January 9, 2013

January Cloud9 Blog Hop


Hello!  Boy, am I glad to be back.  We got home from our road trip last weekend just in time for my lingering cold to turn into bronchitis, so I've been taking it easy and trying to catch up on rest for the last few days.  I'm always reluctant to take antibiotics, but last night was the first decent night of sleep I've had for a while, so I guess it's worth it.  :)

Enough about me, who's ready for a new Cloud9 Blog Hop?  This month we're celebrating New Year's with a gorgeous inspiration photo from the blog Whimsy.


Photo from Whimsy
I pulled lots of elements from the photo for my card:  the manilla tag, the Scrabble tiles, silver stars, sheet music, kraft, and black and white accents.  I needed a birthday card for a friend who happens to love Scrabble, too, so I focused on making something I thought she might like.

This card is a bit of a departure from my usual style.  I love cards with an eclectic mix of elements but have a hard time pulling off that look myself.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft), WPlus9 Design Studio (White), Michaels (silver shimmer)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (A Pocketful:  Halloween, Super Star, A Pocketful, Postmarked)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), white pen, silver glitter pen
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (star die)
Other:  EK Success (Scrabble stickers), manilla tag, vintage sheet music, silver thread, twill ribbon

Okay friends, it's time to link up your take on the photo at the Cloud9 blog!  You'll find more inspiration from the team, including this month's Guest Designer, to help you get started.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Have a great day!

26 comments:

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous card and looove the scrabble tiles :) :)

Marisa said...

You rocked that insp. picture, Christina!!! Love the 3D star adn the scrabble piece "happy". Great card!

Kim S said...

Wonderful card!! Gorgeous elements right down to the pop of silvery stars over the scrabble tiles!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a great card ! love it !
greetigns, martina
x

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh....this is incredible! That star is fabulous!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG how cute is this! Love love love the SCRABBLE tiles, and really liking the kraft paper with the silver. So special. hugs

Tracey McNeely said...

I am so sorry Christina to hear you have bronchitis. I have been holding off heading to the doctor myself, but i think I need to give in. Your card is very 'eclectic' so I think you pulled it off. Gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Absolutely fabulous.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous job of mixing all these elements/embellies!! Wonderful card!

Renee said...

Gorgeously perfect!!
Love the tiles...
the tag..
the star...
just gorgeous! ;)

Karen B. said...

I think it turned out amazing! So good to get out of the normal styles and try something new, eh? Refreshing. Great use of embellishments.

Marybeth said...

Nothing like a good night sleep, hope you get well fast now.
Love your card Christina! Oh my gosh its adorable! Like I told Suzanne, I play scrabble everyday so it is a show stopper for me.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love, love, love the scrabble tiles!

Maureen Merritt said...

This card is fantastic!!! I love how you used the inspiration!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, for not having any colors, this card really pops!! Love the white on kraft look!

gardener said...

Fantastic card. Have some scrabble friends that would love this.

Martha said...

WOW, Christina, this is one FABULOUS card! I love the design and all the wonderful elements. Beautifully done!

Jingle said...

Umm...this is flippin' amazing. Kthnxbye.

Sharron said...

Amazing card, Christina! Your dimensional star looks fantastic and I love how you incorporated the Scrabble tiles! Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

Suzanne said...

It's perfect! And it certainly does not look like you have a hard time because I love the letter tiles, Christina! This is amazing, as always! xoxo

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful, festive and makes me want to party!

Jeanne J said...

21 comments? So you already know this is amazing - you're letting your fussy side show my friend - but wow! such stunning results! Love those silvery stars!

anya said...

This is fabulous, Christina! The elements are perfectly placed, and tie together seamlessly! Love the big silver star!

Jill Norwood said...

Such a lovely card! I love the big star and the use of the letter tiles! Fun card!!! :)

Bethany S. said...

This is so beautiful! Love the glitter, and how you did the word "happy" Super creative!

Bethany S. said...

Love this! So gorgeous!

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