Saturday, March 14, 2009

Celebrate the Goofy Stuff!

Hello everyone! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Buffalo, NY (finally!) and I thought I'd do a spring-colored card today to celebrate that! The Inspiration Challenge on SCS today was an easy one for me. The website Stef chose today was Fitz and Floyd, which feature collectibles of all kinds, especially rabbits. I remembered this image that my friend, Cheryl Rowley, gave me when we first met for coffee. She gave me some images that she had used on her cards that I had commented on in her gallery. She even cut this one out for me! How nice...thanks, Cheryl! Well, it was the perfect image for this little guy that I used as my inspiration. Perfect, huh?

I had this pad of dp from PTI called Bitty Dot Basics sitting on my table unopened and decided to go with the papers that matched the balloons. I made a 5.25" square card, and cut the dp in 2.5" pieces. This size gave me a nice white border around each one. The bunny, called Happy Hopper from House Mouse, was colored with copic markers (I have them listed in the Recipe below) and layered with PTI's Lavender Moon which was cut and embossed with a scalloped oval nestie. I painted some Shimmerz paint on each of the balloons and on the pink parts of the bunny for some SHINE! The white buttons are SU and I threaded some floss through each one. I struggled with the sentiment...should I go cute, serious, goofy? You can see I went with goofy! It's from SU's Smarty Pants set. On the inside, I sort of replicated the square them by punching 1" squares from each of the dp papers. Simple, but cute card.

I'm having a surprise 80th birthday party today for my mom (her actual birthday is next Friday, the 20th). It's just a few family and friends. She thinks my hubby and I and my brother's kids are just taking her out for a nice dinner. She told me she was glad we weren't having a party for her...she said she doesn't believe in doing that! Yikes! She'll be mad, but I know she'll have a good time! Her brother from PA is coming in and we haven't seen him in a while, so that will be worth it! Have a wonderful weekend! I hope the sun is smiling down on you today like it's smiling on us here in Buffalo! (PS, see my Friday the 13th post below...)
Stamps: Happy Hopper (House Mouse), Smarty Pants and Cheery Chat (SU)
Paper: PTI white and Bitty Dot Basics dp
Ink: Versafine Black
Copic Markers: Y02, 06; YG00, 03; RV02 , 34; B21, 31; W-1; blender pen
Accessories: Shimmerz paint (sky blue, pink, sunflower, celery), buttons, floss, 1" square punch, dimensionals


jacque4u2c said...

Stunning! Fantastic job!

LeAnne said...

Wahhhh! I want some of these stamps---I have resisted and resisted, and they are just so cute--this is adorable and you did a WONDERFUl job on it! She'll love it!


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