Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Wild West Birthday! Yee-Haa!

*whewee!* I'm plum tuckered out after making this card!

I desperately needed to make a card for my sister Mary’s birthday (which is tomorrow!), but as usual, I couldn’t make up my mind which image to use. I remembered the hoard of card kits under my desk and pulled out the bin and was overjoyed! I totally forgot that I had sorted them by stamp companies into gallon-size zip-top bags! Woo-Hoo! So I reached into the TGF bag and pulled out a cute kit featuring Wild West Anya! The kit included the images, super-fun papers, and the jute string. All I added from my stash were the buttons and cardstock! COOL!

You’re probably wondering why I don’t have anything matted with Nesties. That’s because this is my entry for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. This week’s challenge is to create a K.I.S.S. card – Keep It Simply Shaped! The rules are simple: no diecuts, no Nesties, not more than one punch, only straight edges on any layers, and not going overboard on the embellies.

This little filly all dressed in her blue suede Stetson and matching boots is waaay more than just a pretty face. She's quite the cowgirl, too!

Would you just look how Anya has lassoed a Yee-Haa cut from DP to wish Mary a happy birthday! (Yes, yes, those are curved edges…so sue me. LOL!).

I wanted to use more of the twine on the card, so I tied her braids with some and added the little loopy loops behind the image panel – do you like?

I gotta tell ya, I am so thrilled with way this card turned out! I’m glad that I finally had a bit of time to play in a challenge! Why don’t you hop on over and play along, too? You have until December 16 to upload your creation!

I’m so glad you stopped by and visited today! Happy creating!

Image: The Greeting Farm “Wild West Anya”
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Copics: B21, B91, B95, C1, C2, E00, E000, E25, E31, E35, E47, RV000, V12, YR00
Accessories: Buttons, jute twine, Sakura pen, dimensionals


Catherine said...

My stars! GF, this is super fabulous! I love how you used the twine - GENIUS! and the papers are perfect with this image! Your sis is going to kick up her heels when she sees this! Your coloring looks amazing and coordinates perfectly!
Yeehaw, Little Lady! You are tapping into so uber fantastic mojo! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! YeeHaa! This is fantastic! Love the twine rope! Your sis is going to love this!! Gorgeous!!!

Lorie said...

Weeeeeell, Doggies! If this ain't the cutest thing I've seen this side of the Mississippi River!! LOL! Seriously, Susan, this is absolutely adorable! What a fantastic card in every way. I especially love the ties on her braids and the way you used the twine along the edge. That's pure genius, I'm tellin' ya! She's gonna love this!!

Lots of love to you,

P.S. - No Ladylocks here yet. The way you described them, I'd almost be willing to come to Ohio to try them out!! A YUMMY ROADTRIP!!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What an adorable card!

karen said...

WOW! this is awesome!
I love how you added the lassoo & lassoo'd the YEEHAA!

kadie said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME and I'm sure your sis will LOVE it and love that you worked so hard on creating something SO special. CLUB ANYA loves it too!! You rock!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Giddy-up - LOL.. Sorry, I couldn't resist :)

I love the lasso. It's a perfect touch and the whole card works wonderfully. Lucky sister!

bex said...

Wow I love it! It's great to see a pink wild west card! x

Justine said...

Again, great job on all of the little details. Love the little loops and the little ties in her hair. What a beautiful project

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Absolutely LOVE this! Look at all those details and layers. You sure did put this kit to fabulous use. Your Sister Mary is one lucky gal. Can I be adopted? LOL.