Saturday, November 10, 2007

Buggy Birthdays

I'm not sure why, but I have just *had* to use my ladybugs lately. I didn't realize it until just now, but 3 of the 4 cards I've made in the last couple of days were with those little critters.

I made a birthday card for my cousin. I started with some watercolored flowers. I made them pink with a yellow center. The ladybug kind of ran a little bit, but it's fine. The flowery strip of paper on the side is a piece from DCWV. The mats start with night of navy in the back. White mulberry paper comes next. On top of that is pretty in pink. I think the mulberry really softens the overall look. Whisper white is used for the main image. Everything is stamped using watercolor wonder crayons (LOVE those things). Oh, a little bashful blue watercoloring is done around the edges of the main card.

Red ladybugs .... That's the way they are suppose to be, right?? Ok ... that's this card. It's watercolored, too ...... I'm sensing a trend here ..... but stamped in black Staz-On first. The set Because of You was retired last year from SU after only one year in the catty. It's a shame because it's such a great set. Real red and basic black were used for mats. The real red was stamped with the little flower backgrounds from Because of You. Topping off the card is a red ribbon and an adorable little ladybug brad.

Blue bugs???? Yeah, ok.... So they usually aren't blue, but I really thought this card turned out cute. I made it for a friend. I need to send her some goodies, and I thought this card might be nice to send with them. I really, really love how the mulberry paper looks on the brown behind the blue. I used Little Lady on this one with the SU inks bashful blue and close to cocoa. The little Primas made this card a little more special. I used little brown brads for the centers. This card fits for one of the November Quacker Challenges (use blue and brown on a card).

A little of my life.....I've been sick for the last week. I'm not sure what it is, but it's knocking me out. Unfortunately, Jaydin has gotten a little bit of it, too. She seems to be better today, though. I wanted to share a funny picture of her. I laugh every time I look at it.

The title for this picture is ..... Where's are you?? That's what Jaydin says when she's looking for someone. It's SO cute when kids come up with little things that aren't *quite* right.

One last shot - This one is "Whassup?!"

Ok ... that's it for today. Have an awesome night and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


  1. Great cards!!! Love the blue ladybug. I make ladybugs in all different colors.

    Jaydin is adorable!

  2. Cute cards, cute pictures and I hop-e you both get feeling fantastic soon!

  3. danssister12:47 AM

    Love the cards!! Gotta love those ladys!!


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