Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cabin Fever!


I've got such a case of cabin fever from being indoors so long in this bitter cold & snowy weather! I decided to use 2 challenges to make a card that makes me think of spring! This is a SNSS digital image and a SNSS stamped sentiment. I sorted through my stash of left-over dsp scraps and decided these two papers looked good together, so I colored the bird to match. The snippet of yellow ric-rac felt was the last of a bobbin spool in my stash.

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #234 and flipped it because the bird was facing the wrong way, and then used the Shopping our Stash #136 which is to create an "outdoors-y themed card" since so many of us are suffering from cabin fever this winter.


This card was made a while ago, but never posted, so I'm entering this into the OWH midweek throwdown to make cards for kids. It's a Dustin Pike pre-colored image and I used a scrap of BG dsp for the lower panel, adding a clip, gingham ribbon, and a sentiment done with circle punches. Quick, easy and so fast to produce in multiples for the kiddos.

We got another dusting of snow overnight, so I may not get out of the house until April at this rate! LOL I've been making quite a stash of cards while I've been cooped up, so that's a good thing :)

Have a snuggly warm day today and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

20 comments:

Benzi said...

Ahhhhhhhh....a sign of Spring. Your card is a beauty and you know I like that bird. That's such pretty paper and the ric rac looks like a day of sunshine.

Your little dragon is such a cutie and the gingham ribbon so cute on your card.

Stay warm....brighter days are coming...some day. :-)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The pop of yellow you used on the bird card is wonderful. I think the temp went up a degree! The Dustin Pike image made for such a great kids card, and I love the designer paper you combined it with. They have not even salted our roads this time. Stay warm and sane, my friend.

merrymstamper said...

I LOVE the yellow bird! Great job pairing the papers to create a Warm, sunny card.
The dragon card is adorable :)

Sandy said...

Oh how pretty! Oh how cute!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog Carol - you have a new follower!
Sandy

Debbie Caldwell said...

Both cards are great. I love the clip and bow on the kids card. tfs

jimlynn said...

It'll warm up for y'all at some point in time I'm sure.....hopefully!! I'd probably be having cabin fever too with all that cold weather up there.
Sometimes cabin fever is a good thing though...especially when you can have the time to make cute and pretty cards like these. Love that first one and the bird! So pretty. The second is as cute as can be. What an adorable image and the gingham ribbon is perfect for it!
Lynn

~ Kathy said...

Hey there! I've been lurking and enjoying all of your card shares, thought I'd pop in today and say Hi!
The yellow certainly brings thoughts of spring, despite all of the snow we're seeing. Oh and I love the monochromatic card from a few days ago - with the horse! Keep warm! ~Kathy

Jen M said...

SUCH a cute kid card with that dragon image, and yes, cabin fever - we've got it in spades!!!

Donna Hanley said...

What? No snow on the berries??? Just Kidding. I know you are gong for the spring look but I had to tease you. This card is beautiful and has warmed my heart today. Today is one of those days that I can't get warm enough, but you may have solved that for me. Speaking of warming hearts, yo will do that to a child that received this darling card. I love the car paper and the blue and white bow. I'm sorry to see you are stuck in so much this winter, but it is good for us. More of your creations for us to see. LOL
Enjoy and stay warm.

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are a breath of spring air. We have chickadees at our feeders all of the time. Cute little things and afraid of nothing.

JD/ Jill said...

Oh Carol, I deinitely understand! Why do you think I posted a card with a beach scene yesterday! Anything but snow! LOL...

Your cards are great, and your pretty, sunny bird definitely makes me think of spring!

Hang in there...before you know it...(the way time flies...we'll be complaining about 100 Degree weather.
Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs, Jill

Ann Abrahamson said...

Sorry you're having cabin fever, but it sure hasn't hurt your mojo. Both cards are wonderful. That dragon will definitely make a little one smile. TFS!

MaryH said...

Well, I'm happy you're staying inside off the slippery snow! You're being very productive. Send some of that productivity south! Love this cheeky little bird. That DP made me think of quilting calicos...and loved the rickrack trim too. Great coloring on the bird. Little dragon just made me smile large. He's so cute on his little truck. Perfect for the border dp theme. Keep 'em coming. They're delightful. TFS & Hugs

Debbie said...

Your bird card is beautiful!! Very pretty colors and I love the yellow ric rac!! The dragon card is so cute!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

OH HOW I HEAR YOU! Winter can end any time now! I'm excited to thank you for playing along with 2 challenges, Shopping our Stash & Tuesday Morning Sketches :) I love the papers you used, and that ric-rac looks so soft! And the dragon - could he BE any cuter? Love it :)

nwilliams6 said...

Great cards. Pretty bird and that dragon is great. My daughter's school mascot is a dragon and she would love this. You have a snuggly warm weekend! Seriously love all the cards you have made lately! Hugz!

Stampin Sammy said...

I love both cards!! And yes this Winter has been soooo cold that it is better to stay in and create cards... ;-)

scrappymo! said...

Two more beautoful cars...you know me and how I love bird cards!


And the little critter is so cute on that patterned paper.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh I forgot about the Cabin Fever challenge... I wanted to make something with it since I think I actually have a cabin stamp. Well, I always have these good intentions... I love your sweet yellow bird. I'm not dealing with snow but I'll second the motion for spring to come. I like the different papers you picked to go together on that card. The cute little dino is nice too. I'm impressed you found a background paper to match him so well! Very nice idea with the ribbon and the clip.

lauren bergold said...

both cards are FAB but i think that sweet goldfinch is my favorite... totally making me dream of SPRING! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)