Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friendly Whipper Snapper

I picked up my very first Whipper Snapper set, Friendly Expressions, at my LSS before heading home to be with my mom and dad. It definitely won't be my last Whipper Snapper set though! I just love the sets illustrated by Anna's a slippery slope! LOL!

It's been a couple of weeks since I've played with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge, TECC65, so I made it a priority this weekend. I stamped the flower image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured it with copics. I stamped the flowers a second time and popped them for some dimension. I used my long rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the image and the coordinating scallop one to cut out the eggplant mat. I wanted to use my new My Mind's Eye Penny Lane paper because the colours are soooooooo delish. But I have to tell you, I was humming the Beetles song then entire time I was making the card...and it just popped back into my head now that I'm typing this post. :)

The bottom layer is orchid opulence...gag...but it works so well with the Penny Lane paper, then I stitched on the patterned paper. I used my scallop border punch on another piece of orchid opulence then tied on some SU eggplant grosgrain ribbon. I finished off the scallop border with some Tiny Twinkles...they add the perfect amount of sparkle! 

My dad's still recovering nicely in the hospital and I just wanted to take a second to thank everyone for your well wishes. I've told him that my stamping friends are wishing him the best. But, yesterday I found out the hospital has public wireless yes, now I'm here with my pink laptop, typing this post {big grin!}. And, I've been finding funny videos on YouTube to show him too, so the computer is keeping everyone entertained.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, glad to hear your dad is recovering well. Your card today is know I love purples and your coloring/shading on those flowers is GORGEOUS!

Donna MacDonald said...

Great news re your dad, Karen. I'm also glad you can help keep everyone occupied with your laptop. That patterned paper is beautiful and you have made the most of it with your image, etc!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, didn't know about your dad but glad to here he is better! Are you in Ontario? Love the flowers on the card, purple is one of my fav's!

Jenn said...

Glad to hear that your dad is recovering well.

Your card is gorgeous and I just love the MME paper! :)

Emily said...

So glad to hear that dad is doing well and that you are able to entertain him with the laptop. There's no end to funny stuff on Youtube!

I love the colors on your card too and I think that eggplant ribbon was just right to tone down the orchid opulence:)) Those little sparklies on the scallop are perfect!

Barb said...

Good news about your dad!

I just love this card! The colors jump off the page and are so cheerful! Wonderful coloring, too!

Janet said...

Oh i am so glad your dad is doing well!! :) Tell him i say hi! ;) I really am not surprised at all that you have your laptop at the hospital! hee hee
Your card is lovely!! the colours rock!

Kathie Bailey said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Karen. Love the colors, sentiment and flowers! Glad to hear about your dad too!