Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh, Alice! Chapter 30: Hey there, Nice Stems...

"Just as Alice said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. `That's very curious!' she thought. `But everything's curious today. I think I may as well go in at once.' And in she went.
Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. `Now, I'll manage better this time,' she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden.
Then she went to work nibbling at the mushroom (she had kept a piece of it in her pocked) till she was about a foot high: then she walked down the little passage: and THEN--she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains..."


Hello out there! It's a lovely day here in Wonderland! Here at Oh, Alice, we are celebrating the summer with a nature theme today! Well, TREES and FLOWERS to be more exact!
We scored a GREAT sketch sponsored by PAGEMAPS today that is just perfect for today's theme:


Here's my card...


For my card, I dusted off another Unity Stamp AND, this Crate Paper DP that I found at the bottom of a long forgotten stack of papers on a shelf in my closet!

I remember when this stamp was released, the moment I saw it I knew that I had to have it! I've never used it, but I never forgot about it - it's always been on the top of my rubber stamp pile - funny how that happens sometimes, lol! So happy that I was finally able to put it to use, and not just for this challenge either.
I'll be sending this to someone in need of a pick me up :) I hope she'll like it, smile, and know that they are people thinking about her and her family and remind her that having the slightest bit of hope, no matter how small, no matter what the situation may be, that lil ray of light can really be what gets you through the toughest of times... Sometimes hope is all that we have left, just hold on and what is meant to happen eventually will :)


And now it's time to take a look at what the DT did with this amazing sketch:


There's no time limit for you to play along this week, but be sure to link your project back to the Oh, Alice Blog so we can come share some love!

Thanks for stopping by :) Enjoy your weekend!!!


Card Details:
Paper(s): Crate Paper "Prudence Collection" DP, Papertrey Ink CS
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copics: E57, G82, R35, RV13YG23, YR07
Accessories: Button (American Crafts?), EK Success Border Punch

14 comments:

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ah! This is such a fun card. i really like your whimsical tree with that sentiment. it makes for a gorgeous card paired with that paper and button. Really lovely work! HUGS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these is ADORABLE!!! I love love love love that tree! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable and the papers are perfect with your whimsical tree!

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE the forgotten papers, particularly that mushroom layer, so appropriate for the first "hill" of the sketch! I also love the way you thought "outside the box" on the sketch layout by ADDING a BOX with your tree/hope panel! You go, girl! I hope this card brings the recipient peace and encouragement!

Bonnie B said...

Margie...I love your card!! How are you and the "boys"?

Christi said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card!! Wonderful!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Gahhhhh LOVE LOVE LOVE this! This is one of my FAVE trees from Unity and you know? Unity has a lot of trees, LOL. What a fantastic take on the sketch, Margie! This is really beautifully done!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, love that sketch and the little button you used.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Very cute! LOVE the mushroom paper!!

Erin said...

I know what you mean about the had to have stamp that never gets used. I love this mushroom paper. I have a few scraps of it left myself. Very sweet card.

Emma said...

Oh Wow Margie, this is just gorgeous! I love that mushroom DP, soo cute!

Cheryl said...

Love this!

Tasha said...

This is beautiful Margie! i love your take on the sketch and the beautiful pin you have used! So cool
love tasha xx

 
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