Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Isn't this image so stinkin' cute!!!! I was on the fence about this set from Our Craft Lounge called Love Bug until I saw all the super cute cards Cami has made using this set (be sure to scroll through her recent blog postings for lots of great samples of this and other OCL sets). I fell in love with those bugs! My set came in the mail yesterday, so I had to sit right down after dinner to play.

This week's featured stamper on SCS is Julie Ebersole (JulieHRR). I had seen this card in her gallery, which reminded me a tad bit of Love Bug. So that's the one I CASED. I especially love the cut out edge of the mushrooms, which makes them appear to be popped up, and the hand drawn border effects. I will have to try that again.

Also, in the grand tradition of Cami, I added a little sparkle with my new atyouSpica clear pen. How have I lived this long without one of those pens! I can see why Cami finds them (and shimmerz, which I will have to try next) so addicting! It's hard to see in the main pictures, so I took a close-up shot so you can see the sparkle better. (I apologize for the quality of the photos, but I took them tonight after work, and it's dark. Even in my light tent, it's not as good as taking the photos during the day.)

While I was at it, I made a second version using the I Love You stamp that comes with the set.

The card base is Stampin Up's Natural Ivory. The DP is My Minds Eye from The Laundry Line collection. Yummy papers. I found them at Michaels... ours has recently been remodeled and ramped up into a new concept, with new products and everything organized differently. I think it's part of a test market. So cool. If you haven't already had your Michaels converted, just wait... you're in for a treat!

The images are colored with Copics. The ribbon is SU's black gingham.

I'm really getting into Valentine cards and colors, so let me skip off to my craft room now and get busy. Thanks for stopping by!


Cambria said...

Oh baby! YOU ROCKED the Love Bugs! Totally made my night... thanks so much for sharing the link! I'm so happy you love those pens as much as me... have you tried the Sakura Glaze? Oh man... use the spica, then cover with the clear Glaze and it's SOOOO cool.

Can't wait to see what else you make!

Have great week!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just too cute! Love the bright colours are adorable little critter.

Stamp and Smile said...

So this is what you were coloring last night... SO CUTE!!!! I bet it was fun getting a new stamp set in the mail and then to have some “Play Time”!!! I love your little love bug... :) Both cards ROCK and the extras add so much! I'm excited for a new revamp for Michael’s... So could us it! I'll keep my eyes open... He!!! Chat again soon Stampin' friend!!!