Friday, March 18, 2011

Just Us Girls - reporting for COLOR duty!

There's been kind of a theme in most of my projects, lately, and I'm happy to see that SO many of my favorite and craftiest friends are in the same mood... SPRING! {Yes, please! I'd love some!}


Anywhoo, how 'bout a little bit of THIS to get the sunbeams working!

Oh, friends, when I gaze upon THIS color palette, I'm PRACTICALLY ready to unwrap my first box of marshmallow "peeps" for the season! And what I REALLY want to know, is, "do you like your peeps soft.... or DRIED!" If I worked with Martha Stewart perfection, I'd have mine on the drying rack by now: I like 'em CRUNCHY! Oooooooowwww! O-V-E-R-S-H-A-R-E!!!! {Sorry.}

Here's our lovely palette, for your consideration:

We were SO lucky to be sponsored by Paper Makeup Stamps this week!

Not ONLY are the images adorable!!!! But most are available in Digi & rubber!
I used this lil' darling, Felicity the Fawn! {*SWOON!*}
and these sentiments, Cute Critter Sayings {HOW perfect for lil' me!}!
I hope you'll pop on by there and check out the goods! {AND yes - they ARE!}
When you're done drooling {!} come back and share a card with us!
Katie Cotton, the lovely and talented owner, is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate!

Meanwhile - I'm just going to gush... I LOVE THIS CUTIE PIE!

{I am a sucker for sparkly eyes like these! Such darling ARTWORK!}

I, easily, stamped this sentiment around this circle, using the unmounted red rubber
to its fullest potential! I've really learned to embrace the freedom of unmounted stamps!

{I know!}

I added that cake image, because I decided to make this card in celebration of
The Shabby Tea Room's 1st BIRTHDAY BASH! {Yeah, YOU!}

I've never had a chance to partake in the fun over there, but I have SO MANY friends
who love it so, and have made me drool again, and again! So I'm FINALLY playing
along! This card just came together with sort of a birthday flavor {!} so it worked!
Happy 1st Birthday!

At least one thing is nice about this LONG winter we seem to be having here in
Northern California - there's MUCH time for crafting! Yipeeeeeeeeee!

Check out the FABULOUS sisters, you know - the GIRLZZZZZ


Just Us Girls



please don't forget our lovely and talented guest designer for this month


Come and get COLORFUL with us!

Have a super CRAFTY day!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Stamps - Paper Makeup Stamps
Ink - Staz On & Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Lace - Local Crafts Consignments Store {!}
Brads - Stampin' Up!
Scallop Edge Die - PTI
Stickles - Ranger/Tim Holtz
Dimensional Paint - Ranger/Tim Holtz


~amy~ said...

What an adorable card!!! Fab color combo!!! Your card just screams spring!

Ummmmm...crunchy peeps?!'re thee best!

Melissa Bove said...

Such an adorable card!! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


Karen said...

Now this card deserves a serious case of AWWWWWWW!!!! Oh so cute, totally adorable, and perfectly fit for spring! (Though we're in for some more wet weather before the mild sunshine days set in....I'm just hopin' & praying for at least some of those 'mild' sunshine days before those uber sunshine days......can California Please have some Seasons?!?!! I miss the distinctiveness!) :>:>:> Thank goodness your card at least provides me with some o' that! :>

Andrea M said...

This doe-eyed sweetie makes me all doe-eyed over your gorgeous creation! You're so right, she's a sparkly eyed, cutie pie!!! Again, I love the scene you've created! And, girl, you worked the colors OUT! Love the mix of patterned DP and the pretty lace and ribbon behind the sentiment! Ohhhh, ahhhhhh! What a great card for a birthday bash!!! Awesome job Elise!

Rosemary said...

oh what a fantastic piece o' spring you have created right here! you are hitting them out of the park girl! as for peeps... sorry i don't like them soft or crunchy!!

Michele Gross said...

You had me at marshmallow peeps! LOVE those, especially after they sit for a day and stale up just a tad! YUM! Your card is adorable!! I'm soooo ready for spring and this is spring-tastic!!

Angi Barrs said...

Awwww so cute and sweet. Love the spring colors. :)

Rose said...

cute cute cute!!!
oh spring, will it ever stay?? we get a few days and then WHAM! cold and rain!!!

as for peep............ANYWAY is good :) lol

Dana Gustafson said...

She thinks I'm cuuuuuuuute! THAT's what this little cutie is all about! YOU are such an amazing painter of pictures. I cannot even fathom how you combined all those pieces of DP (cloud paper! hello!) for one perfectly balanced off the hook paper confection! Translation, I love it!

Dana Gustafson said...

And Oh yeah, I like refridgerated stale preferably pink peeps although I'm always impatient and have to have one gooey one straight out of the box! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Jo x

Carol L said...

TO start off - I like my peeps in someone else's shopping cart! EWWWW, how can anyone eat those things? They don't even look like food! LOL Sorry Elise, but you're more than welcome to my share of them, and you can set them on the radiator for a solid year all I care! LOL
On the other hand, your card is a spring delight from the word "go!" I love the image, the soft DP and especially the stitching! I SO like this warmer weather!!

Anonymous said...

Absolute perfection! the colors, papers, stamp... all of it just goes so well together. great card. Thanks for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

farmhouse-story said...

so much cuteness here! love the scallops, the sweet colors and that ruffle around the sentiment! oh, i like my chicks soft:)

Heather Rogers said...

Awe, this is so sweet. Just like Bambi. You did a great job coloring the sweet little dear. :)

Kathryn B said...

Aaaaah Elise this is such an adorable image! Youve made her look so soft and cuddly with this color pallette! Love the stitching and the lace and oh! the sparkly eyes very clever!
I do not like peeps soft or hard! LOL! Sorry!

Alyssa S said...

So soft and sweet! Beautiful details too!
Crunchy peeps? Blech! I don't think I even like them soft :o)