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April 27, 2011

Bugs and Critters!!! =D

Hello everyone!  Yes, that's right, I'm posting twice in two days!  Haha!  I'm so ready for the school year to be over so that I can post alllll the time again!  =D 

Ok I have two cards for you today!  One of them is a card with some little sea critters on it, and one of them is a buggy beauty!  Here's the first one:

Since I got Hats off to You, I've had dreams of putting this little graduation cap on the whale from Critters of the Sea and creating the illusion that it was being raised off with spouted water!!!  I just thought it would be so perfect for that sentiment, and as a graduation card!  Now with graduation season upon us, I knew I had to do it!  And what better time than for the current Lawnscapings challenge - Calling all Critters!!! 

I love that little sun too from Partly Cloudy.  Adding the stickles just made it shine perfectly to show a bright, sunny day on the sea!  =) 

Next, I just love PTI's Little Lady stamp set!  I haven't inked it up in awhile, so I thought today was the perfect day!  Here's the card I came up with:

Aren't these colors just a great combo? Also, I wanted the ladybug's wings to stand up and out, so I stamped an extra ladybug and cut out the wings so that I could fold them up to make them look like they were helping the little lady fly!  Here's a close up of the wings:

I was super inspired when I made this card, with inspirations from:
1. CR84FN25 - Aqua Blue and White
2. Make it Monday #12 - Line Frame 101
3. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
It's finally starting to get warmer here!  I'm getting ready to think about planting our garden and herb garden!  For those of you that garden, what are your favorite things to plant?  Our new thing this year is going to be butternut squash and cucumbers!  =) 

Well as always, thanks for checking out my blog!  I can't believe that I'm up over 30 followers and have so many great people checking out my blog on a regular basis!  You guys all ROCK and I am so glad to have gotten to know so many wonderful people in this past 9 months!  =D 


  1. Oh, wow, Kristy!! These critter cards are just super and I especially like how you have the mortar board blasting right off that whale's blow hole. That is SO creative!!

  2. Love the graduation card...I need to make one of these soon for my cousin who is graduating from college. :)

  3. Both cards are so sweet. I do like your ladybug and the dimension in the wings. Super sweet sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  4. Cute cards Kristy! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

  5. Kristy! Super cute!!! Love the graduation theme!! :) Thanks for joining us!!! :)

  6. So fun to have the graduation-hat being blown up by the whale like that! TFS =)

  7. You and I thought alike when it comes to that ladybug. I also used it for the CR84FN and MIM challenge! I really like yours better, though. I love the shape of your frame and the butterfly is so much better in the red and black. Great job.

  8. What cute cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  9. Great job on your frame, really cute card.

  10. Cute cards! I love the hat popping off the whale. What a neat idea! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  11. Love your fabulous cute cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.