11/30/10

Stories are gifts....

with thanks to my Starbucks sleeve, I couldn't resist using it as the focal for my card today.  Thank you, graphic designer!  I've had this idea percolating in my brain since DH treated me to a gingerbread latte last Sunday.  And it all came together nicely for the 365 Card Blog Day 275 A Novel Idea, SplitcoastStampers CC 299, and Card Patterns Sketch 92.



 The Day 275 Challenge was a picture of the novel, The Secret Garden with the girl dressed in red  stopped to pass a note through the garden wall.  Perhaps a story about her life. 


 The Color Challenge on SCS this week was Real Red, Old Olive and River Rock.

cc299-02-jpg  Neutral of your choice and for the Dessert Option, Christmas theme.






Current Sketch                                                                                    And  last, but certainly not least as this is the foundation of my card,
the Sketch from Card Patterns 92.  I did reverse the layout to make it work for my graphic paper and the cup sleeve.  I used the back side for the vertical panels...corrugated cardboard.






Being a homeschooling family, we read all the classics, including The Secret Garden.  And our rule is no movie version if the book hasn't been read.  I can remember taking my oldest son to see The Indian in the Cupboard when he was 5.  During the show, he kept saying. "Mom, they are leaving this or that out...it's not as good as the book!"  And even today, with them up and grown...we still read the book before the movie...


Thanks so much for stopping over to visit today, I'd love it if you would leave the gift of a story before you go.


Be blessed

10 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely card and great take on the sketch challenge! Love the textures that you created with!

Stella said...

Another gorgeous creation;so unique and I love it! Looks like a winner...
Thank you for your sweet comment about my TTT; I appreciate it!

Emily Keaton said...

What a lovely card! It's so fun being able to "recycle" something that really captures your imagination in a card to share with someone else. :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Now aren't you the clever one! Love this idea .. it's fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Susan this is fantastic! How creative for you to use SB sleeve.
Glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

~amy~ said...

Gotta love your upcycling...yes, I have a stack of sleeves and hope to use them in my December Daily along with some cards:) Love the pop of Gingham Susan.....congrats on the 365 Cards win...LOVE that card!!

LeAnne said...

Love how you combined all the challenges and were green to boot! I like your book/movie rule, too! Good thinkin', mom!

Jan said...

Beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

what a very creative design Susan! love the colors, the sponging and the ribbed pieces above the sleeve!

Pam said...

Susan it is always a pleaure to see your beautiful creations - including this one!