Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy FRIDAY!!

There are SO many wonderful things to celebrate today! First off, my sweet DD is turning 9 today. Happy Birthday Nala! MWAH!
And my good friend from college, who is an assistant coach at Navy, and also happens to be my son's Godfather is turning the big 40! HB Coach Jasper, I'm still younger than you Ivin!! :P
Today is also our weekly challenge over at Raise The Bar - a color combo using yellow, gray, and white. Any hue is fine, as long as all 3 colors are represented. Here is my card using Oliver from The Greeting Farm:

I love this little guy! There was a specific reason why I grabbed this Oliver and Amelia set from DCRU - I hope to work on it this weekend and show it to you, it makes me smile just thinking about it. ;)
I am determined to use my scraps up and found these two great pieces that are quite different but worked well with each other. The yellow layer is covered with polka dots, the gray piece is kind of gothic looking. lol! But pair them together with a happy image and it all worked out well. ;)

I also had the opportunity to play along with some challenges this week!
First off, Cute Card Thursday's "Someone Special": My cousin and his wife are expecting their second son next month. Since I am sending a present for the baby, I thought I'd include a little something for the soon-to-be big brother to let him know that he is super special!
This is also the layout for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's current challenge - totally fun, as well as Crazy 4 Challenge's What are little boys made of? theme.
Finally, The Pink Elephant has an awesome recipe: Yellow, Designer Papers, and buttons. I have no idea where I got that fun white rectangular one, but it felt boyish. ;)
Come join us at Raise The Bar! You can see the other wonderful samples by the DT as well as link up HERE.
Have a beautiful Friday everyone, thank you so much for stopping by!!!


sweetbloominscraps said...

What a cute card! Love that shiny hair! Thanks for playing at SSW!
Arlana and Judi

Irena said...

Very cute image, lovely card :)

Lisa T said...

Very cute!! Thanks for joining us this week at SSW!

mulberry station said...

Hi Joni, Great the hair and pants on your little guy. He is sooo cute! Wish your daughter a happy Birthday! Have Fun!
Nancy SSW

Toni said...

Joni my friend :) Such a great card. You did a great job coloring him! How have you been? TDS misses you :)

Maylee said...

Ohhmygosh! This is the cutest card!


Luv this x reminds me of one of my sons when he was little x I am popping over to buy it x Leigh x

JR Creations said...

Tis fab me dear, his hair looks like a photo! Awesome colours. Thanks for playing at SSW!

Jenny T.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh he is a CUTIE!!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to Nala! Wow- 9.... only one more year before double digits! ;-)
Adorable card, Joni! You are so good to be able to use your scraps (mine tend to just get piled up). Love this little guys hair. Your coloring is awesome!

Silvia said...

This card is to cute, Joni! The image and the coloring is great!

Thanks for joining us at TPE!

Terry Oulboub said...

Super cute card; love that little image - it's just gorgeous! I love how you colored his hair and the rest of him - you're awesome! Thanks for joining us at SSW! :)

Lelia Pierce said...

Stinking adorable, Joni! I love it! I REALLY need to use my scraps too...they are overflowing!


P.S. Happy Belated Birthday, Nala!!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE it! I love the yellow, grey, and black together! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

Hi Joni! OMG I absolutely adore this!
Thanks so much for joining us for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Joni, what an adorable card!! Fabulous job on your coloring!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Heather said...

I LOVE this card!!! Great coloring and I love the papers you matched him up with. The buttons are just an added yummy bonus :D
Thanks for playing along at SSW!

Melissa Craig said...

This is a great card Joni! I love the color combo and you colored the image so well. The stitching looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW.

Annie said...

a gorgeous card and such a cute image. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x