Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's Spring, Isn't it?

I know that you don't know this... SHHHH!  I almost forgot to post this in time!  I'm not sure why I didn't get this ready in advance and I don't know why I remembered just in time.  Phew...  So now you know, and you're probably thinking, 'I've done that too!'  It'll be our little secret...

So... in my little corner of the world, the weather is up, down and all around.  Today was a wonderful sunny day!  I went for a long walk and drank lots of water :)  Now a storm is a-brewin'!!!  So... is it Spring?

Well, here on my blog today, it certainly IS Spring!  I have this oh-so-adorable image from The Paper Shelter to show you.  She's having a blast arranging these beautiful flowers on this gorgeous sunny day :)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says - Easter/Spring
By the Cute & Girly - Favorite Things (Paper and Copics!)
Craft Your Passion - Ribbon or Lace
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything with Frills
Oozak - Anything Goes, Spring
ABC - Just as You Like
Inky Impressions - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Break Out the Circles
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Banners
Fussy & Fancy - Flowers
Allsorts - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Pile It On - Circles and/or Squares
Forever Friends - Lots of Flowers
Ribbon Carousel - Spring and Ribbon
Alota Rubber Stamps - Springtime

This is The Florist.  You can find her HERE.

Here's what I came up with for Challenge #104 
'Let it be Spring' 

Paper is from the Cottage Rose Paper Biggie collection at Scrap Girls. I adore Scrap Girls digital paper!  Have you checked them out?  If you like printing your own paper, you've got to see the variety available there!

After merging the image onto the patterned and embossed circle using Photoshop Elements, I printed it out and colored using copic markers.  I usually do things a bit backwards, so I then had to figure out which nestie to use to cut it out!  Yikes... it all comes out fine in the end, even with a few adjustments :)  I left out her shoes and the edge of the tablecloth when I cut the circle.

See THIS post on how to cut 'out of the box.'

Yes, I am still using my trusty Paper Pens from Susana : )  You can find them HERE.  I used Opal (20% off!) on this card.

I tucked in a doily and created a banner with my paper cutter and scissors (notching the end by gently folding, not creasing, and cutting from the bottom up to make a 'V').  A little more lace never hurts... I used a scrap from another project and tucked that MS lacy border in behind the banner!

A great big bow with the ends matching the notches of the banner - topped with a ribbon bow I purchased at Joann's finish off this card.

Veronica and Pedro from The Paper Shelter are sponsoring the most generous prize for this week's Challenge which is this awesome voucher!!!

If you use a Paper Shelter image, you can win a $30 voucher!  Wow!!!  I must say that I am totally impressed!  And that's not all... If you don't have any TPS images, you can still enter the challenges and you could win 3 images of your choice!  Oh my... now that's super generous : )

Thank you for visiting me today!  If you choose to leave me a little comment, I will come see you as soon as I can!

Have a wonderful day, sweet friends

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~



Hi Lori
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous paper's and colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

cebelica said...

Your card is very beautiful. I love how you combined all the elements and the image you used is very cute. Hugs! xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lori, oh wow what a stunning card I love your design and your beautiful colouring. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sonia said...

What a terrific card my dearest friend^_^
Fabulous image^_^
Have a lovely day,

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! Love the embellishment on the bow.

Veronica Atanacio said...

AMAZING card hun! The coloring is perfect! Thanks for sharing! =D

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Joey said...

Lori this is stunning! your colouring is amazing. Joey x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card x

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love that digi,This is awesome,Great coloring...

Nanette said...

Very beautiful colour palette! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

marion82 said...

lovely card sweetie!! well done!Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

you can visit
and http://colorinkdigistamps.blogspot.gr/
for my free digis!!

Tamie said...

Well Lori, I completely forgot to post our Winners post yesterday until later that day...ha ha our secret too...LOL. Today we are getting blasted with snow. I have already shoveled once this morning and will have to do it again pretty soon. I adore the image you used and oh it has me wishing to see those flowers. Love the way you did the circles, your coloring, layout, bling...a true perfect spring card. Thank you so much for inspiring us over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Lin said...

What a wonderful image, perfect for our spring theme! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Michelle said...

Lovely image and really great spring colors.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Michelle Looi said...

This is totally sweet!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

brenda said...

A very pretty card Lori, thank so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Sazzle said...

This is such a cute image Lori and beautifully coloured too :-)

Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our flowers challenge - good luck!

xx Sazzle xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Lori this is ADORABLE!! I love the way you have colored her and I can't believe that is digital paper, so pretty..I am going to check them out. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Shelby

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lori, great colouring and I love your ribbon flower.
Hugs Debs

Bea said...

What a cute card, great colors!

Thankks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time.

Hugs from Beate

Vicky said...

A beautiful card, thank you for sharing your flowers with us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Carrie Robinson said...

wow. I love this. it is just so pretty - Thanks for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions xx

nehal kalaria said...

Too too cute

Kaylee Snyder said...

Lovely image-you are so talented at coloring. I love the ribbon flower too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions. Hope to see you again.

Leanne said...

Thank you for joining our Circle Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Olivia said...

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions with this lovely card.

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

Cute cute card! The coloring is great and the big bow is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. By the way, I have some blog candy on my blog if you would like to enter:

Sazzle said...

Congratulations Lori on becoming our new guest design winner over at Fussy and Fancy with your gorgeous flower inspired card.

Please pop over to the challenge blog for more details.

xx Sazzle xx

Geraldine said...

Lovely cheerful colours in your card. Its just gorgeous.
thank you for entering BTC&G's Favourite Things challenge.

Brigitte said...

WOW!!! Your card is stunning!!!! I love your colouring and that beautiful ribbon bow. Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Sheryl said...

Hi Lori!
You are the Guest Designer winner at Fussy and Fancy! Please e-mail me at
shercauble455@aol.com for the details! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Hugs, Sheryl

Cinzia Gava said...

such a cute card... love it!!!

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