Monday, April 11, 2011

Hangin' Pal


The Little One has this habit of calling everyone and anyone "Pal". It sounds way too cute coming out of the mouth of a four year old no matter who is uses this endearment with. Makes me smile thinking of it.


This bat from Paper Smooches is pretty dang cute too! I pieced him from a black misted sheet of white cardstock and gently inked the edges in blue. His eyes and teeth received extra attention in the form of enamel accents. The color inspiration from this card come from The Paper Variety's  April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge and the layout is inspired by Artful Delight's Delightful Inspiration April Sketch Challenge. I don't know about you, but when times are tough, I could not resist a smile when if he showed up in my mailbox?


(Please do come back later tonight for an announcement. An extra special announcement that has been really really hard to keep in!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Teal Blue) Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (The Boyfriend Collection) Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: (Falling for You) PaperSmooches
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versamark, (Buckaroo Blue Pigment) SU
Other: (Stickers) Making Memories, (Black Shimmerz Spray) Shimmerz, (White and Black Enamel Accents) Ranger, (White Gel Pen) Signo, (Thread)

31 comments:

  1. I love paper smooches and your card rocks! I adore how you did the sentiment!

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  2. Karen, This is so CUTE and I LOVE the Pal story! How funny! LOVE all of the FAB details like the spray color and the enamel teeth! Wow! Also LOVE how you did the letters! Wonderful card!

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  3. Love that you cut the bat out of misted paper. It adds even more interest to already adorable image.

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  4. This is too cute Karen! Love that little bat! The sentiment is fun!

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  5. Oh my! This is so cute! What a great get well card.

    I hope the bad weather missed you yesterday. We had a gorgeous day but had some wind and rain in the evening.

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  6. Oh he's cute and I have a very good guess on the annoucement, can I have a prize if I'm right?

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  7. I love this card Karen! Super cute and I love the hanging sentiment. Looking forward to the big news :)

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  8. well, this is just stinkin' adorable! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

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  9. That upside down bat and sentiment banner are so stinkin' cute!!! ADORABLE card, Karen! Can't wait to hear your announcement!!!!!!!

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  10. Oh how CUTE (the story and the card)! Love how you hung the sentiment like a banner.

    Can't wait to hear your news!

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  11. omg this is so CUTE! Love how you did the sentiment!

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  12. this is so adorable...and I love that your little one calls everyone pal...Marcel calls everyone "dude"...cracks me up!

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  13. So totally fun Karen! :) The sentiment is just perfect for this image! :)

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  14. This is so cute, love the sentiment and the cute bat! Adorable card Karen..

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  15. That bat is so darn cute! Love the misted colour and his stitched perch! Great job, Pal!

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  16. You totally rocked that bat! I LOVE the "banner" sentiment. So so so fabulous!

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  17. so adorable, karen! love the enamel accents on his teeth!

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  18. now how cute is this?! Love that your little one uses 'pal'...I love it when my 16 yo calls her 13 yo brother 'little buddy'...

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  19. well, isn't he a cutie! Love the teeth and those goofy eyes! I love that he is hanging by the stitching. Gives it a precarious feel. CUTE!

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  20. Love LOVE your take on Artful Delight's sketch!!!!! Your card is adorable!! And your son, too cute! Thank you so much for playing along with Artful Delight!!

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  21. So cute your Little One uses the term "pal"! :) Love that. Love this card too. That bat image is adorable and your sentiment just perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

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  22. simply cute!! love the stitched line that he is hanging on. super card, Karen!

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  23. SOOOO adorable! I love your take on the sketch! So clean and simple! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Artful Delight!

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  24. Uh-oh, now that you've caved into Paper Smooches, I won't be far behind! I've been longing for these stamps and I love what you've done with this adorable bat!

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  25. Can you say CUTE?!!! Oh my, what fun!!!

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  26. Sooooo cute! I love how you misted the bat and the repeated stitching is so great! Your story about your son is adorable! :)

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  27. Karen, this is so adorable!!!

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