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

Monday, May 10, 2010

Good Monday morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We had a dry weekend- the first in several weeks!  It's much cooler but dry.  I managed to get alot done this weekend but I barely stopped.  Greg had a very restless night Saturday- in a lot of pain but is feeling much better today.  He won't be able to drive for at least 6 weeks so that will definitely keep me busy.

My card today is for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge.  There is alot going on over at Midnight Madness with the 1 year anniversary in full swing so make sure you check it out.  Priscilla has some awesome blog candy up for grabs- the link is on my sidebar.
Here is this weeks sketch:










And here is my card:


I just loved this dp when I saw it although you can't see much of with all that is going on but it goes perfectlywith my little bee-bear.  My image is from Bugaboo Stamps, which is quickly becoming one of my favorites!!  I will have 2 more cards later in the week with their images.  

I have never been much of a fan of tags.  I love seeing them on others cards but I just never liked making them.  This one is actually a chipboard tag the I covered with my dp, sanded and distressed with Tim Holtz Faded Denim.  My little butterfly is also chipboard and is from K& Co. All cardstock is from Stampin Up, DP is from MOD and is called Daisy Burst.  I colored my little image with prismacolor pencils, which I am loving!!  I still have alot to learn-like shading but I love the look.

Challenges:
Midnight Madness: the sketch
Catch the bug challenge:  Flower Power
Creative Card Crew: April Showers bring May flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Furry friends, use an animal image

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Janice

12 comments:

Carol said...

Oh my gosh a Bee Bear....how cute!!! Love your papers and colors. Simply a delightfully cheerful card that is both wonderful and whimsical. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Stayed tuned for more Blogaversary celebrating this whole month!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Ingrid said...

Wow, what a lovely card you made!
Thanks for joining the fun over at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Angie Cortes said...

OMGoodness!! This is just too CUTE!! Love the colors and the papers! Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now how cool is this???? it's fabulous!

Jenny said...

I love the little pocket! Super cute! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge!

Priscilla said...

Super cute card :) Ok, here is a heads up and a personal invitation to our PARTY :)
Where: MMSC53 Post
When: Next Tuesday May 11th
Theme: Dance Party
We are celebrating next week with a Dance Party? Do you have the moves? Better get that Party dress out of the Dry Cleaners and dust off those dancing shoes. Party will last all week and we will have a Dance contest, door prizes, best dressed etc. Don’t miss out on all the fun and be sure to loosen up those hips. Oh and it’s BYOB (Bring your own bootie) lol {{Shake}}(_|_)(_\_)(_|_){{shake}}(_/_)(_|_)(_\_)(_|_)(_/_){{skake}}your bootie.
Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and the sneak peek is posted if you want to take a glance :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Janice - how adorable is this! I love that image - your card is fun and the colours great! We are so glad you could join us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blogaversary Celebrations! There is so much happening this month - we would love to see you next week - we are having a DANCE PARTY so get out your dancing shoes and get ready to 'kick up your heels' and shake your 'bootie'...
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LOL! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Jodi C. said...

Very pretty card!!! So bright and cheerful!!!
THANKS for joining in our Flower Power Challenge!!
Jodi-Bugaboo Stamps DT

Rae Anne said...

Isn't thta image BEE-utiful? ;) Terrific card - very sunny and fun! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Flower Power challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow I love your card thanks for playing with us at Catch a Bug!

sgc said...

You made a cute card--and used a gorgeous sketch! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Flower Power challenge.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

SO CUTE!! You did a GREAT job on the sketch and LOVE your work on the image. Thanks so much for playing at Bugaboo's FLOWER POWER challenge on Catch the Bug.:)