Monday, April 18, 2011

Blessed are the Cracked

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Do the Bunny Hop" - create any project with a bunny or a chick on it. I had created a few projects with bunnies last week so decided to go with a chick. Plus, I'd already had an idea in mind and thought it would fit in perfectly with this challenge!
I created my card with Create a Critter for the chick and egg and Mini Monograms for the oval frame. (The only reason I used Mini Monograms was that I was designing another card at the same time and had Mini Monograms open. I started with a circle shape and manipulated it to be oval.) I embossed the mat with Swiss Dots and the little chest piece with a folder that came with a die/emboss butterfly combo set. The little dots are perfect for smaller pieces. I FINALLY used Peachy Keen stamps for the face. (This was my first time using stamps to create a face.) I actually just used the eyes by using a marker instead of an ink pad. That way, I could avoid stamping the entire face. I did some doodling and added Glossy Accents to the little beak and StarDust gel pen to the eyelashes. I also used some Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot and attached a little flower brad and gem. The sentiment is computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up Ticket Corner Punch. The patterned paper is from a set of Easter papers sent to me by Evanna of Evanna's Paper Palace. (Thanks again, Evanna! I'm loving all my new goodies!)
The little eggs inside the card are from Easter 2010. I'd actually cut out rather a lot of little eggs last week and these were just two of the many left over.

I plan on giving this card to my sister.  We always spend Easter at her house.  She's a psychologist so I think she'll get a kick out of it.  We're all a little cracked in my family anyway!!

And now for some winners!!  I will announce the winners of the "It's a Basket Case" Blog Hop tomorrow but I have three winners from last week's Fantabulous Cricut Spring Fling Crawl.  The winners of the Crinkle Ribbon are JamieCrafts of Cute Cards and Crafts by Jamie and Jayne of Jayne Designs.  The winner of the Creative Time "Color Me Happy" stamp set is Jennifer of Musings of a Crafty Mom.  Also, one winner of the Cricut for Beginners DVD (from the Autism Awareness Blog Hop) has not contacted me so I went back to Random.org - and this time the lucky winner is Scrapbooking Beginner (how perfect is that to win this DVD?!) of An'Jenic Scrapbooking.  Congratulations, ladies!! I will be making contact with you later today.  Please email me at smallbitsofpaper(@)hotmail.com with your addresses so I can post your prizes!  You have one week to contact me.

Thank you all so very much for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving me.  I really do take great delight in reading each and every one.  I always feel so blessed and uplifted with the messages left for me!

Please remember to "Do the Bunny Hop" this week and create a project with a bunny or chick - and link up to Fantabulous Cricut!  I always love looking at the projects that are submitted each week.  I get such good ideas from you!

28 comments:

Rae Finke said...

Kate, I absolutely love EVERYTHING about your card. The sentiment is a scream! Your little chick is so super cute!

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate this card is soooo adorable. I love the sentiment both inside and out! That chickie is too cute!! Of course the ribbon is fantastic. I just received my in the mail and it is awesome! Have a great day!

Laurie

Carol said...

Thanks for the visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. Also thanks bringing the posting problemm to my attention. I really appreciate it.
Your card it so true. Not only is it adorable, but very touching. Bless you and have a great day! Carol

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness...this is just adorable! Love that sweet little face with all the great details...precious! And that sentiment...hee hee...love it! Great card!

Maria Elena said...

OMG Kate ! your card is so adorable !
Thanks for commenting my blog !
Have a great Monday ;-)
~Maria Elena~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

What a fun sentiment, and the chick is just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

So cute Kate, and the saying is so very true :)

Just Jenae said...

So true! I love it, it makes me smile, the chick, the sentiment all of it! TFS!

Jean said...

How cute!!

Sarah said...

Love this card! It's so cute. Great work using the PKS--you're a pro for having just used them for the first time :)

Jamiecrafts said...

i love this card Kate, great job. I am also very excited to see my name as a winner, cant wait to play with the crinkle ribbon as I have never bought any but have wanted to :) thanks again!

My Lil' Bits said...

I LOVE this card, it's so adorable. And that sentiment is perfect. Love that background paper too!
Lisa C

Maquel said...

Love your card, Kate! Great job....the chick is adorable!

Jayne said...

Another great card,love visiting your blog as you make such brilliant stuff. Been desperate for some crinkle ribbon,so very pleased and excited to have won some.Thanks.x

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute card. love it

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I love this, Kate! The sentiment is perfect. Congratulaions to all the winners!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So adorable Kate! Love the sentiment!

Arlene said...

Great Job...this is adorable and I love the sentiment! :)

Arlene
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

Kate~This is so cute...what a great sentiment. Love that crinkled ribbon too!
smiles...Tammy

Tara said...

So so cute Kate! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Kate, if this just isn't one of the cutest cards! Soooo adorable!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

ADORABLE!! The face on that little chick is SUPER cute and I LOVE your sentiment!! ROTFL!!

Sherrie K. said...

So cute!! I love the crinkled ribbon that you used!! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awww that sentiment and the chick made me SMILE. Love it. :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Super adorable. I could not stop smiling! Your sister will love it.
Happy Easter.

Linda

Amber said...

This little chickie is so cute! I love that creative sentiment! Works perfect for this little cutie and I'm sure your sister will love it too! The little bow is a nice touch!

~Tammy~ said...

Your sister will love it, and it's so stinkin' cute!

Tracey said...

I love the sentiment....what a great idea. Such a cute card , your sister will love it!