Wednesday, March 20, 2013

a cute little saurus

i was able to get some creative juice flowing today for my card for the latest paper smooches sparks challenge! it's a cool shades color challenge! 

and here's my cute little scene - warning: there's lots of cute happening here. :)

i used 4 paper smooches stamp sets: happy camper, sentiment sampler, metropolis and party posse.
the images are all paper pieced and fussy cut out. i popped up the clouds and marshmallows for a little added fun! 

the sentiment is heat embossed. and here's where it gets questionable...i started by added glossy accents to the fire...ok. but then i thought, hmm, i used ribbon the other day...why not use another supply i have a ton of and don't use...glitter! 

i immediately regretted that decision. like a lot of glitter ventures, it was messy, overwhelming and (in this case) permanent! lol! i was imagining just a hint of glitter to replicate sparks in a bon fire...but alas. glitter is not delicate medium! at least not in my house with the little ones running around knocking things over, reaching for containers and 'wanting to help'! :)
come to think of it...there's a reason that glitter was in a bottom door of my expedite...

ha ha!
so that's that! i still think it's one card with a lot of cute, even if i am still finding glitter on my desk. 


  1. This card is so CUTE! I love the little scene you created!

  2. Darling. That little dinosaur can roast marshmallows with me any time! The glitter is just fine on the fire too. Bev

  3. Your card caught my eye at the Sparks challenge, so cute!

  4. Love your card! And the glitter really makes the fire look fabulous! P.S. I used glitter on a card back in November, and I'm still finding it show up! Good luck with that! LOL!

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The combo of the dino and the happy camper set rock! I love the sparkle and the little tiny clouds too! :)

  6. glitter shrapnel is totally worth it to end up with a card this sweet!!! everything about it is cayoooot! love the teeny squee :)

  7. Oh I love the glittery fire! It's really fun, awesome card:)

  8. And, congrats on your feature on the PS blog! No wonder, it's an awesome design :)


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