Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day and BBTB2 Monday.  I hope that all of you have had a lovely long weekend.  We have had a nice relaxing weekend, I even managed to spend most of one full day in my scraproom.  It was very nice, I finished two BBTB2 challenges with The Sound of Music playing in the background!

This week's challenge cut at Bitten By the Bug 2 is a Reader's Choice where we had to use a number from the Mini Monograms cartridge.  I chose to use numbers as part of the face on my clock.  The clock is from the Picturesque cartridge.  I used the Amy Chomas mini pen holder and glitter pens to add the numbers to the clock face.  Amy's products are fabulous - in fact, I have added her button to my sidebar so that you can find her with ease.

The clock shadow cut used a super-heavy weight glitter cardstock.  I normally use the "multi cut" feature set for 2 cuts when cutting glitter cardstock.  This cardstock was soooo heavy it needed three multiple cuts to cut completely through.  The clock was affixed to burgundy Swiss dot cardstock. I used my favorite Stampin' Up border punch on the edges of the burgundy matting.
I used my printer to add a sentiment to the from of the card prior to cutting out the card.  I think this will be a wonderful anniversary card as the sentiment reads:  Every minute spent with you you makes me smile.  

I finished the card by adding layered flowers with gem centers over the clock flourish. I used three different flowers, white, black, and black & white.  I also added a smaller flourish in the blank area.  The small flourish was cut using Cindy Loo.

Please do go over and check out the design team projects at BBTB2.  I seem to be one of the few who was not ready to embrace Halloween just yet.


  1. FABULOUS, Susan! Love the design and colors!

  2. This card is beautiful. Love the colors and the sentiment. Just fabulous!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  3. Fantastic card, Susan. I almost went with a clock face for my design, too. But then I decided to do the phone dial. How funny would that have been to have almost the same design two weeks in a row. Love all the sparkle you added by using that pen holder.

  4. How incredibly beautiful. I love your card, such great inspiration. Thanks for sharing

  5. Such a pretty card! Wow, 3 multi-cuts!! That IS some heavy duty paper.
    TFS Susan!

  6. OMGoodness!! This is gorgeous!! I love what that pen does. I really need those!!!!

  7. Oh what a striking card Susan, the colours are fabulous loving the glitter no'sa nd the corrugated hands are a perfect touch. Love this!