Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Playing in Paradise #53 - Musically Inspired!

THERE IS NO WAY I'M GONNA BE LATE THIS WEEK, I said to myself after blowing last week's PIP deadline by only a couple of hours....so yay me, there's nearly 2 days left! And besides that, I have two cards to share. For For Playing in Paradise #53 you've got to be ....
Supplies: gorgeous brolly paper from MME (from dear sweet Emily!);
cardstock from MFP; standard oval & labels 4 Nesties;
stamps from Market Street Stamps;
Palette Noir ink; versamark & clear EP (raindrops);
Offray ribbon, Bow-Easy, loads of foam tape;
3/4" circle punch for ribbon 'tabs'

I received a care package from Emily  the week before last, and as soon as I saw this pattern I knew I had to finally break in my sad face sun from Market Street Stamps. If the song isn't already playing in your head, this sentiment is (well, I imagine it is, anyway) inspired by Bill Withers' 'Ain't No Sunshine.' And it plays in my head every time I look at the sentiment... 

 And here's a happy sun, too. I freehanded the placement of the rays (and the cutting...and the angles...) but let's just all agree that I was going for the whimsical (didn't measure) look. Ahem.
Supplies: fun patterned paper from MME (from Emily again!);
cardstock from MFP;
stamps from Studio G; Palette Noir ink;
coloured with Sharpies & coated with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic;
standard circle Nesties; Spiced Marmalade distress ink for the edge

So although the card (and this sun) are happy, here's the thing - up until the soundtrack for "O Brother Where Art Thou" came out, I had no idea that this was a sad song. I'd only ever heard the first verse. 

And I know it's not the Soggy Bottom Boys that sing this version, but wouldn't you rather look at George Clooney? Thought so. 

And now for something completely different:

I thought I'd show you all what I get to look at while I'm taking pictures. I tend to sit back from the desk while I do that, so there's about 6 inches for Abby to crawl into. LOTS OF ROOM. This is also why it takes 6-8 shots to get one that's mostly not fuzzy....

What, there's lots of room. Whiner.

Supplies: striped paper from Bella Blvd;
cardstock from MFP; lacey circle & labels 4 Nesties;
chipboard cupcake from Martha Stewart;
sentiment from Kaisercraft; London Fog Memento ink;
Colorbox Frost White ink (swiped on green piece);
spots & dots Cuttlebug folder; Sakura Stardust glitter pen

Who wants to look at cards anyhow? PET ME.

Seriously, aren't you done yet? SIGH.
Oh, I love my goofy dog. 
By the way, that little sore spot on her nose? That's from trying to bury a particularly delicious bone in her kennel blanket...with her nose. Again.
Back from that (admittedly awesome) digression to remind you that you have until NOON. NOON. NOON. on Thursday (not that I'd ever mess up the time, you see) February 16th to link up for this challenge.

Happy Valentine's Day, by the way! For a couple that doesn't generally celebrate it, I got myself spoiled this morning. Not sure how that happened! Flowers, chocolates (yes, I was bad, and yes, I already ate some...sigh), and a lovely pair of earrings.



Jingle said...

Such a sad card for such a cute card! :-)

Annette Allen said...

aww so sad...the little sun is not happy...but it really is a cute card...love that umbrella paper..

Theresa said...

Fabulous cards!! I love the music cards - they're awesome.

I got happy mail today! Yahoo!! WOW you sent me a bunch. You're right I thought they would be perfect for today's TMS card. I'll have to make something soon. Thanks for the wonderful treats.


Emily Keaton said...

{OK, you've forced me to break out a numbering system for my comments!}

1) I am smiling from ear to ear to see that umbrella paper in action. Thanks for the sweet shout-outs, Jessi!!

2) Thanks for lodging "Ain't No Sunshine" in my head. It ain't going nowhere now . . .

3) Your whimsical sun rays look stunning--agreed all around! Oh, and look: they are shining all over some more MME paper. Such a HAPPY print makes for such a HAPPY card--love it!

4) LOVE "O Brother, Where Art Thou"! Movie and soundtrack. Yes, the George Clooney viewing is definitely preferable.

5) Abby is such a sweetheart! How funny that she gets in on the action :).

6) Happy Valentine's Day, my friend! So glad you got some spoiling. Sweet!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats that you made it on time and in fact 2 days in advance - well done, Jessi!

beautifully designed card in accordance to the song - just love the first song!

As for your adorable dog, she is so grrrrr - adorable! She always put a smile on me whenever I see her popping up from your blog!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the photos of your cute dog, Jessi! Must be fun to have him around!!
And your cards are so pretty, especially the one with the sun beams there! That looks so cool!
Hugs & happy day to you!!

fairyrocks said...

Awe that musical interpretation for scrapbookers paradise is too sweet. Thank You for Playing in Paradise this week!!

Jen W. said...

That is the saddest sunshine I've ever seen...

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

I LOVE that song - and your card is so perfect for that challenge! Love it! Have a great day, hugs, Karin

JJ Bolton said...

Sad and cute, what a combo! Loving that paper!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Even before I saw the video, I started humming that song as soon as I saw your sentiment. Ha ha! Your card gave me a huge smile! Sad or not, that sun is so darn cute! Great pp in the background!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards Jessi! And I just think your pup is so gorgeous... how can you resist those eyes!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your cards are amazing, Jessi! I love them both equally and that is so sweet of Emily to send you crafting goodies. Those photos of Abby are the cutest!!

Allison Rankin said...

How much awesomesauce is wrapped up in this creation! Too much to tell...love, love, love your lyric choice!