Friday, March 5, 2010

February SOTC & Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy

The sweet and talented Tanja was February's hostess over in Da Sistahhood, and she challenged us to make cards using two of her favorite things - flowers & buttons. (Two of my favs as well, although my button supply is very lean.)

I love the nostalgic feel of the images in this set - so versatile and very fun to color. After coloring it with Copics, I "vintaged" the image by sponging over it with Creamy Caramel, then distressed & inked the edges as well. OMGOSH! I think this K&Company paper pack is absolutely TDF! It's like flipping through a vintage wallpaper book! I'm even going to frame some for art for my still-bare craft room walls.

Here's a close-up of the flower/button detail for Tanja! Oh, do you like that ribbon? I found it at the Dollar Tree and bought 7 different spools because they're the perfect scale for cards. (Hmm, I wonder if they have any left.) So there you have it! Hope Tanja and Da Sistahs like them!

SHEESH! I'm still having a hard time believing that it's March already! It appears that I lost a few weeks somewhere along the way, but that's okay, because it means that the first day of spring is *that* much closer! March 20 is the first day of spring AND also Daddy's birthday, so in honor of both, I'll be putting up my Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy details this Sunday when I post my KitCat Card. I hope you'll stop back for both!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a stamp-tacular day!

Image: Stampin Up "Country Morning"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Stampin Up; other kraft
Patterned Paper: K&Company "Classic K Bailey"
Copics: 0,B91,E00,E11,E31,G40,G85,R22,R24,V12,Y21,YR23
Embellies: Darice flowers, Spellbinders Nesties, SU ticket corner punch, buttons, ribbon


kadie said...

OOOOH, this is layer-licious!! Beautiful beautiful job (and I hope I get one)!! I'll be stopping back on Sunday...woohoo!! HUGS

Imke said...

Hello Susan, beautifl card. The paper is really lovely and i like your layout.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh, yeah!!! Said in the sweetest Kool-Aid Kid voice. The girls in the Sistahood are going to SWOOON over this lovely creation!!! I know it's got me putting my eyes back in my head because this beauty is a definite eye-popper!! Every detail is sheer perfection, and I am loving that lacy ribbon...and you got it weh...and for wuh...I never find deals like that! You know where I am heading this evening...right? Also, if you email me your addy, I can get some buttons in the mail to you. I have plenty, and I love sharing:o) Here's a GINORMOUS {{{{HUG}}}} comin' atcha!!! Take care of yourself, my dear!!! I'll be back on Sunday.

Love ya!!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Hi Susan! Wow, I've scrolled through your cards and they're all super! You are very creative. Thanks for you kind post on my blog. I'm just getting into the use of buttons but I'm really liking what they do for a card. Love your latest card with the button-center for your flower, and that paper is so pretty. Beautiful card!

Catherine said...

Sugar Smacks! A new post! :D

I just love the look of this, Susan! Beautiful PP, AMAZING layers and lovely coloring! Digging that trim, too! The green button is too fun! Everyone will be fighting for this one, that's for sure! It's such a BEAUTY, as are YOU!


Tanja said...

Susan - just LOVE it. And the ribbon .... hmmmm .... to die for. Have to check out my Dollar tree too, I guess. And I absolutly adore the colors you chose .... so yummy!!!! ((((((Hugs)))))))

Carol said...

I just love the whole look of the card. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Oh Susan, love this card, what did a wonderful job on it.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Susan this is just gorgeous! I'm so bummed that I didn't ge ta chance play along for February. I even had the perfect PTI stamp set where you add buttons to the images. Drats I can just kick myself for not planing better. I really lov ethe colors you have used and OH MY those layers with the flower and ribbon are fabulous.