Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bugs & Kisses

Hey everybody,

It's hard to believe that I've been away from crafting as long as I have.  I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I started working on this card.  It says in the bible that "we all experience pretty much the same things at some point in our lives", so you all know what it feels like to loose your mojo. I started on this card over a week ago...I know right.  I guess I just had to get those creative gears good and oiled.  Talk about feeling like all  Plus, my craft room was just in a mess, so I had to get it cleaned first.

Now I did get to buy a new toy (in the process of making this card).  I got a Silhouette Cameo, and I'm just having a blast with it.  I will say that learning the machine and program was part of the reason I took so long on the card, and I have to thank my good friend Karen for helping me.   

The image is by Mo Manning, and is call end of summer, and I was inspired to make this design by Kittie Caracciolo and I have to tell you, if you don't visit her blog, you are surely missing out!  This card is nothing compared to her talents, plus she has some pretty amazing tutorials.

Now I realize this is not your typical card for this time of year, but the sweet lady I made this for needed some cheering up, so I wanted to stay with bright and cherry colors.  The Flower (except for the small bud), leaves, card base, and inside matts were all made with the Silhouette Cameo, and the trim on the outside frame was made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The papers and embellishments all came from Michaels. 

Last, I have to apologize for my photo shooting.  I never seem to quite get it right, and on this one the yellow is much prettier than the image shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

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Inside of Card

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I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Challenge Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday's Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Try something new
The Paper Shelter Lots of Layers
Penny's Challenges Anything Goes
Digi Galore Anything Goes


Patti J said...

Judy, this is adorable! SO happy to see you back here in blogland - have missed you! Love your card! Learn that Silhouette, and teach me all of your tricks! Hugs...

Kimberly said...

Great to see your cards..this is the most adorable. So cute.
This is the link to kit and clowder that I mentioned on my blog. She does colouring tutorials. I have not been lucky enough to try any, but love the inspiration on her page. She is so very talented....

Nikki said...

Super cute card... fabulous job! Thank you for joining us for our layers challenge at The Paper Shelter.... xo Nikki

coops said...

so gorgeous judy.i love the pretty design and colours and your image and sentiment are fab :D

xx coops xx

Leanne said...

Great job, love the image thru the die. Nicely done, and nice touch with the ribbon and flower, that bumble bee so cool. Thanks again for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Samantha A. said...

Oh I love this! I'll have to try this type of card!
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

Lena said...

Smells summer about this card !! Love it..beautiful design and details !!

Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter utmanning this week. Good luck.
Hug Lena

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Loopylou. said...

awwwwwwwwwww I love that yellow, so soft and warm and I love that you peek through to see that beautiful layout inside.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us over on the DP2 challenge
hugs Lou xx

Kim Bell said...

Beautiful card love the beautiful yellow. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamps.

Cathryn said...

Beautiful Judy, looks like you were never away from coloring at all, wonderful work. Thanks for playing the Mo's challenge :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card, love this image and the sentiment is great
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Robin said...

Love your image and the colors of your card.

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