Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Sweet Little Lady


Well, I had hoped to have a garage sale today, but it's supposed to storm all day. I think maybe I'll wait to have it tomorrow. And if it rains tomorrow, it will be Saturday. I don't have tons of stuff, so it's really not that big of a deal to me if I don't have it today. We so need the rain!

Yesterday, I didn't get to stamp one iota! Oh, how I don't like when that happens. I was busy from one end of the day to the next. After my bible study and fellowship lunch, I came home and worked a bit on my freelance project. Then it was time to get ready for the baseball game. Unfortunately, it started pouring rain a few hours before scheduled start time, so it was a scramble up until 615pm about whether or not we would play. Hubby is the coach so it was up to him to make the decision. Since two games have already been rescheduled, both coaches wanted to try and get the game in. There were tornadoes in our county, but in the far eastern portion of it. We ended up being ok where we were. And good news, the game went on as scheduled! We lost but the boys gave it a valient effort.

Here's the second card I made (that turned out anyhow) with my Little Lady stamps. It was the one that I thought was finished before the yellow flowers were on it. But at that stage, even though I thought I was finished with it, it still didn't look right to me. I had done a little blog browsing right about then and ran across a Little Lady card Julee at Poetic Artistry had made that looked similar to the one I made but had flowers surrounding the ladybug. It looked adorable, and I knew that was the final touch my card needed. Thanks Julee for the inspiration!

The background paper is by Doodlebug Design Inc., the pattern is called Black Bouquet. It was mounted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then adhered to a Real Red base. For the main image, I first stamped the ladybug trail in Basic Black, and the sentiment next to that with Real Red. The ladybug was stamped with Read Red and Basic black. See how plain it would have been without the yellow flowers? They were stamped first in Colorbox Fluid Chalk in in Yellow Ocre and "kissed" with Real Red. For a little bit of sparkle, I outlined all the flowers and the ladybug with my Sakura Stardust pen. It looks so pretty IRL, but the sparkles don't show up on the photo, sadly! The ladybug was cut out and adhered slightly off the main white panel to give it some movement. It was such a simple card to make, I think I'm going to make some more today if time allows...(special note for Dee: Yes, Dee....I'm saving some of these ladybug cards for you:))!!!

Have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. This is so very cute, and you're right the flowers were the perfect final touch. Haven't played with my Little Lady set yet, I need to pull it out and start stamping!! :-)

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  2. Peggy Maier7:56 AM

    Love this card. The colors you used just pop! I haven't stamped in 2 days now, so I know how you feel! We had our last BSF day & fellowship yesterday too - had to say goodbye to my 16 ladies - very bittersweet! But I know I'll see them again in Sept.
    We had the best time sharing & of course the food was Great! It's amazing that no one ever brings the same thing!

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  3. Love that background paper with the ladybug, what a great combination and what a great card.

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  4. THis is supe cute! I love it. I you aren't careful, you will have me ordering this set! Love the back, red, and white combo!

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  5. This is a great card! The color contrast is wonderful and just jump off the page. I've been toying with buying that Doodlebug paper and now its a must have!

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  6. Cindy H.10:59 AM

    What a great looking card and the colors are perfect. Really quite stunning! I just love visiting your blog every day - it's always a treat. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  7. This card is so striking! I love that background paper.

    I can't wait until that set comes back in stock...I've got it on backorder.

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  8. This is beautiful Amy! I really love how the bright colors pop against the black and white background paper. Yummy! I think I'm going to have to go cut out my lady bug and pop her up on a card now!

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  9. What an adorable card! I LOVE your background paper...putting the flowers on your card just pulls everything together. So Sweet!

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  10. beate4:59 PM

    Amy, this is beautiful. I love how your background paper really pops out the main image.
    I love coming to your blog every day! Hugs!

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  11. Oh, I LOVE it! It's just wonderful!

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  12. Oh, that background paper just makes the stamping pop! This is a great card with this set, can't wait to see what else you come up with using it!

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  13. I really love this card...love the colors you chose!

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  14. Really great card! I love the busy background and the color of the larger flowers, with that touch of red.

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  15. Hi Amy!!

    Just popped in to say hello... I do still check your blog out regularly, but haven't been commenting as much. Not sure why. I've been a little crabby and am itching for the girls to be out of school for the summer - one more month to go!

    Anyway, I love what you've done with the lady bug stamp - very adorable! This set is on my wish list for sure.

    Have a good weekend. I hope people show up for your garage sale.

    Cindy

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  16. Anonymous2:01 PM

    Wonderful card. Love the popping yellow flowers.

    Melody

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  17. Amy, I love your Sweet Lady card...the colors, flowers, design...everything about it rocks! I really like coming to your blog every day, you have such a great sense of humor.

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  18. This is so beautiful, Amy! I love how the black & white patterned paper, makes your ladybug and flowers pop! Gorgeous!

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