7/24/09

don't tell Kristi #2


My across the street neighbor is crazy for paper and stamps, too. Yesterday was her birthday and of course, I was late! But only one day. We talk more via computer than across the stamping table. IS that SIC or what!!! It's a big joke now to say, well, I've already 'seen' that one via the web than to hold the original in one's hand. But she's always scoping Craigslist for sales to peruse and there are several in our neighborhood this weekend. When I read the 365 Card Blog to make a mirror card I went ECK...I'm just not that kinda of girl. I like off kilter things, heck, I'm off kilter myself! But in honor of my across the street neighbor, who loves symmetry I took a deep breath and dove in. The Limelight blog sketch for the week was just perfect for having all my dots in a row!

I couldn't resist going with the new Basic Grey June Bug polka dot paired (mirrored) with the stripes from last years' Two Scoops. I added scalloped edges, cuttled the polka paper with Swiss Dots. My banner is from Pink Persimmon! I just love the girly edge to it. Now, I did add the jumbo ric rac across the top...I tried my best to get it tied in the exact middle...how'd I do?

15 comments:

Maricar said...

LOL - When I saw the 365 challenge today, I totally thought about the Limelight sketch. Then, I see your card.

Beautiful take on the symmetry challenge. I think the bow is off to the left a litte. (Just kidding! You were supposed to chuckle at that!)

I love the bright colors in the papers you chose.

Great card!

~amy~ said...

woo hooo susan, dang you are such the night owl! I love your take on the 365 Cards Challenge AND the Limelight sketch! Your card is sooooooo fun, love the polka dots and the ric rac......excellent finishing touch!

Sherry said...

Susan, beautiful card and the symmetry looks good to me.

Patti J said...

What a fun card Susan! I love your take on the challenges! That rick rack looks fab to me! Great job... and how nice that you have a neighbor that loves what you love! We live out where we have no neighbors. Sometimes I love the quiet, other times I miss having next door friends!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

This is a really fun card Susan and the symmetry is wonderful. Excellent job on the challenge.
Hugs
Michelle

Mandy said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! I'll be featuring your beautiful card on my blog on Monday, for sure! So glad you found us and played along! :)

jdmommy said...

I love that benner for a sentiment, and of course the RED bg!!!

Carolyn V said...

Susan, I had to laugh when I read your comment about being not that kinda girl. I'm with ya sistah! Great card though! Love the colours and the banner. Now that the pic's taken and the challenge entered, you can follow your heart and adjust that bow to the left (you know you wanna!)
Have a great day, my friend. I'll have to work on my entry after work.

fabricbutterfly said...

what an awsome job, she will love it!!!!!

Paula said...

Very cheerful card, love the mix of pattern & colour.

PaulaM said...

Great card - so colorful - and I am with Maricar - I think the bow is a little off kilter! LOL
TFS

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what a pretty card, loved it. Hugs Cindy xxoo

MariLynn said...

Susan, you doing a symmetrical card? What is this world coming to? You did a great job. I love the papers that you used.

de said...

Congrats on your Limelight win! Beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

What a lucky friend to get this asymetrical card! love the giant ric rac and the fun sentiment banner!