Friday, August 29, 2008

I wish I looked so good ....


Did y'all see Taylor's Cupcake Challenge today? It's such a cute, yet simple layout. I dug through my Wish-RAK bucket and pulled out this adorable bella. She is now on my must have list. Okay promise not to laugh, but when I was in 5th-6th grade, I had a big three wheel bike that had a basket on the back. Yes I know - major dork alert. I also had a Schnauzer named Blinky. I would put a blanket in the bottom of the basket and Blinky would jump in there and we would cruise the street. She loved going for rides. I can't help but laugh looking back at it now. I know I looked pretty ridiculous. Anyhow, this stamp totally reminds me of that. Although bella looks way cooler than I ever did. Dang those huge blue rimmed glasses that were so in style back in the day. You never knew when you needed to see out of your cheeks! Okay sorry I just totally had a flash back there. Moving on to card details. I colored the image in with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. To make the yellow stand out a little better, I shaded it with a Yellow Rose Twinkling H2O. Gave it a nice shimmer too. I also added some brads to the wheels. The felt flowers if from SU's Flower Fushion. The sentiment is cut out using a oval Coluzzle. Like I said, a simple layout that you can totally dress up with embellishments. Give it a try! Taylor thanks for the inspiration and the trip down memory lane!

Stamps: i-wish-i-looked-so-good-on-a-bike-abella (Stamping Bella), sentiment (TAC, For A Friend GWP)
Paper: Kraft, White, SU Prints Sampler, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Other: Photo Corner punch, SU Flower Fushion, brads, Kraft Taffeta, scallop scissors, Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, Yellow Rose Twinkling H2O, Oval Coluzzle

14 comments:

Cindy Karasz said...

Kim! That is so adorable! I so love that you had a three wheeled bicycle and your pooch rode in the basket! The card is totally cute! You really should scrap a page with that pic and that image!

Taylor said...

Oh Kim, your card is totally cute and so is that picture of you! What a wonderful walk down memory lane! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! Cindy has said it perfectly!
LOSTie Debbie

Kathryn said...

Great card -- the image is fabulous and I love the colors! So pretty!

Danni said...

I love the colors you used, as usual. What a great card and how fun for it to bring back such fun memories!

Anonymous said...

Girl, you are a hoot! Great card, and great photo! Anna

Pie Guru said...

You are sooooo cute!!! I was LOL at "seeing out of your cheeks"! My BF in middle school had glasses just like yours! Your card is adorable!!!

- Amanda

Lori said...

Great card! And I love the old school picture... I too wore those glass rims big enough to cover half of your face - so I was totally cracking up! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

pretty cool that you posed a pic of you =) your card is just adorable and love the color combo that you used

Stacy said...

LOVE your card! And what a great picture. (I had red rimmed glasses) but don't tell anyone! "seeing out your cheeks" I laughed so hard I was crying, you are too funny! What were we thinking back then??

Tammi said...

OMGosh Kim, your are such a cutie!! I love how you added a picture and how that bella reminded you of it...fun! Your card is adorable! I'm with Cindy, scrap that image with the pic! :)

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Too cute!! You totally NEED that Bella stamp -- it's so you! :)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card! And I'm so giggling at this pic of you! I love that your pup rode with you! I had huge glasses, too! Why did we think we'd ever need to see out of our cheeks? LOL!!!!

Rhonda said...

LOL!!! I love this!!! Such a fun picture of you and that card is just fabulous!! I haven't seen that Bella stamp yet, too cute!!! ;D