Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blue Bird of Happiness

Are you sick of this bird yet or what? I'm having so much fun making cards using this little blue bird and these bright designer papers. I have a corny store to tell, every time I look at this little blue bird I think of my Grandma S., before she passed away she lived in a very nice retirement center where she had her own apartment with a bay window where she grew beautiful african violet plants. One year for her birthday I bought a hand blown glass blue bird to sit among her violets which had a poem that went along with it about how it was the blue bird of happiness and my Grandma just loved it, so that's what comes to mind when I see this blue bird.

This card also uses the Mojo Monday Sketch which I enjoyed using on the card in my previous post and the Summer Sun panel on this card was embossed using my Swiss Dot embossing folder.

Supplies: Cheep Talk, Really Retro, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Circle punches, Scallop circle punch, Ribbon, Brads, CB embossing folder, Pop dots. Colors: Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Whisper White.

Today I was so looking forward to taking my 2 year old son to this Tot Time class that I signed us up for so that he could play with other children his age (my other two kids are 14 and 11). The class was only an hour long and I didn't know how my son would be because he is very active. Lets just say he was the only child that wouldn't sit still not even for snack time, story time or songs and he was the only child to get stuck in the mesh bean bag game and start screaming because he thought it was a tent and couldn't get out, lol (yes I know, he's only 2). Were going to have soooo much fun in this class every week I can tell already!

20 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Cute Cute Card, Lynn! I enjoyed reading the stories about your grandma and your son!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE this color combo and that dp!!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

That card would brighten anyone's day! It reminds me how badly I want Spring to officially be here!!

Tina said...

I love it, so fun and pretty, reminds me of spring.

Kimmie0270 said...

super cute and fun!

I'm so upset about the bella group. You'll be my last bella sistah eva!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute, I am not sick of that birdie at all, love him in fact!!'
Great colors!!

Sounds like your son and mine could be buddies, he never stops!!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim said...

What a cheery card! Love the color combo

Heidi Kilgore said...

I love this little blue bird, and all the cute Dsp that goes with it. The story about your Grandma is priceless. it's memories like those that make our hearts smile. I think it's nice that this stamp helps keep those memories fresh. family is the most important thing we have!

Hugs,

Heidi

LeAnne said...

What a sweet story AND a sweet card! I think I like this one best of all the "birdie" ones I've seen!
LeAnne

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I'm not tired of it! I love what you've done with this bird.

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous, Lynn, I love the blues and yellows together.
Hugs, Christine :)

Amber said...

Super cute, great job!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a nice story to go along with your card.

Anki said...

Wonderful card Lynn - and I like the Swedish colours to it ;-) Also - sound you had a lot of fun with your little one. I guess he also gets a lot of attention from his older siblings - right? I remember that I thought it was much more fun to play with my younger sisters Louise and Cathrine (I am 12 and 16 years older than them) than my 4 year younger sister Pernilla. I guess it was because they looked up to me at that time...hihi...... Have fun dear! Kram - Anki

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is adorable! I love the DP you used for this fun sketch!

Stamp and Smile said...

Such a sweet story about your Grandma!! And a very energized son!! :) I love your cheery and adorable card... you nailed the MoJo Challenger perfectly! Cute DP for sure!! Smiles... :)

Susan said...

Not tired of the bird - he's adorable! I love the yellow and blue together. Makes me happy! Love your story. Grandmas are special!

Deb Wood said...

This is so totally cute!! Love the colors and all the little birdies!! I love the pacific point and it looks great with the yellow!!

Dani said...

Awww, cute story about your Grandma and cute card too! :)
Your little guy sounds like a fun one!

*kathleen* said...

very cute...