Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday with Lindsay - Inspired by Nature

Our theme this week for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is "inspired by nature" which was really easy and enjoyable for me. I tend to gravitate towards stamps with nature in them any how and Lindsay has a lot of stamp sets with birds, flowers, and leaves to work with.

When I sat down Thursday afternoon to start working on my card, my daughter also wanted to make a card. We both used the same image from Birds & Branches but our cards are totally different.

**Updated - This card made the top 5 in the Cupcake Craft Challenge.

The sentiment comes from a freebie from Lindsay's blog which was designed to coordinate with Birds & Branches.

This is my 8-year old daughter's card using the same image. I am so proud of her because she did EVERYTHING on this card except cut the card base and tie the knot in the floss in the button. She loves using my Big Shot and nesties. I think I might have to start watching my crafting supplies. :) She made this card to enter in Challenge #2 Buttons on Aimee's Challenge blog which encourages children to enter. I do not have a supplies list at the bottom of this post for her card because all the paper came from my scrap bin. (SU white CS for card base, image printed on GP CS)

Thank you for stopping by today. Please check to see how the rest of the DT was inspired by nature.
Lindsay (owner)

Challenges for the first card above:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - #80 Round & Round

Paper Popsicles - Spring

Polka Doodles - Challenge 7 Sketch & Theme

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - #72 Stitching

Supplies for first card above:

  • Images: Birds & Branches from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on, Bird Words Digital Stamp Freebie from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
  • Papers & CS: Stampin' Up white cs, My Mind's Eye Where the Home Is papers, misc. dark brown, images printed on Georgia Pacific CS
  • Inks: Close to My Heart Indian Corn Blue (only for sponging)
  • Tools & Embellishments: Prismacolor pencils & OMS, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip marker, paper piercer, Cricut George cartridge to cut circles


Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty and the colors so vibrant! Your daughter's card is beautiful! Her colors are ready for spring as I am and sure everyone else too! She's very creative!!

sarahw said...

Cheryl, I love that mailbox. Really pretty card. Your daughter's card is wonderful as well. I love her choice of colors and designer paper. :)

Alison said...

This looks great! Your daughter's card is very sweet and yours is adorable!

Karin said...

Both cards are just darling! Your layout is great and I love the spotted eggs! Super cute :) Hope your daughter keeps up the's always fun to see what she makes!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a super sweet image. Love both cards. Please tell you daughter that I think she did a fabulous job. Love her layout!

Joanne Gilch said...

Mommy and dtr awesome and sweet. It must feel great to sit down with your greatest love and create art together. Envy!!!! Tell dtr that I like her card the best!! The paper she chose and the coloring are perfect together. that'll make her day since YOUR day was the day you created them together.

Lindsay Weirich said...

You both did an awesome job!

Marlene said...

Pretty cards!

Nettie said...

Cheryl I love the detail on your card and the way you have cropped the image. Beautiful. It must be great to share your hobby with your daughter.x

jjcreations said...

Great cards - I love the one with the circles....very effective.

Kathy said...

Your card is beautiful Cheryl, so is Liz's card. She is an amazing crafter just like her mom. You are right, watch those craft supplies, I have a feeling you'll be sharing lots of them!

Laurie HIMCR said...

Great cards! Love your work! tfs!

Rhonda said...

This is a great image. I love the way you laid out the circles..very clever. Great card. But you better watch out...looks like somebody could just show you I wonder who. Great job Liz!

Gina Lindsay said...

I love your card, especially the patterns on the circles.

Your daughter's card is great too! She did a great job.

Angie Cortes said...

Beautiful cards!! I LOVE the circles and dsp on your card and your daughter did an amazing job on her card too! TFS :)

Donna said...

Fab card for this weeks challenge, such a sweet image...thanks for playing along with Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jessica Theodore said...

Love the stitching detail on your card Cheryl.
You have both used lovely colours and such a sweet image, thanks for playing along with Aimee's challenges xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is so pretty... Love the image too... Smiles from Catherine

Angela Toucan said...

that is a fantastic card.

thank you for visitng my blog

Fliss said...

Lovely card Cheryl.
Thanks for joining this Polka Doodles challenge and hope to see you again soon.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Cheryl, what a beautiful card. I love the image and the sentiment is perfect. The circles of patterned paper look amazing. Your daughter's card is equally impressive and her colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, and well done on winning xx