Monday, November 15, 2010

BBTB2 Give Thanks Challenge


Honestly, aren't I just the worst!? Here the BBTB2 challenge this week is hosted by ME and I'm late getting this up on my own blog. Guess I'm still recovering from a fabulous holiday kickoff part at my our BFF's on Saturday night so I'm running behind on EVERYTHING. Sorry! I chose "Give Thanks" from the new Thanksgiving cartridge, not only because of the season, but because I don't think I say thank you nearly enough to all of the people who touch my life on a regular basis. My family, friends, and loved ones make me truly happy to wake up each morning and I THANK YOU sooo much from the bottom of my heart!

My project is actually a wall hanging because I cut it BIG! Besides the obvious Thanksgiving Cart sentiment, I used my new Paper Lace cartridge to make the background. To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure how well the intricate pattern would work so I cut Lace 1 and it's shadow from page 23 at 8". Then I thought how pretty it would look if some of those leaves and swirls were colored in different colors so I hid the contours of the various elements (using Design Studio, each on a separate page, with different colors) and previewed them to see how they would look. The final medallion ended up being 5 layers thick, not counting the shadow or the scalloped dealies (which is the Lace 2 Shadow on page 29). I have no idea what size they are since I just manipulated those layers in DS until I though they were okay but the final piece is 10 inches. Gluing it together was a real bite since all of the card stock had a matte metallic or iridescent finish and I was using my Zig 2 way glue so I had to work FAST. It also used up 8 pieces of card stock, not counting the 3 layers for the "Give Thanks" sentiment. Don't think I'll be trying this again soon. LOL
It killed me not to pop anything, but if I tried, I think I still would be working on it! As it is, you can see the full 8 layers make it pretty thick. At least I managed to throw in some adhesive gems for a finishing touch. My fabulous Design Team Sisters have done gorgeous projects this week so please visit BBTB2 and take a look. Those who didn't have the Thanksgiving cartridge were welcome to use "Thanks" from any cart and you, of course are too. Hope to see some participation because I've never gotten to pick the POW winner before. Impress me! LOL Aww heck, you always do! xx

24 comments:

  1. Oh wow wow wow what a gorgeous creation love the colours and beautifull design.

    Hugs Linda

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  2. Donna,
    I love this wall hanging. The colors, the design are wonderful and so beautiful. I am inspired to make a hanging for my dads door. Thanks for this great idea.
    JoAnn

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  3. Oh absolutely stunning Donna the colours and design are exquisite! Love this!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  4. donna that is beautiful hun, i love all tjose autumnal colours and the gems look gorgeous too hugs Lou xx

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  5. Donna....it is Simply Gorgeous and I do not think it needs any more dimension: it is already there.
    Hugs!

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  6. wow, this is so gorgeous! Love all the layers!

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  7. Donna - love this! Wonderful layers and such beautiful fall colors!
    M

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  8. What beautiful Autumn colors. I'll bet it is absolutely awesome as a wall hanging.

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  9. Oh....this is just gorgeous !!!! Love all the layers and the colors...simply beautiful!
    xoxo Joy

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  10. Beautiful Donna! I'm loving that Paper Lace cartridge!
    :-)

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  11. Oh Donna this is stunning as always, I love it! But now there is two more carts that I'll have to add to my list, will it ever end, not anytime soon, lol! Love how you did all the differant colors and it really looks like you popped alot of it, but with all those layers, your still the Queen of Pop, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  12. I love this wall hanging! I am so glad that you shared the cartridge - I wondered where the circle cut came from. I love the layers (your trademark!! Thanks for picking such a timely cut! I am thankful for your friendship!!

    Hugs, Susan

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  13. Oh D!! This is a gorgeous wall hanging, love all the different leaves in those autumn colors. I know it killed you to not use in dimensionals as that it one of your signature trademarks, lol.....

    You can display it on my wall if you would like.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  14. Donna, this card is gorgeous. I mean, really, WOW! I love that lace cartridge you used....have to look into getting that one. I also love how you colored in the leaves. Great stuff, Donna.

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  15. Hey! It matches Lillie's jammies! LOL! Geez Donna, how much does this thing weigh? The layers and colors are GORGEOUS! What I wouldn't give for some spare time to play along with you all.

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  16. L-O-V-E it! All the layering and colors...makes for a PERFECT wall hanging! Great job as usual!

    :D

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  17. Oh my! This is just fabulous Donna, and I love all the layers and colours you chose,
    big hugs
    En xx

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  18. That's beautiful. Wonderful job.

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  19. Wow! WOW! WOW!! It's so sharp and clean. I often look at your projects and wonder if you change blades for every other project. Mine never seem to cut so clean. Gorgeous colors.

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  20. Donna,
    I could sit and look at your stuff for hours...U r so talented....GEEZ...I do have a life ya know!..heehee....Love it..Krista

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  21. What a beautiful reason for choosing this cut. We never seem to say enough to those that we love.
    And the wall hanging is gorg! I think the 8 layers work great together. Plus all the layers make it sturdy enough to hang.
    Jess M :)

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  22. Just stunning! All those gorgeous layers! Love that it is a wall hanging! :)

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  23. Wow!!! That wallhanging "to die for"; it's magnificent!!! I love all the layers and the colors! You really did it up on this, my friend!

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Thanks for making my day!