You Bring Me Happiness

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Good morning!

How's your week going so far? Mine started out slow. I ended up staying home from work on Monday because Syd had a cold that seemed to have worsened. She was congested and being a little whiny, which for her is usually a sign something isn't right, so instead of inflicting her gnarliness onto her teachers, I kept her home for the day. Turns out I needed a day off too. I got some much needed cleaning done and we squeezed in a much needed nap too. :) A good day for the both of us. We could have stayed home yesterday too but Syd seemed much more happier and in control of this cold then she did on Monday.

So while we were home on Monday, I stamped out a couple of Reagan Puddle Jumper images for Syd and I to color up and I ended up throwing mine on this card after Syd went to bed that night.

And this is what I came up with! Reagan is the latest girl Puddle Jumper from Claudia & Company (exclusive to Die Cuts R Us) and, I might add, the first one with curly hair! I'm always excited to see people stamps with curly hair for obvious reasons (just take a look at my mug shot!)

I decided to paper piece Reagan's outfit instead of coloring her in, just to try something a bit different. Then paired her with this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge #96 and I chose these bubble gum-pink papers (from Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants) because this week's Stamp Something challenge is an all-pink one.

I've been asked if I sponge my backgrounds, and the answer is yes...and no. I will watercolor around my images with the Cool Caribbean and fade out to nothing, then I'll sponge the panel from the outside edge inwards. That way I don't have to mask off the image and it looks like I sponged the whole panel. It's too time consuming to mask off detailed images like these!

Thank you so much for popping in today!


Supplies
Stamps:
Claudia & Company
'Reagan-Puddle Jumper', PaperTrey Ink 'Mixed Messages'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels One Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals

17 Comments:

Tracey said...

This is so adorable Sandra! What a cutie!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awww I hope Syd feels tons better and that Mom doesn't catch it! Your card is gorgeous, love the button/ribbon combo and your awesome shading!

Michelle said...

Such a happy card! I just love the colors and the paper piecing is to die for - I need to do more. And thanks for the tip on backgrounds, I always learn so much when I come to your blog :)

Have a great day and healing huggles to Syd...

M

Gabriela said...

I'm head over heels over this Reagan card. It's simply perfect! I do hope little Miss Syd is on the mend now. Oh! and my little Minime is also a curly top.

Lynda Nielsen said...

awww, what a darling card! Beautiful coloring! I hope Syd is feeling better now. Hopefully you won't catch it next... It's always nice to have a day off though right?
Big Hugs
Lynda

Katie Skiff said...

Oh that is so cute, and very girly! I love it!!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, I love this bright and cheerful card! The papers are gorgeous and such a cute image!! Great layout and embellies!!!

Mercy said...

OMG, sandra....LOVE THIS!!! your coloring is beautiful, and that dp is fabulous!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! hugs Juls

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this Sandra! So cute!

Hope Syd is feeling better and that no one else gets it!

Janneke said...

Great card ;0) Love the omage you used, never seen it before!
Thanks for joining us at FS this week.

Janneke X

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card. LOVE that image!!

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something, good luck :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is soooo adorable Sandra. I love that little pink poodle and the coloring on this is just gorgeous. Thanks for the background coloring info. I hope Syd is feeling much better.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sandra, this card is soooooooo cute! Love it!

Tasha said...

This is so pretty, i really like the papers you used and fabulous colours
love tasha xx

Kristie said...

Sooo cute!!

kadie said...

Of course you KNOW I love this one! Fackshiz!! :)

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