Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hamilton Celebrates!!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! Wow, what is up with Mother Nature?? The (awesome) 60's yesterday and now the forecast calls for snow today...with a low of 8!! My gosh, she is fickle :)


Most of you know I don't usually do digi's. I just don't have the patience to learn to color. But when my sweet friend Naomi of Creative Bug on the Loose started a challenge to launch her new Creative Bug Digital Snapshots store, I had to participate :)


She has several adorable digis to choose from, and she will send one to you to use in the challenge. I had a hard time choosing, but finally decided on "Hamilton Celebrates".


For my card, I used paper from Basic Grey's Shine On paper stack. The base and first layer are Spellbinders Grand Labels One dies. The edges were sanded to bring out the embossing. The next two layers are Spellbinders Decorative Labels One and Labels One. The grass is a My Creative Time Stitched Grass die.


Here is adorable Hamilton!! He was colored with a Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Marker and a TH Waterbrush. The clouds were inked with Broken China Distress Ink. The balloons were colored with Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Barn Door Distress Markers and a waterbrush. A TH Dot Face stencil was placed over the balloons and they were inked with the same colors of Distress Inks. The balloons were then cut out and popped up for dimension.


Four dies from My Craft Spot's Tiny Doily dies were used for the sentiment. The sentiment and balloon are from My Craft Spot's Stamping All Around Spring set.


A Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure tag was used for this sentiment from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 1 set. A Die-Versions Buttons die was used for the button. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my dear friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Creative Bug on the Loose New Beginnings Challenge
  2. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #128 - Cute Critters
  3. Craftin Desert Divas - Birthday
  4. DL.Art - March Linky
  5. Every Day is an Occasion - March Linky
  6. Just B Creative Crazy - March Linky
  7. Word Art Wednesday #121 - Anything Goes
  8. Funday Friday #40 - Anything Goes
  9. House of Cards March Challenge #1 - Cute or Shabby - Add a Button
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

60 comments:

vicki said...

Wow lisa this is gorgeous!!!! I love how bright and colourful everything is and I just adore that pig he's super cute!!!!
Hugs
Vic x

Lori Kobular said...

Lisa ~ this card is adorable! I haven't tried digi stamps yet either, but I may just have to try one!

Hussena said...

What an totally adorable card Lisa ..just love it :)

jessica said...

OMG how adorable is this!!! Such a CUTE card my friend!!!
Thanks for sharing another FUN creation and have a GREAT Wednesday!

Diane said...

Adorable little piglet!!!! How cute he is...I too am just getting into digitals....I think the big tip I learned is, to put the papers used for Copics in your printer to print on so the ink doesn't bleed onto your coloring (ask me how I learned that...lol)...I think you did a "fab" job of coloring him...super cute and adorable card my friend!!! And we have that snowing~blowing day too...oh well, I will stay warm and cozy in my room and create (as long as the power stays on..lol!!!!!!

Donna K said...

I'm thinking you should do MORE digis, Lisa!! This is so adorable, makes me want to squeal! Fun AND cute…Have a great day today!

~Tammy~ said...

Hee Hee this is too cute! You work so well with digis...not a strong point for this crafter.

Oh, I am convinced Mother Nature is bi-polar!

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. That is an adorable image.

Līva Kalniņa said...

Cute, cute, cute! That piggy is just so sweet!

Pam said...

Cute, cute, cute! That little piggy looks like he's jumping in the grass squealing hip-hip hooray!
What a happy card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this is just the cutest, there is nothing you cant do, and you do it all beautifully. hugs my friend. I love love it.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute! Love all the added details and such a cool idea to use a dot stencil over the balloons.

Beebeebabs said...

Your card put a big smile on my face - love it - love the choice of paper and die tfs!!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful card,love the image!!!Have a good day!!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lisa you always create such amazing card. I love the layers and that cute little image.

