Sunday, March 29, 2009

A perfect Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I hope your weekend is going well? We are having the most beautiful Sunday here in VA - perfect temp, sunshine, and kids' voices echoing through the neighborhood. I LOVE Spring! I actually played around with these cards on Saturday and couldn't wait to post them today. I LOVE these dragons! If you want them for yourself, click HERE. His name is Dustin Pike and he just draws for fun. OMWord! Check out his blog before he gets uber popular, I swear he could charge me $5 per dragon and I would run and get my credit card. He offers his digis for free which is music to my ears! I heard about him through Mel who found out about him through some other sweet SCS member...

Here's the first card that I made to celebrate my Izzy's first Easter hunt coming up. He's not even one yet, but he's got a basket ready for his first egg hunt at our church. I even used a chipboard sentiment (yes Marji! I did! I did!) as it was so appropriate for this excited little dragon. Isn't he sooooo adorable? I decided to make him purple and used 4 different purple copic shades on his body alone. (I guess I am still inspired by my Prince card - haha!) I found some DP and ribbon scraps that flowed well with the baby boy theme. See how sunny it is? I didn't even use a flash and there was a glare on the sentiment. haha! And here's another one that I made to honor friendships. This weekend my 3 older kiddos hung out with their best friends. And I say that sincerely because in the military world, you are never in one location long enough to establish true relationships. Since we've been here in VA for almost 4 years, all of their friends this weekend have been in our lives from practically day one! That is sooo cool to me, seeing them all grow up together! Jorge was our next door neighbor at our old house, and even with personal changes in his family life, he is still like a son to us at almost 14yo. He even calls Brown and I 'mom' and 'dad.' My girls swoon over him (haha! He's that cute!) and he treats them better than their own real big brothers. Jay and Ray (yes, they are truly meant to be brothers) have been super close friends from the time they first met in 2005; Nala and Amber were in preschool together and here they are approaching 3rd grade.

The DP and ribbon scraps were part of my dusty stash. I purposely picked a colorful paper as it was perfect for today's fun mood. The scallops kind of imitate the dragon's scales, don't you think? :D I found this sentiment in a Rub On stack - my latest craze - that I got for 98 cents from M's. (It was discounted because the cover was ripped. Yay me!) Thanks for stopping by, I hope this serves as some inspiration to treasure your friendships! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
*Love and Aloha*

15 comments:

Ann said...

Super cute, Joni! Love your coloring!

Glad to know someone has nice weather--we had rain all day yesterday, then woke up to SNOW this morning! Yuck!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh! These are so sweet! I love the card Joni. I got his next free digi - I hope that's not his last... I hope we see lots and lots of great things from Dustin.

Gramrussell said...

These cards are great. I love your colors. It sounds like you are in a very good place right now. That's great. You are so right to enjoy each friendship and never take them for granted. Thanks for reminding us! Have a great week.

rachelsigmak said...

I just downloaded those last week... I love em!

Janna said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! I love these dragons! How adorable and you did such a great job with coloring them! I can't believe he offers them up for free! They are amazing!!! I too would pay for them if he were selling them! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. It is so nice to have great kids in the neighborhood!

Smiles,
janna

Gabby said...

Ok...my mouth is on the ground! I LOVE your coloring on these little guys! I had to go get them! LOL! Hey...have you seen the tut on SCS on how to add "texture" to images? It would be PERFECT for these dragons! I'll look for the link and email it to you!

Wendy said...

I downloaded these cutie dragons too! You did a great job with them! Such super cute cards!! :)

Diane (djuseless) said...

Those dragons are too cute! Grat job coloring!

Dee said...
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Dee said...

OOOps ..I came and stalked your blog lol - deleted my post by accident - OMG I'm a mess 4sure today hehehe. Just wanted to say I love what you did with the Dragons - your projects came out beautiful!!!

Gael said...

I love these dragons and I love what you did with them!! That coloring is incredible!! WOW. Both great cards.

I have a question about the digi... do I get the same effect from right clicking and saving image, or is it better to download the link?? Please let me know... Thanks!

Loretta Rodger said...

I so agree, his blog and digi designs are great! I am a first time visitor to your blog and love the layout and design, and of course all of your neat projects! Stamp happy!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable cards!!! I need to get me some of those...off to do some downloading.

Tammy said...

Super cute Dragon! I ran right over and downloaded him and some of Dustin's other great stamps!
TFS

Kit said...

love these images they are fab :o)