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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sentimental Sundays–Birthday Bumps

I hope your weekend is going well! Our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is “Anything goes with a sentiment”. How easy is that? I love it because it gave me the chance to use one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps. I finally splurge and ordered a few. I say “splurged” because I hate paying shipping. I couldn’t find a store in the US that carries them so I had to pay for over seas shipping. Oh well, they are so cute they were well worth it.

I enjoyed coloring up these little guys. I tried a new technique to make the sky background. It was so easy and I love the way it worked out. I would share the link to the tutorial but I can’t find it. I thought I had it saved on one of my Pinterest boards, but….. (If anyone recognizes the technique using copic refills and qtips, let me know so I can give proper credit.) On a good note, I can share the link to the tutorial for the flowers HERE.

Before I forget, I used an old Lili of the Valley sketch found HERE.

These little bears remind me of summer days with my friends when I was a kid. We never were able to toss each other up in the air like this but we would put a stuffed animal on a blanket and toss it around. We tried to get it as high in the air as we could with out dropping it when it came down. Did you have “parachutes” at school? It was one of my favorite things. We would all hold and edge of the parachute and a bunch of balls were put on it. We would “pop corn” and try to keep all the balls on it. What simple fun!

While you are here, don’t forget to check out my blog candy on this post.

I hope you will join in the Sentimental Sundays “Anything Goes with a Sentiment” challenge for your chance to win your choice of 4 digital sentiment sets from Raindrop Echo Designs. Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the DT and pick up your free digital sentiment set for the week.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Birthday Bumps from Lili of the Valley, Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: Close to My Heart chocolate ink
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Solar Crest CS, My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party paper pad, misc. green scrap CS
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin’ Up circle punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Stickles
  • Tutorial for flowers can be found here

Challenges:

72 comments:

Anita said...

Cheryl, this is so gorgeous! I love that LotV image and your coloring is beautiful. Pretty papers and love the flowers. I'm off to check out the tutorial!

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous oh love that image,and your detail is amazing hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Annette said...

Wow, you've been busy. I must say this is one of my fave LOTV images at the moment. I don't get much time to play with my LOTV now due to DT work, but I really love this one, you've done a great job and I love the grass you've done. Fab stitching too. Thanks for joining in with the T challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Annette xx
I design for StampFairy, One Stop Craft Challenge, Incy Wincy Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge, Top Tip Tuesday

chrissy xx said...

LOve it!! Fabulous colours!
Chrissyxx

Joanne Gilch said...

Cute. Cute story from your childhood, too. thanks for the tutorial on the flowers...must have a looksee!!!

jules said...

Hi Cheryl love the card it's gorgeous!!! thanks for joining us at FF and good luck!

Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous card Cheryl, love the colours and the flowers are fabulous, thanks for the link.Your grass is wonderful too.I love the wee bears,so adorable.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Doreen said...

Oooh this is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.xxx

Margreet said...

what a gorgeous card, Cheryl...love your colouring....the image happens to lay on my desk to be used....lol
xxx Margreet

Michelle Single said...

How cute are those little bears?! Your Coloring is just amazing, and those pom pom flowers - too cute!! Thanks for playing with Digi Design House this week!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card, love the image so sweet and how you colored it up is amazing. Thanks for sharing the link for the flowers, I have never seen those before. Have a great weekend.

Lora said...

This is so pretty. Love the image and your colouring is fantastic!
Thanks for the link for the flower tutorial, I'm off to have a peek.
Lora x

Leanne said...

Goreous card Cheryl!! I love the scene and the image is awesome! Fun fun scene. Thanks for the link to create the fun flowers.

Tracey said...

This is wonderful Cheryl, I love everything about it & your colouring is amazing!
Hope you're enjoying the weekend :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Karen B. said...

This is utterly adorable Cheryl! Hope you have a great holiday!

Annelies said...

Hi Cheryl, such a gorgeous card! And look at those flowers, absolutely amazing! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Mary G. said...

Beatufiul card!! That image is so sweet. LOVE your flowers!!!

Mary J said...

Oh Cheryle, fantastic - I love this! Thx for sharing at the Cupcake Craftroom!

Mary J x

Connie MacFarlane said...

Cheryl, love your card. The image is adorable and I love your colouring. Thanks for posting a link to my flower tutorial, they are perfect for this card.

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card!

Marie-Anne

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the flowers x Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy! http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/)

LaJanette said...

Oh what a fun sweet card! I love your colors and those flowers!

Yes I remember those parachutes at school; super fun!

Janette

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card and your colouring is amazing - I just LOVE how you've done the grass!!!

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adorable, Cheryl. Love those flowers; TFS the link. Beautiful coloring!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wowzers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!

First off - adorable stamp!!!!!!!!! And yes - I did the parachute thing in elementary school!! Loved it!!

Fantastic coloring - especially the grass!!!!

I love those flowers!!!!!!!

Everything is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria

papertrails leaver said...

