Friday, February 5, 2010

Bloggers Challenge ~ Red White and Black

I opted not to make my bloggers challenge card last night, mainly because when I look at this color set I think "valentines". I've made so many valentine cards lately, I'm getting a little burnt on the holiday. :)

This morning I rolled over, and noticed a picture that had been moved to my bedroom. A picture of my little one (at about 18 months) wearing the coolest little ladybug dress. So I went out to my stamp room on a mission to find lady bugs. Lo and behold, here lies garden whimsy. This has been on my shelf for quite sometime, and I can't tell you the last time I used it!

As I started to recreate the little dress I saw when I woke up, I stamped the sentiment "best friends listen to what you don't say" and started to think about my relationships. Not with people that live by me, but my stamper friends. Stampers are truly special people and I feel very lucky to have such beautiful (inside and out) friends.

This card is pretty straight forward, but I'm thinking it could use some crystal effects.. I also think I should be mailing this one off to someone (that's the part I always seem to forget because I'm a card hoarder).

I hope you have a great Friday, TGIF!! I cant wait to see what the other girls from bloggers challenge have come up with for this week.

25 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute, love your story about the inspiration piece!

Tami Black said...

Fabulous card! Way to take a very small image and make a complete card around it, inspired by Alexis! Love it!

Connie Paxman said...

Love the bugs and the ribbon accent really blends everything together on your card.
connie

GCgirl said...

This card is super cute...thanks for sharing the inspiration behind it. I can relate to the card hoarder part...my intentions are good the follow through--not so much!

Patti Chesky said...

Great story Selene!! It's so true. We make cards every day yet we hang onto them. I need to mail mine out too!!!

Amanda used to love ladybugs when she was little. Now all bugs are disgusting!!! Your card is so pretty!!! Love what you've done with the ribbon!!!

MJ said...

So cute, I bet your little one is adorable in the dress too. Great card, love it.

Basement Stamper said...

love the ladybugs across the bottom and just the single one up top!

Claudia said...

Very CUTE card and I know the person receiving it will just love it

Ida P. Krause said...

Very fun card. Love your inspiration behind it. Those ladybugs looks so cute.

Tiffany Bauer said...

LOVE this one Selene!!! AND I love the story behind it!! The cards we make with those kinds of stories are always the hardest cards to part with but I would LOVE to receive this card in the mail!!!! Just awesome girlfriend!!

Robin Merriman said...

Adorable! Love everything about it - another home run my friend!

Margaret Raburn said...

The way to get over hoarding is to force yourself to send it. If you need my address, just email me, lol! Really a darling card! Isn't it wonderful how inspiration can come, and it was perfect for this challenge. Great card!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is soooo cute! I bet the dress was adorable too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute card, funny where we get out ink-spiration from !

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a darling card Selene! Love those ladybugs! Such a sweet sentiment as well! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Adorable! Love the lil ladybugs! TFS

Connie said...

Oh so cute, Selene! I'm glad I'm not the only one who goes hunting for certain stamps! lol!

Lori said...

So sweet!

Stampinginbedford said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
Do you mean we are actually supposed to mail these cards?
I will have to dig out that stamp set - as this is wonderful.

Kristen said...

Love this.....your card is sooo cute!

tonistamps said...

Love the ladybugs Selene! That ribbon is just perfect for this card too!

Nikki Bond said...

Very CUTE! Love it! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

This is darling! I love the ladybugs and love the look you got with your ribbon that way! Adorable!

njburk said...

Great project--love your bow--you make excellent bows!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Selene,

I love this!! Very nice job. I love this color combination with this design.