Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pile it On # 17: Sparkle and Shine

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Hello my friends and welcome to another Pile it On challenge!! This week we want to see your Sparkle and Shine! Our sponsor is Some Odd Girl and the winner will get their choice of 3 digis! Woot! 
Oh boy, did I have some challenges getting this card made! Usually I like to have my projects done way ahead of time to account for things like this, but with Pile it On I can only work a few days ahead so I know what challenges to incorporate into my project. So this past Thursday I was going to start coloring my image but my printer was out of ink. Over the next 2 days I had it refilled, only to find it wasn't refillable, got a recycled ink cartridge only to find out my printer will not accept them. 6 stores later I finally got ink in my printer 1 hour before my card was due! Whew! ANYway, on to my card :)

When I was browsing the Some Odd Girl store for an image I noticed they had a collection called "Mae". I am a "May" so I thought I would check it out. Then I found this image called "Alice Mae"- that was my Grandma's name! I just had to buy her!! I used a sketch from this week's Simon Says Stamp. I matted all my layers in black for a little pop, and added a cute banner ribbon.
Here is a better look at the sweet Alice Mae image, colored with Copics. I fussy cut her out, and then popped her up on some foam adhesive to make her stand out a little more.
Our theme this week is 'Sparkle and Shine' so I used a LOT of stickles on this card- I used some pink to outline this little sentiment flag, some green stickles for her bow, and some diamond stickles to highlight some of the hexagons and the rosette.
I just cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of paper and ran it through a border punch to make this rosette. I added a button with a twine bow on top. Here is my tip for Top Tip Tuesday: The absolutely best adhesive to use when making a rosette is hot glue. I have tried many others and nothing holds it together like hot glue!!
I added an additional sentiment stamp on the interior of the card, as well as another strip of coordinating paper ran through a border punch. I hope you liked my card, please come join us with your own sparkly creations! Thanks for stopping by!!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: American crafts
Stamps: Some Odd Girl (image-colored with Copics), Whimsical Designs (front sentiment), Precious Remembrance (interior sentiment)
Twine: My Craft Spot
Glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger
Ink: Dew Drop by Memento
Ribbon: American Crafts

My Challenges:
Pile it On - Sparkle and Shine
My Craft Spot - Make it Pop
Party Time Tuesdays- Photo Inspiration
Top Tip Tuesday - Spots or Dots
Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Stripes or checks
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
Totally Papercrafts - Buttons
Wags n' Whiskers - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Use more than one ribbon (I used ribbon and twine)
Frosted Designs - Hexagons
Card Makin' Mamas - Girlie


  1. This is so sweet! Love that Some Odd Girl image and you use of Stickles. Best, CG

  2. Heather - I LOVE your project this week at Pile it On - those colors are so smashing! (Elizabeth, your team mate at Pile it On)

  3. Wow!What a Gorgeous Card!Great Job!

  4. Gorgeous card Heather :-) the image is fab, and how nice that she has the same name as your gran xx :-) the colours and whole design is lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Such a pretty card!!! Love the image! I love how you used diamond stickles to highlight some of the hexagons too! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our Hexagon challenge!!

  6. Awesome colours and texture love the Rosette and Great tip I agree! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Gorgeous card, love the bright fun colours!
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  8. I like the dots and stripes!! The rosette is lovely too!! : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  9. Wonderful creation, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  10. This is such an adorable card! I love the sentiment, and the little girl. Great use of the hexagons! Thank you for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.

  11. Hi Heather, what a fab card - love the image and your colours are just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  12. Oh Heather how sweet is this card??!! I LOVE how you found a digi named after your grandma....means so much more!! I will have to head over to PIO....try to make a project for all of it! I just wanted to thank you for your comment and let you know that you are the winner of my blog candy!!! SOOOOO happy you won!!


  13. Love love love your card, down to the colour choices to the sweet image and most of all your gorgeous rosette.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  14. brilliant card and love the detail, and thanks for joining us at Crafty catz this week

  15. Great hexagons! Love the vivid colors and the image is too darn cute. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

  16. So gorgeous, sweet image and great colours...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  17. This is so cute and fun, I love the bright colours and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xxx

  18. love the flower and the layers. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!