Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Ladybug Magnet


Happy Saturday, I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend!

I live in a small resort town on the Colorado River in western Arizona so we have lots of people visiting our town from all over.  Our family will spend the long weekend celebrating my husband and my birthday's and wedding anniversary as well as the 4th of July.  We just pretend the fireworks are for us!

I have a fun card to share with you today that I made with a Sassy Cheryl's digital image called Ladybug Magnet.  I thought this little boy was so cute and I love ladybugs so of course I had to have it.

I used my friend Dana's Copic background technique for my grass and clouds and colored with Copic markers R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, E43, E42, E41, E00, E000, YR00, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, BG0000, YG67, YG63, YG61, YR68, YR65, YR61.  To repeat the dots on the ladybugs I used Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Basics clear stamp set on the red panel and my sentiment came from Create With TLC and was cut out with a Spellbinders Tags Trio die and matted with a scrap of black cardstock that I used my 1/8" Corner Chomper on - great tool!  I added a button with a little crochet thread tied in a bow as a finishing touch. 

Happy 4th of July weekend and thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White & Blue or Summer theme
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Here Comes The Summer
Scrapbook Sisters - Summer Fun
Alphabet Challenge - I Is For Insect
Crafty Catz - Colors Of Summer
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Wags & Whiskers - Summertime

21 comments:

jimlynn said...

Great clouds, grass - and CARD! So cute Jan.
Hope you and your family have a great 4th of July!
Lynn

Shannon White said...

Jan this is such a cute card! Love the sentiment and couldn't agree more! 8-) Love your clouds too! Hope you and your family have a Wonderful Celebratory weekend and a very Happy 4th to you guys!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Kelley said...

I'm here for the hop, but had to check out this post as well! I get sidetracked way too easily! :D

Love your card. Love ladybugs, too. Thank you for listing your Copic colors. I like seeing what colors others use.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This image is a hoot and you brought it to life with your fabulous coloring. Wonderful creation!

Sending you best birthday and happy anniversary wishes, Jan. Enjoy!

Dawn said...

Hi Jan, Very cute card - that little guy is adorable and your colouring is great. Nice bright colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this time hope you will join us again xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jan
A fabulous card love the image and your colouring is fab,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Janette said...

Hi Jan, Love your card, it's so cute and happy, the colours are perfect for our challenge this week, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz.xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love the bright colours & that image is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Wow! Gorgeous! And you know. . . I remember my grandmother tell me this about ladybugs. I just love them!
Thanks for sharing the link. It's PERFECT!!!

ahlers5 said...

This is too cute! Love your coloring. thanks for joining us at Wags 'n whiskers.
Diane

Karen said...

Gorgeous and so cute Jan, love everything about it, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

Cathy P in AZ said...

Isn't this just precious?! LOVE the ladybugs and the image and the whole scene...FABULOUS. :)

Hope you have a festive weekend with all of your personal celebrations going on! When I see the fireworks, I will think of you!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jan - love the image and the bright fun colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

ScrapinShana said...

I love this card! I really admire your coloring, it's fabulous! Hummm, wondering where in Arizona you are. I used to live in Sierra Vista and Gilbert/Mesa. My parents still live in Gilbert. I miss Arizona ALOT, just not the 115 degree temps in the summer...or the dry heat at they call it =)

craftybunny said...

This is just adorable.Fantastic colouring.Love the sentiment - it's so true!(even tho' we call them ladybirds in the UK)Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x

Val said...

Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Hugs
Valxx

Dana said...

Happy Birthday, Anniversary and 4th of July!! Lots of celebrating to do and not the least of which is this adorable card!! I love it!! Your coloring and the whole layout is amazing and thanks for the shout out :)
Hugs~
Dana

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous project I so adore the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet this week
Hugs
Tamara

Maria Matter said...

This one makes my heart smile, sooo sweet!
Thank you for sharing with us @ Inspire Me Fridays!
You've been featured!
hugs & blessings

Amy said...

this is too cute. I love anything when it involves ladybugs. :)
Your place sounds amazing. Would love to seee some views sometime of the river.