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Monday, March 14, 2011

Being Together

If you're a horse lover, then you are going to love Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images. Today's featured image, Being Together, is on sale, today only, in Shelly's Store! Saddle up and trot on over to Shelly's store and pick this beauty up for yourself. You'll be glad you did!

For my card today, I've used the fun sketches at Inspirational Card Sketches and Get Sketchy, for my layout.

Of course, the image, Being Together, is today's featured image at Shelly's Images. I've used a couple different mediums, this time, for coloring the image. First, I colored the image in with my oh so wonderful Promarkers. Then, I decided I wanted to add some distressing elements to the card, so I broke out my new, never used distressing kit by Making Memories. It comes with so many fun things that I still haven't used yet, but I did break out the edging tool for this project, as well as the chalks. The chalks came in green, tan and black. I edged the entire image in the green, very lightly. Next, I added the tan t the sky, and then used the black chalks to add some a shaded muffled cloudy look to the sky and between the slats of the fence. The distressing edger tool was used to distress the edges of the card base, and the matting on the image. I really like how it turned out, and it is sooooo much nicer to look at in person!

The woodgrain DP (Which you can't see much of, sorry) and the cowboy themed DP are scraps from my stash, as are the star shaped buttons. The buttons came from a western top my mom used to have. I save buttons off clothing when it gets thrown away. Go Green! I had purchased the metal ribbon slider brads and the leather cord at Hobby Lobby specifically for this project, and had intended to thread the cord through the ribbon slider brad. Things don't always work out they way we plan, though, do we? I found out that the cord was too thick to fit through the metal slider.... so I had to quickly come up with a plan B! What you see here, is Plan B! LOL! I had bought both of these for use on this card, and darn it, I was determined to make it happen! It looks different than it did in my head, but then, projects usually do once they roll around in my head and come spilling out onto paper!

I had so much fun making this project! I hope you'll enjoy looking at it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #105 Sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches
ODBDSLC52 Use Leather or Pearls at Our Daily Bread
No Flowers at Creative Card Crew
Use Those Scraps at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #19 Male Card Using Brown and 3 Stars at Creatalicious
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #52 Punch Me Something Sweet (image) and Sassy (leather)
Challenge #112 Animals at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #89 Project/Card For A Male at Moving Along With The Times
SISC50 Holy Guacamole at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #41 Color at Paper Romance
Challenge #143 Best Friends at Rainbow Lady's
Challenge #1 Layers at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #5 Wild West at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #63 Go Green (Recycled Buttons) at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #33 Use Green at Easy Craft Projects
GS #78 Sketch at Get Sketchy
Challenge #17 Go Green at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #16 Use Green at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #22 Memories at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #27 Men Only at Crafty Emma's
You Name The Challenge (Use Leather) at Stamping Vacation
March Pick 3 Green, Stars, Buttons) at Stamping Vacation
ASC Anything Goes at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Green at Card Cupids
Challenge #112 Buttons at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #85 For The Boys at Incy Wincy
CCH#58 Eyelets or Brads (ribbon slider brad) at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #14 1,2,3's (1 CS, 2 DP, 3 embelli's : buttons, cord, brad) at Happileigh Scrappin'
HSC2: Channeling Your Inner Movie Star (colors) at HotSpot


  1. What a beautiful card Sammi!! I just love your horse image and the perfect details you added to it!!

  2. WOW FANTASTIC,love the papers and the image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  3. Great card - thanks for joining us with out no flowers challenge this week at CCCC
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. Just such a fantastic card Sammi. I love all of your elements and the lasso is truly creative! Awesome job!

  5. What a beautiful image and I love how you added the cording!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

  6. Brilliant card for a little cowboy!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  7. What a wonderful card, I love the image, so sweet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

  8. Fab card thanks for joining in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  10. Gorgeous card, really love that image!

    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  11. Sammi - nice new image from Shelly, great green colors!
    Well Done!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Go Green' challenge!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  12. Simply lovely , love this image of Shelly !!
    Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creation Challenge ..........:))

  13. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. Not really a horse lover but this is a great card. well done. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  15. cute card Sammi
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  16. Thanks for getting punchy with Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

  17. Gorgeous card, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
    claire xx

  18. Great card! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  19. Love the leather cord! Thanks for playing at Paper Romance!

  20. What a great card - love the rawhide!! thanks for joining the Divas at DIWD this time :)
    Lynne xoxo

  21. Fun masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :)

  22. wonderful card, thanks for joining us at TWM
    xoxo BA

  23. When I left a comment yesterday, I had noticed you entered the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Thanks for joining us this week with this beautiful card!

  24. Uh oh, sounds like your card-making goes about as well planned as mine. My imagination is so much better than my actual cards.
    Great card for a horse lover. Love the lasso. Thanks for taking the time to join in our LAYERS challenge at DYSU this week. Do come back!!

  25. Great card. Thanks for joining us at SSD

  26. WOW, what a fun card!! I love the leather cording...so perferct for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Thanks for taking the time to play along! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  27. What a fun card :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge :)
    hugs Ria

  28. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge! Lina

  29. Sammibug,
    What a cute card! I love how you used our theme and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs ♥

  30. Great card, love the star embellies. Thanks for joining us at Happilegh Scrappin' Challenge this week.

  31. Really great card, love the lasso embelishment. Thanks for sharing, Annette xx (Incy Wincy DT)

  32. super cute! I love the lasso too! Thanks for playing along with us at Happileigh Scrappin' challenge this week.

  33. Lovely card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad x

  34. A very original card! the lasso is a great idea!
    Thanks fot joining us at TSM Challenge!

  35. what a cute card, I love thge star buttons down the side and the lasso is a wonderful elemt on here too! thanks for joining us at the Hotspot challenge!