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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time 2 Read!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!! I hope you are having a great week :) I have a card to enter into a couple of challenges today. The first is Cooking With Cricut and the challenge is Dr. Seuss or a reading themed project. I sadly have nothing Dr. Seuss-related so I went for a reading theme. The second is Frosted Designs and the challenge is to use numbers.


I couldn't wait to use my new Spellbinders Book Pages dies that I won from Shirl at Creations By Shirl!! I absolutely love them...thanks again, Shirl!! The red, white and black paper is from The Paper Studio and the pretty flowered paper is from DCWV...I picked it up as an individual sheet and I wish I had grabbed a few more. It's thick and has a nice texture and the design is so beautiful :) I stitched it to the red cardstock. The clock is a Tim Holtz die and I cut the girl reading a book from A Child's Year three times and attached each layer with foam tape for dimension. (Hum...I used Cricut, Spellbinders and Tim Holtz dies on this card...I should have pulled out a Sizzex die and covered all the bases ;)


I cut "time2read" from Base Camp, and welded the letters together with my Gypsy. I attached the words with foam tape and added a double layer under the "2".


I've used this stamp before on a card about reading...I think it is the perfect sentiment for books since they are made from lots of paper :) It's from K Andrew Designs Crafty Friends stamp set:


Click HERE to purchase your own set or to see her entire line of stamps.


The border along the bottom is a Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents die and I added rhinestones, ribbon and a button from my stash.

My blogaversary is only five days away, so be sure you stop back by...I will have candy!! Have a great day :)

38 comments:

  1. My sweet friend, this is truly fantastic! I love the purpose of it, as reading is essential. The black clock is amazing as the only dark element..and that paper is exquisite! I keep staring at it. :o) I love the beautiful silhouette and that sentiment is one of my favorites! It works for reading, writing, AND paper crafting. :o) Stunning work as always. And that border die you used? I love it because it makes me think of of white chocolate Hugs on top. ;) Pure excellence, my talented friend!

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  2. Awesome project. Love all the layers and textures you created. As a former teacher, I love it when people encourage reading:)

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  3. This is lovely Lisa. So many pretty elements,just love the border you cut.Great job as always my friend,have a great day.
    Jayne x

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  4. faB Card Lisa - love how you have put all the elements together

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  5. WOW, I will have to CASE this one day. Absolutely amazing card. :)

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  6. Fabulous card. I love the color combo and I love how you cut the main image 3 separate times and popped it up like that. Very cool.

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  7. This is so pretty!! I love the sentiment with this cut, it works so well!! I am going to have to check out that spellbinders die!!
    Kristan
    GCDT-sister

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  8. Wow, this is gorgeous Lisa! I love your color combo!
    hugs

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  9. Lisa, this turned out just beautiful! I love the silhouette and the embossing-looks awesome! Now, the paper-very pretty and love the stitching. You do such a great job with your dies-I think I need to get more of them...here ya go again-enabling, lol!
    Wonderful card my friend! Have a great day:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  10. Lisa! This is GORGEOUS!!! In my opinion, it's ALWAYS time to read. ;) I love your colour choices on this one, and all that stitching is super beautiful! AND, thanks to you I've developed a wee bit of an addiction to K Andrew stamps. :)

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at CWC! It's ALWAYS a pleasure. :)

    Nita

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  11. Beautiful card!!! I love that Tim Holtz clock and your beautiful stitching!!!! :)Amy

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  12. wow what a beautiful card as always.

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  13. Awesome card!
    Miranda :)
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  14. Hi Lisa, what an adorable card!! I just love all your cuts, the silhouette is awesome and I love the TH die. You do such amazing work with those spellbinders dies!!
    I love reading, just wish I had more time.
    Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!
    Shelly

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  15. This turned out really pretty Lisa...
    And that book page looks awesome...
    I'm glad you are going to put it to use and can't wait to see more of your creations with it too.... You are amazing and I'm glad you won it...Great card and well deserved..

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  16. Beautiful .. always beautiful!! Your work leaves me in awe :-) Yea for your upcoming blogaversary!

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  17. Great card. I love that Tim Holtz Die! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!

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  18. Such a pretty card I love the color combo! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cooking With Cricut! Good luck
    -Jamie L

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  19. Your card is so pretty!! Love the red and white! ACY is one of my favorite cartridges!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our number challenge!!

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  20. Such a beautiful card you did a nice job!!!

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  21. Lisa this is just lovely! I love the color combination, simple yet so eye catching! I have never seen this DCWV paper before, it is beautiful.

    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  22. love the color you worked in...such a pretty card. wouldn't a Dr. Seuss cart be awesome though?!

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  23. Like your reading creation. I like to read. My daughter likes to read and boy can she read fast & comprehend. She reads a Harry Potter size book in 1 day. She took quite a few pleasure reading books with her to college & rereads them.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  24. I love the way you put two challenges together, I just used this cut on gift card holder with a Barnes & Noble card in it. I love the dimension 3 layers adds.

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  25. Lisa ~ Your card is so wonderful. I love how it shows the girl just lost in time reading. You can just picture the story coming to life as she reads.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. I love your card! too sweet! The quote at the bottom is just perfect and I all the details go so good together! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CWC!


    http://creativeconfessionsoftiffanyleola.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hi Lisa, haven't visited in awhile and wanted to see what you have been up to, alot I see! Love this project... being an Elementary School Secretary for 20 years I love the idea of promoting reading, and this was wonderful! Love the layers, papers, colors, the perfect sentiment, you always come up with such creative ideas for your projects!!! I see you're also having a party in a few days, I'll have to come back! Take care my friend!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  28. Love the title. Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut!
    -Hattie
    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  29. A Child's Year is the best cart. I love this cut and what an adorable sentiment from K Andrews. So perfect. Also love the sewing and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Cooking With Cricut this week.

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  30. Wow! I love reading and anything to do with reading so this card really touched me. I love the color combinations that you used, really fantastic!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  31. I always look forward to seeing what you design:) This is really cool. Your designs are so well thought out and I totally get you as a designer! I'm a fan. TFS and thanks for playing with us again at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT funkycards.blogspot.com

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  32. Lisa, Love your work as always!! Looks like Madison said it all! Your a great designer:)
    ~Kim

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  33. Really love your card! It's beautiful and what a great idea! Love that cartridge as well! Thank you for joining us at Cooking With Cricut this week!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  34. This card turned out just BEAUTIFUL too!AMAZING job as always:)

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  35. This card just made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  36. Great card Lisa! Thanks for joining us in the CWC challenge this week!

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