Cheryl this is so cute! I ♥ LOTV images. Always the sweetest designs. I do like the Copic background you created. I have not pulled Q-tips in some time so may have to try this because yours is delightful! :-) Amy

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Such a CUTE card! :-)

Renée said...

gorgeous! love the colours and the image! thanks for playing with us at Catered Crop :)

K. Joy said...

Goodness, these bears are TOO cute!! Awww, they look so soft and fuzzy. :) Your card is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Cheryl, I love everything about your card! Just splendid! The colors and your coloring - gorgeous! Have a happy 4th!

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card and thanks for the link on the tut for the flowers gonna try them out
hugs Nikki
Beautifully colored too

Marlene said...

What a fun card, Cheryl. Coloring is stunning, and I'm loving your grass, especially...so much dimension. Hope you had a fabulous July 4th weekend.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

so adorable and fun

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, what a super fantastic card this is, Cheryl! I love those sweet little bears and their parachute. Does remind me of games we used to play years ago. I love your coloring....it amazes me how you can get so much detail in the grass and even clouds in the sky. And I adore how you paired your scene with such elegant and beautiful paper and details. Love the stitching, love the pom pom flowers. :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Oh what a fun sweet card.....I love your colors.......it´s great.....

Hugs
Bella

cebelica said...

Fab card! I love everything about it. You didn an amazing job!

Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenges this week!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Cheryl, this is the most darling image I have ever seen! Your coloring is divine and the patterns you picked to go with it are perfect.

Annette said...

beautiful card...love your technique..

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and all the detail. Fabulous!

Lori said...

OMGOSH!!! What a super cute card - that image is soooo adorable and you've colored it so well! I love all your stitching around the panels...thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

whoistracy said...

Oh that image is just adorable!! Your coloring amazes me, too. I just got Copics last week and am eager to try them out. Would love to color like this one day!!

Julie said...

Such a darling card. those flowers are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at DDSC
Hugs,
julie

Shirl said...

Awwww I love everything about this card, tooo sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

Karin said...

This whole card just cheers me up! I LOVED the parachute at school too...When I walk at the rec in the winter, the track is above the gym and I always see the kids playing with it too...So some things are timeless :) Adorable little pom pom flowers!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh my Cheryl, this is so darn sweet and cute. Love how you've colored the bears and the LO. Fantastic creation! "Hugs" Carol

xiumaiyuki said...

Another jaw-dropping, utterly adorable card!! This card has me smiling the whole wau through.... such a sweet image!! I adore those handmade flowers.... soooo pretty!

Tamie said...

Your card is STINKIN' Cute!! I love the layout, the colors you picked and honestly the coloring is fabby. I have copic's and am trying hard to figure out the shading and techniques. The stitching on your cards are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely LOVE the card. the colors are fabulous and those flowers are just gorgeous!

hugs :)

Val said...

Fabulous cafrd - I love the colouring - just amaxing.
Hugs
Valxx

Vicky said...

Just the cutest sweetie,....!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Alicia said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Cheryl. You are so very talented.
Alicia xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl!! I just love your coloring of this sweet image and your flowers!! So adorable!
hugs,
Chris

Karen said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is so cute. I just love that image. TFS

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl! I LOVE the colors, layout, image, your coloring....everything! Awesome work my friend & TFS!!!!

Steph said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colour combo you've used and your colouring is fantastic! x

Tammy said...

WOW Cheryl this is adorable! I love that image and your flowers are awesome!! ...and thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Lori said...

Oh, my this is adorable! Love the flowers and the sky turned out so pretty!

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Cheryl, your stitching is so neat and this image is way too cute...gorgeous flowers too such a fun card :) Donna x

Diane said...

These are adorable little bears...what a cute and fun summer card.....now I have to try that flower......I hate paying shipping, too...and I wish you could order smaller orders with actual shipping...I could buy more that way...sigh!!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Cheryl love the colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

Katarina said...

You did an awesome job on this card! Thank you for playing along with us in the LOTV challenge!

Anne Marie said...

Cheryl!!! Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor! This is absolutely STUNNING!! Your coloring, those flowers...ugh...this is fan-tab-u-lous! :)

Linda McClain said...

Oh, Cheryl, it's another cute cutie! I love your coloring. It's all amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop - you rock!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wicked SWEET!!~

HandmadebyTLC said...

Cheryl Dear,
I loved this card when I saw it on Sentimental Sundays and even more now when I get to leave you some love from Diva's by Design too! Great work and This is a perfect entry for the Die Cuts and punches challenge over at Diva's by Design. Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise XX

MrsK said...

WoW Cheryl this is gorgeous and i love that image its the sweetest ever! Thanks for playing along Cupcake Craftroom this month! Hugz Sal x

Tameko said...

Cute card. Nice image and flowers. I would love to be tossed up on the parachute!

lisbeth said...

love your card, the image is so cute. thanks for joining us at FF this week

Anita said...

Hi Cheryl. Your coloring is beautiful. Wow. What a cute card. X Anita

Jani said...

Awww...I love this card!
Saw it at the forever friends blog yesterday and it immediately caught my eye!
Gorgeous coloring and fab flowers!
I make some similar ones and I love them, too!
Jani x

Zulma said...

This card is so cute! love the image, embellish and d/p. TFS with us at Lollipop Crafts.
Zulma DT

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