And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Happy Hello!

Hello everyone!  We finally had some glorious weather yesterday...but I had to work!  Today it's raining...and I'm off!  Let's look at the bright side...since I'm inside today, I'll use this as an opportunity to get some projects finished.  If it's raining where you are, come join us at The Sweet Stop for a "Buggy" challenge!  Since it's the third week of the month, there's a SPIN with the sketch and a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  The Spin: Going Buggy!

An adorable new set just released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Buggin' Ya, was used for my sample.

Creative Nugget:  Isn't this little lady just the happiest creepy crawly you've ever seen?  She was colored twice with Copic Markers.  One was fussy cut and popped on top of the other. This panel was cut with a Fleur de Lis Square Die and the grass and clouds were sponged while still in the die.  The red panel is embossed with Swiss Dots which were swiped with a Fresh Snow ink pad for definition.  That and the My Mind's Eye DP were matted on True Black card stock.  Some stitching was done across the banners and around the bottom corner.  The ladybug was stamped three times on the wider banner and colored with copics. The red banner was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  All the panels were mounted on a Solar Crest card base.  A few pearls following the stitching in the corner were added to finish the card. This was really a fun sketch to work with...I know I'll be using it again!

To see more fabulous sketch samples, check out the other Sugar Babies!  Hope to see you at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

                                    Robin Parker
                                    Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Buggin' Ya! (SNSS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), True Black (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Ooh La La Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Fleur de Lis Square Die (Spellbinders), Photo Corner Punch (SU!), CB Embossing Folder, Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R24, R27, R29, R39, R89, YG21, YG25, YG67, C3, C5, C7, C9


Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Cathy, I love the row of ladybugs on the fishtail, that is a cute touch. Hope you get to finish some projects today... have fun :) x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Cathy. Love the super cute ladybugs... the grass and clouds are perfect. The papers are so pretty. Love the stitching and the touch of pearls.

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Cathy! I love how you've used the lady bug again on the side banner.

Indy's Designs said...

Too cute! Love the ladybugs crawling up the banner! Great job using this new, adorable stamp set!

Stephanie said...

Adorable, what a cute little ladybug. Love how you did the grass and clouds while still in the die.

Carol L said...

Cute bugs with great coloring, and I really like that ornate square die cut panel too! Great card!

Debbie said...

This is so cute!!! (Isn't it amazing how cute these creatures are on cards, but in our house, we'll do anything to get rid of them??!!??)

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, I just love your lady bugs! Fabulous use of the bugs crawling up the page.