Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Birthday Bear

Coco with Flowers Digi Image_Apr 2010

Regardless of whether they’re in vogue, I love cute bears. I’m happy, too, that they appear to be making their way back as headliners on the stamping stage. There are some darned cute new images out there, including this digital image that I just couldn’t resist from the DigiStamp Boutique. 

“Coco” was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I think everything else about the card is relatively straightforward.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, and Hollyhock cardstock; That’s Armore paper packet; Cocoa ink pad; Coco with Flowers digital image from DigiStamp Boutique; Close To My Heart Happy Birthday set; Baby Pink Designer Ribbon Rounds; Acrylic discs from Michael’s; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Sanding block.

Happy Hump Day! I am noticing that the blogosphere gets a little quiet midweek. What? People have something else to do? LOL. Husband commented about my blogging the other night. “Do you enjoy it?” he asked. “Yup,” I said. His second question was, “Do you ever feel obligated?” My response? First, yes and then, no. I told him that after almost three years, it has simply become part of what I do – an extension of my stamping hobby – that the friends I have met along the way are important to me, and this is the way I stay connected with them.

He thinks I’m weird anyway. When I got home from bowling a few minutes ago, he asked how I bowled and darned near threw a fit when I told him I didn’t know. I know how our team did, which, in my book, was all that mattered. I don’t have his competitive nature – probably because I don’t have his athletic prowess. I’m just a “good time girl.” LOL.

Enough jabber. I’m off to my corner with hopes I have more mojo than I did last night when I attempted to cover a little chipboard box and put my paper and stamped piece through my Xyron upside down. It was one of those times when I just had to shake my head and walk away. I hope yours was a great day, and as always, I thank you for stopping by. Later …


Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Laurel said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable!

Sharli said...

It's so sweet - holding the pretty flowers!

You crack me up Kathy! I've probably run my project through the xyron upside down - but my poor memory has erased that unfortunate event! I agree - blogging is fun, it's habit, it's rewarding, but not an obligation. I love hearing from my friends and checking in to see what's new with them! I am inspired by the beautiful art (especially YOU!)

ps - I don't care what I bowl either, as long as it was fun.

Jeanne said...

You are such a gal after my own heart...bucking trends and embracing bears just because they are cute, not caring about your bowling score, and just trying to have some fun. HUG!

Adorable card, colored to perfection. Great job.

Wonderful open, honest and funny personality...priceless!

Have a great day, my sweet friend!

Carolyn Christie said...

Oh how cute! You did a beautiful job! Love the pretty papers....I love Teddy bears!!
Bowling is fun as long as I get a few strikes now and than. : )
Have a great day!

Alanna said...

This is super cute Kathi. I loved your thoughts on blogging. I'm super happy that you do what you do.