Monday, July 16, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Addicted to Blue

I'm just under the wire for the Freshly Made Sketch this week.  At least I hope I'll have this posted before the gong sounds.

I was stamping with friends in Roanoke Rapids Saturday and got this done.  I can't take everything when I go.  It would take a moving van, LOL.  So I had limited supplies.  That was a challenge, but a fun one

Yesterday was so busy that I didn't get a chance to post it.  I see that the big butterfly doesn't show up as a flutterer.  His wings are a bit raised.  I was hurrying too much to take the photo.

Here's the sketch...

I see that there's almost 100 entries! Wow, what a lot of inspiration there.

Addicted to Stamps latest challenge is Addicted to Blue.  We are to create something that is BLUE.

When I went to Addicted to Stamps to get the link, I saw that my Christmas is July card won as the 

Wow, that's exciting!  Now I have a badge to prove that I'm addicted!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Kindness Matters
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, SU Markers (Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point
Other:  Blender Pen, Big Shot, Argyle EF

Today is my birthday and we celebrated yesterday with our daughters.  They bought me a Kindle.  I never thought I wanted one, but I can see lots of possibilities that it will open up.  Especially since the CD player in my car is being fickle and doesn't always want to work.  If it dies completely I'll have a means to listen to my audiobooks.  And I can read some of Ken Follet's heavy novels without straining my wrist.  Do you have a Kindle or Nook?  How do you like it?

I'm so glad you could join me today.  I'll be stopping in to see you if you leave a comment.



Kylie said...

The butterflies look beautiful. I also love those blues! Happy birthday (another Cancerian), hope you had a wonderful day. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Cynthia said...

Ha ha ha!! Congrats on your "addiction"!!!! That's too funny! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love your butterfly card (and Ken Follet too!)--the colors are gorgeous!

Kim S said...

Your choice of blue is stunning on all that white space!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Bonnie! Beautiful card! What a pretty blue the butterflies are. I have a Nook and I love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

jimlynn said...

First of all......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a glorious day!!

Very pretty card Bonnie! Love the pretty butterflies and embossing on here.

Also, congrats on your win!


Victoria said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day! My husband and I both love reading, and we have a library's worth of books of prove it. He also has a Kindle which comes in very handy when we go on holiday as we can save a lot of on packing space. I empathise about Ken Follet's novels!
Congratulations on being top addict! This is another stunner - the butterflies are in beautiful rich shades of blue and they work wonderfully in this sketch. Thanks for joining in the fun at Addicted to Stamps :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

First, Happy Birthday!!

Second, Congratulations on being the Most Addicted at the Rehab Center!!

Third, LOVE your CAS and beautiful blue butterfly card!!

Fourth: I don't have a Kindle, or a Nook, but I do have your Chair.

Carol said...

Congrats on your TOP ADDICT badge! Woo-hoo! And these butterflies...absoulutely gorgeous! Happy Birthday fellow July baby...hope you have a lovely day! Enjoy that Kindle!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, it is so fresh and clean! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches! said...

Congratulations Bonnie on your win at ATS from a fellow cancerian I have mine on Saturday Kylie out leader also cancerian had hers the week before !!! Love your blue butterflies a great CAS card an the images are so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at ATS and good luck.


Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Your card is stunning. Love the little bit of blue with all the white. Very striking! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Brum said...

What a lovely and striking card! Those blue butterflies are so well coloured and just stand out! I don't have a Kindle or Nook but I enjoy reading on my iPad! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jacqueline said...

your blue butterflies are stunning and it's very easy to see why you were our top addict last week - thanks for joining us again this week at ATS - Jacqueline xx

Valerie said...

Congrats on last week's win Bonnie and this card is fabulous as well! Everyone loves butterflies and these are so vibrant. Belated birthday wishes and I love my kindle too. It's brilliant for holidays as I usually need at least 5 books, I can access my blog and emails and to be able to download free samples of books is amazing:) Good luck this week Bonnie and thanks for playing along again at ATS.
Val x

Susan said...

Blue is my favourite colour so I instantly fell in love with your card! It's perfection!

I've had a Kobo (a Canadian product a lot like a Kindle) for a year now. I bought it for a three week trip to France last fall and I loved it - I had 5 novels and a travel guide on it and it only weighs 6 ounces! But I still like reading real books so will probably mostly use the Kobo for travelling - it saves so much space and weight!

Judy said...

Love your MOVING VAN comment, I know the feeling.............Jen, are iPads not the most wonderful thing ?

Benzi said...

Your card is beautiful and I do love the blue/white combo.
Congrats on your win..always a great feeling.
Enjoy the Kindle and Happy Belated Birthday.

Jeanne said...

Lovely card. And a happy belated birthday. Hope it was great!

Aileen said...

Hi Bonnie. Love your simplicity on your card still with loads of detail. The blue on the butterflies is so vibrant.

I was given a kindle for going on hols but like you never thought I wanted one. However I loved it whilst away. No need to take loads of books with you and the screen was great in sunlight.

Aileen x