Hi Everyone, I'm just Hangin With My Gnomies over at Bitten By The Bug 2 and I'm the Host of this weeks challenge, Woo Hoo! Well I've been up to my elbows in dirt from the garden and what a perfect little friend to keep me company as I work in my garden as these adorable little Gnomes! They are from the Freshly Picked Cartridge and it's the reason I bought it and then found out it had all kinds of Garden theme extras on it so it was an added bonus!
Well I was so excited to use these little guys that when I picked the challenge I just assumed (You know what they say about assuming..........I'll be nice, e-mail me if you don't know, lol) that all my Gnomies (aka: Design Team Sisters) had this cart and come to find out (from a frantic e-mail form a few of them) that they didn't and could we pick another image to go along with it! Well I frantically checked and sure enough, No, Nada, None! So it popped in my head, "What about an Elf" Yep there are a few (Jolly Holidays, Wrap It Up, Paper Doll Dress Up and Gingerbread that I could find, there may be more, please let me know!) So if you don't have Freshly Picked please use one of the above, any you find, or if all else fails, how about a Bird Bath or Something out in the Garden that you Love and makes you smile!
I used two of the little Gnomies, they are on pages 35-37, you can use ANY of them or ALL of them if you want, lol! I also used the Opposites Attract for the saying. I welded the shadows in Design Studio and embossed the letters, they aren't welded. I did LOTS of embossing on this layout and LOTS of inking. The ink I used is from Quick Quotes and I LOVE this ink! It's called Powder Puff Chalk Ink and I absolutely LOVE it! It goes on so soft and smooth and dries fast so you don't get it all over you! My little old man boy Gnome is cut at 5"........
So is the little girl! Their eyes are little black rhinestones and I just seen her as a Redhead, lol! Her braids are tied with some jute and she has a flower attached to her hat with a flower brad.
I also did one of my hidden Journal spots made with the watering can. It was cut at 3" with the shadow welded in Design Studio and the embossed and distressed too. I also used a Martha Stewart Punch around the page for some interest. The Paper is Cosmo Cricket called Garden Variety. The cardstock is Colorbox and I just love the Bright Vibrant colors I used!
I added pop dots to give it some depth and to compensate the bulky ribbon that I've had Forever and finally used it all up! You can see the dimension on this picture. I popped the saying and even tho it's inked it was missing something so I had to add some bling! You can never go wrong with Bling, Right. LOL! I think it was just what it needed!
Well I made three little flower pots and couldn't fit this one on (I just can't leave any open spaces, LOL) so I made a card with some of the scraps. You can never have enough cards and this one would be a perfect "Just Because" card, don't you think! The saying is form the Scrappy Moms Stamp line.
Well I sure hope you had fun "Hangin with Me and My Gnomies" for a bit today! We enjoyed having you here, if you like please leave us a comment, I think my little Gnomies would get a kick out of seeing what you think of them I'll make sure to relay the comments (giggle)! Thank You so much it really makes my day and now my little Gnomies will get to put a smile on their face and warm their little hearts!
Hope you can play along this week with us at BBTB2! Remember, if you don't have the Freshly Picked cart, use one of the Elves on one of the carts mentioned above, a bird bath or some cute garden ornament that makes you smile! You have two weeks to enter the challenge, link up with the linky on the BBTB2 Blog under the post and you could win that Cute little Pick of the Week (POW) Blinkie to add to your blog, along with bragging rights of course!
Well Thanks again for stopping by today, make sure you check out what all the other Design Team Gnomies have done, I had so much Fun with this challenge (and to tell the truth, I think the DT had some fun with it too, lol) Have fun in your garden if you have one and if you don't have a little Gnome, maybe you should put one in there, they make great conversationalists, LOL!!!
Edited to Add: I am including this in the Frosted Design Sketch Along Tuesdays #17 Challenge. Love Frosted Design, they always have so many great challenges and tutorials and is just an all around wonderful blog hop over and check them out, they love new visitors! I also found a new challenge site which is Whimsical Wednesday's and I'm entering their color challege #11, use at least Red and Yellow and one other color, but since I couldn't on this layout I used a bunch of fun colors, I sure hope it'll be OK!
((Hugs)) and Take Care,