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Thursday, May 1, 2014

About a Girl... Having a Birthday

Coffee of the Day - Hazelnut

Happy May Day! I hope your day is filled with beautiful flowers! I so remember celebrating this day when I was a little girl. I loved to make baskets at school and fill them with handpicked flowers to deliver to neighbors. I really hate that we don't celebrate it anymore. I think that is why I enjoy lilacs so much - they were a 'must have' in every May Day basket I ever made. the lilac bush outside my craft room is just beginning to bud. can't wait for the gorgeous flowers and aroma to fill my room! :)

Today is the start of a new 'anything goes' challenge over at the Oddball Art Facebook page. the only requirement is that you use one of Lizzy's adorable Oddball Art stamps on whatever you make. this month the DT were all given the same image to use. stop by so you can see how one image can be used in so many different ways! I hope you will play along as well. :)

As I mentioned, the DT were all given the image, 'Big Eyed Girl 3' for our projects. I felt like she needed a sidewalk, so I painted one in for her to stand on. then as I was walking from the kitchen to the living room, I noticed a pretty blue spot on the floor. (we have all hard wood floors in our house, so blue really stands out!) as I had been watering the hydrangeas that Dave gave me for Easter, one tiny dried blossom had fallen off of the plant as I took it back into the dining room. of course it couldn't go to waste! I quickly sprayed both sides with hair spray to help preserve it, and then knew it would be perfect on this girl!

so then I needed papers. I am one of those who has to have papers before I start my coloring/painting. I had just been to the Basic Grey blog and they were showcasing the Spice Market collection. ta da! so there ya have it. the wacky way I put things together. of course after I painted the sidewalk, I knew in order to make it more realistic, it needed little grass tufts growing through it - just like mine out front!

gorgeous flowers are Prima, enamel dots are some of my homemade ones, fab sentiment sticker is SRM. a piece of clear packaging was used to cut the photo frame that highlights her cutey face. die is from Lawn Fawn.

and the birthday girl? well it's our niece, Ellen. we don't get to see her or her family anywhere near as often as we would like, but I hope this card lets her know just how very much we love her!and she's not really a girl anymore, but the wishes are there for her just the same.  Happy Birthday, Ellen!  :)

Sketchy Colors - sketch
Catch the Bug - color inspiration
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbons
Delightful Ch - add dimension
Milk Coffee - use bright colors (waving hi to my old teamies!)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Outlawz Twisted Thurs - anything goes with bingo twist: layers, digi, ribbon
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday goes
Hobbybook - add a sentiment
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Paper Shelter - use that ribbon
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Die Cuttin Divas - girly (dies - Spellbinder and Lawn Fawn)
Digi Makeover - for a special lady
Fitztown - lots of layers
Eclectic Ellapu - birthday
Glitter 'n Sparkle - add ribbon
Quirky Crafts - beginning with 's' (sidewalk, sundress, sneakers, socks, sentiment, Spellbinders)
Di's Digi Designs - birthdays


Desire Fourie said...

Jennifer, this is just so pretty with a beautiful mix of design papers.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Cheryl First said...

Beautiful papers and coloring to meet our challenge this week! Love the card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Kelly Lloyd said...

Sweet card
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Carole Robb Bisson said...

That was quite a sketch to work with. The image looks lovely with her flower. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Ema M said...

Very original! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
FCB DT Coordinator

Olga Bester said...

Great combination of all the layers. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
Hugs from Africa.
Olga DT G'nS

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Great take on the sketch! Really cute card!

Kathy said...

This is stunning. I love the clear packing over the image, so cool. And the hydrangea bloom is a great touch. Such a pretty card. Wow, I lilac bush outside of your craft room, that is awesome. I can almost smell the fragrance, I love them, too.

Kaija said...

This is beautiful!
Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Cute card. Love the vintage touch you have given her. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our April Color Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.


Oh my, you have the knack (and talent) to make a card tell a story so beautifully! Thanks for joining us for the Bugaboo Colour Challenge this week, We wish you good luck in the draw and hope to see you enter more of your lovely creations again soon!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

deesdesigns said...

This is absolutely adorable, Jennifer! Great interpretation of the sketch, love all of the layers - beautifully embellished too! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us during our birthday challenge at Di's Designs!

Nikki said...

This is really cute. I love the papers used and the image is adorable.... thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.... xo Nikki

Mette said...

A wonderful card! Thank you for joining the challenge at Sketchy Colors. Good luck!

Hugs, Mette

Sue H said...

This card is really great! So many fun layers with great embellishments. KUDOS TO YOU!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is such a cute card. I love the sentiment and that image is just darling, and coloured so nicely.

Thanks for joining us this week at Fitztown for our Lots of Layers Challenge. Good luck.

Lynn, Fitztown DT

Marie Ingholt said...

Really Lovely great colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Colleen said...

I am always amazed how people pull together so many different pattern papers and make it looks so fantastic! Yours is no exception! Your girl is adorable and the sidewalk? Seriously? Another "WOW"...Beautiful card! Thank you for linking up to STB!

TRACEY MO said...

Very pretty image very cute.

Thanks for joining us at hobbybook designers


Lena said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colors and details!

Thank you for participating in the TPS challenge this week!
Good Luck!

Hug Lena

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet image!! Very cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Glenda J said...

Really cute! Great details. Seize the Birthday

Spyder said...

....and is that silver string too!!?
Lovely creation for our S challenge just finished over on the Quirky Crafts Blog! Thank you so much for joining in! Winners will be posted later...
((Lyn)) DT

purplecinn said...

What a sweet image, love your added sidewalk :) Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple

Rita Edwards said...

What a great image you chose! And I sure love your bright colors! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee! Hugs, Rita DT