Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

March 1, 2010

Happy Monday to you all.  Normally this is the time for Sunshine Monday, however, Sunshine & Giggles is sponsoring this weeks Midnight Madness challenge so I will be playing along with them and will have my Sunshine card for you tomorrow.  And speaking of Midnight Madness one of my cards today is for last weeks challenge but first I thought I would share some thank you cards I've made.

Last week was my baby's 7th birthday and he had a Star Wars themed birthday party. His invitation had to have something from Star Wars but for his thank you I found the cutest digital image from a company called Wink, Wink Ink.  It still goes along with that whole space theme thing.  I had intended this card to go along with Mojo Monday's sketch challenge but realized I had veered way off course.  This is my first hinged circular card. So easy but so time consuming when you have to put together 6 of them!

Isn't he just the cutest little alien!! Do you know how many sites I looked at before I found him, LOL!  I found a forum by Karen Pullen and she lists several digital stamp companies and that is how I found Wink, Wink Ink.  What a very useful tool.
You can find her forum here.  This image is called, appropriately, little green man. I colored him with my copics and used my white gel pen on his eyes. I purchased this dp eons ago and have no idea who it is by as it's not marked but it goes great with our

Ok now for my sketch challenge.  This card contains another first for me- Flower Soft.  I just love the look and it's relatively easy to use. As I said the sketch was provided by Midnight Madness.

  So how do you decide what papers you will use?  I designed my whole color scheme around the large green button on my card.  I came across it in my bag of buttons while looking for yellow buttons and decided to leave it out.  It was perfect for this weeks sketch design.

Isn't that a great button! It came from one of the big bags from Foofala and I actually found papers in my stash that were a perfect match. I don't know who they are by-again not marked but all cardstock is from Bazill.  I accented my pieces by sewing around the edges. My stamp is from Lockhart Co.  This is th first time I inked it up and I love it!  The flowers in this stamp are actually tulips but I thought I would give my flower soft a try.  I love the dimension it adds.

What a cheery little window on another cold winter day!
Be sure to join me tomorrow as I join in on another Midnight Madness challenge.


Carol said...

Janice it looks like you have had a fun day creating!!! Love your gorgeous Midnight Madness entry with the pretty flowers pots. The choice of background papers are perfect to highlight your beautiful image. Such an impressive creation embellished with intriguing and interesting highlights! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sonia said...

omgosh those lil thank u cards are darling!!!!!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what fun thank you cards! and what a gorgeous card for MM! that button is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Janice, your son is a lucky boy, those thank you notes are wonderful.

Your card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is so pretty. I LOVE the flower soft, makes the flowers look like you could reach out and pick them. Your color choices are so pretty. DP are wonderful with your image too. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week. Fabulous take on the sketch.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Janice!! Stunning colors, dp, and image!! Gorgeous coloring and details!! Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with Midnight Madness.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Janice, this is gorgeous!! I love your image and you have coloured it so beautifully!! I love the flower pots and the window scene!! Well done! Thanks for finding the time to join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see your cards and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Wow have been busy..I love your MMSC..those buttons are to die for.. Amazing. Oh I just wanted to let you know to mark your calendar for March 5th because that is when the Midnight Madness will be doing a huge giveaway. It will be a blog candy style with comment entries only. No card making on this one, but I really do not want our regular players to miss out on the opportunity to win. You will not be sorry you entered. As always, thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges with us. We really love checking out all our entries work each week.

MMSC Hostess