Friday, July 30, 2010

CPS177 - Embellish Bird

This whimsical card is full of new goodies that I just HAD to play with!! Based on the sketch from Card Positioning Systems - CPS177, it includes some of the playthings pictured below~
I've been dying for some of the new Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and finally got my hot little hands on some!! I'm assuming that it must be similar to the Washi tape I've been hearing about (but still haven't managed to get - YET!) and you can see little peeks of it behind the Cosmo Cricket sentiment stickers. The Basic Grey Ribbon Doilies tape matches the new Basic Grey Basics paper and to round things out I found these K&Company wood chip embellishments on sale at Michael's recently.
I had already planned on making basically this card when I checked my browser this morning and found this Embellish Color Challenge featuring Birds - hence the pink on my card (never my first choice) but it definitely adds a bright pop of color!
I'm really digging the doily tape - you'll be seeing more of this soon, I'm sure. My life has been chaotic lately - just two days ago I was running an important errand for my husband when the radiator elbow (??) went out on the car and all its vital juices gushed out all over the road! The boys and I hung out under a tree in a heat index of 103 while waiting for the tow truck. We live in KY which is a very friendly state - no less than 7 people stopped and asked if we needed help!! All is well now though and we spent the day yesterday at the pool. Today we are off to get Connor's eyeglasses checked out - He's 13 and been growing like a weed and is taller than me and quite a bit heavier and is entering 8th grade. He is going to be in Algebra II this year which is amazing to me since Algebra I and II were the only C's I made in high school and he's only in 8th grade!! I do use math everyday though - I have to tackle the dreaded fractions when cardmaking!!

13 comments:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I am digging your card! Love the splash of pink!

Clare said...

Gorgeous card! I love that whimsical bird, and the cleanness of this card!

Charlene Austin said...

Ohhhh....I love all the products you've used. It reminds me that I haven't shopped in ages. lol. Great card.

Sandra Farrell said...

Great card - I love how you photographed the packages of the embellishments you used.

Chris said...

Wow, what yummy details on your card! I love Tim Holtz products too. :) Thanks so much for playing along - I'm thrilled to be the sponsor this week.

veronica said...

is that raspberry fizz paper?! i thought you said you would use that last of the paper pack? are you out of paper now? ;) just teasing you about the pink!

Kimberly Jones said...

I almost bought some of that tissue tape today! Now I'll have to get some. Love the doily ribbon. This is a very eye-catching creation. Must be the pink! And the great design of course!

Sarah Martina said...

This is so FUN, Michelle! I love the sentiment! :) So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

jen said...

You know my favorite part of this card is the pink, right?! Hee! Totally kidding- love the whole kit&kaboodle- that doily tape is calling my name....!

jen said...

oops! forgot to say that I'm glad your car is better & you were able to get to the pool in that heat! I live in Washington state, and we melt at that much heat!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is not only gorgeous, it is fun too!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Beautiful card! Very trendy!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Michelle, this is such a beautiful card! I love that ribbon doily and that bird is pretty!