Monday, February 21, 2011

Something to Cheer About!

Happy Monday!

I hope that you are all surviving the day. Most of us don't care too much for Monday, and it's a dreary, gloomy, cold one here. I am not complaining though, as there is NO snow on the ground! That is definitely something to cheer about!

I have something else to cheer about today! Our great-niece, Taylor, found out that she made the Cheerleading Squad for her middle school for the 2011-2012 school year - Wahoo! I put together a card today to hopefully bring her a smile. Their teams are the Rebels, and their colors are red, white, and blue...


The card is a gatefold, and the image is actually a magnet. She can open the card, and put the magnet on her fridge, or in her school locker if she likes.


Supplies Used: Honey Cheer Digi from All That Scraps, Bazill CS, Ranger Denim Ink, Corner Rounder, Magnets, Oval Nestie, Nail Heads from Michael's, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, Sentiment from The Angel Company, Confetti Stamp from StampCraft.

It's been a long while since I participated in a challenge! I'm going to enter at The Cuttlebug Spot where the challenge is to make a gate fold card.


Next, I have a question for the smartest readers in the world! And yes, I will be sending out an Itty-Bitty Blog Candy for one randomly drawn reader who comments on this blog post! My question to you is actually two parts:

Do you listen to music while you create your masterpieces? If so, what is your favorite music to craft by???


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

22 comments:

Danni said...

What a fun card!
I do listen to music while I craft...usually 80's or country music but often I put in Enya as she's so soothing!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a super adorable card! I'm sure your niece will love it! Nope no music! Sorry!

Chelsea said...

So cute .. And I love that you can then use her on your fridge!

Crystal said...

How CUTE CUTE Patti, LOVE your coloring of this cutie, and great use of the nestie!!! Super SWEET creation!

Your loving sister, Pam!!! said...

Taylor will so love that! You may have to make 11 more! Her cheer partners may all want one for their locker!!! When I craft, I usually have christian music on, or else dead quiet!!! which means late at nite, or no one home!!! Love ya bunches

Carolyn V said...

You are a GREAT aunt!! :D I love the magnet idea...

Sue from Oregon said...

My daughters cheered forever, clear through college and now one is a cheer coach as well! It is hard work! She will love this! Yes, I listen to music...Usually country like Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allen, any Christmas tunes and love Josh Groban too! Yep, I spent the weekend crafting with Josh and Keith!

Becky said...

This is so cute. Wonderful idea with the magnet.

Pat said...

Awwww so sweet of you. Your cardis fab! Great idea with the magnet.
I sometimes listen to music and at the moment my favourite is Michael Buble but my all time favourite is Enya, her music is so calming.
Hugs xx

Olga said...

Super idea!! Awesome card.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Well first of all, congrats to Taylor! That is so exciting for her and a very real accomplishment. And your card fits the occasion perfectly. The fact that you thought to make it into a magnet is pure genius.

Glittered Paws said...

OMG how awesome is this - and I am sure Taylor is going to love it. What a cool idea to make a magnet. I usually don't have music on as I have a tv in my room but I have it on for the noise.

mycardz said...

Awwww, what a VERY nice aunt you are! Adorable card Patti! It's Glee all the way - just rec'd a bunch of the cds for Christmas and still have not listened to them all. hugz, Mary

Justine said...

Once upon a time Cheering was my LIFE!!! So this is near and dear to my funky lil heart. I know your great niece is going to be so proud to display that little cutie.
I sit in complete quite, no music, no nothing. I will open the doors and listen to the birds sing and chirp though

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh she is so PRECIOUS!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a fantastically creative design. Such a fabulous idea to have a detachable element. Lovely!

Beate said...

What a great idea and wonderful card! Congratulations to your niece!
Hugs and smiles

Dana said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations Taylor!!! I am sure she will love this amazing gatefold card!! I have to admit.. I have started watching (or listening to rather) TV while I'm crafting. I love the marathons USA has during the day, especially NCIS ; )
Hugs~
Dana

Mau xx said...

What a lovely Idea Patti, I know your Neice will be thrilled to bits with it. I am so happy for her, I can feel her excitement across the water xx
I listen to Country...My Favourite Christian cd's and I love 60's music... my age showing xx

Auntie Em said...

I love this idea of the magnet card topper! I am sure she will put this sweet little image on her locker door and enjoy it every day instead of in a drawer or (even worse, chuck it out!) Great idea!
Thanks for sharing! :o)


Oh yes, the music...Classical, if I am alone.
C&W oldies if my niece is here as well...we love it! And if more than three here, usually no music since we are usually doing too much talking to hear any tunes! :D

Deedee Anderson said...

This is so very sweet, Patti -- what a wonderful, personal gift for your niece. Congrats to her -- you must be so proud! I never thought to make a magnet to attach to a card -- thanks for sharing this great idea! I do listen to music when I craft, and it varies depending on my mood. Country, Christian, or old 80s music tend to be the usual. How about you?

Maria Matter said...

another uber cute card Patti! bet Taylor was so excited!!

I listen to all types of music, but I think I'm most productive when I listen to Lady Gaga! lol
hugs