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Thursday, December 3, 2009

...You Brighten My Day

How stinkin' cute is this image, I ask you!?! My friend, Pam Varnell, and I went on a little excursion not too long ago to seek out one of our favorite online stores...you may have heard of it before, All That Scraps?!? Come to find out, we have been ordering online for quite some time, and we never even thought to see where it was located. Lo and behold...it was not even a one-hour drive away! Can you believe it? So we set out early to find its exact location, and we were just floored when we got there! It was a quaint little glass-front building, but when we walked in......HEAVEN! Needless to say, we spent alot of time doing some browsing and shopping...and dropped a pretty penny while we were there, too! LOL! I walked away with some new BasicGrey papers, several stamps, and a few odds and ends.

This set from C.C. Designs jumped right into my bag as I passed it! It's called "Kiki La Rue", and has three of the cutest little images you've ever seen...Coffee Kiki La Rue (the one I am using), Shy Kiki La Rue, and Sweet Kiki La Rue! They have the sweetest little faces, and I knew that they would be a blast to color! I had purchased these Kaiser Scrapbook patterned papers a while back from one of our favorite local stores, Scrapbook Heaven, and I knew right away that I wanted to use them with this particular image. Then all I needed was a sketch...Jen del Muro's SFYTT to the rescue! I used the sketch from this past Saturday, but I took a little liberty with the focal panel. I knew it could be any shape...so I chose to use the Labels Four Nesties to create a longer panel. After I watercolored Kiki, I cut her out, then attached her to the panel using Dimensionals. I added some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, and a sentiment from Verve's set Thoughtful Florals to complete the card. I think it turned out pretty cute...how about you?

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another creation! Until then...
Supplies
Stamps: Kiki La Rue (C.C. Designs), Thoughtful Florals (Verve)
Papers: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor, Kaiser Scrapbook DP
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, white gel pen, scissors, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon

14 comments:

Rachel said...

I just got that stamp too and made a card with it a couple of weeks ago, it's on my blog. I think they are just the cutest (next to TGF of course), and I really love your card!

Jen Shults said...

So cute! I love that color combination, it's fantastic and unexpected!! Lovely coloring and really nice use of that sketch. :D

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Absolutely adorable!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jodi said...

She is very cute!! Oh, wow! How awesome that its only one hour from you! I LOVE this store!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Michelle said...

Well I think it's adorable! Love the papers and what a cute image. So lucky for you to live close to the store - that would hurt my checkbook for sure!!

Dawn Easton said...

Mercy, this is SUPER CUTE! I love these images too...they are sweet! Hey...you and I both used the same layout for our cards today...hehe!

Vicki said...

Mercy, this is adorable!!!

Kris said...

gorgeous!!! love the color combo!!! hugs, Kris

Kerri said...

Yes, it is ADORABLE!!! I just love C.C. Designs images, and you are so lucky that All That Scraps is so close!!! Extremely jealous over here : ) Your coloring is fabulous by the way!

Julie said...

OH this is adorable, Mercy! I love the papers!!! Gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my gosh, just the sweetest.

Peggy said...

I just love your Kiki!! She has been on my "wish list" for quite some time now. Fabulous card!

Vina said...

Stunning card! I love everything about it..especially cute Kiki. I'm popping over to allthatscraps to order her now..she reminds me of my mom in the morning!