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, your card is FABULOUS! Your piggy is so stinken adorable and your coloring is amazing! Come on, give yourself some credit girl...you are so creative and amazingly talented, a little coloring shouldn't hold ya back! Hahaha, listen to me....I can NOT color either! Seriously, it's bad! You proved yourself wrong, you got this down!
I love all the fun papers and arrangements with the layering and details! Your card totally rocks and I whoever receives it will LOVE it! Another awesome project! You did Naomi proud!
Have a super day and I am hoping to get a lot done this wknd scrapping! Yeah! That is if I don't get side tracked with all the girls and fun stuff going on, lol!
Sorry to hear about the crazy weather again..we did have about 45 degree yesterday and now snowy and about 20 :( Mother Nature is having some issue's this yr, don't ya think? Crazy!
Have a great rest of the week my friend!
Hugs!
Sherrie K

Sharla said...

Even though you don't normally work with digis, this is just fabulous and I love all the layers, that pig is adorable!! Hope you have a great day!! :)

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, you should be SO proud of yourself! Not in a million years would anyone think this is your first time working with a digi! I have no doubt Naomi will be beaming for weeks to come. This sweet little piglet is completely adorable! I love the sentiments you paired with it... some of of my favorites! The base is so pretty and I love your festive papers! This is truly stunning. There's seriously nothing you can't do, my amazing friend. I don't even know what else to say... your talent and creativity are ever growing and ever inspiring. :o) Have a beautiful day, my dear Lisa! (And yes, I got 8 more inches of snow so far today.. this is nuts!)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Karon said...

Gorgeous card - fabulous shape. You have made that pig look amazing - love the balloons and what gorgeous papers! TFS

Gerda said...

What a adorable card!!! Love the shape, cute image and the pretty bow!!! Great card!! Just love it as always!!! Have a great day.
Gerda

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely darling! LOVE that super fun image and your gorgeous coloring! It's perfect for our challenge at House of Cards, too! I hope you link up with us! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'd love to have you stop over at my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy! :)

Kathy Salido said...

Such a very sweet card!! Love the cute little pig and great job on the coloring :)

Creative M said...

oh my!! I LOVE it!! Your piggy is stinkin cute!!! You did an Awesome job on the coloring and love the cloud background! Did you have fun? I started coloring digis with my silhouette software and I LOVE it! it is a new experience for me and one that I am going to continue. please do too..
Oh!! and you know that I LOVE your gorgeous bow!!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Karen said...

love the contrast of the elegant design and the adorable image fabulous design.

Georgiana said...

Looking like Hamilton is ready for a party of his own. Super cute!

Shelly said...

Oh how CUTE!! That digi is adorable and I just LOVE the mix of colors - WOW Happy card!!

The weather IS sooo crazy....last weekend was stormy and 30 foot waves and this week it's been 80 degrees! I'm not complaining about 80 :)
Have a NICE evening!
Shelly

snappy scrappy said...

So super cute Lisa...we have snow coming...again!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

How cute and super fun this card is !!!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Mona Pendleton said...

Very cute! Love all the layers and colorful balloons!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

OMG!!!! Super cute!!

Susie

Kim said...

This is just the cutest little card! I'm loving that little piggy and of course all your layering!
~Kim
Crafty Blessings :)

Mulberry Mindy said...

Hamilton is so cute, Lisa! I haven't attempted digis either, yet I do love to color so I should give it a try. Love the layers and textures, as always am envious of how you group all the die shapes together to make your cards look so lovely. I need more in depth study on grouping die shapes to make the layers. Maybe you should teach an online class, friend. I would be the first to sign up.
Even down here in Texas, the weather is playing tricks on us, too. Yesterday high was near 80, cold front blew in, dropped to 50. Tonight, mid 30's. Repeat out loud, Spring will soon be here!
Mindy

http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

MaryH said...

Hamilton is beyond adorable. I don't handle digi's well, because I have print smearing many times. Nice to have cute ones, though, and much easier to store. Love what you did with H. and all these details really spiffed this card up so greatly. The dots on the balloons is just an example of attention to detail taking a simple balloon into overdrive, then popping up for added emphasis. Loved the sanding on the embossed edges as well. Done with your usual flair, Lisa. Delightful card. Upstate SC has some cooler temps tonight and some gusty, howling wind. Heard the northern areas are expecting some more white to dump. Hang in there, maybe this is the last of it! TFS & Hugs

Missy said...

Lisa this is SO cute! That pig is just adorable!!

Davi said...

