Thursday, August 8, 2013

Game On Edwin (Super Mario) Card

Hello Sweet Readers,

Well, the first sign of Fall's coming - yes, I said Fall - is starting, and it's only the beginning of August! I wonder if that means it's going to be an early Fall/Winter? That would be wonderful! We have huge trees in our front yard that drip little pods toward the end of summer. The birds eat the seeds inside the pods. Today, I noticed that those little pods are falling like rain. Here is a photo of the front of the house with the big trees. You can't see the pods falling, but you can see the size of the trees so there are tons of falling seed pods. The nice thing about these gorgeous trees is that they provide shade and perfect roosting for tons and tons of birds! In the evening, it sounds like an aviary outside! Soooooo sweet.

Well, here is my card! I've had this card design bouncing around in my head for quite a while. I finally got it on paper! I think it is adorable! Here are the images:

I had so much fun! I did a bit of detailed paper piecing in order to create the scene using dies, punches, and traceable patterns. You cannot see the dry embossing on the little brown squares, but I had an embossing folder that resembled bricks. So, I put it to good use. There is lots of layering as well as machine stitching. The inside is finished with assorted dies, designer paper, and machine stitching. I used Game On Edwin and colored him after Super Mario. You can find this adorable Game on Edwin at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS! Here is the link to "Game on Edwin." I elevated him on pop dots. I also chose to elevate that little character with the crown as well as the banner Edwin is holding. The banner is a Magnolia Doohickey Die #7 - Flags. You can find it here.

Diana at Magnolia-licious has the new Sea Breeze stamps in stock. Those that are out of stock have already been reordered, so they will be back really soon!

Also, Diana is also carrying Sylvia Zet's Wee Stamps as well as Wild Rose Studio Stamps. Be sure to check them out as well!

I hope you liked my card. Thank you so much for visiting! Please leave a comment for me if you have the time. I'm thinking that some gal will be the lucky recipient of a surprise from me - so, leave a little love! *smile*

Sending light and love,


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

1. Cute Card Thursday #281 - Die-ing to Punch - ends 8/14

2. Delightful Challenges - Make it Pop! Ends 8/14

3. Divas by Design - Bingo (gems, die cuts/punches, and buttons [on Edwin's jeans]) - ends 8/13

4. City Crafter's Challenge Blog #171 - Polka Dots - ends 8/12 - polka dots are on pieced images as well as 3 different patterned papers on front of card.

5. Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes - ends 8/10

6. Creative Card Crew #42 - Add a pennant or banner - ends 8/17


Chris said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable. Brings back such fond memories from my boys' childhood. Great job!

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely house and yard, Chris.
Love your adorable Edwin card. He is so sweet carrying that flag.
Hugz to you,
Cathy Lee

Karen said...

Very cute card! Love all the bright colors.


charlene said...

adorable love it just perfect I think I made need this for the grandsons

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
Your home and yard are beautiful :o)
Gosh I got so excited when I saw your " Mario" card! I know my sons would have a big smile on their faces and so would my Grandchildren. It brings many memories back to me.
You have done an excellent job making it look like the 'real game'.
It is so bright and happy, and your figures are all excellent!
Big Hugs, Candy

lovingrammahood said...

Hello Chris. It has been a long time since I have been doing any scrapping :( I love your card, such a cute Edwin. He looks very energetic :) Your house and yard are fabulous with gorgeous trees !!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, just love it! Both if our girls would just love this!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Christy Designs said...

Super MARIO !! love all the destail here....
You just make a perfect scene, Bravo

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris,
Your card is fabulous. such a wonderful design. I love your colouring too.
They are lovely big trees. looks like you live in a lovely neighborhood.
Hugs Maz

Chris said...

Amazing card Chris, I can't imagine that anyone could have used the stamp better and it totally reminds me of my boys childhood games too!

Hugs, Chris x

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card this is! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Myra W said...

This card is awesome!

Myra W said...

This card is awesome!

Margreet said...

Such a lovely card with great bright colours...thanks for joining The Divas by Design with the bingo challenge!
xxx Margreet

Frances said...

Hi, Chris! Lovely house and yard too!
Love your adorable Edwin card. Great design idea! Hugs

Diana Crick said...

SUPER indeed, what a glorious mixture of colour and texture. Such fascinating detail, an utter smorgasbord to savour. You did a fantastic job Chris. I have never seen Game on Edwin look so good. Hugs, Diana

Beth F. said...

OMG! I cannot believe this card! You did an amazing job and my boys would go crazy over it.

EnblogSail said...

Amazing work!

NPurdum56 said...

Wow Chris! What a wonderful card! Wonderful layout! :) Nancee

Kelly said...

Love your card, so well done and a fun design! I love the flag and all the Mario doodads you added to it. i was thinking the same thing here in MN about fall. Our temperatures are cold for this time of the year. Your house looks artistic like you, very pretty curb appeal.
Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

HiChris! LOVE those trees thanks for sharing and GREAt card!Thanks so much for sharing this weet at CCCB :-)

AppleApricot Wen said...

What a great card for a Mario lover!! Beautiful work. And oh yes, the sound of a gathering of birds is so sweet... Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

Angelique said...

Wowie, this is stunning!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

Huggsss, Angelique

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super fun card! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

This is so clever Chris, love the paper piecing and all the wonderful bright colours, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P