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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Totally Girlie and Completely Frou Frou--Guest Designer for Words 2Scrap By

Hello, hello! 

Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the 'net today!  Back in December I entered this pinup card into a fun Eat, Drink and be Merry challenge at Words 2 Scrap By and was thrilled when I won! It's a big enough honor to be chosen as a winner, but winning a prize AND a guest designer spot takes that feeling up a few (or ten) notches! I was thrilled and so flattered :)  I'm so excited to be their guest designer for the month of February and want to thank the lovely ladies again for this opportunity!

Their February challenge is to do something different than what you typically do. I typically make CAS cards (clean and simple for those who don't know the lingo), so it was natural that I make a fancy, frou frou card for this challenge. I've always wanted to try a card like this, but was completely lost on where to start. They're just SO much to them, ya know?! They're beautiful and frame-worthy, but just looking at them really intimated me.  Despite my nervousness, I decided to try it. I figure if I'm going to challenge myself, I'm really going to challenge myself. So I did. And I LOVED it!  

Without further ado, here's my "try something completely different" card:

Holy cow, I'm not even going to be modest LOL I made this! Me! I'm feeling very proud and pleased :) Now, I'm not going to lie, the design part was not easy at all just because I had no idea where to start or what to do. I contacted two wonderful ladies (thank you both!!)  who make fancy cards on a regular basis for guidance and they were so very helpful!  I took their advice and am really happy with how it turned out. It took more time and cost more money (the flowers are expensive!) that my typical CAS cards, but I definitely think this is something I'd like to do more often :)

I hope you like it and want to thank you so much for stopping by! Head on over to Words 2 Scrap By to see what the DT came up with and submit an entry of your own! Don't be afraid to challenge yourself :)  If you like what you see and want to see more, please consider following my blog, and leave me a comment if you do so I can stop by your blog to return the favor.

Once again, I'm so thankful for this wonderful opportunity!  Crafty hugs xx

Eclectic Ellapu
A Gem of a Challenge
Inkspirational Challenges--color challenge using rose
Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog
Through the Craft Room Door
Vintage Stamping Challenges
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog
In the Pink Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Blog
Addicted to Stamps


  1. You should be pleased with your project - it looks fabulous! I glad you discovered a new style. Thanks for being our guest designer at Words 2 Scrap By!

    1. Thanks, Bobbi! I haven't had the chance to comment on yours yet, but you did a fab job too! Thanks again for having me :) It was GREAT fun and I learned something new!

  2. What a fabulous frou frou card! You totally rocked our do-something-different challenge. :)

    We're thrilled that you are joining us as a Guest I-Teamer this month at Words 2 Scrap By!

    1. Thank you, Sybrina! It was a lot of fun and I feel so thankful that you invited me! I enjoyed all of it :)

  3. You are so brave!!!! I tried one of these frou frou cards once....and it went in the trash. Yours is so totally cute!!!! Grats on being the Guest Designer this month at Words 2 Scrap by. Hugs, :)

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Penny! I worked on it very slowly, a bit at a time lol

  4. Great job on your card! I generally lean towards CAS but I do enjoy the challenge of "fancy" cards. Enjoy your new little niche! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

  5. Beautiful card - super sweet image and fabulous detailing.
    Thanks for playing along at In The Pink this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. A gorgeous creation, so pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  7. Such a pretty card and so many pretty flowers.

    It's great to see you at Allsorts and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  8. Wonderful card. Love the feathers. Thanks for joining us for our Flower Power Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  9. Sooooo cute! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog for our current theme of 'Flower power'. Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  10. Such a cute card...brilliant layout. Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

  11. A lovely card with a great design and cute image. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

  12. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. And, thanks so much for letting me know about my blog win! I had no idea. :)

    1. I was keeping an eye out to see if I won and that's when I saw it :) It was fun to see that it went to someone I recognized! You got some great's good karma from having giveaways on your blog :) BTW I'm your newest follower and would love it if you joined me, too.

  13. Gorgeous card, sooooo pretty with all those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month
    Claire xx

  14. Such a pretty card ! thanks for joining us at Flower Power challenge
    Happy crafting Susan ( senior DT )

  15. beautiful card

    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles xx

  16. Full of sweetness! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  17. I liked your "different try" - the result is very sweet card .
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week and I hope you come back soon!
     Hugs, Kat DT

    ♥ Kakichka Blog ♥

    ♥ Kartishok - blog for ideas ♥

  18. So sweet. Thanks for joining the Pink Team at Electic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x


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