Awww Hamilton is darling and you did a fab job on the coloring! The fun dps, embossing and layers are wonderful!! You certainly showed off her image perfectly ;) You are having some crazy temp changes! Hope it warms up for you soon my friend.

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh good golly- this card just oozes cuteness! What a cutie pie with those great big blue eyes and fun balloons! As always, I love all your beautiful layers and perfect embellishments. I'm also so happy that you had a chance to play along with this week's challenge at My Craft Spot! Stay warm my friend, I'm sure Mother Nature will have another mood swing very soon ;)

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

yyam said...

Goodness. How cute is this! This put a huge grin on my face!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa yes you are like me as far as digis are concerned but you have done full justice to Naomi's image. I didnt know about her challenge...will try and see If I can show my support on her site

Naomi Edwards said...

Ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited I can't even type here!!! lkasdfjaskldjfaklsdjf , see???...lol Oh Lisa I can't get over how beautiful your card is and the love you put into Hamilton... Those balloons ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond excited that you played along , all the layers and those pattern papers and cuts are such a dynamite combo... I am so proud to have you use one of my digi's , eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!! Beautfiul , JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! Have a super awesome day my friend. Lots of love

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW!!! this is so Gorgeous and FUN Lisa!!! Ooh....so love all the bright happy colors :) FANTASTIC!

sue t. said...

This really is so cute! Awesome colors! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable I love pig with his balloons how cute
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Daen'Ys said...

Oh my, this is sooo cute!! What an adorable little piglet!!
Love these bright and powerful colors! Just fabulous!!
Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards.
Come back soon, I'm looking forward to see your next creation :)
Rosi x CAS - DT

Karen Letchworth said...

This is adorable, Lisa. It makes me think of that saying, "when pigs fly", cuz this guy looks like he could fly away with those balloons. Super cute, and thank you so much for stopping and sharing with us again, I always LOVE seeing your art and having you play along with us.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Monica Taylor said...

Love what you did with little Hamilton! Very cute. Thanks for joining along in the celebration over at Creative Bug on the Loose. Monica, DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun Hamilton looks right at home there you ve done a great job - ty so much for joining in the Celebration at Creative Bug on the Loose Regards Judith DT x

Jayne said...

Wow Lisa, I would never have recognised this card by you in reader as it's not your usual style but you completely rocked it my friend! Fab job. Hope your weather settles soon. Have a great weekend my friend.
Jayne x

Cornelia W said...

That pig sure makes me giggle and the medallion is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at HOC - I hope to see you there next time again! Hugs, Cornelia HOC-DT

Karen said...

What an adorable card, Lisa! That pig image is so cute and I love the circle sentiment stamp! I really like the pattered paper you used too! Love it! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Nana said...

OMG Lisa this is the cutest card ever. I LOVE that pig.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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scrappinC said...

Way to cute!!!! You did a fabulous job on your coloring my dear friend. I love all the different layers and bright colors. Hope it is warmer there for you.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Cindy said...

OMGOSH your card is sooo STINKIN' CUTE Lisa, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! SUPER DUPER job my friend!!!!

Norma said...

OMG! too cute and I love the cute little pig:)
Hugs,
Norma

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - this is just ADORABLE!!! Love the bright fun colors! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

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Gita said...

What a cute digi! Cute fun bright card. Love it.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhhh wow this is totally gorgeous! What a bright and cheerful card. Love the techniques you have used including the background clouds and the great balloons! I was sure originally that you had paperpieced them!!! I'm in awe that it was all done with inks. Wow.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Bug for our celebration challenge DT Crafting Vicky.

Jo Ann said...

This is too cute...Love the shape, the DP's and the layers upon layers of goodness. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, "I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me." Hugs and blessings...

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Aww that is super cute and Awesome coloring on the little piggy too.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Ummm...that is pretty incredible for someone who doesn't think she has learned to colour because those balloons look like they were done by a pro Lisa! Your inked sky is pretty phenomenal as well. The card itself is absolutely beautiful. Pretty darn impressive!

I'm so glad that you decided to support Naomi and come over and play in our New Beginnings Celebration Challenge over at Creative Bug on the Loose. Be sure to pop by tomorrow to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

Lisa

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