Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lollipop Crafts Challenge 30-Let's Make It With Lace

Hi There!

It's time for another Lollipops Crafts challenge. This week it is to use Lace, either real lace or the paper kind. I hope you'll head over there and check out what neat projects the design team came up with.

Here's the card I created for this challenge.
I'm very happy with the final result of this card. As you can see, I gathered up the edge of the lace I had and pulled it tight to form a circle. I added a lovely button from my stach as the center. I thought it looked rather elegant and maybe a bit vintage. My go to paper for this style is DCWV's Linen Closet stack. Of course, I had to use the Cricut again and my Lacy Labels cartridge. (ps I've heard rumors that there will soon be a full cartridge full of shapes with fancy edges-could be announced later this week...just sayin') The corners are a punch from Martha Stewart, but I don't remember the name. It comes with a border and the corner punch.  I inked the edges with Desert Sand ink (CTMH) and added some pearls for the flower centers. The sentiment is probably from Papertrey Ink. Anyway, hope you like it! And I hope you'll try the challenge.

Because someone asked or mentioned it, my watermark was made for me by my dear friend Erin G. I love it! I do forget to use it a lot because I need to use PSE to insert it and most of the time I don't edit my pictures before posting (I know, gasp! What can I say? I'm a little lazy about it). LOL By the way, she just posted about a great sale going on at Lettering Delights. Click on her name to see what it's about, if you are interested. The sale is called Dollar Days, if that piques your interest.


In other news, Amy's team had their last basketball game of this session on Saturday. They won with a score of 38-8. Um, yeah, that's not a typo. I couldn't believe it, the most points they've ever scored. There are a couple of boys on this team that are real firecrackers and they were definitely ON during the game. They were fun to watch, believe me, but I couldn't help but feel bad for the other team. Amy had fun and wants to do another session, so we signed her up. They'll start practice in early April with games starting mid-late April. I'm glad she gets these little breaks in between the sessions.

She started the mandated state testing this week(this is completely different from the district assessments they also take). On Monday. Right after we started Daylight Savings Time. And the week before Spring Break. AND they get to continue testing the Monday after Spring Break. Because this testing session is eleven hours long. I believe they are being tested on Reading, Writing and Math. I know today they actually had two one hour long sessions (and will have them tomorrow and Thursday). One for reading or writing and the other for Math. In third grade they have 2 days of testing. In 4th, I think it takes 7 or 8 days. Big difference huh? Add to this, my sweetie was selected to help with the morning announcement program. It's called ***TV (the symbols are for the initials of our school). The kids broadcast announcements and the pledge via the tvs in the classrooms. Amy was a broadcaster yesterday and today flipped the cue cards. She does this for a 3 week period. So, lots of excitement for her this week! LOL So far, she is handling everything like a trooper. Of course, she's most excited about the fact that during this testing period she has no homework, other than to get to bed early, eat a good breakfast and  be at school on time. hee, hee.

Jessica got to do World Thinking Day for her scout troop and go to a super fun (for her) birthday party this weekend...lest you think she is being left out of fun stuff. She had a great time at both.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! I sure appreciate the visit and hope your week has gotten off to a great start!


Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Jena said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - I LOVE everything about it. And that owl - TOO cute! Sounds like a busy time of year for school and kid activities - my girls also started testing last week, this week is spring break, and they get back to it again when they go back, so I totally understand! Kaylee has been doing broadcast at school as well - sounds like they enjoy doing the same things! Have a great week!

SiskiyouSue said...

I love your card!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous, love what you did with the lace!

Anke said...

Oh my, all your cards are so darling and wonderful and this lace one is just over the top gorgeous!!! I loved the other ones with the teddy etc. also, too cute!
Congratulations on being a guest designer, that is way cool! And lastly, I love that watermark, I must design something for myself. This is really neat!!!

Sharli said...

Hi Jeanne! Your card is beautiful - that lace flower with the button is awesome and the punched corners are so elegant! Just lovely!

Great to hear that the girls are doing well - I enjoy having their photo (Christmas card) on my refrigerator and think of you (and them) every day.

I'm at a conference out of state right now and using a borrowed electronic - so still unable to post. Perhaps this weekend.


Kathi C. said...

This card is so beautiful, Jeanne. I love everything about it. So many talents you have my friend.

I am glad to hear the girls are busy and happy. They are going to keep you running until the day comes when they take themselves where they want to go - at which time you will be home worrying until they are home safe and sound again. Take care, my sweet, wonderful friend.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! You should be proud of this card. It is BEAUTIFUL!

Holy Moly! That is a huge point spread. Sounds like there are a really good team.

Take care!

mE said...

Hey Miss Jeanne! Loooove the card and its fabulous laciness! :)

Sounds like the girls are keeping busy and having fun. That's a crazy score for kids, too! Wowza!


PS.. Thanks for the plug AND so glad you used your watermark! Tee hee!

Carolyn said...

OMGosh what a Gorgeous Card!! So elegant! I have that cartridge and have yet to use it. I best get crackin! :)
Way to go Amy!! Sam just finished BB a few weeks ago.

Alanna said...

This is so beautiful Jeanne. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

Yeah for Amy and her team. What wonderful news.