Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"On the Boardwalk................" MMSC Sketch Challenge #66

Welcome to another week here at The PaperCraft Place!

 NOW we are on Facebook!! Yes, that is right..we are jumping on the bandwagon there too. So many people are have such different avenues for communications these days, we thought we would start a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge page as well as a "priscillastyles" Store page.(thanks Gunn) If you are on facebook and would like to follow.. just search Midnight "Madness Sketch Challenge" and "priscillastyle Store" and click the "LIKE" button..We would love to have you as a friend :)

Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
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Our MMSC65 Gold Star Award goes to...
# 29  Sarah T

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...

# 13 Zoe
#27 Sue Drees
#38 Judi Rose

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Michelle Perkett Studio
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Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

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This week my card took on a nostalgic theme. When I was little, my Mom and Dad, Grandma Elma and I took the train from Buffalo, NY to Atlantic City, NJ. Just to give you an idea of how long ago this was, there was a lady with caged chickens traveling with us. One of the best things I remember was the Boardwalk! All the sites, smells, the ocean and the Amusement Park! I still can remember the rides and attractions. And yes, there was a "Fortune Teller" arcade game that you put in coins and a fortune came out! Grandma Elma passed away last week at the great age of 100. She was blind but managed to live unassisted in her childhood home till last year.  This card is a tribute to all the good times we shared.

 Elma Scrace
March 17, 1910   -  August 3, 2010

And here is my DT card for this week:
Double click on pic for a more detailed, larger view

The image I foundp on the web. I changed the hue to sepia in PSE and added some stardust stickles for hilights. The DP is Grapfic 45 "On the Boardwalk" The ticket die is a Tim Holtz and the admission stamp is Tim Holtz as well. The flowers ( Wild Orchid Crafts) were airbrushed and given the stickles treatment too. The saltwater taffies were fashioned out of layers of Fimo clay, rolled into shape and baked in the oven. I wrapped each one in waxed paper and twisted the ends. No trip to Atlantic City is complete without salt water taffy! I hope you enjoyed my tribute card to Grandma Elma and hope to see you again next week!



  1. What a fabulous card for a tribute to your grandma! Love the vintage feel to it and the color combination!
    Hugs, Darsie

  2. Holly what a cool and unusually card! I really love your color selection. There is so much incredible artwork to look at! Wow!

  3. My Golly Holly - what an INCREDIBLE masterpiece you've put together this week. Your details are so astounding that I get lost in them trying to figure all of it out. It is so intricate and a thing of beauty. Your image is wonderfully sparkled and your flower and ribbon treatments are DIVINE!! I really LOVE this. I can't remember if you are the old Holly or the new Holly or if your are HRM. I'm SO CONFUSED! Either way, you rocked this sketch!!

    Princess Pam

  4. great card to remember your grandma holly
    it's looks fantastic all the embellishments you did a great job

    greetings karin

  5. Hi Holly!

    I am so sorry that your grandma passed away. She sounded like quite a woman!

    Your card is fantastic! I love the colors and the bling. The tickets and the image - it is all an amazing tribute to your grandma! What a great way to cherish her memory!


  6. Well Holly, I can see there is some longevity genes in your family. My Grandma was 96 when she passed too! I remember Atlantic City as well and the excitement of the rides and the arcade games. This brings back that nostalgic time with cotton candy and snow cones. Gosh I haven't had either of those in years. What a beauty girly. Just magnificent. I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Grandma. What a wonderful tribute you have created to her memory. Love it.

    Bear Hugs,

  7. Hi Holly - this is beautiful - what a gorgeous tribute to Grandma Elma - it is great you have such precious memories and how cool to find this image and be able to create this work of the heart! Every detail is fabulous, especially the colours Holly - God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

  8. Holly, this is just a wonderful and very interesting card. Love all the multitude of details that you have used to create this GORGEOUS card. A wonderful tribute to a loving grandmother.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  9. Holly, what a tribute to your lovely grandma Elma and all the happy memories you shared when you were younger. You've done an amazing job with stunning details! You create not only beautiful cards but true works of art! I love the salt water taffie you included in your creation! Every detail is touched with perfection! Beautiful!

  10. Hi Holly!! WOW!! What a GORGEOUS card!! I love the story you put with it! Ahh, the memories! You have a very creative mind! WONDERFUL job!!


  11. Oh Holly, what a wonderful tribute to yur grandma. I fell in love with this card when you sent the picture to me awhile ago..It is even more special now that I know the story behind it. You will always have those memories you shared. Thank you for making such a great card and your take on the sketch is fabulous.