Thursday, July 30, 2009

Much obliged, pardners!

I beg your pardner... uh, PARDON! I've been lost in FAMILY celebration recently! My SWEET Mama, Sheila, just celebrated her 70th {*goodness!*} birthday... And we did it RIGHT, friends! Lots of good folks, dear old friends and family... a gorgeous day, and enough food to feed a small army! It was lovely!

And it took all of my creative mojo and tired it out for a good while! (The rest of me is a little tuckered, too!) BUT I'M BACK! Back with some good old WESTERN DELIGHT! I got inspired by my fabulous CAT'S PAJAMAS STAMPS, "It's a Western Thing!"

I decided to... THROW MY HAT!!! ...into this week's Card Patterns sketch challenge!
And if you know me... You know that where there's STARS.. there's usually some SERIOUS
Western Style inspiration! Yee HAW!

What a cool sketch! I love the layers of shape and composition! It really set the stage for the use of lost of materials, tools and PAPER! Lots of color and texture: what fun!

Speaking of FUN! Just to mix it up, you'll see that this swanky pup, by the lovely and talented Alma de la Rosa at The Cat's Pajamas, has been a little altered... The magic of detail scissors! He's all "aw-shucks" and holding flowers, INSTEAD of guns! To see how he looks with "stock-usage" check out my post from a few months back where he was shootin' it up in his lil' Western town! I love trying to get new "milage" from the same images! Yippie-cia-yai-yeah!

I am MUCH obliged that you stopped in today to set and visit-a-spell! Please KNOW how much delight I take in reading your comments and just knowing that you've taken the time to visit! Have a wonderful day, ya'll!


C/S - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Staz On, Stampin' Up! Classic Dye and Craft Ink
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas
Brads - Michael's
Twine - Yaley
Embossing Plates and Machine - Sizzix
Flowers - Unknown
Ticket Shape - Cricut
Mini Star Punch - Marvy


Lisa said...

This is the cutest card!!! Love the western theme!!!

Karen said...

Well, shoot! Takin' a few days to recoup seems to make your artistic western style ride to a full gallop!! Love the new way your used the good ol' doggie, the braided and wrapped twine, and the whole SMOKIN' thing!! I'd tip my hat to you, if I had one (well....if one would fit over all this hair I have!!:>), so instead I'll just kick up my heels and do my own happy dance at this fantabulous creation o' yours! :>

Ann said...

Yeehaw! Such a FUN card!!!

Unknown said...

Howdy Stranger! It's been a while since I've been able to get bloggy. But I always check your site anyways, 'cause it's always awesome! I'm trying to get back on track! Love the flowers! This card is oh-so-cute! Talk to you soon!

whoistracy said...

Elsie this is just adorable!! Love the western theme of this card and those fab stars. So glad you could play along with us.

tg said...

Cute card! Love the way you gave him flowers to hold. Very cute.

Dotty Jo said...

You are amazing Elise! Bet your mom loved her card. Cute sketch and what an amazing way to use it! Jo x

Rosemary said...

What a great take on the sketch!! Love it! Another piece of Western Fabulousness!!! Yee Haw!!!

Linda aka Oz said...

I'll take the flowers for guns progams any day! Super card Elise, so fun and layered beautifully! Oz

Linda aka Oz said...

OMGOODNESS I almost forgot, Happy Birthday to your MUM!!!!

by. Amy Schultz said...

WOWzers, this is fantastic! You have perfectly embellished this card!

Amy Schultz

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