Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Day


It's finally Saturday! Now that I'm back to a work schedule, can't tell you how much I treasure my lazy Saturday mornings. Well, lazy means I can head to my craft room and indulge myself. Today I created with a purpose. I wanted to participate in Jen DelMuro's March SFYTT and Joanne Basille's 4th blogaversary celebration. To the rescue came Bettina Buttercream, a Chichibuile fairy from Stamping Bella. Her cherry topped cake seemed fitting.

I met a few new crafters in my area last night and brought Bettina along. Since it was too cumbersome to bring all my copics, I brought my prismacolor pencils. Of course, I started with Bella's Bestest paper and stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink. For the first time in forever, I just colored with no particular design paper in mind. It took me a little longer to find something to put together, my turning to my stash of Basic Grey came through. You can see that I added machine stitching, some twine and a cute little sentiment to send wishes Joanne's way. I also added Stamping Up! crystal effects to the frosting, Viva Decor paper pen in red to the cherries and glitter to her wings.

To particpate with Jen, we had to follow the sketch - check
To participate with Joanne, you had to incorporate three elements. I used Kraft cardstock, multiple stitches (straight and some wacky curves) and twine.

Hope you find time this weekend to relax, create and have fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cath

5 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute card Cath! Love all of the stitching! :D

Grammy Grams said...

Hey Cath, this is Cindy, I am at Grammy's as well. I love your Happy Day card. Your Blog is amazing and your cards are awesome. Grammy and Claire are attempting to teach me how to make felt flowers but mine would not be worthy of comment. Your cards are so pretty.

Dana White said...

This is so cute - I need to ink her up. Sound like you had a good time last night & I love the new banner!!

Maggie Herrington said...

Oh Cath...your coloring is to die for. Love the layout. I bet the new gals were very impressed with your work! I know I'd be bowing to you and saying, "I'm not worthy!" *grin*

KyMom said...

Cath, I love the new banner, too! It's so bright and cherry ... just like YOU! Your coloring on the image is great. Such an adorable image. I hope you're enjoying your weekend!