Monday, August 13, 2012

BBTB2/Elephantly Speaking

Our BBTB2 hostess this week is our talented miss Shelly.  She asked the design team to design with an elephant.  I hope you've come to visit after you've enjoyed all of the cards from the design team.  We hope that we can inspire you on all levels to create using Cricut cuts.  We love creating with the Cricut cartridges.


My card honors a sweet little elephant from Celebrate With Flourish.  I cut her from gray paper, and added a pink hat with a pink button. The sentiment "a best friend is always here" is complimented by the inside sentiment that says "and here I am".  Please notice that lovely embossing folder that features some cutaways in the design.  A few weeks ago I was looking at some cards on a Pinterest bulletin board and I saw a gaspingly beautiful card that featured this embossing folder.  There was no mention of the folder, however.  I emailed the blog owner and she happily told me the folder is from the line of Marianne's Designables and she bought it from Cuddly Buddly.  I went to that site instantly only to find that although there were many pretty embossing folders, the folder ROMANTIC was not offered.  I hit the world wide web, I dove headfirst into every shop online that carried her designs only to find this particular folder had been discontinued.  I can't imagine why.  Between the net surfing, telephones and my friend Pat, she found a shop that had two "left" and she and I are now the proud owners of this embossing delight.  I would be embarrassed to tell you what we paid.  

Please join in on our challenge.  Just remember our simple rules, make it a Cricut cut, mention our name on your blog, and I hope by now the bloggy world has gotten rid of that horrid word verification. I am so disappointed when I try to comment on a challenge and I encounter that WV.  

Have a wonderful week, my friends. 

17 comments:

Sandi said...

oh love all your fab embossing, this is just the cutest, stay cool. hugs

Stephanie said...

Love your sweet elephant. That is a gorgeous embossing folder.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful elephant!! Love the button on top of the party hat! Love that embossing folder!!!! Beautiful! :)

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Carole.I can see why you wanted the embossing folder so much,love how it gives an Indian look to your card.
Jayne x

Jeri said...

Wow, such a sweet elephant and that embossing folder is definitely to die for. It certainly highlights the elephant perfectly.

Threadbear said...

Love your sweet little elephant, doodled up as only you can do!! The embossing folder is beautiful and a perfect match for your elephant!!
Linda

Brenda said...

Carole this card is just so beautiful! I am glad that you got that embossing folder, I think it was worth the search and the money. lol It sure is beautiful and I can't wait to see what else you make with it. Hugs!

Margie said...

Personally, I think it was worth every penny! I've spent ridiculous amounts of money on items I just had to have, no matter the cost. A girl's gotta domwhat a girl's gotta do! LOL! That embossing folder is brilliant with this fabulous elephant, Carole! And what a great sentiment, too!

Glenda said...

Seems we both like the elephant from Celebrate with Flourish! Love your embossing and doodling details on the elephant! Gorgeous embossing folder! Now I want one!
Glenda

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

The embossing is gorgeous. Really goes well with the flourished on the Celebrate with Flourish cart. Great elephant with his cute little party hat.

DIANA L. said...

This is the cutest elephant ever I just love the flourish.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Oh Carole, just adorable. I love the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge, but I confess that I sometimes forget just how varied and wonderful the cuts are. Thanks for the reminder. And as always, I LOVE the embossing!

xx Susan

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Carole, I would have tracked that one down too it is awesome!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

Carole..That embossing is awesome and of course a "Carole" card wouldn't be just right without your famous doodle...Sweet...Krista

DonnaMundinger said...

yeah sorry, I'm in slow gear this week. LOL That folder is to die for and your ellie is just perfect. You always give your cuts a personality all their own. Really love it, Chickie. xxD

shelly said...

hi carole.. ok first i have to say i LOVE your sentiment :) i adore that fancy elephant and im in agreement with donna about you giving cuts theyre own personalities. i so enjoy your cards for that very reason.and your awesome use of color and patterns are so unique. i always know a fantastic carol creation when i see one :)

Penniannie said...

Carole, this is so darned cute, I just love the texture you used, it makes everything POP...

Hugs
Penny