Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treehouse Thursday Challenge # 056

I'm so pleased to be back to guest design for Treehouse for 3 more months. Treehouse host weekly challenges every Thursday. You can learn and create and you may just win some free digis along the way. I absolutely adore the Sea creatures images from the July release. The challenge is based on the following sketch.
I picked out my favorite image  from the set. Then I copied and re-sized the fish and flipped one of the images. So now the fish can face each other! This gave me an idea to make a card for lovers, newly-wed, couples celebrating anniversary. My 24th anniversary is coming up in August.
I think it's most appropriate for Dr. John to give this card to ME (LOL)! I started with this shiny wrapping paper and ran it half way through the CB. I used the SRM Stickers for the sentiment. These versatile stickers really make card-making so much easier and fun!
Now it is your turn to show us what you can make using this fun sketch. Be sure to include THT056 in your upload to Splitcoast or Paper Craft Planet sites as well as a link in Mr.Linky to your post on your blog so we can read about the details. Also I want to pass along sweet deals at Treehouse Stamp Summer Sale. Check out the wholesale priced Nesties, while you are at it.

While you are here, I invite you to join the July contest.  
Winner will get:
~July Guest Design Team Spot (Aug 1st-Aug 31th, 2010)... you will get all of the July Treehouse Digi releases for FREE! :)
~You will also get a $25.00 gift certificate to use on any of our digital stamps.
~Contest Rules & Help: Create a project or card using the FREE digital images
~Once you create your project... email a picture of your submission named "July Contest" along with your first and last name to:
~All Entries MUST be submitted by end of July. The winner will be announced at the beginning of August.
Here's the free digi (see July Contest for the free download) for you to create a card.
Here's my simple card with all that glitter and gems. I love that dymo tape which has been collecting dust for a while. Do you have one? Well, get it out to play!!
Thanks for stopping by! Sorry that this is such a long post... if interested,  you can see the announcement about what's happening with me next --heehee!


jaemom said...

Just popping in to check on you. :) What a cute little fishy card! Be sure to give this to Dr. John with enough time so he can write a message in it and give it to you! Love how you put the wrapping paper through the CB only partway... you're the best recycler! :)

Neva said...

Virginia what a fabulous job on this layout and that fish. Looks like we had the same idea with that image. Great job and thanks for all you do for Treehouse.

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE your fish card, Virginia! it' soooooo adorable! love the wrapper idea and the half embossed look!! and the cupcake card is so sweet! hope all is well! take care and have a lovely day! =)

Sarah said...

Adorable cards, Virginia!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Super cute fish card! The blue and pink fish are so cute and the heart made of gems is adorable. Love that you want Dr. John to give it to you. :) You always make me laugh! Love the cupcake card too!

Jill said...

These are both so sweet and cute! That fish card is truly a unique creation!

Karen B. said...

Super cute cards! And I saw the news at Etsy Inspired Challenge, congratulations!

Trinh said...

Your cards are so cute, Virgina! And a BIG congrats on the EI DT! You rock!

BabyBokChoy said...

Congrats on the dt virginia!! :) That cupcake is cute and I want to bite into it! :) Your card is even cuter. love how you did half of the fish scallop in bubble embossed and the other half plain, love the symbolism!

Nat said...

Hi Virginia, Huge congrats to you :) :) :) I love both these cards so much! The fish are super sweet and those cupcakes look so yummy!! :)I clicked on the link above and look forward to seeing your new creations next week!!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, those fish are too cute! You're right, Dr. John SHOULD give it to you! I'm so happy you'll be guest designing for another 3 months--then we get to see your amazing cards! Thanks for the freebie link!

alexandra s.m. said...

Darling cards Virginia!
Thank you ~

Heather Maria said...

Your fish card is so adorable Virginia! Wonderful design and details! Dr John is very lucky that you have his card for you prepared already!! Love your yummy cupcake card with all the sparkly glitter and gems!