Friday, February 3, 2012

Bugs & Kisses

It's my awesome, helpful Cathy's turn to host the Totally PaperCrafts Challenge this week.  Cathy has asked us to follow this sketch drawn by the most talented Sue.  I like to follow sketches and this one was a fun one.  I am afraid I got kind of carried away with the size.  I started by printing the digi too large, but it is for my Grandson Chase and at 17  he stands 6' 7".  So this fits him perfectly.  

Don't you just love this bug?  She is called Ladybug in Love?   You can get this stamp for your own here.  It is another of the most very talented Cheryl Alger of Sassy Cheryl's fame creations.  Sassy Cheryl's is celebrating their 100th Challenge this week.  

I was really happy with the colors in this Bug Card.  Bright, happy, non-traditional colors for Valentines Day.  At 17, I didn't want to create something too cutsie for Chase but this little bug has an expression on his face that just spoke "Chase" to me.  See those crossed feet, he is so shy.  My Chase is not shy by any means, but I am able to embarrass him with my smooches and "wee bits of praise" that I love to tease him with.  Hey, I am calling Grandmother's prerogative here!  When you have the most handsome, brilliant, talented, kind, loving and witty Grandson , you just can't help it. ( Good Lord, I am glad he doesn't read my blog, he would kill me for sure).

Totally PaperCrafts is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and if you create and enter a card following the sketch, you may win this $25.00 gift certificate.


Coloring Medium - Copics
Paper - Cardstock is DCWV; Plaid is Frances Meyer Inc. I have had forever; the swirly strips were cut from some scraps in my stash; image printed on on Cryogen White.
Sentiment - computer generated
Ribbon and brads were from my stash.


  1. Love this card Linda, gorgeous bold colours that check paper is GORGEOUS, Have a great weekend. Joey xx

  2. Hmm, I"m scratching my head thinking I've already commented on this adorable card but I guess not? Sweet image and great colors!

    1. You probably did. I put the wrong date in when I set up the post. When I caught the error, I deleted it and reposted for today. So sorry, but your memory is fine.

  3. OMG, what a cute little bug! Great card.

  4. Totally cute. Who wouldn't love to receive this great Valentine?

  5. This is gorgeous Linda, I like the love bug, the fab papers and the hearts.
    Kevin xx

  6. Hi hun
    aww i think your bug is gorgeous,luv the colour combo,have lovely weekend, sue,x

  7. brilliant card linda.i love the fun bug image and your bright colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is fabulous Linda, love the cute bug...enjoy the weekend.
    Wendy xx

  9. Hey there Linda, my sweet friend!! I love this card. Your colors are just delicious! And your grandson will love this...because it's from you! Gorgeous coloring and always! I'm always so tickled to see you here at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  10. Just adorable, Linda. Love the fabby, bright colours.
    I'm sure your Grandson will love it.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Caroline xxx

  11. too cute, Linda! love the dp too!!
    Thanks for playing in Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge!!

  12. WOW. . . .6'7" . I'd look like a midget next to him. I love the card. How sweet. . . . .Perfect for a 17 year old and I too love the colors. Gorgeous, Linda,
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge celebration this week.


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