Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Beautiful Summer Day?

Raise your hand if you've heard of Whimsie Doodles. If you have, then you KNOW that it's a new digi stamp company with the CUTEST images around! The name says it all... Whimsie...and that's just what I love to work with the most. I especially love the muffins!

My card is for the Whimsie Wednesday Challenge #7, which is to make a summery card... a break from autumn/winter/Thanksgiving/Christmas cards. I hope mine looks summery enough. Sunny Day was one of the first digi stamp sets I purchased from Whimsie Doodles, even though it was "off season." I couldn't help myself... it immediately caught my eye! How fun that I had an excuse to use it now rather than wait for the change of season.

The challenge host, Thanh Vo, is feeling nostalgic for sunny days since she lives in Vancouver BC in the land of endless rain (according to Thanh). Me, I live in the land of endless sunshine and long for some rain. I guess we always want what we don't have!

As you can see, I paper-pieced most of my card. How, might you ask? First print the image(s) on regular computer paper. Then cut your DP a little larger than the area you want to piece using that particular paper. Use a repositionable or temporary adhesive (I use Herma) to secure the scrap over the area you want to piece on the computer paper image, then run it through the printer a second time. Voila!

All of the paper is Cosmo Cricket except for a smidge of Basic Grey for two of the trees. I couldn't resist some rhinestones and a button... it's a weakness. Plus the stitching. The images already look stitched, so it was a natural.

Day Four of my time away from work is coming to a close. Waaaah! It's going too fast! I have to admit I'm doing a fair amount of goofing around...and loving every moment. Last night's movie was Slumdog Millionaire. I totally respect the quality of the film and the unique story. However, the movie was depressing. No one should have to live in abject poverty, suffer under tyranny and/or be subjected to abuse, especially children. Yet it happens all the time and it makes me very sad. Can you imagine how it makes God feel? He sees it all. Me, I'm counting my blessings... and looking forward to a more light weight movie tonight.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I know I've been really bad about my blog visits lately, but I promise I'll get it together. I'm just wallowing in the luxury of being home with my family. I hope you'll come back again tomorrow for the La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge and The Diedrich Dare. See you then!

Hi Lisa K! I miss you!

12 comments:

Kristine said...

I LOOOVE Whimsy Doodles Lisa!! :) LOVE yoru super cute card with all the paper piecing--that is FANTASTIC! Great job! Hugs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

I love your happy card, awesome.

Alice Wertz said...

that cupcake hot air balloon is toooooooo cute, Lisa!!! Thanks for the link to Whimsie Doodles!! will go and check it out! LOVE your cheerful card!

Patti J said...

Your card makes me smile! What a happy image... I'll have to check out that site! We watched that movie twice, and you are right on all counts. So glad that you are enjoying your time off!!! If I can survive my appt. tomorrow, the rest of the week will be wonderful. DS is flying home from your land of sunshine and no rain to possible rain and/or snow! Great card, dear friend - love it!

Danni said...

What a wonderful card! Great job!

Candace said...

This is SO cute! I am obsessed with all things cupcakes, so I especially love this image! Awesome job on the paper piecing...I will have to try that sometime. My brother and I watched "Up" today. It was my second time seeing it and I still cried! Sweet movie.

Kim Y. said...

Awesome card, Lisa! I love those stitches! I wish I can sew like that!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, I'm in love with all that paper piecing... stitching.... and that button is fantastic! So sweet!

ENJOY your time off work!! :)

Cat said...

What an adorable hot air cupcake balloon! Your card is sooo cute! Glad you were able to have some time off. I haven't been visiting blogs lately either. Hubby and I have been decorating for the holidays. We wanted to get done early so we could enjoy the decorations longer.

NinaB said...

What a cute scene. I love that cupcake balloon. It is very summery and your stitching is just perfect.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my word! This is gorgeous Lisa! I love this wonderful scene!

Vicki

jo said...

How fabulous is this card?! I love the paper piecing - adorable! :)