Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to Bloom with a Deedee's Digis Blog Hop

Spring is such a marvelous time of year! A time of warming weather, of lengthening days, and best of all, a time of vibrant colors and new life -- a time to BLOOM! Join the Deedee's Digis Design Team today as we celebrate the (almost) start of this very special season with a "Time to Bloom" blog hop! 

If this is your first stop on the hop, be sure to visit the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog, where you will find the directions for participating in the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of a $15 credit to our store, AND a little gift for you!  Also, be sure to read to the end of my post to learn how you can have another chance to win.

For my card, I chose to use this cute little butterfly image.  If you like him, you'll definitely want to stop by the Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog.  *wink*  Since this was a special occasion, I chose to make an easel card. I just think they add such a special touch to a card.



I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and added stickles to his wings and the flower.  I think you can see this stickles a little better in this close up picture.  I also gave him a little bling on his antenna. I used my swiss dots cuttlebug folder on the pink panel for some added texture.






Easel cards usually have the inside decorated but also to go along with this week's Happy Monday Challenge, It's the Inside that Counts, I did a little more "interior decorating" than I usually do.



I colored in the butterflies around the sentiment with my gelly roll pens.  I also used them to add faux stitches around the sentiment panel and to dot all the "i's".  



I also used several of my nesties on the interior, the same cuttlebug folder, and used a fiskars border punch.


I'm entering this card in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge # 80.  This week's challenge is to use our treasured supplies on a card.  I LOVE my nesties, stickles & BG paper.  All of those are included on this card and it's been made for a friend.  Friends are also treasures.


Supplies:
Cardstock:  SU, Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  BG
Sketch inspiration:  Mojo 180
Stamp: Joy & Blessings
Pens/Pencils:  Prismacolor pencils, Sakura Gelly Roll (pink star & green star)
Embellishments:  Ribbon - Hobby Lobby, Rhinestone - Recollections, Stickles (star dust)
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities (Standard Circle Large, Lacey Circle, Deckled Rectangle Large), Fiskars border punch (apron lace), Cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots)

Your next stop on the hop is Tameko. I know you'll enjoy your visit with her.  She does beautiful work!

Before you leave, please be sure to leave me a comment in order to be entered to win $5 in free digis of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store! You have until 12 noon Eastern Time on Sunday to comment. I will choose a random winner then, and all winners will be announced on Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis -- be sure to check back then to see if you've won.  Thanks so much for joining us today, enjoy the rest of the hop, and come back soon!!  


Happy Spring!

35 comments:

Tricia said...

What an adorable easel card. Your dp colors and coloring are a perfect match!

Sandy said...

Your easel card came out so cute and I love the soft colors and the pretty ribbon up in the corner. I love how you did the inside of your card and showed it too! VERY cute card!!!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Stephanie. What a gorgeous creation. So beautiful. Cute image. Love the design and the papers. The colours are just perfect for this time of year. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

I love the pretty, soft pink papers you have used here. what a great easel card! :)

Collette said...

Very sweet easel card - so soft and sweet.

Becky said...

This is so cute! Love the font.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a sweet card. I just love it.

bridget said...

Beautiful card, inside & out! TFS

DQ said...

Such a cute card, TFS!

Deedee Anderson said...

Such a delightful card, Steph! The soft colors, floral papers, and ribbon combine so very prettily. I have to agree with you -- easel cards are extra special, and yours especially!!!

Dixie said...

I love easel cards, and yours is no exception. It's very well done. The soft pink goes so nicely with that floral paper, and the white border and ribbon are perfect. The detail on the inside is wonderful, too.

Lori said...

Love the easel card you've created for the hop. The antenna bling is adorable, hee, hee. Make sure to post your card to the Happy Monday Challenge, and just put 'DT'. Thanks!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the bling on the wings.

Ceal said...

beautiful! love the pastels! I am going to have to try an easel card one of these days!

Griperang/Angela said...

adorable card - cute butterfly and nice color combo

Susan said...

I love your card. I love the glitter and the beautiful bow your placed on it. Thanks for sharing such a special card.

Lori said...

I love this card. Your bow is perfect! So very pretty!

Tameko said...

Such a pretty card inside and out. Love the design & coloring.

Michele said...

great easel card! I love the sparkle on the wings.

April said...

Wowsers! I love me an easel card and that DP makes it for me!! So happy to be crafting with you on the DT

Shelly said...

Your easel card is beautiful, Stephanie! I especially like the glitter and bling on your image. You can never have too much of that. :)

Lisa R said...

Love different card like the easel! Love the choice of color and paper. Gets me in the spring mood. Great job with the image!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card. Love the sparkle and the colors and paper you've used. The fancy inside is great too. :)

linda said...

I love your color combo!!! The easel card is perfect for this

BlueInks said...

Such great colors and textures. The layouts are perfect!

Lori said...

Very sweet.

Jerusha said...

This is so cute! I am loving the sparkles you added - it totally makes it!!

Gerlinde said...

A pastel version! Love it! Like the layout too - absolutely gorgeous!

Bits N Bobs said...

Wonderful card and I think the inside completes it nicely :O)

Debbie D said...

Love the easel design. You did a beautiful job. Anyone would love to receive your card.

djones said...

Adorable card. Love the softness of the colors you used.

Debbie B said...

I love that you made an easel card!! Good job!!!



Debbie B

Alison L said...

I love the easel card with the soft colours. The inside is lovely too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lauren Brown said...

I love it!! Beautiful colours, lovely card

CTgirl said...

What a beautiful easel card you made! Tha soft colours are so pretty - it reminds me of the first dainty blossoms on the trees! Thanks for sharing! It is very inspiring

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