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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What happened to Spring???

We were just starting to get a peek into some milder weather...all the snow had disappeared....the birds were chirping away in the morning....I was really getting encouraged that Spring was actually making an appearance. Then came the sleet and snow last night!  I couldn't believe it when I saw across the top (or bottom?) of the TV...."Winter Snow Warning"!! What? What happened to Spring?! 

I guess I should be used to it by now - after all, this is Michigan! I'm getting over it, but I'm so ready for some relief from all the white stuff.

Which brings me to my card!
I was feeling "springy" so brought out Stamping Bella's Lizzy Lollipop
This little guy/gal (?) just always makes me smile!  

I colored the image with Copics and for the ground shadow using my Prismas and gamsol.  I traced around the inside of the Nestability I used leaving just enough room for my sentiment, which I'm sure you can tell I did by hand! (Wish I had Paula's ability to do those handwritten sentiments!) I added a little stitching, layered some Basic Grey Origins on Stampin Up! YoYo Yellow, a ribbon and a daisy!  Of course I had to add a little Stickles glitter on the wings and the ends of his antennae! Gotta have the bling factor, you know?!! 

For the inside of this card, I kept with the "bee" theme and layered another sheet of my Basic Grey Origins (which, incidentally, I have been hoarding so it was tough to let go of both pages of this pattern in my little 6x6 pad!!) onto some Stampin Up! Yo Yo Yellow.

I used one of my new favorite Nestabilities - Labels Sixteen...then stamped the sentiment and the little bee. Not sure where either one of those came from! Did some minor coloring with my Copics, added some sparkle to the wings of the bee and called it a day!

This card went together pretty easily and I love coloring this image! The Lollipops are some of my favorite stamps at Stamping Bella!

Hope you're having a good week wherever you are and no snow!! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two-Timing Chick!!

Yah!!!  I won the That's Krafty Thursday Challenge again!!!  So I'm a "two-timing chick"!!  I entered the card below ("Sweet!") and was chosen as one of five winners out of 54 entries.

What an honor!!  Congrats to all the other winners and a big "THANK YOU" to Jeanie!!  If you haven't visited Jeanie's site (The Spotted Chick), hop on over're in for a treat!! She's one talented lady and always inspires me!!

Woohoo!!!!(doin' the "happy dance"!!)


Saturday, March 5, 2011


We have a brand new grandson!! It's been a busy couple of weeks ~ we were helping out with the older kids (11, 9 & 6) so we had our hands full. They are so excited about their new little brother! They want to hold him constantly...especially the youngest. She is so gentle and loving with him - just like a little mother. It's very SWEET!!  Which brings me to my card....(nice entrance, don't you think?)....

I have had this Mo's Digital image - Bronte and Louis - for awhile and couldn't figure out what sentiment to use with him. I wanted to do a card for my oldest son and thought maybe Louis would work!  I found the sentiments in two different stamp sets and they seemed to work well together. And don't you just love Basic Grey's new Pyrus paper?!! I paired it with Kraft & some old SU! Cranberry Crisp cardstock.

 "Hope your day is....SWEET as can be!!"

I also wanted to do a card to enter in Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge and this one will fit the bill! Sometimes I forget to use my kraft cardstock and also forget how versatile it is!  If you've never visited Jeanie's site (The Spotted Chick), you have a treat in store - her cards are GORGEOUS!! Every time I visit, I get another boost of inspiration!!

Bronte and Louis were colored with Copics. I think I'm finally getting the hang of them! Still a work in progress, but the more I use them, the more I'm loving them!! I did some shading with my Prismacolor pencils/gamsol, stitched around the edges and sponged with Chalk ink. I wanted to add the first part of the sentiment in a half-circle, but it looked a little 'blah' all by I used one of my smallest Nestabilities to cut out a scalloped circle in cork. I punched holes in each of the scallops to give it more definitioin. I like the way it turned out! A little colored cord and a button and this card is complete! (and no bling or sparkle this time...can you believe it?!!!)

Hope you all have a great weekend!!