Micki Switzer's Photography

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's a LOve THing!!

Hello Friends,

I'm sitting here with a cat in my lap (Henry) and one on the back of my chair (Mr. Binks) helping me post my card for the Glitterbee Challenge.  This is a card of Firsts!!!  It's the first time I've used my Serenade Cricut cartridge and my new cardstock I bought at Gina K's.  This is the first card I have ever entered into a challenge, the first one I've ever made specifically for my blog, and the first one I've made from a sketch.
Here is how interpreted the sketch: 
I've used the curve of the birdcage and the curve of the sofa arm to represent the half-circle.  The collar on the kitty represents the bow and the sentiment is used instead of the three brads on the upper right.  The wide rectangle is the sofa and quilt and the other is the curious kitty......

Four Hours Later :


It took me fooooorever to make the card and even longer to figure out how who manufactured all the materials I used.  The sentiment stamp is still a mystery.....I even looked on ebay to try to find the name...
Oh well.............................

Here Goes>>>>>>>

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Catitude by Inkadinkadoo and I seriously can't remember who made the sentiment.
Birdcage and Bird:  Cricut Serenade and Aqua Stickles
Card Base:  Halton Greeting Card Base
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder and Zing Chocolate Embossing Powder
Quilt:  Basic Grey June Bug Collection & Fiskars Scalloped Edge Punch
Adhesives:  ATC gun, Stampin' Up dimensionals, Zig Pen, Glue Dots glue line

Card Process Highlights:
Birdcage cut at 4" and Bird at 1"
Quilt scored with Martha Stewart scorer...
Couch is hand cut and run through cuttlebug
Dimensionals used on Couch, kitty and quilt....


So HERE IT IS>>>>>

It's a LOve Thing!!!!






10 comments:

Mary G. said...

Micki- I LOVE this!!!! You did a fabulous job creating the "scene" and I love how you used the Cuttlebug! Great sentiment, too, to go along with the scene!

Vicki said...

Aww, Micki, this is super! Way to tackle that challenge! Love ALL the details!! Blessings to you!

Annie said...

Micki, this is darling!!!! Loving your little kittie :)

Carrie said...

Micki you did such a great job, you'd never know it was your first time for so many things. :) Love that you used the cricut on here, I don't have the serenade cart such a cute birdcage cut.

JazzyH said...

Love it.

Payne Holler Cards said...

NO WAY! INCREDIBLE! you did an awesome job! and this is your first!!! you sooooooo nailed the sketch! it is truly a creation "outside the box"..I see all the elements of the sketch and yet it is completely different...LOVE it! AND was super glad to see I wasnt the only one posting our challenge on the last day, gotta love ya! (:

Kathy said...

Oh Micki, this is awsome, love all the little details. That embossed sofa is fabulous, what a fantastic card. The "four hours later" part of your post made me laugh!

Anne said...

Oh wow, the "quilt" over the back of the sofa is such a brilliant idea, this is a fab scene

Becky said...

This is a great card. love the colors and love this kitty

Cindy Jones said...

You found some great deals on your trip! I love the $ stamps at the stores!
Yes, I did have fun at my first stamping class! I am going to go next month!
Your card is beautiful! I love the great colors in the entire scene!