Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SSCB#41 Spring Fever - Goldfinch

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day! The past few days have been absolutely gorgeous in the Chicago area.  I went for a walk with Miss Moriko and I could hear the Sandhill Cranes whirling over head.  They make the most unusual sound - like a bird would sound if it were purring.  I call it "whirling".  They're a migratory bird in our area - like Robins and so many other birds.   I'm happy to hear their song and see the seasons change.    The trees should have leaves again soon and all the world will be green again! LOL!  Today is colder (50's) and really windy - I can hear the house creaking, and the dog looks spooked.

We're at the halfway point of the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #41 challenge - Spring Fever.  The challenge begins on the first Wednesday of the month, and we kindly remind you to play along on the third Wednesday of the month, showing more samples.  

To keep us on our toes, Mary likes to give the DT a little extra "challenge".  This time she asked us to use some Glossy Accents on our projects.  I love the shine of Glossy Accents when I see them on projects by other people, but on mine?  Not so much.  No matter how careful I am to be sure there are no bubbles, there always seems to be some itty bitty irregularities that I'm not fond of.  I want them to dry clean and perfect like an enamel dot, and I just can't seem to achieve that look. 
I almost didn't get my project done in time.  I tried the accents on lots of things and wound up tossing them all.  I added some to this wood veneer butterfly and lightly sprinkled on some chunky glitter.  Yep... looks clean here right?  Only because it's still wet LOL! 

Do you love the little wood sequins?  They're one of the newest additions to the store.   I love mixing them with colored sequins and that they are so thin.
Do you love that little stitched scallop border?  It's from Pretty Pink Posh, and in stock at Serendipity!

YAY!!! There is a sale this week!  Mary must be feeling good!!  Free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more.  Good through 3/25.

Want to see more beautiful project from the team?  Just click on their names below.   We also have a super guestie this month.  It's Karen Dunbrook of Snippets blog.    I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp:  Serendipity Stamps Goldfinch, Spring
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border
Pattern Paper:  Crate  Paper Maggie Holmes  6x6"
1/2" Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers
Twinery Charcoal Twine
Wood Veneer Butterfly Studio Calico
Chunky Sugar Glittery Doodlebug
Sequins - Wood Look Serendipity - Pink Pretty Pink Posh 
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Rose Bud


Michele K. Henderson said...

Jeanne, what a pretty bird - -perfect for a spring challenge! I think birds are my favorite card making inspiration. I love how you stamped it on this interesting notebook pattern paper - great idea and a good tip too!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm rooting for your Glossy Accents to dry perfectly! Such a beautiful card! The sweet bird is beautiful in pink, and I love all your details!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Jeanne!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty, Jeanne! I love the goldfinch in pink and he looks wonderful on the notebook paper bg. You have such a way w/ bright designer paper!

Marybeth said...

Your weather sounds as beautiful as your card is! Gorgeous Jeanne, now I need that bird too!

Kim Heggins said...

As always...this is just so beautiful. Love your bird in pink, such a sweet look.

Lisa Minckler said...

SO, SOOO beautiful! It's cold, dreary, dark and wet outside, but being on your blog is like being on a warm tropical vacation with hugs. I LOOOVE the colors and vibrancy of this card and that butterfly with sparkles made me think of a sugar frosted cookie....YUMMY!
hugs to you Jeanne.

Deezy said...

What a nice blog and what a nice cards you make! Very inspiring!

Mary Dew Lee said...

The SS design team always thinks to do things that never enter my head! Like stamping this pretty goldfinch in pink and leaving him be. It's perfect! And that butterfly looks good enough to eat! Like a cookie with sprinkles!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Glad spring is coming...we have buds and lilies up!! Ahhh.... I used my glossy accents for glitter too, I use toothpick to get out the bubbles when I use them straight up! Have a great WE!!

Miriam said...

Love that you stamped the bird in PINK!! Great idea!

Karen Amidon said...

You are so the Goldfinch stamped in pink and the black trim and twine really pops it. There you go again adding all the fancy pattern it

JD/ Jill said...

This card really speaks SPRING! I am so ready for spring like weather...It's not here today...that's for sure...

jan metcalf said...

Lovely card layout/design!