Saturday, January 15, 2011

Urgent–A Case of Emergency Hugs

Hey there crafty people.  I hope your weekend is off to a grand start.  It’s a happy day for me as I celebrate another birthday.  Someone at work mentioned that she doesn’t like birthdays.  I think what she really meant was that she doesn’t like getting older.  I have a different perspective on birthdays; I’m getting older, but I’m also one year closer to retirement. Now THAT makes me happy!

I’m happy to be playing along with today’s Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge.  For complete details, be sure to check out the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge blog.  Here is the sketch for this week. 


I just adore geometric designs – and if you have been visiting my blog for any length of time, you probably already know this, so you can see why I just love the sketch from which I based my card.

Wanting to use some happy colors, I found a picture of some beautiful flowers on the internet and picked the colors form this picture.  These flowers make me smile.  I will often turn to the internet for color inspiration. 


I cut various colors of cardstock in yellow, blue, purple and red, placing them approximately as shown in the sketch I adhered them all onto a white card base. Using the stitching image from Off Beat Backgrounds I adding some “faux stitches” before adding the Zva Creative crystal that I colored with Copic Markers to match the cardstock.WMSC30-Emergency-Hugs

The sentiment, “Emergency Hugs” is an image that is part of the images offered by Waltzingmouse Stamps among many other designers in a fund raiser to assist Katie Renz.  You can get all the details on Jak Heath’s blog post.

I printed the sentiment out on yellow cardstock and cut around the letters before adhering them with foam dimensional dots. to the center section of the card.


I hope you are inspired, as I was, with this sketch and decide to play along. 

I appreciate you checking in today.  Until next time, stay crafty.


Stamps:  Off Beat Backgrounds, Emergency Hugs (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers:  Red, Purple, Blue, Yellow
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Zva Creative Bling, Crystal Flower (Zva Creative), Copic Markers


Nancy said...

Great card,Lynn but that wasn't nice. I saw on FB that you needed emergency hugs so I rushed over here to see what had happened and to offer you those hugs. tee-hee! I'm so glad it was a cool card that you wanted to share and not anything bad!

And happy birthday! That's one great way of thinking about it - getting closer to retirement. For me, I guess I'll be implementing a similar type of thing... it'll be one birthday closer to seeing my beautiful daughter again. Something wonderful to look forward to indeed. Thanks again for the beautiful card. I have it in her room where I can see it every day and it's one more thing in there that reminds me how much she was - and still is - loved.

Inkyfingers said...

Lynn, I love your bright, dazzling card and the colours just pop.
Carol x

Patti J said...

Happy Birthday Lynn! Hope you have a special day - how nice that it's fallen on a Saturday this year, and you can be home! Enjoy your day! Love your card - so bright and colorful at this dreary and gray time of the year!!!

Deb said...

Love this bright, happy card! Big ole hugs for your happy birthday! Hoping to celebrate together again before too long! :) Love ya!

Carla S. said...

Love your bright and blingy card, Lynn! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

Crystal said...

Lynn what a fabby design girl, LOVE the bling!

Julia Aston said...

Happy Birthday GF!! I'm with you - can't wait to hit 65! what a great bright card with a great message for someone needing a hug! love the stitch stamping too - one of my favorites!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful bright card! Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you your best year yet!

Pauline said...

Happy birthday Lynn! Love the happy bright colours on this, and all the bling too. Have a great day xx

Monique said...

So bright and cheerful.. The card and post title caught my attention lol...

Sian said...

Happy Birthday Lynn - hope it's a good one!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lynn!
Happy birthday to you! One more year closer to retirement, ha ha, yep, that's a lovely way to look at it! ;-) Hope you had a lovely day!
This card is so much fun, the colors are amazing and it works so well, with that big sentiment in the middle! Pretty!
Hugs, Wendy

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Lynn! I love these colors! This card is awesome. Happy Birthday to you!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Lynn! Your card is beautiful! I love the bright colors and the way you cut out around your sentiment.

wendyp said...

Happy Birthday, Lynn!!! Hope you're having a fabulous birthday weekend! :)

Love the colors in that card! Bright and FUN!

Kelly Smith said...

Great card Lynn! Love how bright and cheerful it is, and all that bling!!