Friday, February 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #36


Today's challenge was to use the layout of the card on page 44. Once again, today it is SNOWING here...and I'm wishing for Spring or Summer to hurry up and get here. This set, Time for You, is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and available March 1st. I couldn't resist using it. I paired it with the new Summer Picnic paper, too!

When I saw this set, I knew I had to get it...the bicycle reminds me of the bright red one I had when I was young...even with the faux wood basket on the front! I spent LOTS of time on that bicycle...it was the one I first learned to ride on. My dad was a farmer and super busy during the summer, so my neighbor friend taught me to ride...he always had time for a little friend who tailed after him even though he was a couple years older.

I used the piercing template in the bottom corners. Then I punched the Word Window out of Pumpkin Pie, folded it in half, secured it to the top of the card with a mini brad and then tied the gingham ribbon through the loop. To color, I used a variety of markers and watercolor pencils.

Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane...

Connie


20 comments:

Karen said...

oh to be a nice spring sunny day!! great card - love the colors!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the bright colors!

Barb Hardeman said...

Cute! Cute, cute, cute! Bright, cheerful, sunny, get outside and play kind of inspiration...great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wonderful card Connie...and Oh BTW, congrats on having one of your cards showcased on yesterday's Stamper's Showcase!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Hi Connie
this is just so cute! Love the tab in the corner too! Nice touch :C

Lila H said...

Loved your tour down memory lane - such wonderful bright colors - I too, am ready for Spring!!!

Shona said...

Very cute Connie! Bright and cheery just like you! Way to go!

Stefanie said...

So cute Connie! I love the way you used to word window punch in the corner.

Basement Stamper said...

Connie, great card. I love how you used the word window punch!

Nikki Bond said...

Love the summery look! GREAT card!!! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Very Cute. Such a nice bright cheery card. Perfect for spring! Love how you did the ribbon by using the word window punch.

Lori said...

Love the bright, springy color scheme, Connie! I like the way you used the word window punch here, too--great idea.

Lisa Bohler said...

That does make me think of summer! Lovely colors and use of the dsp!!!

Amber Porter said...

This is adorable! Love it!

Claudia said...

This card is soooooooo CUTE - love everything about it!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Connie, this is SO sweet!! I was going to get this set...........the little flowers coming out of the basket are priceless!!!!


Vicki

Regina Cornelius said...

very nice card! what a fresh breath of spring coming!
regina

Barbara said...

Hopefully Spring will be here soon...your card helps to make it feel like it will not be long! So cute and cheery. Love it!!

Kerry said...

Super sweet card, Connie! I hear ya....we are jonesing for spring here too!

tonistamps said...

Very bright and cheerful Connie. Love it!