Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PTW - Let's play BINGO!!!!

Hi friends!! We've made it through yet another Monday, and so it's time for a new challenge from Papertake Weekly! This week, we've got a fun one for you! We're going to play Bingo! So here's your Bingo board:


We are being sponosred this week by The Ribbon Girl, so if you want a chance to win a yummy prize, then pick your three in a row and show us what you've got!  Here's what I've come up with. My wonderful sis is going through a rough time right now. She just lost her dear Father-in-Law and the family is going through a really rough time. During his illness, he had some wonderful nurses and my sis asked me to make some special cards for them as a keepsake to thank them for everything they'd done. This is what I came up with. I received one of these gorgeous books from my wonderful and talented friend Cami, and I've been wanting to make one ever since. This was the perfect opportunity. Well I'll tell you, I set about it on Saturday morning and FINALLY figured out how to construct it by Saturday night. LOL! It was a lot of work to figure it out, but I've got it, and now I've just got two more to do. So anyway...without further ado, here is the book card I created for my sis to give to his nurses.


I chose the last column which are BLOOMS, FREE, and LACE.  The FREE I used was a metal embellishment (the corner). This is the front, straight on.  The butterfly is a die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs, the papers are Basic Grey matted with Bazzill cardstock, the Blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the lace is from an antique shop in Illinois, The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, and I also used a Bronze Pearl Pen on the butterfly and sentiment panel. Of course I did some machine stitching on it as well. This is the view where you can see it looks like a book.

A view of the inside. There is some SERIOUS scoring and fan folding going on with this thing. :) I could NOT have done it without my amazing Scor Pal!! Thanks TONS, Diana!!!! The book measures 5.5" x 6" on the outside. I used more lace and some pearls on the framed sentiment on the inside. I also made a pocket on the inside left where a tag will be placed for a personal note from the family to the nurses.


More Wild Orchid Blooms and another Whimsy sentiment.  I think this looks much better in person than it does in the pics.


So that's it for me today. Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the amazing creations by my teamies! And then we would truly love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

25 comments :

Sheri said...

You have truly created a masterpiece. They will treasure it forever! I can see why it took all day. I would never attempt that - wowza girl. Beautiful

DeeDee said...

WOW! How GORGEOUS! you really outdid yourself on this one! They will really love it and I know your Sis will too!Have a lovely day girlie! HUGS! :)

Katarina said...

This is fab Sharon. I just saw this project on the challenge blog and had to come by to see more of it.

Pam said...

hello girlie. Wow I decided to leave you some love at the perfect time. AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!!!! I guess this did take some work. and you made more than one?? what a sweetheart you are. Hospice Nurses are amazing. I found that out first hand when I cared for my dad here in my home. Sorry I haven't been around so much. Feeling a little poopy here and there. I don't miss your cards tho. I have the joy of receiving them in my mailbox. Hope you are well my friend.
Hugs,
Pam L.

Katina said...

This is amazing Sharon and so beautiful! xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, your card is absolutely amazing and stunning Sharon. Just love how you have made it to look like a book - I bet those nurses will adore it !

Hugs,

Jo x

Angie said...

OMG Sharon Wow Wow Wow this is the most fabulous thing i have seen. What a fabulous idea, i love the papers and it would be a wonderful keepsake.
Hugs to you and your family at this sad time.
Angie x

Sandy said...

Good Lord Sharon - how in the world did you ever make this happen! At first I thought it was going to be some kind of album. Boy was I ever wrong. One amazing piece of art work! Gorgeous!!!!!!
Sandy

Debbie B said...

This is beautiful!!! This will be treasured forever!!

Debbie B

Regina Easter said...

Hi Sharon. This is one AMAZING project. Your amazing. Hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Sharon~
This is one amazing masterpiece of yours, the best yet I ever seen.
Holly Molly looks like a bit of figure marues on this project...
What a artwork, from the papers to the embellies. Hi5 on this one!
Hugs my friend...

Louise said...

This is just amazing! It's so beautiful, I'm sure the nurses will appreciate it x

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Sharon, your creation is really stunning my dear!! Love the elegant design and your project is amazing!! ;)

Shirley N said...

Your creation is gorgeous Sharon, fabulous job!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so very beautiful Sharon!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous creations, GF! Love it......inside & out! Beautifully done & I'm so glad you figured it out. LOL

So sorry to hear about your sis' FIL. Always hard to lose the ones we love & hold dear to our hearts. I'll be sending out gentle hugs & prayers to her & the family.

Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Lillian said...

Truly amazing, Sharon, and I'm sure they'll be absolutely tickled to get one of these fabulous creations! You have WAY more patience than I, girlfriend, to accomplish this feat of art !! Elegant, gorgeous and W-O-W . . .

Melodie said...

OMG, this is really fantastic.
I'm speekless.
Hugs
Melodie

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absolutely precious Sharon! So pretty and you did a very good job with the folding ;)
Lisa xx

Stressed Stamper said...

wow that must have taken forever....stunning as ever
Sarah xx

Cami said...

GORGEOUS! Your book box card is just SO beautiful, Sharon! The DPs, lace trim, butterfly and those sentiments are so pretty! Your work is so neat, as always, and I love your signature silk bow.
Hugs, Cami

Sheri said...

I'm not sure I can come up with the words to tell you how incredible this is! It's a work of art, to say the least! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Sharon! :)

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Who has the best sis in the world? Why I do of course!

I must say that the images do not do them justice. I tell you, I had to lift my chin off the floor when I unwrapped the first one. Our nurses loved them and wowed big time!

Thank you sis, for creating a masterpiece that helped us show our nurses how much we appreciated their help and support. I'm truly grateful!

Now, let me see who can I have create a masterpiece for the best sis.....hmmmmmm

Love yah!

Debbie B said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Is it possible to get instructions on how to make this? I would like to make one to give to a dear friend of mine who has helped out so much when I was not able to take care of myself due to a surgery. If you are willing to share please send to my email address -- debbo_50@yahoo.com.

Thank you!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Well, I have to say again how magnificent this card is! Wowzers! xxD