Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Pocketful of Joy

Hello friends.  It seems hard to believe that it's already Thursday.  This week has flown by for me.

My card is made with the Pocketful of Joy set from Deedee's Digis.  This sweet set is only $1.00.  It's so versatile and uplifting.  I just love it!  I feel like the center of the card is rather bare looking, but it's too late now. :(
 I colored the image with Prismacolor Markers, Bic Mark-It Markers, Prismacolor pencils, chalks, and gel pens.
I embellished my card with Sizzix flowers and leaves, Cuttlebug vines, various buttons, and a darling bird stick pin that my mom sent to me.  Thanks mom. :)
Challenges:
Cooking It Up with Katie
Clear It Out
Digital Tuesday
Top Tip Tuesday

Today's Tip: Thin a thick, white glue (such as Elmer's Craft Bond Glue) with water.  Paint it over a stamped and colored image.  When it dries, it makes a beautiful semi-gloss finish.  I especially like this finish on my moon stamps.

Blessings:
  • A wonderful answer to prayer!!!!
  • Terrific happy mail!!!
  • A friend who is battling cancer received good news.
  • A fabulous family day.
Have a marvelous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

19 comments:

E.T said...

Absolutely adorbs!

Sheila said...

Very cute card - so cheery. Love all the buttons and the center of the card is great (nothing missing :).
Like the new blog look - LeeLou blog designs are so fun.
Luv U Sis.

Ira said...

Such brilliant coloring Shelly and I love the bright colours! They go well together with the lovely weather we had today!! Hugs, Ira

Martha said...

such a cute image and card. Thanks for playing with clear It Out

Tammy said...

Oh Shelly this is sooo sweet!! I love that image and the bright colors!! I'm so glad you joined us at Cooking it up with Katie this week!!
I hope your doing well!
Big Hugs, Tammy :)

Rachel B said...

Your image is too cute! And look at ALL those buttons you were able to clear out! Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute card! I love the sweet image and the fun colors! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Sandy said...

This came out so very cute! I love the buttons on the flowers and the pretty colors!

uksharon said...

Card matches the sentiment completely.
Fabulous bright card.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Samantha said...

lovely bright and cheery card! love your buttons and Fab Tip Thank you soooo much for reading the challenge and leaving your Tip on your blog! thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time hugs Samantha :0)

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhhh so cute, Shelly! Phenomenal colors and just so fresh and fun - this is over the top joyful! I smiled the second I saw it :) Did you guys have that wicked crazy fog today, too? Miami was spooky!! dh drove me to an appt and eeeeek, looked like a scary movie scene in the streets, lol Blessings to you! x0x0

Lindsay Weirich said...

oh no, it is not bare at all, there is so much fun color and pattern there, any more would distace from the lovely focal point and coloring. What a cheerful card!

Tammi said...

Bright and so cheery, this is adorable!

Cheryl said...

So adorable,beautiful bright cheery colours and such a sweet image!!!
Hugs xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh Sweetie! This card made me smile....so cheerful! And don't dare add a thing...it's perfect as is :D! And we have the same blog background, so that just confirms you have to be my li'l sis...my baby sister is turning 46 next week, so you can be the baby now! Haha....lots of hugs. xxx

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

lisbeth said...

Lovely card, great colour. Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week

Suzie McFloozy said...

A super card and such a cute image and sentiment x
Thanks for playing along at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Deedee Anderson said...

Totally ADORABLE, Shelly! Such marvelous colors, and ooh look at all those fun buttons and flowers. I don't think any part of this looks bare -- it's perfect! :-)