Monday, August 20, 2012


This is my submission to the My Favorite Things Guest Design Spot for September.  Here is the sketch:

I paired this sketch with my new A La Mode 80's girl and some Basic Grey Clippings and this is what I came up with:

I think I might have been the only one at the release party that didn't know what, "word" meant, lol.  And I was so totally an 80's girl.  Dunno.  I am hard of hearing, so maybe that one escaped me, lol.  I love this daisy die-namic and will use it at any possible time I can.  I like that the flowers are flatter and you can send them in the mail easily and they make such a beautiful flower ever time.  I also used my retro square border, again, lol.  I cannot get enough of this one, I love it!  I also used my tabs quartet die-namic again.  These are the perfect sized little tabs for just a word or two.

I remember the 80's well.  I had a boom box and was playing my cassette tapes in style.  I had upgraded from my 8-track and felt very modern. lol.  30 years later, here I am with my I-pod and I can watch movies on it to boot!  Wow.  Technology has really come a long way.  I so would have been texting and on the phone all the time back then too if I could have, lol.  I had a few pairs of leg warmers and I wore them over my Jordache Jeans that I had to lay on the bed to get into and at times required assistance to get up, before I could go to school.  Is it no wonder I refuse to wear tight things now? lol.  My poor innards didn't like that very much. 

Stamps: MFT A La Mode - 80's girl
Paper - Basic Grey - Clippings
Card stock - S.U. brown and Kraft.
Die-namics - retro squares, daisy and tabs quartet
Copic colors - face and skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, E93 (sometimes I add some BV0000 but not this time)
hair - YR24, YR 23, YR21, YR20
Leg warmers and tunic - RV69, R59, R56
Bangle's - YR 27, YR 24
Boots, skirt and undershirt - E27, E25, E23
Boom Box - T6-T0
Ink - Memento black
Glue pen, paper piercer, brads (either JoAnnes or Michaels)

Thanks so much for Looking and for your kind Comments.



wendy said...

another terrific entry ! love that a la mode image!

Shelby said...

Hey I was a totally 80s chica too! Now that was a great decade (except for the big hair). My kids don't believe me I say there was a time that cable and the internet didn't exist.
Great card and love your take on the sketch not to mention your great coloring.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Holly! Great mix of patterned papers! Great job coloring the fun and sassy ALM image! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

Blankina said...

Hi was looking for the special birthday bloghop post...
Ciao Blankina

Laura Love said...

AWESOME job! I was an 80's girl too! Big hair, lots of Aqua Net Hairspray, the rock boy hair bands...Bret Michaels is my fantasy boyfriend and I did meet him in real life...LOL...ok TMI..but your card is SUPER CUTE! Awesome job with the sketch challenge!