Thursday, February 26, 2009

To A Tea-rific Friend

I made this card for an old high school friend, whose birthday I missed earlier this month. Back in the day, she was into mice. She drew them everywhere and even went by Souris (mouse) in French class. I'm sure she's moved on in the intervening decades, but really, isn't this image the cutest?! Rodents never looked so good. I'm sure she'll get a kick out of it.

All stamps are from Stephanie Fizer's Tea for Two by My Favorite Things Presents. I did my coloring with Copic markers, and then added some Stardust Stickles around the perimeter of the teacup.

Before I go, I'd like to share two awards I've received recently. Toni at 5 Inky Fingers has awarded me with the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks, Toni!

Next, I received this award

from Laura at Texas Two Step. Thanks Laura!

In both cases, I'm supposed to nominate five blogs. Here goes (same 5 for both).

1. Betsy Veldman - Paper Scissors Superheroes
I followed a link to her blog last weekend from my SFYTT bud Susan Liles's blog and was BLOWN AWAY.

2. Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs
This week, my friend Jennifer is embarking on a new venture - her own stamp line! Good luck, Jennifer!

3. Angella Crockett - Body, Mind, Spirit, and STAMPS
Fellow Our Daily Bread Designs DT member Angella has a brand-spankin' new blog. Look out blogland, there is some serious talent over there!

4. Judy Rozema - Joy in a JAR
My CHA roomie, a wonderful blog friend, and an absolutely amazing stamper.

5. Linda Heavens - Heavens Created This
I'll bet she doesn't even know I stalk her blog. I usually pull her up in my reader, and for some reason sometimes I'm shy about leaving comments. Ridiculous, I know! Anyway, this girl can color like the dickens. I could stare at her cards for hours taking in all the nuances of her amazing coloring.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stephanie Fizer - Tea for Two (My Favorite Things Presents)
Paper: Papertrey White, SU Basic Black, DCWV "Citrus" dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prima flowers, Copic markers, Stardust Stickles, SU 1/4" circle punch, vintage brads, and paper piercer, black felt ricrac


Jenny said...

Amy you do such a fantastic job! I absolutely HATE mice, but this guy doesn't look so bad! LOL!

Monique said...

Amy, what a beautiful card. Super colors, layout and colouring.

xx Monique

Danielle said...

What a super cute card Amy! Love the colours you used and your copic colouring is awesome! I checked out those blogs too - what fabulous work out there!
Hugs, Danielle

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so cute, Amy! You're right that a rodent never looked so cute! I love the Stephanie Fizer sets....

Jane Wetzel said...

this is just plain adorable Amy!

Judy Rozema said...

What a darling little card! Fantastic coloring! Everyone just loves their Copics and I am just not sure. I have only three grays, so I suppose that is not a great indication of anything LOL, and should try a few colors.

Thank you for the awards and your sweet comments! Don't faint, but I mailed your hat and camera case today! LOL

Amy said...

Hi Amy!

The stardust stickles are the perfect accent on the teacup! I must check out these stamps bc my DD was sooo into mice when she was little--loved the Beatrix Potter movies!

I see Mo and Jo are back! Ü

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Amy! I love your coloring, the patterned papers, flowers, everything!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Sweet card Amy, I just LOVE this adorable image and fun layout!!

Thank you for the wonderful award, I am honored you would think of me!! :D

Hugs to you always, Jennifer :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh that is such a CUTE card Amy!! I'm sure it will bring a big smile to your friend's face!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute Amy!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh my goodness! That is SO adorable! LOVE the flowers!!

Betsy V said...

Beautiful card Amy, and thank you so much for the award and kind words about my blog.

I love seeing your creations...thanks for sharing with us!!

Viv said...

When Feedblitz drops onto my virtual mat, I know I'm in for a treat when I see Pickled Paper designs!!! And oday is no exception!! Wonderful stuff!!
Viv xxx

renee said...

just adorable! Thanks for sharing. Blessings. Renee

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! You friend will love it.

Denise said...

I love it!! Just so totally cute!! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such a cute card Amy!!!! Your friend will love it!!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my word Amy, a fabulous design, that little mouse is so absolutely adorable!

Renée said...

It is really cute, Amy! Love the image, and I especially love the colours. Such nice bright and cheerful ones!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh this card!