Saturday, July 6, 2013

Seeing Stars and Featuring Laura

I don't do a lot of cute cards.  I love flowers and butterflies and embossed backgrounds.  You hadn't noticed? LOL.  Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a rut.  I've seen so many cute cards done with Penny Black.  So when I saw a set at a neighborhood scrap meet, I grabbed it before anybody else saw it.  It's been sitting in my NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) box for several months now. It's time to break out from the norm a bit.  Just a bit.

While browsing Laura's gallery last week, (she's the Featured Stamper at SCS) I saw this card and saw the perfect opportunity to use this set.



All the Independence Day challenges made this little guy the winner of which stamp to use.


Addicted to Stamps and More#52  MAKE YOUR MARK
I used Markers to color and to doodle.

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #79  cause I used a few snippets here.  I actually pulled some snippets out of the scrap basket for those itty, bitty stars!  My desire for Penny Black originated at Di's site.  Oh, the enabling that goes on here in blogland!

Simon Says ----- PATRIOTIC 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bubbly (Penny Black)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Markers (Real Red, Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Real Red
Other:  Stars EF (Cuttlebug), Blender Pen, Star Die (Verve)

It makes me happy that you could stop by.

Enjoy!



27 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is super cute, Bonnie! You should do cute more often!! That star embossing folder is perfect for the 4th holiday! Great NBUS, great snippets, great CASE, just overall fantastic job nailing the challenges!!

Benzi said...

What a cutie, Bonnie. I love that fun, sweet image. Really like those stars and it is so patriotic.

jimlynn said...

You may not do cute very often - but when you do, it's fabulous!!!! Precious image and love the doodling!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable and you should do cute more often Bonnie, because you nailed it! Love this card!

Mary H. said...

Agree with Darnell, you definitely handle cute extremely well. And a good eye for a nice PB snarfup too. Hard to go wrong with PB. Love that you did the background with the stars, and this was a delightful card. Hope your holiday was grand. Still 94 in the shade today. But I was smart enough to stay home & in the a/c. Hear our Upstate area is getting lots of rain. Hope it's ok in NC where you are. TFS & Many hugs.

Laura said...

Bonnie, This is sooo cute!! I love it. I think I might have this stamp too. Need to go check my stash. TFS

Kara said...

aww!! he's so cute!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Such a cutie! Love it done in the red, white and blue! What a wonderful find at a swap meet. Darnell has sure motivated a lot of us to use our NBUS - so great! Loll xx

Cynthia said...

**waves at Mary H. up there!!** Yes, we're drowning in RAIN down here in SC and like Mary said, I totally hope your weather in NC is better!

This card is just adorable! Love the teeny stars and the big stars!! And the layers and the colors too! =D

Cathy said...

This is adorable Bonnie, love the star embossing too :) Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Very cute...this is a great Penny Black image. Love the stars embossing folder background...so perfect with this cute card!

Di said...

Hi Bonnie! Wow, you must have been rattling the gates of the Playground this morning :) LOVE your cutie, just perfect for the 4th and the embossing folder and stars give it a lovely edge.

Pleased to hear you like Penny Black - the Playground toy box has a few new stamps patiently waiting as future prizes :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jo Nevill said...

Lovely cute card, love the image you used

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge

Hugs

Jo x

Fuzzy Slippers said...

So adorable!!!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Awww Bonnie-this is just sooo sweet :)What a cute little guy !
Nessa xx

Susan said...

Love the red, white, and blue colour scheme, and your adorable mouse with the stars. Also love it being tied to the star ef! It's cute but not too cute!

Sue - said...

Lovely cute card. You should do it more often! Like the patriotic colours as well. First on the swings this week too!!

Doris said...

This would have been the perfect card for my husband's bd on the 5th! Beautiful job, Bonnie.

Elizabeth said...

A really cute card, Bonnie. You've broken out of your comfort zone brilliantly ;) Elizabeth xx

Amanda said...

Such a cute card, love those mices. Sometimes being out of your comfort zones brings new addictions and I can see penny black being one of these. Hugs, Amanda x

LeAnne said...

At 19 comments, I think everyone agrees with me that you do "cute" very well! He's adorable!

Sylvia said...

That mouse is the cutest, Bonnie, I love your birthday card and the embossed background! Perfect use of the colors this week. thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

monikaskinner said...

Hi Bonnie. Great card. Love your doodling and the cute image too. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good luck! Monika

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Bonnie - every card you make I always seem to absolutely LOVE. You should do cute more often - because you are great at it. Lots of lovely and interesting detail on this card to take it from just cute to Fabulous. Love the star embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Bonnie, saw your card over at Pixie's playground - you've coloured the cute mouse beautifully, in fact your card is stunning, love that star embossing folder too hugs Karen

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so pickled tink to pop back and congratulate you for the Courtier honor from ColourQ for your adorable card, Bonnie!!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Such a cute card! I love that embossed background. Congrats on your ColourQ Courtier win too!