Monday, January 16, 2012

BBTB2/Numbers

It's BBTB2 Monday Time.....Our talented leader Donna is the hostess for this week's challenge. She asked us to design with numbers...from any cartridge.

I had instant ideas on this challenge and I landed on the number 75. I am close friends with so many of my high school friends, we have reunion luncheons twice a year. Next year we all turn 75 so I made a birthday card for a dear friend although the card will sit for at least a year since the birthday is in December.

I used the numbers from Cindy Loo.... this cartridge has some mighty fine cuts but I absolutely love the alphabet and number cuts. The little turquoise design in the center above the numbers is from Cindy Loo as well. I cut three and made a flower. The base of the card was made from Wordle. I used to design a lot of cards using Wordle and then I sort of forgot about it. I had to email my friend DeeDee Campbell so she could jog my memory and she knew right off what I was looking for. If you haven't used Wordle, give it a try at www.wordle.net. You can have a lot of fun with this program which is free. I use the Word Clouds part of the program. The corners of the turquoise matting was corner punched with one of my fave punches. I've embossed most of the design and in the lower left corner I placed a Shrink Art birthday message. I have a box of these little trinkets that I made up a few years back. It is so much fun using a rubber stamp on the shrink plastic, then I cut it down, punch a hole and when I place the shrink plastic in the toaster oven, it is absolutely like magic to watch the little square curl up, uncurl, shrink down, leaving a very crisp sentiment.
Thanks for visiting. We'd love it if you join in on our numbers challenge. Just be sure to give BBTB2 a shout out on your blog, and we ask that your card be new.

12 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Carole, love the numbers!

Julia Moss said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Carole. I love all of the beautiful detail.

Jeri said...

Fabulous card, Carole. I love the font on Cindy Loo, also. I've used that Wordle program on several scrapbook pages. It's fun to work with. Love the lacy corners that you put the mat into. As always, inspirational. {{Hugs}}

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

I just love your card! The colors are so fun. I love the layers as well. Amazing creation :))

DIANA L. said...

Super card I love everything you did with it. Cindy loo is such a pretty
cart

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Carole! Hope all is well! This card is wonderful! Love the textured numbers! Thanks for the inspiration as always!

shelly said...

super card carole. i like your flower and the lacy corner and well everything :) hope your day is a super fun one :)

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Carole..Love the colors and the corners.....75...Awwww...Lots to look forward to ....Krista

DonnaMundinger said...

How cool is this, Carole? LOVE those Cindy Loo numbers and I can't wait to investigate Wordle. the shrink plastic sentiment just rocks, too. Fabulous! Now just don't lose it before next Dec. LOL xxD (I'm slowly coming back to the land of the living)

Scossie Jane said...

Fabulous card Carole, love the embossed numbers. Are you really turning 75 this year - you go girl... Hugs x

Barb said...

just wanted to say I am so glad that you have taken over BBTB2. I love that site even though I am unable to upload anything but I love to do the challenges on my own. for some reason, that site won't let me comment on anything. DUH!! and my computer wouldn't let me click on your email me button and since I couldn't find email address anywhere else decided to just leave comment this way. Keep up the great work. love your work.

Sandi said...

I love this card, I love the way the nos. pop and the colors are oh so fab.. Hugs