Friday, May 8, 2009

Simple But Cute Cards...

Happy Friday to you! Steve took the day off from work, the girls had the day off from school, and I reserved tickets at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's new Expedition Health exhibit. On the page I linked, you can learn more about the exhibit. It was fascinating because it's interactive. You get a pass and there are several stations where you use the pass to record information about your heart, your walking stride, your height, etc. You can even see your blood pumping through your veins! There was a station that showed how sunscreen protects your skin. You could even do experiments. But we didn't do any of those. We were in that exhibit alone for over an hour and a half before Jessica had had enough. At the end, you sign out and get a printout about your health. Cool. I'm glad we went and look forward to going again. I'm glad it's a permanent exhibit. Unlike the Nature Unleashed, where they had information about earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes, and it ended on May 3rd, so Steve never did get to see that one.

I was hoping to create a little today and was successful! Yippee! This past week All That Scraps released some super cute new stamp sets and digital images. You really need to scroll through the past several days on their blog as the design team did a great job showcasing these new images. I fell in love with those Emmas and the Bugg-a-boos. Here's what I was able to create today...


This image is C.C. Designs Digi Emailed Sugarplums Polka Dot Emma. The paper I used is from DCWV's new Summer stack. The flowers are Primas that I received as a gift from Archiver's for NSD. The brads are from Hobby Lobby's Spare Parts line. Two are glittered and the large orange one is flocked. The metal pieces are beading spacers picked up in the jewelry/beading aisle. I adhered them with glue dots and stuck the brad through the centers.


This is the ladybug Bugg-a-Boo. I added lots of tiny black rhinestones and some tiny red ones. The flowers are a Punch a Bunch punch. The paper is also from DCWV's new Summer Stack. I used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.

Both images are colored using Prismacolor pencils, except for the gray (which is Koh-i-noor) and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I used my Nestabilities ovals as well.

Feels good to finally get something created. *Ü* Oh, and I wanted to thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my coloring recently. It means a lot! I have been firmly convinced that I cannot color. Not sure what the Koh-i-Noor pencils do that is so different, but I've had more success in coloring with those than anything else. That and reading up on coloring techniques on the internet may be sinking in. LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome weekend.



Sarah said...

OH WOW Jeanne...these are both so darling! I absolutely LOVE them. The coloring and the papers are wonderful AND all the little brads and extras just finish them perfectly. I guess your Mojo came back from vacation fully refreshed!!
:-) Your Science outing sounds like FUN!

Barb said...

Jeanne, these cards are so adorable! The colors, the papers and the images...everything works together so nicely.

Glad you and your family got to enjoy the museum today. We're museum people, too. Sounds like quite a fun exhibit. I'm going to go check out your link now. Thanks for sharing!

Alanna said...

These are both so cute. Love the paper on the first one. Both images are colored so cute. How fun to be able to download a digi image and color it the same day.

That museum exhibit sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you could all have some family time.

Kathi Carlson said...

These cards are so cute and the fact that they're simple (by your standards) makes me love 'em more. Your museum visit sounds like it was fun.Interactive stuff always makes it so much more interesting. It appears your mojo has returned. Thanks for the recipe, too. It will be perfect.

Kim Burmeister said...

These are so cute! Great coloring! I have been getting into these digi images too. I need to check out the link.

Sounds like a great family outing. Love museums!

stampmonkey said...

I'm so glad that you're starting to enjoy your coloring more, Jeanne. I've always thought you do a nice job with your coloring!

Your cards are so cute (and you did a really nice job coloring these too)! I really like the Emma image, but the Buggaboo is cute too. Love the flower treatments on your first card and all the brads on the Nestie frame on your second card. Pretty paper choices too.

The Health exhibit sounds really interesting and like something we need to do one of these days. Thanks for sharing all the info. ;)