Monday, December 7, 2009

BBTB Joys of the Season Ribbon Frame


Woo Hoo! Thanks you Enfys for picking such a great cut this week for BBTB! I've had this idea in mind for awhile for my Christmas card for DH and Enfys picked the PERFECT cut so I was able to finish it BEFORE Christmas Eve for a change. LOL BTW, I can't imagine that you don't already know En and her FABULOUS creations, but in case you don't, click HERE to view her blog and prepare to be amazed! I stretched the frame a bit in order to make it the shape I needed and welded the shadow cuts along with the banner from Wedding solutions to form a shaped card.
OMG! I interrupt this blog post to bring you an unbelieveable development! It just got light enough to look out the window and what did I see on the neighbor's roof???? SNOW!!!!!!!! That's right, the big white stuff, not only on the roof but on the lawn as well! Hey Margie, you got nothin' on us here in CA. LOL I was so excited I flung open the front door and took this pic, worried that it might melt immediately. The pic stinks, I was WAY to excited to set the camera appropriately, but you get the idea. How sweet of the neighbors to have their trees lit for me. Then the phone rings (it's 7:00 am mind you) and it's my dear friend Leah who lives about 5 blocks away, and we're screaming like little kids about it all. She's rushing to get her kids bundled up so she can get some pix to scrap. Okay, I've calmed down a bit and will proceed with the BBTB post. :D

I left the front of the frame open so you can see the lovey dovey couple inside. I used adhesive pearls for the mistletoe berries. I was a little worried the card wouldn't stand up on those little ribbon ends but WooHoo, it does! The sentiments are computer generated.

On the inside I substituted little punched hearts for the berries. I was thrilled that my 6x6 pad of Basic Grey Wassail paper had the perfect print in just the right tiny scale for the background. The couple silhouette is from the Sweethearts cartridge. I cut the ponytail off to make it her look a little more like me. :D

I must say it was a PITA to pop this frame due to the tiny cuts but I was afraid if I didn't DH would be disappointed. (Yeah, right, do you want to take bets on whether or not he'll actually notice? LOL) Well let's say I would have been disappointed that I didn't take as much time to make a very special card because I love him soooo MUCH!!!! Oh dear, I'm getting all teary eyed and sentimental here. Must be the SNOW!!!!! Be sure to stop by BBTB and check out the fab projects from my DT sisters and if you haven't already, leave a comment one post down to enter my Blog candy giveaway! Now I've got to go out and take a pic of snow on the windshield of DH's truck and wake him up so he doesn't miss this!








31 comments:

  1. OH Donna! so sweet..love it..like how you made in into a card. You are so creative.
    hugs
    Piali

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  2. I LOVE, love, LOVE this card! So beautiful and makes me think of my own DH. Please, please tell me you are planning to share this cutfile? I am so inpired!!!!
    Have a great holiday!

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  3. Hi Donna,
    This is awesome. What a beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Snow already - we are very cold in Scotland but no white coating yet.
    Take care.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  4. I always utter "WOW" when I look at what you've done. Awesome. And that is so so understated, girl.
    Hugs.
    Carole
    PS, snow yet...! Brrrrr.

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  5. Donna, this is a wonderful creation, so beautiful, and yes, we are doing whopeees here in Sac also, I have lived here over 20 years and this is the first time I have ever seen it stick, it is melting now though with a rain, oh boooohooooo. Keep those tootsies warm. Hugs

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  6. LOVE IT DONNA! It's beautiful! All fluffy and white! Oh, I LOVE your card too! LOL! Great, flaky layers on there and that delicate frame card front is awesome! Super job, love your bob!

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  7. Ok so I got Scotti and Jordyn on video in the front yard. Scotti giving me the weather report and Jordyn eating snow! LOL! Wasn't that just the best! Oh and thank God you were awake! I was too excited not to call you! LOL! 9 am and some of it is still here! woo hoo!

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  8. fabulous! I have never used that cut. Now I must!

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  9. Absolutely stunning card Donna I love how the frame opens. Yu are so clever! I love your snow pic wow that was unexpected how exciting!

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  10. Oh WOW Donna!!!! That card is SO amazing!! Love it...everything about it!

    Yay for snow!! Although I live where we get plenty of snow every year, I grew up where it pretty much never snowed, so I can totally relate to your excitement!

    (-: Heidi

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  11. This frame is sensational! So intricate and romantic! You have such patience for cutting out such details! Wow!

    Love 'n' hugs!
    Barb

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  12. Donna, I'd like to send you a little Christmas something. Please email me your mailing addy at madeforkeeps@gmail.com. Thank you!!

    Barb xx

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  13. What an awesome card! DH will just love it!! Love your snow pic too!! :)

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  14. OMG YES, WASN'T IT AWESOME...i heard that it was suppose to snow......so at about 3:00am in the morning i got up and looked outside and i saw all the beautiful snow falling down, it was beyond beautiful i tell ya....got up in the morning and was so hoping it was still snowing for the kids, but it had stopped...there was a bit on the grass and stuff....the paper said it was suppose to snow all day today, but it didn't.....love your project this week...well love it everyweek...hugs

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  15. Donna,
    I love this...So pretty...Krista

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  16. I Love this Card! I would definitly like to scraplift it from you.. Your so talented and gifted! Thanks for the inspiration. Didn't even realize this cut was on JOTS. Off to create! Sara

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  17. Enjoy the snow! We're about to get lots of it here in Quebec! The first snowfall is always the best.
    Your card is gorgeous, and so special!!
    Smiles,Deena

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  18. I am so sad, everyone had snow but Ukiah. But what a beautiful card, i am with SunnyNP, I hope you share the .cut file, you know I would want it. I just loved reading about you and Leah getting so excited about the snow. Even Lillie had it. :-( not Ukiah.

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  19. That's such a sweet card!! I love all the intricate detail - it's just lovely Donna!

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  20. What a beautiful card !!!!Its just stunning!!!xoxoJoy

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  21. Donna your frame card is gorgeous!! I love that image and your sentiments!! Just beautiful!

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  22. Gorgeous card and gorgeous house too! Looks so pretty with the sprinkle of snow!

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  23. This is just stunning. Love it.
    Kim

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  24. Very nice card. I like how it stands up. Very romantic.

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  25. AWESOME! Love how you constructed this card. And colors are perfect. Like your story, I got that way when it rained here in Tempe, AZ. Northern Az had a blizzard. Wish I had been there. I would say keep up the good work, but your work is always good.

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  26. Donna, that card is just awesome and I really love the way you did the sentiment. Will you be sharing your cut file? I think this has to go in the file for future inspiration.

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  27. Love it! What a great card for your husband! I heard on the news that ya'll got snow...I wouldn't know what to do if it snowed here. It's 6:00am and 72* here.

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  28. This is soooo great! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. Girl, you totally rocked this challenge! I LOVE your card!! You're amazing! PC needs to hire you! Gorgeous work of art!
    You made me laugh with the snow. You can come see me and you'll have enough snow and ice to last you a while. :) hugs!

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  30. Donna this card is adorable! I'd never put that much effort into a card for my DH, he just doesn't care!
    Cindy

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Thanks for making my day!