Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just because...

Hi y'all...just a quick little post before I get busy with the FIVE cards I need to make before I leave for Phoenix in 9 visit my kids and grandbabies! Whoohoooo!! I can't wait!!

So...I decided that I just had to color this little image from Sassy Cheryl's Digis. I added this cutie patootie to my collection months ago and just haven't had time to color her...until today! I must warn you...if you aren't a fan of green, yellow, and orange...avert your eyes!! LOL!

For this little darlin', I decided to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and give those a try since it's been a while since I played with my pencils. Well, let me tell ya, it was such fun...but I'm not quite sure how her sweater and socks ended up orange...because I am soooooooo NOT an orange person. But, luck would have it, I actually found some DPs from Stampin' Up that matched pretty perfectly!


I used Wild Wasabi cardstock and  ink for the sentiment (also from SU)....Martha Stewart trellis and butterfly punches...and a Cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder. Flowers and gold doodads are from my stash. Sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps.

Here's a peek at the inside...which I kept very basic... the sentiment inside is from Stampin' Up.

And finally...oh, you KNOW you've been waiting for it...hehehe!!

That's right...the "artsy fartsy" view... here's the deal...I'm entering this little card into Challenge #72 at Sassy Cheryl's Digi Challenge . The theme this week is...are you ready for it? Make your own paper ribbon!! Say what?? I LOVE my stash of ribbon...and making a card without it just about did me in!! So...if you look carefully you'll see that, woven into the trellis, is a teensy tiny strip of paper that I'm calling "paper ribbon"...and the little banner thingies on the medallion are also called "paper ribbon"!'s a stretch, but I swear, it's the best I could come up with. This challenge was a real challenge for me!! LOL! That's why it's called a "challenge"...I know, I know!

So, that's it for off to make a few more cards...with REAL ribbon this time. hehehehe!! Thanks so much for stopping by...and for your sweet comments that always bring a smile to my face!! Until next time...