Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day !

I am pretty sure this is a first for me in the 16+ years I've been
a paper crafter....I'm celebrating with a card for...

As soon as I got the newest stamps from Paper Smooches, I just
new I was headed for an Earth Day card, no question!
This design is ala my dear friend, Savannah O'Gwynn.

Doesn't this look like something Savvy would put together ?
I am a huge fan of everything she does but she IS the master of whimsy !

I've been collecting sheets of alphabets for about six months now and decided
it was time to start using them and I managed to do that with this card!

'Happy' is from Authentique
'Earth' is from Prima
'Day' is from Echo Park

The base paper is from MME's Fine & Dandy 'Girl' 6x6 pad.
I thought it worked perfectly with these stamps.
I used a little Stickles around the cloud for some additional texture.

How about those tall trees from Paper Smooches ?!
All the paper-piecing was done with a variety of papers 
{ see recipe below }

I also pulled out the 'Forest Whimsy' set from PS as well because no 
little forest is complete with a a tree stump and a squirrel to join the party!

So happy you stopped by today!
Thank you as always, for all your kind comments
left along the way....

Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper:  Fine & Dandy & Honeycake from My Mind's Eye
Portrait by Crate Paper & Blossom by Jillibean Soup
Stamps:  Forest Whimsy & Spring Groves by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Alphas by: Prima, Authentique & Echo Parks
pearls by Recollections, Stickles in stardust by Ranger


Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card!! Love the papers. Perfect for Earth Day!

Kara Lynne said...

This is indeed a very whimsical card! I love the colors, the papers, and that little guy on the stump!

Sarah Anderson said...

lol, I only knew it was earth day this morning because of google! And it's been celebrated just one year less than I've been alive. love the trees on your card, and yes, it's gorgeously whimsical xx

Lisa said...

Well congrats on your 1st Earth Day card Julie! You've captured the whimsy of the papers and elements PERFECTLY!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a fun card. Blessings!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my I LOVE this card!!! Really CUTE and playful!