Sunday, February 21, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge-Everyday Paper Dolls

What do elephants, children, puppies, chocolate milk and balloons have in common? They evoke excitement, complete fun, abandon and delight. These are all things that live in the moment or are to be experienced in the moment.

Welcome to the BBTB2 Challenge, I am hostess this week and chose this darling elephant. If you have not seen the wonderful creations from the other BBTB2 Designers please visit their blogs, so much fun!

This is a 6"X6" card, the background paper is from a Costco stack, I have been saving for a very special occasion and this on arose. The photo corners are sizzix and I used them because they remind me of elephant toes. The elephants were cut from an old book page provided by my friend Diane - 1cardcreator, thanks Diane. The balloons were handcut from a 1 3/8" circle. Misc. jewelry wire complete the design.

Here are some great Elephant facts and myths:

The peoples of India and China share a belief that Elephants are lucky creatures. Placed on shelves or by doorways they endure luck and longevity. Some people believe that stroking the trunk of a household elephant statue ensures success in business or on a journey. In China elephant statues are often made of jade, thought to have its own luck providing powers.

Elephants may have garnered their reputation for magic powers from a number of sources. They are large and powerful, intelligent, useful, and long-lived and so have become a symbols of strength, wisdom, happiness, and longevity.

Have a great week, Hugs

21 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow Sandi, that is just gorgeous..

Helen said...

Simply stunning. Love those elephants!!

Kelly said...

Your card is really awesome Sandi. I love how you cut the elephant from printed word paper. Everything about the card blends together so nicely.

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks for the great challenge, Sandi (and interesting facts about elephants.) I especailly love your card this week. The papers are just too cool and I LOVE the "elephant toe" corners! Hugs, D

Sandy said...

This is just outstanding....you always have such interesting and beautiful posts...I left you a little something on my blog!

eiyiyi said...

Cutting the elephants from paper is just a stroke of genius. The entire piece pull together perfectly. Another stunner. hugs, eileen

1CardCreator said...

Wow Sandi, I just love to see what you come up with. This card is outstanding, all the papers look so good together, I love all the details. Do you ever get sick of me telling you how awesome your work is? Take care, ~Diane

Carol<>< said...

really cute!
Carol<><

Creative Momma said...

This was an Awesome Challenge, Sandi! Your creations are always so inspiring and so unique...I love your take on the challenge and that paper is awesome...I also enjoyed reading all the facts about elephants...Hugs
Marina

Joy said...

Sandi...this is just adorable...love the balloons floating from his tail and snout!!
xoxo Joy

Jeri said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful challenge this week, Sandi! I enjoyed coming up with my design. Your's is completely gorgeous. I can see why you've been saving the paper for something special. It's fits the bill here perfectly.

Crayola58 said...

Awesome, awesome! Honestly, .... the paper choices are supreme, and as always I look forward to your stories. Hugs.
Carole

Martha Lever said...

This is fabulous. I love the wonderful collaged look and the placement of the lettering. It's all just wonderful!!!

Jen said...

Thanks for the great challenge this week Sandi!

Your card turned out adorable - and from visiting your blog I know so much more about elephants now.

Hugs,

Jen

Whippet said...

Very cute!

Threadbear said...

Awesome card -- I love it!!

Angelwood said...

Hi Sandi! Your blog posts are always so interesting to read and inspiring too. Loved the info you included about elephants - never knew they were considered lucky creatures. This cricut cut elephant is so sweet (I'll have to check to see if I have this one). Awesome job on this card! hugs, Angela

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Sandi this is a fab card, definately makes me think of the circus. Love the facts you wrote about elephants, very interesting. I love elephants.

hugs
Kaye x

Heather said...

This is just so darn cool. I LOVE the background paper and how you made the elephant out of a book page. I have a soft spot for book pages...they get me all excited!! heehee I have several books from Goodwill that I like to tear up and use for flowers and other things.

Sharon Caudle said...

I love it! The papers you used are fantastic, and I totally love the elephant cut out of the book page!!!
hugs!
Sharon

~JulieH~ said...

Sandi this is absolutely fabulous! I love the papers and the elephants cut from text book paper so artistic. And I love how your train of thought has gone with the sizzix corners looking like elephant toes. This is so beautiful and unique!
Hugs
Juliexx