Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thinking of You brings me joy!

Time for my second post today! Make sure to keep scrolling to see my Cuttlebug Challenge card - I love how it turned out!! Now, Thinking of YOU brings me joy everyday! It does! I'm so thankful for each of you that stops by my little corner of blogland! Your friendship and encouragement means so much to me! If I could send this to each of you I would!! The Pink Papery Studios challenge this week was to channel the Power of 3: create a card using 3 of something: brads, buttons, ribbons, etc. I chose pearls (and they really are straight despite looking uneven in the photo). I chose this image from the Trafalgarssquare Line - one of my favorites. Those cute little chubby faces just hit my heart, you know? I stamped my image in Memento Brown - sometimes stamping in brown gives a softer look for an image and I really like that look much of the time over black. I colored it in using my prismacolor pencils and baby oil. I discovered a new trick last night - at least for me, but I don't think I've ever seen it referenced anywhere. For the bubbles, I wanted a soft, soft blue, so I just scribbled the turquoise I used on the cup on a scrap piece of paper and picked up my color from there - kinda like using an aquapainter brush. Love how it turned out. I painted the dress, the teacup and the bubbles with some Pixie Shimmer It paint. I think you can just see how it subtly sparkles. The rest of my card is crafted from some scraps on my desk. I again used a piece of kraft from another card so this one ended up being 4 1/4" square. You probably recognize the patterned paper from my card yesterday. It was headed for the trash bin but it was the perfect size scrap!

Stop by the other girls blogs today too! Kimmie (Crafting for Sanity) has blog candy up for grabs today! We'd also love to see YOUR card that shows the Power of 3! You don't have to use a PPS image if you don't have one. Be sure to stop by the group over on PCP and let us know where to find your creation!
And don't forget that this coming weekend kicks off the Cuttlebug Challenge LUV BUG EVENT!! It is going to be jam packed with awesome projects featuring step-by-step tutorials and PRIZES!! On my - we got the list the other day and WOWZA!! You don't want to miss it! It all starts on Friday with a Blog Hop! You can see more details over on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog!
And finally, but certainly not least, is I wanted to shout out that Danni asked me to be part of her Flutter By Wednesday's group. Danni loves butterflies and so every Wednesday she creates a card that has a butterfly on it. When she emailed me yesterday asking me to join I was just speechless! And sooo honored!! So starting next week I'll have another treat for you on Wednesday! Be sure to visit her blog Danni's Dreams to see what she and the rest of the team came up with for this week!
Oh - and one last thing - PROMISE!! I don't know how many of you click onto my blog each day, but at the beginning of the year I added a "mommy" widget and it updates everyday with a little thought on being a good mommy. My little man was the best surprise I ever got! Turns out he is exaclty what I never knew I wanted --- and so, I want to be the best mommy for him. Anyway, {HEART} the one that popped up today! Here it is: Take opportunities to hug your children often, to hold their hands, or to rest an assuring hand on their shoulder. Oh, yes, I want my child(ren) to always know how much I love him and affection is a great way to convey that! And I so treasure all the moments right now when he asks to sit in my lap or rock the baby and holds my hand. If you have little ones I hope you have that moment today and if yours are grown and beyond the holding stage, my the memory give you a special boost today!


Whitney said...

That is so cute! And I love the card below! That's so clever, and perfect for a guy!

Danni said...

What a sweet card! Love it!!
You are going to be a great addition to my team!! Can't wait to see your creations!

Ann Kranitz said...

So Sweet!!

Anonymous said...

So sweet - love the piercing on top and the shimmer on the bubbles!!! I definitely need to check out that CB Challenge...and I need to add butterflies to my collection so I can play in Danni's challenges!

Love the Mommy widget!! I love huggin' my boys!! They're gonna be such cuddlers!

hugs, Jami

Janna said...

Cassie this is just adorable!! I love the soft feel you created on this card! You always do such incredible work. And I love that little mommy widgit. I love the daily inspiration and you are such a great mommy to Dane. He is very lucky to have you!


mikki said...

I love this...the image, everything! Great Job.

Valerie said...

ADORABLE card girl! I'm just loving that image and wondering why I don't have it haha!

~Christina~ said...

Adorable card. So sweet :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Such a cute little beachy scene! I NEED to look at that as it's snowing...AGAIN! UGH! Such a cute card Cassie! Love the Mommy widget too. Such beautiful thoughts and ideas!!!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Thanks for always visiting my blog to see my Cuttleblog challenges--love your blog it's great!!

BTW, you been tagged... check out the details here:

Pink Papery Studios said...

Great job Cassie.. I love it!! :0)