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March 27, 2011

tuesday trigger ...

I know crafty stuff comes easiest to me when I do a little something creative everyday.  But I get busy, time gets away from me and ... sometimes I need a kick in the pants to actually put it into practice.  So I made a deal with Lara do the Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab blog this week. 



If you aren't already familiar with the Trigger, it's pretty simple: a photo is posted and you make something inspired by it.  They share a lot of inspirational eye candy over there (no, no Robert Pattinson - not that kinda' eye candy) and I figured it would be pretty easy to get inspired by something they posted. 

Leave it to me to make a deal to complete it on a week when the photo assaults my eyeballs.  Oy.  That's a lotta' bright!  *chuckle*

But instead of going off-the-inspirational-map completely (which I was pretty tempted to do), I let a cute sunshine card I'd seen in a magazine inspire me and let the polka dots be my guide, adding in the other colors from the photo too ...


The background, green and polka-dotty like the cupcake wrapper in the photo, was made with an impression plate and sanding - something I'm kinda' addicted to right now.

I inked the sun with orange and yellow pigment ink and added a button to the center for a little more dimension.  I toy'd with adding more buttons, a bow, or some other design element around the bottom of the label and ribbon, but nothing was doin' it for me, so I left it be.  And I'm just gonna' be ok with that ...

stamps: sending you sunshine, vintage labels (a muse studio)
paper: grass, sugar (a muse studio)
inks: papaya, orange, onyx (a muse studio)
embellishment: vanilla twine, papaya satin ribbon, pumpkin collection button (a muse studio)
other: labels die set, tiny dots/medium dots impression plate, sanding block (a muse studio), corner chomper, circle punch


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Love that you have time to be crafty again!!

So cute! I agree, this week's was hard. I went with a toned down version of the colors- I'm a wimp :)

Its ADORABLE! Perfect for the challenge! And LOVE the CAS style!

Love it! Gotta have those label dies!



love your card...perfectly simple!

very very cute! lovin' the dots...need to get my big shot so i can actually play with my dies :)

so sweet!


I love this one! It definitely doesn't need anything else and is perfect as it is.

Hey Heather! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you gave it a go! :)

perfect! glad to see you are back :)

Love the vintage label with the "sunshine!"

Very cute! Love your sanded polka dots!

What a pretty card! Great take on the inspiration photo. :o)

Love the card...actually, I love all of your cards! Love your style and colors! Your photos are mega fab!!

Love the colors.......really great......a trigger made me think of a horse or a gun.....!!

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