Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring is in the air, and so is this bear!

Spring has arrived, even here in Wisconsin!  My favorite are the blossoms on the fruit trees.  Have you ever driven past an apple orchard in full bloom?  Gorgeous.  I love how God makes all things new. Here's my newest card creation:

This stamp is LOTV Birthday Bumps, I love it!  It's on sale just now at their online store.  The "hip-hip" is from Kaisercraft Birthday clear stamps.  I used VersaMark ink with Recollections Party Pink embossing powder.  The "HOORAY!"  I cut with my Silhouette.  The pink ribbon is from Studio His and Hers, and the buttons are from my stash.  The green background is Bo-Bunny lime swirl from their 2006 Shabby Princess Collection.  The floral paper is called "Glorious Garden", and the plaid and mulberry are so old, I remember using them in my daughter's first birthday and she's TEN now!  The pink, yellow, green, and white card stock are from my stash too.  I used Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, and Spun Sugar with ink blending tools.  I use so many tools, but one I've loved forever is my Xyron Create-a-sticker!  I've used it for those cut out letters for titles on scrapbook pages and can't remember how I did it before then.

I cut some slits and threaded the ribbon through the bears hands.  This was such a fun card to put together.  I am submitting it into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies: Ribbons, Buttons, and Bows

Lily Pad Cards:  Kathy's Lily Pad Pallette

Sketch and Stash # 85

Cupcake Craft Challenges:  Spring is in the Air
ABC DT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Use Your Favorite Tool : Xyron Create-a-Sticker
365 Cards: Day 41 - Cute Critters


  1. Lovely card:)Love the use of ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts and good luck - Jane x

  2. What a cute card Kara. Love what you have done with the ribbon. I just noticed you won an award WELL DONE, hope it's the first of many
    Eileen x

  3. OMG! your card is simply adorable, love it, love your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. What a gorgeous card!
    Fabulous papers and colour combo with this adorable image and I just love the way you've used your ribbon, so clever.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  5. Very Sweet and nice: the Ribbon in the image.

  6. Such an adorable card. Love the idea of the ribbon through the bears hands. Cute, Cute, Cute.

  7. so clever! love that you used the ribbon as the blanket. too cute! super card!

  8. How clever you are! Love this sweet scene, and you used our colors beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

  9. A lovely creation and clever use of the ribbon, thanks for joining in with our spring theme this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  10. Fantastic card! The design is just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  11. Beautiful colouring! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

  12. what a lovely card, I love the use of the ribbon so glad you joining us at SnS this week

  13. Adorable card! Thank you for playing along at the ABC challenge blog!