Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Out of Retirement....

My friend, Joanne, is celebrating her blogaversary she is issuing a series of challenges as part of the celebration. There is a big goodie basket up for grabs....enough of a goodie basket to bring me out of my self imposed blogging retirement and get me crackin'!

I decided to use my newest MFT stamp....which came in my MFT VIP package. It is actually from March's release, but by purchasing the VIP package, I got my hands on it early!

The famous MFT girl is supposed to be holding a cake...the stamp set comes complete with candles and everything. I, however, decided to take some creative liberties and I changed the cake into a big stack of gifts....each paper pieced and tied with a teeny, tiny ribbon!

I used a border punch, some ribbon, and some buttons from my VIP kit in order to complete the look. Who's That Girl's skirt is paper pieced as well, and her hands and legs are coloured with copic markers. All of these papers are from my scrap bin....I have to do my part to be good to the earth, right?! When it comes paper crafting supplies...I am known to be quite the consumer!

I decided to put my sentiment on the inside of my card....I couldn't quite get it to look right on the front without it looking too 'overdone'. I seem to be having trouble with that lately...fitting my sentiment on the front of my cards. Hmmm....something to work on!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to post my link on the challenge thread!


Joanne B. said...

Colleen! So glad to SEEE you! Isn't that WTG the cutest! I love her!

And I love your piecing.

Jana Weaver said...

Hey Colleen, nice to see you back! Beautiful card with that fun set!!

Christi said...

Hi Colleen!!! This is such a cute card!!