Monday, August 2, 2010

Ladybug Happiness

First, let me say I'm sorry for the photo quality. We've had a number of cloudy days and I just can't get the light right in the studio to get any truly decent photos. Anyhow, in my quest to try a few more challenges, I came across Stamping 411. They had a sketch challenge as well as a color inspiration challenge. I took on the sketch challenge first.

I was trying to decide which stamp set to use when I spied "Darling Dots" lying out on my workspace. I had just finished the purple card and was pretty pleased with the results and decided to give another stamp from the set a go.

I have to say, I had NO idea this little hostess set was so versatile! I'm beyond pleased I got it.

This card uses (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Sets: "Darling Dots", "Warm Words"
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: 5/8" black satin ribbon

And, because I can't help but play around with my ideas, I made this card as well--kind of a take on the purple card:

Additional stamp set: PTI's "Signature Greetings"

And, I have to say, those ladybugs do indeed make me smile. :o)



Kelli said...

Very cute. I love ladybugs too (just not the real ones!). I really do love how you have two colors in the sentiment...I really need to order some markers.

jimlynn said...

They make me smile too!!1 So cute. Love the sentiment also.

jaydee said...

Rach, love the black, white and red. It's such a fabulous and versatile color combo. Love that you pulled out darling dots. I'd forgotten what a great little set that is!
Love both your cards. Oh.. and I have a fairly comprehensive spreadsheet of challenges, I'll fix it up and send it along to you.

Selene Kempton said...

That's a great sentiment on the second card. I love how clean and simple this is, but so rich and beautiful! Great job with the challenge, and thanks so much for playing along!

Connie Babbert said...

Fabulous! I love the simplicity of this card and that set is darling! Great job with the sketch!

Kerin said...

This is the perfect clean & simple card! Love the ladybugs :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card makes me smile!! Too cute!! Lovin' those lady bugs!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!!

gbarron56 said...

the ladybugs are darling -- clean and simple! Great job!!! Thanks for playing along this week with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Cute-Cute-Cute!!! Great job ont he sketch!

Patti Chesky said...

Ladybugs always make you smile! So cute!!!!