Monday, April 26, 2010

Loving Nature!

I am posting today after my first day back to school after vacation. It is always hard the first few days back. The kids aren't back into the routine right way and now they know summer can't be that far away. I had a quiet(nice) week and I finished it off yesterday with a full day of stamping with close friends! It was so much fun and a great way to end my vacation.

I got quite a few card done there and this is one of them. I love Sassy Cheryl's digis and finally decided to play along with their challenge, a great sketch. I have many of her images but this one worked best with the sketch and is really cute(I love ladybugs). I like the way the card came out, the only thing I would change is I wanted to stamp the saying in purple but only brought a blue ink pad and no one else brought any with them. A hazard of everyone using Copics these days I guess. I hope you like what I did with it. You can see the challenge Sassy Cheryl's Sassy Tuesday Challenge here.

Here are some other challenges that fit my card
Crafty Angels Challenge Week 32-The challenge is summer, my kids would explore for bugs on sunny, summer days when they were young!

Frosted Designs Challenge-The challenge is mask, I masked the image in order to make the cloud back round.

Raise The Bar Challenge #15-Color Me Happy is the challenge, to use your favorite color and then show a complimentary color. My favorite color is blue and I think that purple goes perfect with it!

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #20-"Get It All Out" is their challenge, use up some old, neglected stash you have. I love polka dotted ribbon but I bought this ribbon so long ago and was afraid I would use it all so fast that I hoarded it and just opened it for the first time.

The Crazy Challenge-Buttons, Brads, and Eyelets is this fun challenge. I hardly ever think to pull out any of these so I used purple brads on this card!

S2G Challenge #53-Spring Has Sprung, add flowers to your project! I put 3 different flowers together to use on my card.

Stamps: Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps, Penny Black(saying)
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, SU Bashful Blue, Memento Black
Accessories:Nesties, Cloud Maker, Michaels Flowers, Prima Flowers, Boxer Scrapbooking Pins, SU Leaf Punch, LSS Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Misc. brads

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Juls said...

how fabulous!! Love the image! and how you have created the background!!! also love the style of the sentiment! Hugs Juls

The Wired Angel said...

This is lovely Mary! Beautiful job. Thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. Hugs, Peggy

jkreucher said...

Mary! this is one of my fave cheryl images... your card is just wonderful!
thanks for joing in our challenge this week.

Sassy Cheryl said...

Too, too cute. Tried to post earlier but Google wasn't cooperating.
This is so cute. I love the flower and the bow too. Great job.

Basement Stamper said...

cute card! Glad you had fun with your friends this weekend-jealous that you all got some girl time in with some accomplished cards :-)

Ann English said...

I wouldn't change a thing-perfect! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!

Cathy said...

Mary, this is a wonderful card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryls' Challenge this week!!

Michelle Quinno said...

That's adorable, Mary! Love the colors and the image!

Darlene said...

This is so cute and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Great job!

Nana said...

Wow, great card, awesome image and your coloring is spot on! Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge" this week!
hugs Nana

Barb Craft said...

Wow... the clouds on this card are amazing... so real looking!! Adorable image too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!!
Barb :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab image hun, love how you have done those clouds they look great
Thanks for joining us this week at 'The Crazy Challenge'

hugs shell xx

Evonne said...

This is a great card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Angels this week. Good luck with the top 3!

Georgia said...

Love the card! Love the image! Thanks for playing The Crazy Challenge.

Deanne Clarke said...

I love it!!!

Thanks for participating in the Shirley's 2 Girls blog challenge!!!