Sunday, July 11, 2010

She's as Cute as A Button.

Yesterday was a good day in TM. I actually got a set of OWH cards finished and another set cut out, colored and ready to put together. That's on task for today, and tomorrows blog will be dedicated to them.

I also had a wonderful time putting my Phindy's Place Challenge card together. This week the only requirement was embossing. Since I love the feel and look of embossing this wasn't my personal challenge. Each week, I have a problem picking an image, only because there are too many wonderful images to pick from. Phindy has introduced a series of images called Summer Cuties. I didn't have my girls when they were small(I got them as a bonus with my DH when they were 7 and 9), but I have nieces, cousins and friend's grandchildren, that I used to sew for; and these little girls in their precious summer sunsuits and dresses bring back delightful memories. This image is called Birdie. Isn't she the cutest thing with that big hat and dragging that stick with a birdie catching a ride. Along with embossing I found a sketch over on Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge that I followed. The base card is made from a textured cardstock, and it, along with the patterned paper are all from The Paper Studio. The white is embossed with Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirl, one of my very favorite embossing folders. My image is colored with Copics and cut out with the Spellbinders Scalloped Oval. The sentiment is from Ginger's House. I used some Color Box inks to make the sentiment stand out from the card. I've also entered this card in The Beary Sweet Design Team Embossing Challenge along with the Mojo Mondays Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I love getting comments. See you tomorrow.


  1. Shirley, this is just too precious for words! The bluebird is a great antidote to all the pink :)

  2. Sure is cute. Thanks for sharing. Only noticed now where you live. I live in Denmark and we are so happy to have a lovely young lady from your country as our Crown Princess Mary.

  3. Shirley my girl, this is wonderful! I love your color choices, and papers! Your coloring is beautiful. =)
    Thanks for joining us for this weeks Phindy's Challenge. Embossing is fun isn't it?


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment you leave me .... It is greatly appreciated.

    Have a nice day and keep up the good work !

  5. awww shes soooooooooooooooo cute

  6. This is just adorable Shirley, one of my favourite Phindy's at present:). Your colours are lovely, thanks for playing along with Phindy's Challenge this week

  7. This is just precious, Shirley!! I really love the colors and great coloring!! Your blog is coming right along girl!

    Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place and look forward to seeing more!!! :)

  8. Shirley, this may be my favorite card of yours ever! I just love the pinks and greens and that perfect note of blue with the little bird. Adorable card!
    Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Friday.

  9. Oh my goodness! This is soooo sweet! Beautiful colors and such a cute image! Thank you so much for joining us in the Beary Sweet Challenge!


  10. I just fell off my chair at the cuteness of the card! I love the image and your papers. Very sweet, indeed! Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

    The Beary Scrap DT

  11. Darling card, I love how you make cards for Operation Write Home! Thanks for joining us in our Beary Sweet Challenge!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

  12. Absolutely wonderful, such lovely design and beautiful colouring, love that image, one of my faves!
    Thanks for playing at Phindys, hope to see you back next

  13. She most definitely is a cutie! In fact, when you check out tomorrow's challenge... Yup, I love her and this precious outfit-I know I stitched up a few like this! Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge!

  14. What a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place challenge.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  15. cute image Shirley... sorry for being Uber late in commenting on these but i'm all over the place - catching up with this and that.... i'm currently catching up with you now through blogger dashboard...

    Paula x xx