Thursday, October 24, 2013

So Excited!!!!

Hello Peeps!

This past weekend was super fun!  Island Scrapbooking in Hilo celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a big sale, prizes, make 'n take by Jenny, release of 2 new product lines (Yumi and Fumi - woo-hoo, and Elephant Mama), cake, AND a birthday card contest.   So I decided to give it a shot and make a card.   While trying to "think outside the box" I came up with this Bendi Fold card.   Here's the link to the tutorial:

Can you believe I worked on this card for 5 days??????  Yup, no kidding.  LOL.   But it was so worth the time because I'm so excited....I won.   Jump for joy...yay!!!! 

This card has 3 parts, the background piece, left flap, and right flap.  The left flap has a tab that is inserted into a slit on the background piece.  The right and foremost flap has a tab that is inserted into the left flap.  
The darling cutie is "Miyoko" by Sister Stamps.   I paper-pieced her kimono with washi paper.  Oh, I just adore her sweet and innocent pose.

Here's a pix with the front flap opened......

Here's a pix with both flaps opened...

Here's a view from the top......

Here's a pix of the scrapbooking bag I won that was filled with LOTS OF CRAFTY GOODIES.....

And here are the goodies.....

And here's a pix of the pumpkin make 'n take Jenny did.   Cool huh?

Crafty products used for the card:
Memory Box dies (Arboscello Tree, Puffy Clouds, and Flying Birds) from Island Scrapbooking 
Spellbinder dies
Poppy Stamps dies (Picket Fence, and Wildflower Patch) from Island Scrapbooking
Grass die by Impression Obsession 
Grass punch by Martha Stewart
Butterfly die (large one at the top) by Joy Crafts from Island Scrapbooking
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Puppy and chick stamps by Dandelion Designs
Laser cut sentiment by and from Island Scrapbooking
Washi paper from Ben Franklin Crafts
Small flower punch (on tree) by Studio G from Ben Franklin Crafts

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge - October Bingo Challenge (Punch, Player's Choice-Sister Stamps image, and sentiment)
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge 230 10/24 Recipe: 1 or more die cut (fence), 2 or more design paper (the beige and blue DP have little dots on them), 3 or more embellishments (Small flowers, birds, and butterflies), and glitter or bling (pearls).
Yumi and Fumi - Challenge 26 - Anything Goes (Whoa, better get this in fast.  The challenge ends tomorrow.  Eeek)
Cards Galore Challenge - October Challenge - Flowers
7 Kids Challenge - Challenge 85 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Ch 21/10 - 2/11 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - October Photo Challenge
Challenge 4 Everybody - Ch. 32 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!


Lynn said...

Oh, you so deserved to win...your card is a wowzer! Congrats! I can really see the effort that you put into the card but it looks like it took more than 5 hrs. Thank you for giving me a 'treat' today...and it isn't even Halloween yet.

Leanne said...

Wow o wow Karen! I agree with Lynn, you totally deserved to win. You hit that one out of the park!! It's gorgeous and love all the details!! My goodness, and that took 5 days?! Well worth the time spent. This is fabulous!! Thanks for the shout out and thanks for sharing the picture of the pumpkin. I went to Jenny's link to see the tutorial and would have loved to have been there to make it. Well done KI!!
Mahalo for coming over to link up with us at Yumi & Fumi Handmade (CH26) TFS! ^.^

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, what a wonderful card, absolutely love it.
Well done on your win too, what fab goodie, hugs Kate X

SuiLan said...

Congrats on your win Karen! Well deserved! that card is awesome! I can't believe all the details! It's so lovely to just stare at it! lol

Deloris said...

Congratulations on winning! Your card is fabulous! I love it!

Sheena Brooks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Y&FH! Sheena B (Team Fumi).

Lisa T said...

This is so adorable! What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade!

Danni said...

Love this card! So fabulous!

Expressions & Inspirations said...

Congrats! Well done! Adorable card. TFS! Take care

Little K Smith said...

Aawww what a lovely sweet card hun! Such a fantastic design! Well done you!

For the snow on my 'Winter Birdhouse' card I used Liquid Pearls and then Glamour Dust on top of it, hope this helps :)

Have a lovely weekend :)

Min said...

Oh my goodness, what an AMAZING card!!! Beautiful work!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card Karen, I love the design and the scene you have created...wonderful.
Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..


Amanda R said...

Congratulations but I have to say, well deserved, that card is absolutely amazing! Beautifully done!

Mary Marsh said...

WOW what a fabulous card Karen-this fold is awesome -I can see why you won-5 days worth of work-that's a lot of time-but I agree your end result is so worth it!!

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining in crafts galore, fab card, good luck luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Debbie said...

Thank you for joining this week at Sweet Stampin'. Lovely.

Shell Klieber said...

Beautiful card, love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!

Kathy Dinh said...

Your card is so awesome! Love the layers and scene! Thanks for joining over at Yumi and Fumi!

Krafty Kows said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Chana said...

Congratulations on winning! Your card is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Barbara Thompson said...

This card is so awesome! I can believe it took that long to do. I've seen this on SCS. Need to give it a try! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

Carol said...

Congrats! This card is a wow! Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create challenge.

Kelly Neis said...

Great creation! Wow, this is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Hugs Kelly

Rosie said...

Amazing card!! I definitely want to try this style of card. Thank you for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Hugs, Rosie

eunice said...

Congratulations, Karen! A well deserved win...your card is a winner for sure...LOVE IT! I've been "eyeing" this type of bendy card for quite awhile, but haven't had the guts to try one...your fabulous card is such an I want to try one too.