Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soft Pencil Thursday

This morning we woke up to some more snow and are currently under a winter storm warning and are expecting it to snow until at least midnight tonight.  We are supposed to end up with 8"-12".  This week Ashley is Student of the Week and I have to go to school for the last part of the day to read to her class.  I love doing things at school with the kids, but unfortunately it means I need to actually go out and drive in this mess (I really do not like driving in snow and only do it if absolutely necessary). 

Now for our weekly challenge at Soft Pencil.  We were challenged to use the colors Red, Olive Green and Ivory or Cream.  The image we are using this week is Two Birds and Two Cats.  Look at Michu and Michula enjoying their time together ~ and those lovebirds on top the kite ~ cute!

I have to admit, these colors were hard for me to use, as I automatically think Christmas, so I chose a DP that had these colors, but also a bit of blue in it plus the flowers helped get me past the Christmas mode.  The ivory/cream color was replaced with white as I had nothing to use in this color that actually matched, BUT I did color Michu with this color in mind.  For the sky I tried something new and used a stipple brush instead of a sponge.  I like the look of this ~ it is more uniform than what I get with sponging.  When making this card I had to wonder, when did those mini glue dots get larger?  I never had a problem using them with dew drops before, they were always the perfect size, but the new boxes of mini glue dots I have are all too big for dew drops (and no I didn't buy the wrong size, the boxes are exactly the same) ~ I want the old size back! 

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their take on this challenge! 

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Pile It On - Anything Digital

Crafty Cardmakers - Your favorite new products from 2009 - Copics, Nesties, Digi Images, Soft Pencil (adorable images!) 
Cute Daisy May - Love
Sophisticat Challenges - Fancy Borders
Copic Buzz - Use Ribbon
Digital Tuesdays - Valentine card for someone you love
Papertake - New Beginnings - can use new crafty items - new image and nesties
ABC Challenge - L is for Layers
Cute Card Thursday - All new - can use new crafty items - new image and nesties
Hand Full of Stamps - Say it With Flowers- Floral DP

Have a wonderful day :)

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:   Two Birds and Two Cats - Soft Pencil (digi image); Sentiment - Studio G
Ink/Coloring:  Copics (N0, N1, N2, E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R27, R29, B21, B23, G21, G24, 0; Bashful Blue, Real Red
aper: Real Red; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - SU (Summer Picnic)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Red); Dew Drops
Tools:  Oval and Scallop Oval Punches; Martha Stewart Border Punch; Nesties (Curved Rectangles); Stipple Brush


Stampin Mindy said...

Very cute card and layout. Doesn't look Christmasy at all, great job! Love the blue sponging.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Cat said...

Love your card! Great job with the colors, and that stippled background looks great!

Lesley said...

Awesome card, great job!

Kerry said...

You rock the challenge!!! Love the dp, the lace, and the ribbon. It's awesome! Great layout!

Leanne said...

This is very pretty!


love to create said...

beautiful card. love the colors, the scallops and the use of elements.

April said...

This is very cute...I love the layout!

Softpencil said...

Sooo sweet card Jodi! I love the touch of blue and the papers you used!

Jacilynn said...

great card! Love this image and the colors!

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE your card, it is beautiful :)!

Inky Hugs,

Ann Whitfield said...

Great card Jodi, and I agree with you about the glue dots too. I have two boxes that are exactly the same on the outside but the glue dots are two different sizes inside them. Now I open the boxes and look before I buy!
Ann x

Scrapaddict said...

Love it, the image is so cute!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jodi and love the colours and papers, thank you for joining us over at CDM this week.
Hugs Linda

Avril Ann said...

Another fab card Jodi, you have been busy, good luck with your challenges and many thanks for joining us once again at Sophisticats this week. hugs Avril xxx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

coldwaters2 said...

So adorable I love you design and that image....gorgeous thank you for joining our challenges at Digital Tuesday and CDM

Lorraine x

Avril Ann said...

Jodi, you will be fed up seeing me over here....LOL. I still love this card, I am sitting typing this with one of my 5 cats lying on my arm, making it very difficult indeed, many thanks for joining us at CDM this week..Hugs Avril xxx

Lil Sis said...

Another great card - love the fact that they are all soo different.

Beccy x

judie said...

brilliant card, i love the colouring, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

stamprgrl said...

this is flippin' cute.

thanks for playing w/ us @ PIO.

-- dalis

Vixykins said...

Gosh you've been busy Jodi! Another fab card, thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers again x

Trish Hughes said...

What a super cute card!!! Love the image!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

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