Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's the Scoop?

This card is for the Clearly Inspired Challenge 11 (color challenge) and the Stamp Something weekly challenge (to stitch something on your card).
Have you seen the new colors at Clear Dollar Stamps? SO much fun! I don't have them yet (note the YET! LOL! It's on my very long wish list!), but I found my own version of the challenge colors to make something scrumptious: Lime Juice * Cherry Go Round * Bee Pollen and Neutrals: White or Cream or Black. If you can't see the 3 words, they are Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round and Bee Pollen. Aren't those names fun? See "my story" for more on that below.

The stickers actually match the paper. The flash washed them out.

Stamps: CDS Sweet Scoops
Paper: as close as possible to Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round and Bee Pollen, plus white
Ink: Memento Black
Markers: Copics
Extras: stickers from $ area at Michael's a long time ago, sewing machine & thread, Fiskars edge & corner punch (from my precious friend Kathy), Paper Studio dp

My story: I colored these while I was still on the couch sick over the weekend. I finally figured out how to work my fantastic new punch from my friend Kathy! I decided to try stitching fancy stitches on paper using my machine. I hear it's not good to do that if you also actually sew with your machine, and I do, so don't tell! I may need to set up my old machine for paper stuff. The colors were so much fun to work with. I think my daughter was on to something. She's 13, mildly autistic & very artistic. She said recently, "I'd like to work for a company that gets to name colors." She loves colors. I'm pretty sure autism is called a spectrum b/c from the time she was old enough to talk (which was EARLY and never lost speech, just didn't communicate well), she knew her colors AND put them in "rainbow order." I taught her the actual color spectrum (which I didn't learn til college): ROYGBIV. She loves indigo. And periwinkle. And every other shade. So, if you are looking for a color namer, I've got your gal! I know just who will get this card if I can ever get to the post office for stamps, or just drop it off at her house.

Thanks for stopping by to catch the scoop today! I am SO hungry for ice cream now! LOL!


Cassie said...

Hey Lori, I LOVE your card! OMGoodness, it is awesome! I love your stitching (even if you weren't supposed to use the same machine you actually sew with. . .your secret is safe with me, hehe). Your story about colors and your daughter was lovely. I really do love that you and I share that connection of homeschool. I'm always glad to see your work over at CIC ;D

peggysue said...

Dare I say it? Can I go there? What a SWEET creation!!! Bwaahaa, couldn't help myself! And those flavors, just the yummy in our tummy that we GF gals need, ice cream! Great job with the colors, ice cream should always look that good!

Karen Lynn said...

Very bright and cheery, Birthday Twin!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fun colors and a "sweet" card! Great job with the stitching! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Tricia said...

This is a great card!! Only it makes me hungry.... :-) It's interesting that you mentioned that your dd loves the blues and purples. Have you read the book Disconnected Kids?? Fabulous book relating to autism, colors, foods, etc. You'll have to see if your library has it. (Yes, that was off-topic, LOL!!) Anyway, you did a fabulous job with those colors and your stitching is lovely. I sew on my cards with my good machine, too. I think it just dulls the needle... and you don't want to sew through too much adhesive!! :-) Thanks for playing the CIC!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fun card with awesome stitching details! Thanks for stitching something with us this week at Stamp Something. :)

Katie Renz said...

Dear, dear Lori, I love your card and you did an awesome job with the color challenge. I also love your sweet story about your daughter... that's so special!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi sweet Lori. How are you? I just love how you used these colors. I love the fancy stitches. I really love your stamp choice. And I just love your story. Cute. Funny....from the time my youngest was little when he would color...he used every crayon in the box. I still go to him for advice with my cards. He has an "artistic eye". Glad you played.

Christi said...

What a great card Lori! Congrats on getting top 5 at CIC this week!

Lori McCroskey said...

Very cute! I love stitching on cards!