Thursday, April 22, 2010

Busy Beauties: Welcoming Spring with a Twist & Shout

We’ve got a “SPRING” in our step today and NEW Busy Beauties Boutique images in our hands, and we're delighted to have you along for the hop! I'm the second stop along the way, so if you are just starting out here, please be sure to hop back to Carolyn’s blog so you don’t miss any of the fun!

We hope you’ll join us for a TWIST & a SHOUT! The “TWIST” being our new GO GREEN WITH A TWIST Challenge (in honor of Earth Day) at the Busy Beauties Creation Station! And the “SHOUT” being a RELEASE PARTY over on Paper Craft Planet this SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. EDT. We'll bring the Party Favors! *wink, wink*

But for now, on to the hop!

There are so many adorable and fun images with this release, and it was really hard to decide which one to use. But I always kept going back to this sweet image called Friendly Hello, because this sweet couple reminds me of the Eastern bluebirds that visit our yard every year. They are always in pairs - Mr. & Mrs Bluebird - and usually Mr. is on lookout as Mrs. grazes on some tasty treat.

I really wanted the super-cute image to take center stage, so I made the card pretty simple. I chose the patterned papers for their soft spring colors, and just added some ribbon and a glittered chipboard flower. And there ya go!

Your next hop stop is Annita's blog and I just *know* she has something special waiting for you! Thanks for bopping & hopping with us, and we hope to see you for the TWIST and SHOUT!
Hope you have a stamptacular day!

Image: Busy Beauties Boutique "Friendly Hello"
Sentiment: Stampin Up! "Lots of Thoughts"
Cardstock and Designer Paper: Stampin Up!
Copics: B21,C1,C7,E00,E000,E11,E25,G40,R20,R22,RV000,Y11,Y21,Y23,Y26
Embellies: Petaloo glittered chipboard flower, rhinestone, ribbon


Mrs Weyremaster said...

OMGosh i love those bluebird, so cute, and you've coloured them beautifully. I love the little butterfly and bee, such a cute touch.

I love how you've made the image your main focal point, your papers coordinate with it beautifully, and really enhance it. A really lovely spring card.


Lorie said...

Awwwww! This is so sweet, Susan! I loves me some cute images, and these little birdies rank pretty high on the cutie patootie scale! Just adorable, and brilliant to let those bluebirds take center stage! That's just exactly where they need to be!! Love it!

Heather said...

This is JUST SO SWEET! I love your coloring on these darling little sweeties and the layout is fantastic. So happy to have you as a guest for the month! have a blessed day!

Catherine said...

These stamp sets are fantastic...super cute birdies!

Rose Petal said...

Hi Susan. This is so beautiful and I understand why you like this image, I do too, so tweet. It is so beautiful and delicate with all the aler colours. Just perfect to highlight that gorgeous image. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Barb said...

Susan, this is so so sweet! I love the colors and papers you used. Since I am very fond of our Missouri blue birds I am crazy about your little tweet-hearts!


Callie said...

Now that is ADORABLE! Absolutley LOVE it. Thanks for sharing!

racinggrandma61 said...

What a great job you have done. You are an inspiration. Hope you have a great day.

Rachel said...

This is just soooo TWEET!!!! (sorry had to)lol. you colored this sweet image just beautifully Susan. Love the colors you chose and papers. Beautifully done!

Jennifer Scull said...

I love those birds! they are adorable! :)

Bobbi said...

This is so cute and I love the colors you used.

Anonymous said...

What a happy card! I just love it. Awesome job Susan. I'm so happy your with us as GDT. It's just to much fun!

Catherine said...

This is such a sweet card, Susan! I love the soft colors you used. Adorable!
So you have lovey little Eastern bluebirds, and we have gorgeouse but rowdy blackbirds. Some of the males are going overboard with the machismo! LOL!
Can't wait to see you tomorrow! (I'll be the one with bags under her eyes! LOL!)

Carol said...

Those birds are so adorable!! Very cute cards!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

So cute, Susan. I love this image and I love the colors you did them in, both in coloring and DP's. Beautifully done!

Carolyn Bounds said...

This card is so darlingly CUTE that I am at a complete loss for words!!! Big mouth me at a loss for words...this day needs to go down in the record books! LOL!!! My hubby would definitely appreciate this moment...fortunately he's occupied with other things;o)

I love the soft colors, and your coloring and choice of colors have definitely brought these tweeties to life:o) Love, love, love it!!!!


Annita said...

Beautiful card I love the color scheme. Great coloring

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

This is an adorable image!! Love your coloring of these cuties, too. Great job keeping them front and center. I think I would have done the same. :) Kel

kadie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love these cutie pies! Such beautiful soft colors and I love how you did the yellow panels and added the sentiment. Another fantastic creation, my friend! MUAH