Thursday, October 3, 2013

Going Dotty with Simon Says Stamp


I made this card for a sweet blogging buddy and I'm posting it to the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to use "dots." I used SU! Blushing Bride and embossed gold for this one, adding a punched bird from SU! I made a little "nest" for the bird with a MS fern punch, and made a doily border with another MS punch. The sentiment is by PB, also embossed with gold, and the flowers were done with a PunchaBunch and finished with tiny pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty. I added a narrow strip of gold embossed cardstock between the dsp and border to pull it all together.

Welcome to summer in October! This area of PA is suddenly infested with stink bugs and we can't even open the doors or they're immediately in the house! We had the house exterminated for carpenter ants this summer and now we have to deal with these bugs in Autumn! Yuk! It's beginning to feel as if we should turn the house over to the bugs and we should learn to live in the great outdoors! LOL

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

11 comments:

Benzi said...

You can be sure I love this card, Carol. I am such a pushover for a bird. The little nest is so cute and creative.
Oh, I know that bug business is driving you crazy. Maybe they'll all disappear when it gets cold weather.

Donna Hanley said...

This is a lovely card. I love the layout and your touches of gold really stand out nicely. Outstanding idea for the next with the ferns. - Genius! Very pretty font on the sentient. Another top notch card from you, my friend. It's too bad about the stick bugs. We had tons of them last year but I don't know if they will come around this year. Hope Not. I like the idea of us living in the great outdoors. Enjoy the day.

jimlynn said...

Not sure what is worse - carpenter ants or stink bugs!!! YIKES!!! At least the ants don't stink!

Love this card Carol. All the dots are perfect and love the nesting bird! Your tree branch is fantastic too.

Lynn

Laura Sterckx said...

Gorgeous happy birthday card! I love the bird and the pretty pink colors! :)
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Carol. So lovely, I love the layout, the colors and the bird.

Hugs
Anke

MaryH said...

Love the way you've used this SU bird...one of my fav SU products. Love the MS lace & the way you tied things together with that tiny narrow strip. Fine detail, that. This is a beautiful card. Good luck with your bugs. SC had lady bugs everywhere. TFS & Hugs

Di said...

Oh wow and double wow. I ADORE this card - it's so pretty and a lovely design Carol.

Hugs, Di xx

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card, Carol, You know I like all that PINK!!! Wish I could figure out whatever happened to my SU bird punch! I miss it...I almost feel like it flew away...It's been missing in action for awhile now.

Love the warm weather...but you are right I can do without the bugs...
I like to sit out on my garden swing and read...the weather was perfect for it...but had to come in and read...too many bugs!!!

Deedee Anderson said...

This is so soft and pretty. Just beautiful. Sorry to hear about the bugs. We've had a horrible time with them, too, but you know they say they will ultimately outlast us humans. LOL!

Wendy said...

Very pretty, Carol! Love the color combo on this! So sweet! :)

scrappymo! said...

So very, very pretty!