Paper Craft Crew Challenge #119, Soccer Girl Card

by Cindy B Designs on November 19, 2014

Hi friends. I'm back today with a card for my design team work with the Paper Craft Crew Challenges! A lot of my besties are on this design team that I met and stayed with at the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention. We stayed in a beautiful house and for the week, it was only $137 per person and this included food! I haven't been able to make it to Convention for the last 2 years but I think it would be fun in 2015. 

We have an awesome sketch for you today! Check it out.

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I made this adorable soccer card. It's the most loaded up card I've made and it took a few days because of these hand issues, but I got it done. I did take it to physical therapy with me yesterday to have some of the ladies help me with some of the fine motor skills that needed to be done. See my circle to the left? That's a faux soccer ball that I stamped! Even more surprising is that I actually used a Project Life Accessory Kit from Little Moments for the embellishments on the left side. The gorgeous twine matches perfectly and I cheated because it's not Stampin' Up! but it matched so perfectly and I really needed it. I've been wanting to use the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper really bad and I did with this card using the numbers to represent soccer goals. The paper is almost tissue in texture which is why I wanted to try it. I used 3 stamp sets and kept my colors to Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla. The sentiment die-cuts fit perfectly. I used a gold star paper clip from Basic Hodgepodge Clips to tie in the star from the Little Moments Accessory Kit that I cut out and adhered under my soccer ball and the triangle stickers represent the pylons that you see on the outside lines of the field. I will admit that I am quite proud of myself for thinking of using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set to make a soccer ball. I'm really not that creative to jump outside of the box like that. My mat is the same size circle from the Circles Collection Framelits or else my soccer ball would have been hidden. Considering it was the 8th time I tried to make the ball – don't ask me what happened since I even used a Stamp-a-ma-jig – I'm guessing it was the fine motor skills problem I have. I'm officially left-handed now since I can print my name that doesn't look like a Kindergartner's (no offense to the little ladies and gents). I make it cursive by adding loops to tie my name together. Whoo hoo! I gave up dotting the "i" in Cindy a long time ago. I remember when this first happened, Mike and I would go to the store and he would always try to buy my groceries and I'm like I can get my own, I'd ask the clerk if I could just put an X where you had to sign your name. They took mercy on me after I had to show them my ID. If I don't laugh about it, I will cry. Even though this card is loaded up for me, it's a clean load, if that makes any sense…and speaking of which…I think I have one of those in the dryer that needs to be fluffed, so I will sign off for a few days and hopefully continue my grand plans of eBaying, starting my classes and trying to get cleaned up and organized here. 

I'm having a very difficult time with the upcoming holidays since I won't be with my family. I will never be with my family for any holidays.

I'm going to show you my card now and I hope that you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today and don't forget to check out the rest of the Paper Craft Crew's design team cards and leave a comment. They are all beautiful!

Make today count and don't forget to read about my fun Erin Condren Blog Candy!

Psalm 34:18.

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Happy Monday friends! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. One of my blog stops this morning was Nichole Heady of Capture of Moment. She presented a lovely visual show all about snow. You must watch this fun video! It was instant happiness for me first thing in the morning. I just love these old Christmas movies.


Wasn't that so fun! I loved it! Such simpler times. I wish I was an adult in that era. Nichole also posted this beautiful picture of Central Park in New York City. It's amazing!

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{Central Park in New York City Photo Credit}

Snow in Central Park is so pretty. Nichole finds the most amazing pictures on the internet that I'm sure are time consuming for the rest of us to enjoy. The above is definitely one of my favorites. 

I love snow on Christmas and then it can go away after the first of the New Year. I have Lake Tahoe and 8 miles up the road in Paradise, their weather is completely different than the weather in Chico and it snows up there. I have options. 

I also have a fun card that I will attach to this post later today of what you wear in the snow. I had not planned on blogging today but I think I just got into the Christmas spirit! I did plant my indoor winter bulbs yesterday of Paper Whites and a beautiful red Amaryllis. I can't wait to see them bloom! I love the smell of Paper Whites. They do take a little time to bloom so be sure to plant yours today! 

Don't forget to stop back by in a few hours and you definitely don't want to miss this blog post with guest artist Jennifer McGuire showing how she uses her Erin Condren Life Planner. I have a fun giveaway for you too!

This week's agenda is to get some design team work done, fill up my Boutique with kits and cards, hair, mani/pedi and to get this awesome video done for you, as well as finalize up my online card class website for the next two classes. I also have to spend a day or two in the Bay Area, which, of course, I never mind, but it is going to take away a few days of work and time. I have a couple of doctor's appointments that I need to go to. I'm also hoping that my family will come down for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm planning on going all out on this so they walk into a welcoming and warm winter wonderland! I will see you back this evening. My bank card got hijacked again so that is being dealt with. I really hate it when that happens. I also need to call the plumber. My monster garbage disposal just broke out of the blue. I was cleaning the frig this weekend and put some salad in there, not much at all really, and when I turned it on, it sounded like it just didn't want to start and now it's completely dead. I had to dig the salad out all mushy and it was gross. 

Then I went to do laundry and sometimes with wet towels, I will toss them in the washer rather than in with the dirty laundry. I opened up the door to do laundry and there was a new life form growing inside. Ew. It's on a 2-hour sanitize cycle now. BUT…I made an adorable card for you today! No ugly sweaters here! This card fits the CardMaker Magazine Bundle Up Challenge this week.

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Image 4 Image 3 I stamped Fresh Snow ink with the WPlus Fairisle Background stamp set onto Pure Poppy card stock after I die-cut it out using Shape Up Series: Sweater. I do wish I had dry embossed the card stock with a sweater impression plate. I moved the die-cut over slightly on the left so that the card opens on the left. I cut a sweater accent from Holly Jolly dies using Simply Chartreuse felt and made it as my brooch of sorts on my card. A bright red rhinestone was placed in the middle of the holly leaves. This was such an easy card to make with a ton of possibilities to use different stamps, designs, patterned paper and more!

Make today count, keep warm and God bless you!

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