Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vintage 50s Sweethearts

Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm so excited because I'm on a team for The Greeting Farm's TGF Royal Battle! Our team, The Soul Sistahs, is made up of me & my SOTC sistahs Judy, Tanja, and Lorie, whose gorgeous card we entered for the Week 1 Retro Challenge! Be sure to stop over and vote for your *favorite three* - but good luck, because they are all amazing!

This challenge is kinda like TGF's version of Survivor, without all the evil scheming. ha-ha! There are 63 teams (wow!) and the top half with the most votes will move on to play in Week 2, then Week 3, etc. until there's only one team standing. The winning team members take home the amazing new WS Roll Call set, a release date for which isn't even known! Cool!

Inspired by this week's challenge, I created this card featuring the 50's Sweethearts digi from TGF. My colors stray some from the challenge inspiration piece (and the lighting today is terrible) and are more vintage than retro, but I just couldn't resist using K&Co.'s Bailey papers because they remind me so much of the vintage patterns from that era. I definitely was born several decades too late!

Here's a close-up of Anya's bow that I layered and finished with, what else, a pearl. That's a no-brainer if you know me!

You can also see some of the pretty ribbon I found at The Dollar Tree a few weeks ago. I *did* go back for more, but it was all gone, so I kicked myself all the way out the door.

And this cute little heart button was a sweet surprise gift from Carolyn that arrived just in time to feature as the perfect flower center for this card! I think this will be a sweet engagement card, or anniversary card if I can ever remember people's wedding anniversaries. *sigh*

WHOOOOOSH! That's the sound of March zooming by and Easter rushing to greet us, which means we're that much closer to the warmth and sunshine of summer! But let's not wish away spring and all its glories, like tulips and dogwood blossoms and bright blue skies!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a stamptacular day!

Image: The Greeting Farm "50s Sweethearts" digi
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Paper: K&Company "Bailey"
Copics: B21,B24,C4,C7,C9,E00,E000,E11,E29,E31,E47,G40,R24,R29,RV000,Y21,Y23
Embellies: Primas, ribbon, flatback pearl, button, DMC floss


Irena said...

Beautiful card

Imke said...

This is so sweet ! I like the colors and all the little details. I cross my fingers for your team !

kadie said...

Oh my goodness, Susan!! This is FANTASTIC!! I love every detail!! Way to go!! I'm so glad you gals are playing along in the challenge! HUGS!

Catherine said...

Hey Chica! Sorry it's taken me soooooo long to get over here. But I'm here now and drooling over the 50s FABULOUSNESS!!!! Wow! Love the layering of the bow - really makes it pop! You used Carolyn's button heart to perfection. The papers give a fun rock-a-billy vibe that I am loving! Beautiful coloring, too! You're movin' and groovin' to some seriously fab mojo, my friend! {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh, Susan, this is awesome! I love the DP's you used with it and your image is colored perfectly. Very cute card!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhh such a beauty! How did I miss this on my blog roll - glad I found it now, as I'm smiling all over! The coloring is sheer perfection, and how sweet to get a giftie from Carolyn to use for the inspiration that's absolutely perfect! This is a true darling of a card! :) xoxo

karen said...

This is fantastic! I love the bow detailn and the POUF of flower!