Wednesday, June 20, 2012

{PIN}spirations, Stash Shopping & a Color Challenge

It's been real steamy here in PA today and I've been chilling indoors in the air conditioning making cards. I played along with 3 challenges today. First up is the {PIN}spirational challenge # 12 to use this photo for inspiration:
I used some of the colors and chevrons along with the baseball theme and made this:


The image is a digi stamp by SNSS called Cocoa's Baseball Hat. Colored with Copics, and sponged with Ranger Tumbled glass, I die cut this using a labels 2 from SB. Dsp is by Echo Park, and the sentiment is from MFP. Because I used yellow and blue, I'm also entering this card into the Stars and Stamps mid-week color throwdown found here.
This card was made for the Shopping our Stash #56 which is "stuck on stickers." I dug into my stash and found these typewriter stickers and spelled "BFF" because it seemed to fit perfectly with this cute pre-colored image. I paired it with ruby red, and pretty in pink card stock, stamping the bottom border using the SU! summer silhouettes set, and embossing with the SB M-bossabilities So Trendy ef. The corners were adorned with 2mm pink gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Thanks for the visit, I hope your day is going well!


Carol

16 comments:

JoAnn Ross said...

The first one is darling, the second precious, and wow, do I have mad Copic coloring envy!!!! You are good, girl!!!

jimlynn said...

Love BOTH!
Of course I just adore Cocoa and love your coloring on this one Carol.
The second one is so pretty - and really like that embossing folder too. Great use of the stickers!
Glad you joined in on both challenges!!!

I just read on Donna's blog where you guys are having such hot weather. Just think though....winter will be here before you know it.

Since we're always hot down here, I just learn to live with it. My only problem is that it makes me sleepy!!

Lynn
Lynn

Jen said...

These are great, carol! I love that cap with the mouse, and your coloring just rocks!

Beebeebabs said...

Soooooo cute cute cute tfs!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, You are two for two today with these adorable cards. Your Cocoa card is a home run, that's for sure. Your two little BFF's are just a delight to look at. Those little gems add a special touch to your image. Let's hope it cools down real soon. Right now it's 9:30PM and still in the 80's. Good night my friend.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, BOTH of these are just sooooooooooo totally adorable and fun! ii think the "BFF" one is my fave... just because of the very clever way you've used those alpha stickers as your sentiment! awesome! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!!! ♥

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Today I plan on staying in to play. Hope the AC can keep up, as it struggled late afternoon. You have created two super challenge cards here, Carol!

Benzi said...

Just the 'bestest' Cocoa card...like those chevrons down the side.
What can I say but the second card is the sweetest thing ever. I like your BFF stickers.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow... your cards are beautiful Carol! Cocoa is always fun and perfect for our OWH challenge. And then your little girls are just precious - wow!

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! Your cards are darling. I just love kid cards! I really like those chevrons on your first card, what a great accent to Cocoa and his baseball hat!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great job on both!!!!!!!

STEAMING here in CT too - so I'm in my craft room!

Love the first card! Great chevrons for the challenge!!

And the 2nd one is so soft and pretty!!! Great embossed background!

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely pair of card great colouring on the top one and so sweet for the second
Hugs Kate xx

JD said...

Both are great cards...but the PINK one is my favorite...such a sweet image...

Denise Marzec said...

Oh yes....it sure has been steamy this week....today was beautiful though!

I loooooove BOTH of these adorable cards! Cocoa cards always make me smile and I love the tabs you added to the main panel. The image on the BFF card is SOOOOOOO adorable...total cuteness!

grandmabonnie said...

Sweet cards, thank you for joining us at {Pin}spirational challenges!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge #12!! Be sure to check out #13!