Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Puddle Jumper Ella

I recently got a few Claudia & Company Puddle Jumper Stamps from Die Cuts R Us and decided to ink up the Ella Mini Set (isn't she just adorable?!?) and enter the Claudia & Company Challenge this month which was to use the colors Pink and Aqua.  I pulled out some of my hoarded My Mind's Eye papers from both the Quite Contrary and Abbey Road collections (note to self ~ get more of these ~ I  love the colors of these papers)  and used cardstock in Cool Caribbean and Pink Pirouette.  I paper pieced Ella's dress, socks and scarf and added some mini pearls to her necklace.  All the panels have been stitched with the exception of the sentiment ~ not too sure I want tackle a shape yet.....  Instead of using prima's I pulled out my flower punch and used the same Designer papers to make my flowers ~ added a button and some gingham ribbon and they were done.  There are 14 layers on here plus the flowers and I used a lot of dimensionals!  I followed this weeks sketch over at Create for Fun:   
The kids started Tennis lessons last week and swimming lessons this week, so to fill my time while sitting on the sidelines I decided to reorganize my ribbon.  I took it off the spools (although the 25 yd spools stayed as is) and then rolled each up securing it with a pin ~ I think I filled up a huge garbage bag with the empty spools!  Now I only have one place to look for a certain color ribbon instead of three (or more) different places. Only about 20 more rolls to go (well, make that 26 since I just bought 6 more yesterday).

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Patterns"
Dutch Dare - "Anything Goes"
Creative Inspirations - "Anything Goes"
Die Cut Dreams - "Gingham"
Paper Sundaes - "Stitching"
Stamp and Create - "Flowers"  
Creatalicious - "Show some 3-d"
Lollipop Crafts - "Anything Goes" 

Have a wonderful day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Puddle Jumper Ella Mini Set & So Random Sentiments (Claudia & Co)  
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics 
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - My Minds Eye (Abbey Road and Quite Conrary)
Embellishments:   Pink Ribbon and Turquoise Ric Rac (Flirty); Pink Gingham Ribbon; Buttons (Making Memories); Pearls (Recollections) 
Tools: Sewing Machine; Oval Punches; Nesties; dimensionals


fi's cards and crafts said...

wow...I love it I love kind of card...those DP are delish, love all the layers and Ella is adorable...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week and hope to see you next week.


Nikki Schmaltz said...


This is absolutely adorable! I love the flowers and papers. So sweet!

Nana said...

Wow, wonderful card! So very cheerful and fun. :)
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Debs said...

I just love this card, fab use of dp and matching flowers and I just adore her necklace, great job! thanks for joining us this week at DCD and hope to see you again soon.

Kim Y. said...

So sweet! The image is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lollipop Crafts!

Pamela said...

Such a pretty card, love how you have mixed the papers. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pamela x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card, full of gorgeous details and colours,thanks for joining us at DCD this week, hugs Liz xx

Shelley said...

This card really looks amazing. Thanks for joining in this weeks oscc. Hugs Shelley xx

Cheryl said...

Oh so adorable,love the pretty papers and your paper piecing!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Suzi said...

This is so pretty, lovely image and papers. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Basement gal said...

You're right she is adorable. Thanks for entering the challenge this week at creative inspirations.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful entry for DCD. Thanks Chris x

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Claudia & Company. Your card is absolutely amazing! I love the idea of making your own flowers to coordinate with that ever so amazing paper! I love Quite Contrary too!

Claudia & Company

Zoe said...

Hello Jodi, I love the puddle Jumper Ella image you have used and I love the pretty papers.

Biscuitlid said...

this is just so pretty, love the combination of colours and papers and the super sweet image too

Thanks so much for joining in with our gingham challenge at Die Cut Dreams

craftykitten said...

Oh this is a lovely project, great colours. thanks for joining us at DCD this week.
Dawn x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is one awesome card so love the papers, colours, image and flowers superb work thank you for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Diane Davies said...

Oh I just love your card! Thanks for joining the Lollipop Crafts challenge. : )

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awww...Jodi this is super adorable!! I love it!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&C DT

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful image and design!
Hugs, Karen

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DoodleDee Designs said...

This card is 14 layers of fabulous!!!!

Tracy said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Jodi I ♥♥♥♥ this!!! These are some of my favorite papers from MME. Your card is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Claudia & Co.


Krista said...

WOW! I simply adore your card, those are by far some of my fav dp's! Perfect card for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co!

LORi said...

This is one sensational card Jodi!!! We would love to feature you at Claudia and Company!!! Would that be ok!?!?

Thanks so much for sharing with us!!


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Jacilynn said...

wow super cute jodi! love all the layers.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Jodi your Ella is so cute, what a beautiful card, I like the papers and all the details.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! I so love the colors. That paper is my fave. I need more too!! Ella is darling!!Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create flower challenge this month.

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