Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Little Chickadee

Here is another sneak peek from my September 3 Little Dreams kit, featuring the My Lil' Chickadee set from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. This is the front of the card:

And this is the inside:

I used one of the notecards that come in the kit for my white paper, and had a hard time getting my copics to blend on the paper, but it's weird because they seemed to work just fine on the bird's tummy, but not on the sky. Strange. It's still cute though, no?

I cut the window on this card with my Fiskars circle cutter (seriously, how old school am I?), and all of the materials used are from my kit with the exception of my copics and ink (black on bird, close to cocoa on sentiments). The brown piece of cardstock is the traditional A2 cardfront size (5.5x4.25) and the notecard was trimmed down a little bit to layer on top.

So I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Geez Sarah, that's great, but I hate to color." I can't tell you how many times I've heard stampers say they hate coloring. Well, don't you worry! Stay tuned to my blog and on Saturday I'll post another super cute sampler card from this kit where the Chickadee isn't colored in at all. Not even a tiny bit! You'll love it! It has to wait for Saturday though because tomorrow is another 3LD challenge day. ;o)

Now I have a little business to take care of! I was blessed to receive this blog award from two people this week... Kimberly and Sarah. Thanks girls!

In the interest of paying it forward, I thought I'd play along.

The rules...
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

There are lots of blogs I visit regularly, so for this list I've decided to go with blogs that I truly do love, AND blogs that I haven't already nominated for a different award in hopes of exposing you to some new art that you maybe haven't seen yet (although seriously, how could you miss them?! They're fabulous!)! Here are my picks:

1. Jennifer Love's Cuppy Cake - she has some super cute cards on her blog, and she always has such nice comments.

2. Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts - Stampin' Up! fans, this blog's for you! She has tons, and I do mean TONS of fun ideas and videos to boot. So cool! I have her in my reader but rarely comment (I'm a bad blog fan, I know), so I thought I'd give her a shout out here!

3. Gina's Stampin' Blog - I think I've told you how much this girl rocks for all of her volunteering on SCS. Be sure to check out her blog and give her some love. She has some super cool stuff out there!

4. Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts - I'm a little bummed that she didn't pick me for her DT, but I got over it quick *wink*! Mandy is super creative and she has an awesome store (with super fast shipping, btw!). Be sure to give her some love!

5. Sparkle Smith's My Life, Creations, and Tribulations - Sparkle is on the 3LD design/dream team with me, but I followed her blog long before that. She has great cards (lots of bella's, if you're a fan!) and just posted a super sweet sb page honoring her Mom. Take a peek!

6. Suzanne J. Dean's Scrapbitz - This is another case where I drool far more than I comment, but that's not the point, right? I stink at commenting, but I love to look and learn! Suzanne is uber-talented to say the least. Go on, click her blog link, you'll see what I mean!

7. Kimberly Geswein's Life in China, Unscripted - Ok, so this is not a craft blog, but Kimberly *is* most definitely a crafter. She just happens to be following her heart on a not-so-little journey to China, and this blog is her journal of that journey. I read it daily, and would highly recommend you do the same! I know she won't play along, but just wanted to remind her that I do love her blog!

And FINALLY (man this seems like a long post!), big thanks to Monique for nominating me for another Brilliante Weblog award. I really appreciate it. I've already played along on that one though, so I just thought I'd give her a little love here. :)

Card Deets (is anyone still reading? lol):
Stamps: My Lil' Chickadee (Sweet n' Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa
Paper: All from September 3 Little Dreams kit
Other: Copic Markers, the rest from September 3 Little Dreams kit

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award! You're too sweet! And your card is just adorable! I love the circle cut out!

Courtney said...

AAAKKK! How cute is this???

Holly said...

Great card Sarah! I think your sky still looks good. Skies aren't evenly blue in real life! What?! Stampers don't like to color? I love coloring!

Ramsey said...

Girl, you are making me want to order that kit more and more! Great card!

Lorie said...

That is fantastic! Great job with this set!

Dani said...

You are so smart! The cut out on the front is awesome, love it!

Christi said...

This is so sweet!! And congrats on the awards!!

MamaKimberly said...

Thank you for the sweet award!! :)

I'm hopeless at actually passing along awards, but I do appreciate it!! :) thank you so much!


Heidi Michel said...

I love this card. I think its a case'er!!
Great job Sarah!!

Mandy said...

Thanks, Sarah! You're too sweet! And I'm so glad there are no hard feelings. ;)

Jennifer Love said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Thanks for the shout-out! I *heart* your blog, too! :D

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