Monday, March 8, 2010

Way to Go!

Happy Monday! What a fantastic weekend we had here in Northwestern Ontario! Beautiful - I'm talking 12 degrees above zero - weather! The snow is melting like crazy and the ice is gone from the sidewalks! My boys were so thrilled to dig the bicycles out of the back of the garage and go for a spin. We spent a good part of the day outside taking in the fresh air and getting good and dirty! Oh yeah, lots of mud - with warmer weather comes mud. :)
I'm back to work today, on the road for a couple of days, but managed to schedule some posts. Isn't Changito just so cute? I have several of these cuties, but don't use them as often as I should. I admit that is partly because I've always had trouble coloring them well. I finally played around with Flower Soft - this one I just got from DAT'S and is the ultra-fine version. By the way, my stitching is crooked on purpose - just in case you were wondering! lol

This is one of the cards I will be doing for my class at DAT'S on April 21st. Since this is a somewhat generic card, I will provide a few different sentiments to use. One of the things that is so fun about acrylic stamps is how you can manipulate them into slightly different shapes. I managed to "curve" my sentiment enough to fit in my circle appropriately. I was so happy when I realized this was going to work as I was having a hard time figuring out where to place my sentiment. To be truthful, I often find that the hardest thing when creating cards. I seem to get everything else laid out and then - oh no, where will I put that sentiment? Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me? Maybe it is just bad planning.
I went ahead and finished up the inside, leaving some room for a note if need be. I didn't use a sentiment on the inside since class participants will have a choice of which one to use on the outside. It's been a long time since I've taught a class - should be fun! I hope to have the second card made and posted next weekend.
I am entering this card in the challenge at The Townscrapper which is to make a card with a spring theme - which can include anything to do with warmer weather, outdoor activities etc. I thought this one fit nicely into the challenge. It isn't quite soccer weather yet, but it won't be too long!
Have a great day!
Shanna :)
What I used:
stamp: Changito Kick (I think this is his name) - Stampendous
papers: Three Bugs in a Rug - The Great Outdoors Line
embellishments: Bella bling, machine stitching, Ultra fine Flower Soft - sage
tools: SU Border punch, circle & scallop circle punch


  1. Adorable, love the flower soft!

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  3. Adorable card.... love that image and the colors are fab! :) Glad you guys got to enjoy some warmer weather! Going to enjoy some here this afternoon!

  4. Awesome!!!! Spring is making a showing here too!!!!
    LOVE your card...

  5. What a great card. You beat me to getting one finished. I am working on my class card today while Rhys is napping. I am hoping to have it posted tonight. Love the card!!!!

  6. what a cute monkey and i love the flowersoft grass - the perfect touch :D

  7. Great card, I love how you used the flower soft!

  8. Soo cute...I just love Changito!!

  9. too cute, nannergirl! i love the bright colours and the way you've incorporated the circles - great touch! yep, i'm ready for that soccer weather, too! :)

    thanks so much for playing with us at The TownScrapper! :)


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