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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thinking of Spring

I don't know about you but I am really longing for spring. It has been a long cold winter here in Buffalo and I am looking forward to warmer temps, sunshine, and pretty flowers, oh and don't forget about the green grass lol. This adorable kiki image from C.C. Designs reminds me of spring. As a matter of fact, she is called Spring Kiki La Rue and is new to the 7 Kids College Fund store.


I colored her with my copics and used purples, greens, and yellow because the new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund is to use Mardi Gras colors (purple, green, and gold). I gave the image some dimension by popping up the flowers and the flower on her headband with foam tape. I also added some sparkle using diamond stickles on the center of the flowers and to the ribbon and a spica glitter pen on the headband and bottom of the dress. It is a bit tough to see but maybe you can get a better look in the close up below.


Here is a detail shot of the dimension

Spring Kiki La Rue stamp from C.C. Designs
Sweet N Sassy stamps A Cocoa Kind of Birthday (sentiment)
Neenah white paper
Stampin Up lavender lace cardstock
Kaisercraft patterned paper
Memento tuxedo black ink pad
Scalloped Oval Nestabilities
Classic Oval Nestabilities
Diamond Stickles
Clear Spica Glitter Pen
Zva Creative white Pearls
Zva Roses- white and yellow
Purple prima flowers
Celery ribbon from Stampin Up
White crochet lace
Copics- (dress) BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV20; (hair) E30, 31, 33, 35, 37; (grass) G20, 21, 24; (flowers) Y11, 13; (skin) E000, 00, 11, R20; (shadow) B0000, W1

Lots of new products now in stock at 7 Kids College Fund!! You should definitely check these out:

C.C. Designs new stamps and they are super cute!
Kaisercraft- Paper Pads and embellishments
High Hopes Stamps- 100 new images!
La La Land Stamps- now in stock and March pre-order available
Prima Flowers- gorgeous new flowers from the Floret, Innocence, and Sugar Blooms collectios.

I know what some of my tax refund is going towards lol. I hope you will decide to check out all the fun new products. There is definitely something in the 7 Kids store for every crafter's needs (or wants). It also helps me out when you shop using my links too so it is a win-win.

I hope you can play along with our Mardi Gras challenge. There is a fantastic prize up for grabs for a random participant so hopefully that will motivate you.

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:

Stamp Something- Flowers
Cute Card Thursday- Signs of Spring
Wild Orchid Crafts- Anythign Goes
Sundays with Crissy- stitching
Bunny Zoe Crafts- Spring Flowers are Everywhere

Thank you so much for visiting today, hope you have a great day!


Deb said...

such a beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Sandy said...

Janette, she's so beautiful and your card is just amazing....but they usually are!

Just adorable!

Korin said...

This is so beautiful, my friend! WOW!!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! What a lovely card Janette!! Such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured!! Fantastic LO & papers!!All your design details come together to perfection!! I am so glad you shared this with us this time on Sundays With Crissy!!
Sarah ☺

Jodi said...

Your coloring and card layout are so pretty!! I love these images too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
Jodi =)

diane (cookiestamper) said...

This is oh so cute!

Lisa said...

WOW this is stunning! Gorgeous layout and coloring!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy Challenge!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Janette! Love the pretty colors and she is adorable!!
That is one good thing about Texas ~ we have green grass right now!! But it will all die in about 2 months and we won't see it again until next year! LOL
Hope all is well!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at "Sunday's with Crissy" on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x