Sunday, April 20, 2014

Celebrate good times


     Now I know that this is more in the vein of a birthday card, but today was definitely a day of celebration.  Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter day with family and friends.  It was absolutely gorgeous here today.  Unfortunately my hubby shared his nasty cold with me so I've been fighting that all day, but it wasn't enough to make me not appreciate all the green and critters out and about.  I'll share one of those at the bottom of the post.
     My card was created with the cute freebie "Celebration Penguin" that Heidi gave away on her 2 Cute Ink FB page for hitting 5000 fans.  Isn't he cute!  I've colored him up with Copics.  I wish you could see the banner better.  It didn't show up in the closeup pic, but I used some clear Wink of Stella pen on the flags and hat to make them sparkle.


Copics Used:
penguin N3, N5, N7, N9, C00, C0, C2, Y11, YR23, YR65, R20, R30
hat and banner Y26, E97, BG13
ground  W1, W3, W5

     I've used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch for the layout.  I'd also like to enter this in the 2 Cute Ink challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
     Every spring my mom and I start keeping an eye out at our bird feeders for a particular bird.  Spotting one is the highlight of our day.  I believe this guy is called a Rose Breasted Grosbeak.  Sorry the pictures aren't so great.  I had to take them through my kitchen window which has a screen in it.

 

     The red is so striking with the black and white.  My feeders are buzzing with cardinals, blue Jays, woodpeckers, doves, and chickadees.  Love the birdies of spring!
     Have an amazing week!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Handsome Boy", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--2 Cute Ink "Celebration Penguin", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella Clear, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, Fiskars Circle Cutter, MFT FIshtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Bakers Twine, button from my stash

23 comments:

Kathlene Clark said...

Love your darling penguin card, Tracy! I'll have to give that sketch a try...really like it. Happy Easter, Kathy

Kathlene Clark said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Becky said...

what a fabulously fun card! And what a beautiful bird.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. I LOVE that image, wonderful colouring and fabulous papers. Such a great layout too.
Thank you for sharing beautiful photos. I hope you feel better soon.
hugs Sue xx

Pam said...

Wow! Those pp colors are awesome. Love that sweet digi. Had to go grab one. Another fab card. :)

Geri Neumann said...

Great card! Love the sunburst design on your background. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Geri N.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful sunburst design. Love the cute image and your card is just wonderful. Hugs, joann

Jennifer Shults said...

Very cute! I love the colors you put together for this! Thanks for joining us this week. :)

Debra Miller said...

Awesome card Tracy! Love what you did with the freebie image. The colors and sketch are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us for our Celebration challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

Laura said...

Awesome card! I love your style! Thanks for playing at 2 Cute Ink!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a happy card! Really love your mix of patterns, and that penguin is absolutely darling and so perfectly colored... as always ;). Hugs!

Davi said...

What totally fun card, you did a fab job on the rays and the prettys dps, SO cute with mr penguin!! Love your bird shots ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card, love the cute image!

Dilyana said...

Awww, Tracy, this is the sweetest card!!! I had this paper pad a long time ago and I loved it... Seeing it on your card made me smile! :)

Sanja Grdinić said...

What a fun card! :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a gorgeous happy card ... Love the sun ray effect and that cute little guy ... lovely birds too ... I watch them a lot ... not going to tell you what gruesome find I had this morning which I can only say was left from a hawk ... suffice to say someone got the Easter bunny! Made me very sad

Ira Huberts said...

What a very fun and festive card this is Tracy! Love your rays of sunshine, makes your cute fellow radiate! Beautiful shots from the birds in your garden, we sometimes have birds of prey in ours as well. Every now and then we find the remains of pigeons... Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love how that very cute guy is surrounded by a sunburst of colour :)
Very cool bird visitors too!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great use of the sketch and adorable digi.

Lin said...

I just love your card, Tracy, the papers and that adorable penguin made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Audrey Pettit said...

Goodness, what an amazing looking bird! And amazing card, too! LOVE that sunburst effect with the background papers, and that little penguin really makes me smile! Adorable banner he's holding, too!

Nonni said...

Great layout! This reminded me of a sunburst card I've started and not finished... I should make it ready! :) Very cute penguin too... And the colors look great. xx

Lisa M said...

Ohhhh such a whimsically cute penguin but the bird photos....GORGEOUS!! They are the reason I can procrastinate house work in the summer...could watch them for hours.

Beautiful card T and I love that you colored the banner. I thought it was paper pieced how perfect it looked!

hugs!!