Friday, October 17, 2008

Hey Dude!

Earlier this week, I got my latest CHF order which included one of Kim Hughes' newest sets, Little Guy. Love this set! It has such fun little boy images which are not too baby-ish, which make them perfect for my boys who feel that they are getting bigger by the moment! Plus I like that these are non-sporty images too (although there is a little baseball image included), which will help to give my boy cards a little variety. This is my first card so far from the set. The 2 aliens crack me up. I put this guy on a skateboard just because, and since it looks like he is waving, it seemed to be well with the sentiment too.

As always, very easy layout with some embossing with the square nestie (loves the touch it adds!). I'm am also channeling a little Paula by coloring on kraft paper. Love how the white really pops. I used to wonder what you were supposed to use a white pencil for (remember, I am so not an artist by nature at all!) And now if I could just color even a fraction as well as she does... oh well, I can wish right?! ;) Maybe it'll happen by osmosis if I continue to check in on her blog daily...

I have also been on a boy card kick (more so that usual) lately, so I have been using lots of big eyelets and buttons for embellishments - they all feel that ribbon is too girly. I'm going to have to switch to girl cards soon - my ribbons are collecting dust sitting in their drawers and jars! LOL.

Oh and by the way, CHF has this monthly drawing called "Keeping the Gallery Beautiful" They (obviously) encourage everyone to post CHF creations in the gallery and every month, they have a raffle and everyone who posts has a chance to win. The prize? - 15% coupon to use in the stores. How cool is that? And what is even cooler is that I WON THIS MONTH! :) I think that there is more than one winner each month. Can't wait to use that coupon. My CHF list is VEERRRYYY LONG and gets longer every time I check out what's in the store and all the amazing creations in that beautiful gallery!

Stamps: CHF Little Guy, CS: PTI Kraft, Scenic Route PP, SU Not Quite Navy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Other: BG button, twine, Dimensionals, Square Nesties and Prismas/Gamsol


paula said...

Dude, this alien is awesome and I love the kraft cs you coloer him on! super cute!

Jennifer Bradley said...

This is just tooo cute! Awesome card!