Sunday, September 4, 2016

NBUS Crazy Bird

Last week, my friend Nance (SoulStampin'), invited me to her crafty room to play.
I decided to take my NBUS Bird Crazy stamp set that had been nesting in my
NBUS box for over a year.

I got all the birds stamped and colored while I was with Nance.
(I probably could have done more if I'd stopped talking once in awhile!)

I left the birds and dies with her so she could have some fun with them.
After all, I hadn't been in a big hurry to use them.

She posted one of her Bird Crazy creations here.

She had the perfect sentiment for it, don't you think?

She sent me a photo and it inspired me to put a bird on a card.

Thanks for the crafty time together and the inspiration, Nance!

I had a piece that I'd die cut a square out of for another project and
my bird kind of landed on it.
He looked very much at home and it said "shaker card" to me.

So I pulled out my Fuse Tool and made a shaker bag.

I used some snippets of marbled paper to die cut balloons.
The marbled paper was made using shaving cream and food coloring.
My grandkids made some during Camp Nana last month.
I let them die cut their pieces and kept the leftover bits.

Marbling is our challenge at CAS Mix Up this month.

My snippet balloons will let me in at 
Snippets Playground Badge

and last but definitely not least,
Thank you, Darnell, for compelling me to pull out some of that mountain of NBUS!
I actually used way more than 3 in the course of this week.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bird Crazy (TH), Crazy About You (SU)
Ink:   Tuxedo Black (Ranger Archival ), Distress Marker (Stormy Sky)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Watercolor (TH), Marbled Paper 
Other:  Bird Crazy Thinlits (TH), Celebration Time Dies (SSS), Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects (bird's eyes), Fuse Tool (WAMK), Micro Beads, Sequins and Glitter


KT Fit Kitty said...

Super cute card! Those crazy birds always make me smile! I love shakers and I think it's time for me to make another one!

Liz said...

Super shaker card, Bonnie. I love how your crazy bird is looking up at the balloons. xx

Lynn said...

What a fun card Bonnie - I love the animated look on that crazy bird! Lynn

Di said...

Fantastic shaker card Bonnie! I love those Crazy Birds and mine don't get out to play enough either. It's the expressions on their faces - too funny :)


Di xx

JosieD said...

What a cute card! That crazy bird stamp sure made it fun and different.

Mac Mable said...

Yes Nance's sentiment is really fun. Love what you've done with the bird. We all buy stamps etc then take ages to use them! Your colour choice is gorgeous and love how the grand kids hand a hand in your card x Fun shaker card with fun elements too x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love Nance's sentiment certainly made me laugh. I love your gorgeous card made with the Crazy bird. I too am guilty of buying these gorgeous stamps and dies and not using them as well. Maybe for the next NBUS challenge.

Sue xx

Linda said...

I never get tired of seeing these crazy little guys, and this one looks fab with his birthday balloons ..... love the marbeling effect xx

Daffodil Cards said...

SUPER DUPER card, love those birds and how you have used yours, love the shaker and the balloons.

Sandy said...

I am smiling ear to ear - Fabulous card - I love shaker cards!!!!!
Bravo Bonnie!
Sandy xx

JoAnn said...

Love your shaker card with the crazy bird and balloons. TFS

Susan said...

Love the shaker card! Your bird looks a bit apprehensive about the balloons, maybe worried his beak will pop them. You coloured him so well, with great shading. Love the fact that your grandkids did the balloons with food colouring - maybe one of them will get the birthday card?

And thanks for the link to your friend's card - the sentiment she used made me laugh out loud.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...I Love your marbled balloons being held by your beautifully colored Crazy Bird with your fun shaker background! I agree, one of your grandkids would Love this card :-) TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Super cute crazy blue bird, Bonnie! Just love the shaker with the balloons too!!

Doris said...

Love those crazy birds! Your shaker looks like fun, too.

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Bonnie - love the bird - I have just cracked open my cats after a very long time too - and the marbled balloons are stunning, love how you have put one in front of the shaker and two behind.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun shaker card! I've always like that bird with his crazy pompador like he's classy and sassy!

Karen D said...

I love the way you have used the Bird Crazy Stamp Bonnie. The shaker card is fabulous with those beautifully coloured balloons.

Donna said...

You make fantastic shaker cards, Bonnie.
Absolutely perfect. X

Aileen Ryan said...

Brilliant shaker card Bonnie, love that bird on it.