Thursday, August 6, 2009

Maggie at the Beach

In a recent blog surfing adventure, I discovered Digital Delights by Louby Lou (thanks Heather!). And guess what! They offer a freebie every Friday (aptly called "Freebie Friday"). This darling image, called "Beach Maggie." was the freebie for Friday, July 24th (I think that's the right day). I couldn't resist downloading her. She looked like she'd be fun to color, and she was. You can buy her for $2!

I also decided to use Beach Maggie to play in the Delightful Sketches challenge... Sketch #3. Trouble is, when it said cards were due at midnight on August 6th, I thought that meant tonight at midnight. Turns out, midnight starts a new day (did you know that?), so I'm 19 hours late! Oh well. It was still a fun sketch and a fun image. I'm going to have to try again with Sketch #4. This week's Freebie is pretty cute, too... a bookworm... which I once was before I got so caught up in papercrafting. Now it seems all I read are blog posts! LOL

Ah well, it's all good.

Anyway, back to my card. Maggie is colored with Copics. The DP is from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit. Looks like this kit is sold out. They go like hotcakes, don't you know. The ribbon and flower rhinestone were also part of the kit. The umbrella is a K&Company Grand Adhesions. And, yes, in the tradition of my BBFF Michelle, I used my CB folder to emboss the aqua strip.

Speaking of the beach, we have got to get down to there one of these days soon! The summer is almost over and we haven't gone yet. Shame on us! We only live about an hour away.

Don't forget, there is still time to play in my Challenge for a Sunday Afternoon. The challenge this week is to make a "thinking bubble" card. The prize up for grabs is a Basic Grey June Bug 6 x 6 paper pack. Your odds of winning are pretty darn good!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with more to share. Have a great evening!


Nancy said...

Oh Lisa,

As always your card is gorgeous. I just love your colors and your coloring.
Now you got me hooked on another blog challenge. Actually, I loved the sketch you used. I was disappointed to see that it was last weeks too.

New catalogs come in tomorrow. I hope to have them in the mail by Saturday.

Stamp and Smile said...

"YES!" You stole my heart with your CuttleBug embossing!! Fantastic card and just the CUTEST image! The umbrella is perfect... you amaze me Lisa with your fresh style and cheery colors!! :)

Thanks for the link! I just posted my card on Mr. Linky... ENJOY! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so pretty, love the colors.

Cindy said...

Love this card, Lisa! Sorry you were late for Sketch #3 at Delightful Sketches... hope to see you at sketch #4!

Debbie Pamment said...

What an adorable image - and how clever of you to use the unbrella in that way - along with the woven background! You just keep coming up with these wonderful ideas! TFS

Stressed Stamper said...

love the card and papers , and fab umberella.
Have a great weekend

Patti J. said...

What a cutie patootie! She looks like she really was fun to color! Speaking of colors, love your color combination! Great job!

Kristine said...

Aaaack! I've thought about this thought bubble thing off and on this whole week but haven't gotten a chance to sit down and make one! Hopefully SOON! :)

Kristine said...

LOOOVE your card Lisa! Your color combo is so perfect and such pretty DP! Great job with the sketch too--such a fun one this week. Wish I had some copics as my wc pencils don't work well with printer ink :( BUMMER! LOL

Leah said...

Love your card! Your coloring is great and I just love the colors you used. I am going to try and get in on your challenge this week...:)

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Darling card! Love the coloring and the embellishments! I love cats and it is so fun to visit your blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh, isn't she a cutie?!? I love how you colored her -- your card is just so summery with those fun papers and adorable beach umbrella! Thanks for sharing the link to this fun new blog.