Just for Fun


Since I left my design team commitments back in the fall, I have missed challenges with my DT friends. I like trying to work within the perimeters for a specific project (I find it can be a little stressful, but I usually end up trying new ideas!),  and I love seeing what everyone else comes up with!

I’m posting a little ‘just for fun’ challenge card that I created yesterday.  A few of my stampy friends decided we would use a darling little Whiff of Joy image that we all love, Willow with Hot Chocolate.  Then, just for kicks, Carole Burrage sent each of us a few little snippets of this designer paper from American Crafts to work with.  I’m excited to check out what she, Michele Boyer, Alli Miles and the beautiful Julie Campbell came up with. They’ll have darling samples, for sure.

I love this little girl image – I’ve used it several times before. (You can see previous cards by clicking the Whiff of Joy link on the right.) This little lady reminds me of my sweet oldest daughter who is growing up so fast. She is the chronic cocoa drinker around here.

I always feel like this little girl image should be sitting on a rug or the floor or something, so I created a little rug for her and then thought that the same patterned paper would be a cute back drop or curtain on a window or something of the like. I used a Big Shot die to create a ‘window’ for my card. The butterfly pin simulates wall art, and I’ve done my own inspirational art by writing ‘dream’ on my epoxy wallhanging with a Copic Multi-Liner pen.  No smearing and instant dry. Love those Multi-Liners.

I’m supposed to be off of the computer and packing, but I’ll be back tomorrow with a sweet little treat. Hope you have a fabulous day!

  • Stamps: Willow with Hot Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Heart paper (American Crafts), Desert Coral Light (Prism), Pure Luxury White (GinaK), wood grain (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Ink: Cocoa Bean Memento
  • Accs: Copic Markers, A2 Window Card Die (Big Shot), Petite Scalloped Oval Die (Spellbinders), Sheer Ribbon (May Arts)

17 responses to “Just for Fun

  1. Look at her — you’ve made her a little ‘Willow’s Dream House’! Love her little rug and window treatments; my poor Willow is going to be totally jealous!!! This is fabulous, and I CAN’T WAIT to see you and give you a big ol’ bear hug!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, Lori! I love the wood background, her little rug, the butterfly…THE WINDOWS!!! Love it, love it, love it!

  3. Lori, this is fantastic! I love the way you used the paper, and the window is great! 🙂

  4. That little window and window treatment is just adorable!!! I love this!!

  5. I love the “scene” that this card creates. I would never come up with such an idea on my own. But now I totally want to case it! Hope that’s ok.

  6. Love the rug, the outdoor heart scene and that lace valance–so darn cute and creative, Lori!

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  8. Lori babe…this is how do I say: CLEVER! Love the window, the floor mat and that ribbon treatment 🙂 Rockin’ card!!!!

  9. Wow – this is so different and so gorgeous!! Love the scene you’ve created! You are just so clever!

  10. Adorable!!!

  11. Hey you ROCK STAR! You are SUCH a show off! 😉 Look at you and your little scenery! Very cute and super creative! I hope you have the BEST time ever this week!

  12. So cute and so creative!! I love it!

  13. Wow! This card is incredible, I really love all of the details to it, especially the window!

  14. She is a darling and the idea of putting her on a rug is perfect.

  15. The little girl is just adorable, and I like the door you made for her.

  16. Love seeing her “sitting” on her little rug…perfect for this image! Have a great time at CHA.

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