Friday, October 16, 2009

Nuttin' better than a friend like you :D

Happy wonderful beautiful cold Friday everyone! 45* and rainy. yay. Why did I ever move from Hawaii? lol! I hope you all had fun at yesterday's Whimsie Doodles blog hop! I saw some of my friends that I haven't chatted with in a while, and was sooo excited to meet new ones! Thank you for coming by, it truly means a lot to me. Be sure to check back in to the Whimsie Doodles blog for the winners list, I can't wait to see who gets that Gingerbread Greetings set. ;)
What a great day, the weekend is upon us and Fall is here...

And there's Nuttin' better than a friend like you! This is my new little critter from my Inktegrity line named Candy. Candy was named after my DT Tammy's site HERE, her blog is just full of eye candy!
This tree was made out of scrap brown cardstock and the distressed stripes CB folder. Vicki and the awesome designers over at Saturday Spotlight have a current challenge of dressing up trees. The leaves were punched out of scraps with Martha Stewart's maple leaf punch, I decided to make them out of fun patterns.Life is too short to be taken seriously. ;)
Here is a closer look at the card:

Her tail was printed off twice and then popped up on dimensionals so that it would look nice and fluffy. We are surrounded by adorable little gray squirrels here in VA, so I made sure to check out their gray coloring up close. They think I'm 'nuts.' (wink wink)
Here is another little image that I created named Happy Mail:

This little birdy was designed for Sheri, as she is the queen of sending happy mail! In fact, the DP on the mailbox and in the background was sent to me by Sheri for a Secret Sister swap. I knew I wanted to incorporate it into this card!

Happy Mail comes with 3 coordinating sentiments, and is really fun to paper piece. She and Candy + 5 other friends are available in my Inktegrity shop.
And speaking of Happy Mail....(drum roll) congratulations to my blog candy winner: picked #24
Congratulations Marilyn! (mlj-mlj) Please email me with your home addy so I can have this box postal!!
And don't forget, I'll be having another blog candy announcement for my birthday month, so be sure to check back in. Have an incredible Friday everyone! Enjoy this beautiful day~
*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

Aren't these so cute! That little squirrel is so sweet and I love the whimsy to your card with the patterned paper for the leaves and the very happy colors.

I really love the happy mail set - congratulations to Marilyn for winning. Very sweet card and more happy colors. So needed for the dreary weather.

bluepoohbear75 said...

Sooo cute. I love the images.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love that squirrel and how you decorated the tree with all those punched leaves!! I am so glad you could join us at the Saturday Spotlight!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! That squirrel is just DARLING!!! Beautiful coloring and details!! The leaves punched out in pattern paper are so perfect to go with your friend!! :) Both of your creations are wonderful hun!! I thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Saturday Spotlight!! I hope to see more of your creations!! HUGS

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, what a sweet squirrel!!! Love the way you dressed up your tree...fantastic card Joni!!!
Blessings, Maria

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable cards Joni!! Glad you are enjoying the happy mail!! :D

Jessica G. said...

Hi, Joni! What a fun decorated tree -- those punched leaves are perfect! Adorable squirrel and I love the mailbox birdie, too!! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge; hope to see you next week, too!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Hi Joni! Thanks so much for the wonderful blog candy! I am really going to have fun with all these wonderful treats! Hugs, Marilyn