Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So Happy for You

I've made a few cards here and there but I don't feel like I'm back in my element just yet. Challenges are great for jumpstarting my mojo. This is my first time participating in Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. I used the Girly & Gutsy inspiration photo shown at left to create this card for friends of ours in NYC who just announced their pregnancy.

I blame credit Brenda Urbanik's awesome work with the Hero Arts 'bathroom people' as I like to call them because she enabled me to buy all of them. That's right, I own all five. LOL Now that I have them, I better put them to good use! I've taken the colours from the Tuesday Trigger and created a scene
similar to the room shown in the photo so I'm also entering this in the Hero Arts August Contest.

The top of the photo is pink so I used the large damask from Sweet Threads Thank You to create a chandelier at the top of my card. I love how the two long spikes are shaped like the candles on the table in the photo. The black 'floor' represents the top of the table and the two people in yellow are equivalent to the chairs. The Classic Fabric Design is, of course, the damask area rug in the photo.

I really wanted to work in the sentiment on the front of the card but I liked all the white space too much so I put 'So Happy for You' from What a Life on the inside of the card. Initially, I had added a bunch of bling, first on the chandelier and then on the couple's accessories, but it didn't look right so I removed it.

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Guess what?! My happy news came a day earlier than expected and it is wonderful news indeed. Our condo has been sold! Woohoohoo!!! That is a huge load lifted off my shoulders. Now life can resume to as normal as it can be 'til we start packing in a week or so!

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I hope you'll stop by tomorrow for Day Four of The Twinery's 1st Anniversary Celebrations as we blog hop with Echo Park Paper Co.! ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white, black onyx & soft sand cardstock; Hero Arts Sweet Threads Thank You, Three People, Classic Fabric Design & What a Life; SU Pink Pirouette & Summer Sun inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

41 comments:

Annette said...

great view of the trigger..
love the little people..

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, This is a fab card, interesting combination and real inspiration from you. I so glad to hear your happy news, Hugs Gay xxx

Jen W. said...

You totally rocked the Trigger and I may have to get me some Bathroom People! :)

And a bug huge WHOO HOO!!!!! on selling the condo! So happy for you!

Chunyuan said...

Great take of the trigger. And Happy for you that your condo is sold.

Gina said...

I almost bought this set the other day and now I wish I did! This is too cute, I absolutely LOVE the colors!

Meg said...

Hooray! Glad to hear you finally have that weight lifted off your shoulders!

Fabulous card, too; you almost have me sold on the "bathroom people." Perhaps if you didn't call them "bathroom people." ;) Love the symmetry of the chandelier and tapestry pattern.

Jay Gee said...

This card is beautiful Emily... love the 'bathroom people', may have to get some.

Huge congrats on selling the condo, so happy for you :)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on selling your condo! Fabulous card too, the pop of yellow with the Bathroom People (hah! I call them that too!) is spectacular.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful take of the TT!! I think you are spot on! Congrats on selling the condo! You are going to love the new house!! So happy for you!!

Laura B. said...

perfect card for this photo!! love it!

Jenny said...

Yay Emily, I'm so happy for you too...what a load off your mind :)
Love your card too, I love the bathroom people too....so iconic :)
Please could you email me your new address so I can send you a 'new home' card
jemullens@btinternet.com

Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

Hi Emily, just want to let you know that I watched the video at Create blog about the coming issue of card magazine. And your card is featured there. LOve your card and your personal stamp.

BabyBokChoy said...

I am so happy for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how exciting to have sold your condo!!! too awesome!!! of course your card is too cute!

*Alison* said...

Okay first off.. CONGRATS on your condo selling.. WOOHOO!!! :) that's wonderful...
Your creation is amazing! I love how you took your creation from the photo.. Oh I totally want all the bathroom people.. they are adorable.. :) great creation! HUGS

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic take on the Tuesday Trigger, Emily!!! LOVE the way the yellow "bathroom people" (HA!) really POP on the front side of the card! And the bold sentiment on the inside is awesome!!!!! Congrats on selling your condo!! Hooray!!!

Lindsey said...

What fabulous news that the condo is SOLD! I'm sure that mojo will come roaring back now. Not that I can tell it's at all missing, because this is a totally amazing card! My favourite part may be damask-as-chandelier. :)

Lynn said...

Woohooo!! Awesome news on your condo!!! And fabulous card!

Brenda said...

Firstly, congrats on the selling of the condo, I totally understand how that is such a relief!
Secondly, you are one crazy chick to buy all those "people"! You should have checked with me first I would have gladly given you my two! They are in my drawer for a Giveaway! Stunning card by the way, only you could make something so beautiful!

Amy said...

hehe....bathroom people!!! That is hilarious Emily!!! You created such a cute scene and certainly not something I would have came up with! Great idea and great card!

Trinh said...

Love those bathroom people on your cute card, Emily! I wanted to tell you congrats on your beautiful card that is featured on today's Create video!!

And a big congrats for your condo selling!

Linda said...

Love your take on the trigger!

Angela said...

What a cool interpretation of the trigger! Love the...um...bathroom people ;) and all the other Hero goodness.

Oh, and DANG! Way to go on selling that condo! Now kick out those crazy househunters and get creatin'! Congrats!

kasia c. said...

WHOOOHOOOOO!!! YIPPPPEEEEE!!
I am so happy for you that the condo sold! What a relief huh?
Now you guys can move on to your fabulous new home worry free. :)

Oh and your card is gorgeous!!!
A prefect take on that cool trigger photo. Those "bathroom" people are pretty neat!
{hugs}

bosenberries said...

Love your card... and what a fun take on the trigger!
Robin

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeahhhhh!! Great news! At least now you can make the packing mess (since it's always such a mess) without worrying about someone showing up on your doorstep with 30 seconds' notice. The countdown to the new craft room can begin! :)

I love the card and I love those people, but now I'm always going to associate them with the bathroom. Thanks, Emily ;) Love the colors you used and that you didn't include a sentiment on the front.

Folly said...

Wow, Emily, I love your take on the trigger! I always think of those people as "toilet people" too, LOL! I was admiring your chandelier, and I'm liking how you made it. :-)
Congratulations on selling the condo, now you can relax a little.
Michelle.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love this, Emily!! Pretty colors!! Great combination! And way to go on selling the condo! That's perfect news and must relax your minds!! Now you can really enjoy and look forward to the moving!!
Hugs, Wendy

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is a really sweet card!! Love the cute couple.

Isha said...

Congrats on selling the Condo and the happiness of it shows in your creation. Love the take on the TT photo.

Lisa H. said...

beautiful and cute!

Lisa said...

Congrats on selling your condo!

Your card is too stinkin' cute - GREAT take on the trigger!

Julie E said...

Those bathroom people are just too funny!
Congrats on selling your condo - yay!!!

cheiron said...

FABULOUS take on the trigger. Love these people!
Congrats on selling your condo too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you call them bathroom people :)

Jingle said...

I love this! So cute!

Lisa said...

This is precious, Emily :) Only you could come up with something so cool with these crazy stamps!
Yay!! on the condo sale!!

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

amber said...

oh my good-ness! i LOVE those bathroom people, as you call them! i'll be hunting them down for my collection! great card -- one of my favorites this challenge!

Karin said...

Congrats on the sale! Great that you can move with peace of mind and not have that hanging over your head! Love the colors on your card!

onecraftymama said...

Shut up, you never played Tuesday Trigger before? Get out!
I love this untraditional baby congrats :)
And, WOOHOO! on the condo sale - nice to have that load lifted, I bet!

Laura B. said...

such a fun take on that photo, I love it!