Friday, May 1, 2009

Banana Split: Wearing Stripes

Good evening! or morning depending on when you are reading this! It's still Friday night for me. (My blog hop post is directly below this one so when you finish here, just keep scrolling!)

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a banana - not just any banana but a RED BANANA!! 2RedBananas is a new stamp company that opened earlier this year and I have just really enjoyed the stamp lines that Jeanette carries as well as the other products! She had me at ribbon! Gorgeous, wonderful ribbons. I own a few yards of several. They make me smile. I need to not hoard them; I do know where to get more! LOL!! It'll be one of my goals for the next year!! When she asked me a few weeks ago to join the design team I was a happy girl! Smiled for hours and kept re-reading the email! I'm so lucky to be joining a fabulous bunch of girls and really look forward to working with them over the next year!

Every Sunday the Bunch issues a challenge - the Banana Split Challenge! It's fun and has zero calories! This week's challenge was to use stripes in your creation. I know the week is almost over, but if you get chance, link up your creation over at the 2RedBananas blog for a chance to win some My Mind's Eye paper!!

I used the Caring Critters set for my card today. Birds always make me think of my mother. She knows what many of them are and can even identify them just by hearing them. I was loading the washing machine this morning and my little man came running in from outside: "I saw a robin Mommy! I saw a robin!" We've had lots of robins around our house this spring.

My image was colored with my Prismacolor pencils and baby oil. Here's the entire finished card:


No bird soars too high
if he soars with his own wings.
~William Blake
I hope you soar this weekend!
I'll have another post on Saturday for the Cuttlebug Challenge Spa Event along with more blog candy so I hope you'll come back for that!
P.S. I've loved all your comments today! So many of you love lavendar and love the Johnson & Johnson Sleep Time lavendar bath for little ones too!

21 comments:

MMG said...

I just started following your blog today courtesy of the CBC blog hop... and one Google Reader your beautiful card caught my eye!

If I could ask (and I feel a little silly)... why/how do you use baby oil with your Prismacolors? I'm a little new to this, but I love how your little robin turned out! Learning the tricks of the trade, I guess!

Wendy said...

I love these colors Cassie! The bird is super cute too! Great job!! :)

spikescreativeside said...

Congrats Cassie that you're now officially a "banana"! They made an excellent choice!

Hugs

~Spike

Heather said...

What the Heck girl you are totally going crazy wild with the DT's!!! Wow Wow Wow!!!!

O.K. I have not been to your blog for two days but the other day I was here an you had like 60 followers and now you are up to 118 you are exploding girl!!!

You Go Girl!!!

Yea You!!!!

Heather

Helen said...

What a pretty card!

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `beautiful` Cassie..love those birds:)♥

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

We have tons of robins around here too and I love to watch them in the field behind us. This is beautiful and your colors are fantastic.

Hugs,

Teresa said...

Love how you colored that bird. Your stripes look good too. Welcome to the bananas.

Jackie said...

Congrats...that is such exciting news! Beautiful card.

Wendy said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the colors and papers you chose. And your coloring is awesome!

Linda said...

Congrats to you!! Love your pretty card...you sure have a talent for the coloring.

Scrubbysue said...

cassie, this is beautiful and I'm so proud of you! congrats on the new DT!!

Michelle said...

GORRRR-geous!
I love this card! you did a beautiful jobcreating this card cassie!
I think that this card makes you..... TOP BANANA!
TFS!

Meli Mitchell said...

Congrats on the DT my dear! I love the cheerful colors on this card.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Cassie,what a beautiful card,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

lesleyworth said...

Beautiful card!

Beth Norman said...

This is such a cute card! The colours are pretty.

Patricia St Martin said...

Really nice bride things. Love your cards. Beautiful colors.

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

So sweet! Love your coloring!

Becky said...

This is adorable, love the image and the the colors you used to color this, great dp.

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL - love the colors!! your coloring of the birds is beautiful as well!