colors!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ack...my brain is too full to comprehend all those directions, so I'm just gonna look at your beautiful card instead!! Love that crocheted ribbon and awesome colors!!

Hope you enjoy your relaxing day!! :)
hugs, Jami

Heather said...

Wow What a challenge!!! If I could wrap my brain around it then I would give it a try since I have my very first Pretty Stamp in my possession!!! Yea!!!!


Jackie Pedro said...

Ca-Yute, Jess!! I love the DP!

Jana Weaver said...

beautiful job Jessica...you did great with the challenge!! And funny...we used the same sketch!! :-) Thanks for playing along!!

Charlene Austin said...

Tagged ya! Love ya!!

Elena said...

Very cute card, Jessica! Love the DP! New Sophia is so beautiful!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Your card is fabulous, Jessica! I LOVE it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Jess! This sketch is AWESOME!! Holy Toledo! LOVE this!

Shirley said...

Such rich colors and such a really beautiful card! Love the image and your design too!