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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Think Spring

Good Morning Everyone...WOW it's Tuesday already!!! I was wondering if I could get some opinions today on my blog????? I am in the process of giving it a make over....I am not completely finished...... I am trying to figure out how to make it more "me"...Do you have any ideas???? I would love to hear them!!!! Also do you like the colors??? Love to know what my followers think so far.....



Moving on to my card today....Today's is the Think Ink Challenge at Artful INKables!!!! This weeks challenge is to Think Spring!!! This is the perfect challenge because I am so ready for spring already!!! I decided to use this sweet set A Bird's Song. Birds just make me think of spring!!! If you play along this week you could be entered in a drawing to win a grab bag of Artful INKables product. Make sure you check out the challenge HERE !! This is also for the Mojo Sketch this week you can find HERE.

I decided to pull out my Prismas and Gamsol for this image. I totally forgot how much I love that technique...I have been so hooked on Copics!!! I have to say though today, I am still not sure about my creation these colors of this great SEI paper were quite tricky!!!



Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a fabulous day!!!

Here's the Recipe

  • Image and Sentiment - A Bird's Song by Artful INKables
  • Paper - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Poppies Designer Paper by SEI
  • Accessories - Primas, Sheer Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Marvy Oval and Scallop Punches, Bling

34 comments:

Angelwood said...

Hi Crystal, this is beautiful! Your coloring with the pencils and gamsol is wonderful! I have to practice that technique a little more. Beautiful image!

As for your blog background. I LOVE IT! Very colorful and cheerful. I don't think you need to add anything else. As for how to make it more personal, how about some family pictures..???

Can I ask how you add that watermark to your image?

Hugs, Angela

Tracy said...

You've pulled a beautiful card together, and it really gives the feeling of spring, which is nice to see as it's dull and foggy here at the moment. I like the look of your blog Crystal, I have photo's on mine of family and pets, or you could add photo's of things you enjoy!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jdmommy said...

Crystal, the card you made with the little bird is just darling. Now. Your blog....I LOVE these pastel colors...I think this is so much more you...feminine, a little flirty, definitely fun!! Go with it!

Dianne said...

Hi Crystal, your card is beautiful. I can't wait for Spring to hurry up and get here.

RE: Blog: I love the colors and the background. I don't think I would change anything. Great Job !!

Hugs,
Dianne

Kim Y. said...

Hi, Crystal! I love your new blog! I love all the butterflies! I am still working on mine...when I gen a chance. :D

Awesome job on the card! I am ready for spring! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! is this ever stunning!

and girl, i LOVE your new page look. where's it from!

hugs :)

Anjou Krelovich said...

What a beautiful card! The birds are so sweet and your coloring rocks.

Love the new blog. The colors are fabulous and your header is gorgeous! Nice nice makeover!

Jessica G. said...

This little cardinal would be very popular here in the St. Louis area! Perfect fresh color combo showcasing him to make it feel like Spring!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey girl!! This is so pretty!! I love your fun colors and the image is just adorable girl!! I love the fun new springy look of your blog too!! :) HUGS

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is lovely

Kit said...

oh wow Crystal this is so pretty

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute Crystal!! I just love that little birdy. Too sweet! Great coloring and design my friend!! Oh how I long for spring and sunshine....very gloomy here.

I like your blog background. As Anne said, more fun and feminine!!

hugs my friend,
Chris

chercroppin said...

Hey girl...I love using the Prismas with Gamsol...great technique and it always turns out vibrant! What a sweet one Crystal....love the papers you used too!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE your card ... tough colors but you totally rocked 'em!

Your blog looks like a happy, sunny day ... very you!

Stampin Mindy said...

Very Spring-ish! Love that bird and your beautiful coloring. Lovely papers too. Hugs!

Patti J said...

I am totally diggin' your new look, dear girl! It's bright and cheerful, and makes me anxious for spring! I'd like a lesson in watermarking too! Hugs!

itsabrt said...

Howdy Crystal this card is fantastic to say the least! I love your blog look as of late especially than cool plant scrolly dodad between the posts! Beth

Kim Dellow said...

Such a cute card Crystal love the bird :) Kim

Cindy Haffner said...

Love the new look and love your sweet card!!

ChristineCreations said...

It has a really fresh feel with the colors Crystal! You did great pulling them all together.

Kerri said...

I LOVE that dp, and that little bird is so sweet! You colored it beautifully! I also LOVE your blog's new look! Wouldn't change a thing ; )

Denise Young said...

I played with the sketch too. Gotta love those MOJO sketches.
Love the new look of the blog. The colors are perfectly you.

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog. The light aqua color is sooo soothing on the eyes. Your card is super cute! Those papers are too fabulous.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Very pretty! I think the colors look great!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Crystal! such a sweet image and lovely papers! Makes me think of springtime!

blessings, Maria

jen said...

Your card is really cute- I love prismas, but haven't gotten the gamsol down....
Your blog looks GREAT! Love the little clips holding up the titles on the side too- FUN!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

I am with you Girlfriend! I am soooo ready for Spring too!! This card is perfect and gets me right in the Spring time mood! Just beautiful honey! :)

Your blog makeover is wonderful....I LOVE IT! So fresh and fun! Those clips are adorable and your header!! Just perfect for you!! I am thrilled with it!!
Yay!! :)

Almost Wednesday.....that is good!
Hope your having a great week so far.
Love ya!
XXXOOO
Big Hugs!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very fresh and springy, cute bird too.

Kristine said...

Ooo, I just LOVE birds!! Very cute Crystal *Ü*

Allison said...

Lovely image and great papers! Super different in color expectations!

Cheryl Walker said...

Crystal I love the new look of your page!!! Also Im loving the colors you picked tooo, and the border on the top. I still need to do mine :)

Your card is very sweet, and I love the colors and all the details youve added to it!! Beautiful job as always hun!!!

Have a nice week!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sherry Campbell said...

Very pretty card- it's definitely a reminder of Spring. :) Your blog looks GREAT.

Dawn B. said...

This paper is amazing. I love your prisma coloring..My fav. Great job Crystal..

Kim said...

Oooo what an adorable little birdie card! Great touches!!!
Hugs~ Kim