Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Little Pony

When I was a child, stores would sometimes have grab bags - you purchased a bag for a reasonable price, but you had no idea what was inside. Sometimes it would say BOY or GIRL on it, sometimes, it was appropriate for either one. I loved the mystery, not knowing what I would get when I ripped into the bag after purchasing it. Obviously, I liked some things better than others, but I was never really disappointed.

Why am I telling you this?

Well, today's card is something like that. See, I'm part of a Mystery Image group on SCS. Every other month we swap cards - but the images are provided by the hostess. We ALL use the same image....... and we have no clue what that image will be until we receive it (it comes with the swapped cards from the previous round.

This time Kate is the hostess and today is the day the swap is due. That means today we have permission to post pictures of our cards on our blogs. Until today, it is a "secret" or a "mystery".

Truthfully, Kate's image was simple, yet challenging! And it was sooooooo much fun!!! It was especially fun for me, since I don't have much reason to use images of this sort (my children are now young adults).

Want to see???

Of course you do!

It's Little Pony!
Isn't she adorable?!?!?

The image is from Stampin' UP! The name of the set is Pony Party. It reminds me of the Little Pony toys my daughter had when she was a youngster. So I colored it in the cheerful/bright colors that I remembered from her toys.

Of course, I had to add a little something inside, too...

I actually made a couple of  "extras" of this card (it's a 3 + 1 swap, but we get 6 images), so I'm going to be mailing one of the cards to a very sweet young lady that I just this week learned about. One of my SCS friends mentioned her and I found her on facebook. Her name is Adalia Rose. If you'd like to read her story (and perhaps send her a card, too), you can find the information here.

Thanks for checking out my blog... I really DO appreciate you!!!


Image: Stampin' UP! Pony Party
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, and Copic Spica Pens
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Green Galore, Pink Passion and Pumpkin Pie and Staples 110# White
Designer Paper: American Girl Collection by EK Success
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Post Organdy Ribbon and Buttons (vendor unknown)


April said...

Such a sweet card!

And, hooray for sending some Happy Mail!

Barb said...

Great Card Jeanette--I love the bright colors and how you used the die at an angle.

Sweet--Sweet Pony!

~Paola~ said...

very cute,sweet pony card Jeanette...
in fact I think we both used very similar colors and d/p!!
*wink* love your pink colored pony!!♥

Ana Carolina Little said...

Very cute card Jeanette!!!. I have three boys so... No little ponies for me...LOL!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Yes that image would be a challenge for me too, but you have done very well with it! Love the contrast of colours with the green and pink.

Darlene said...

Great Job Jeanette!! I love the bright colors and your layout. It was a challenging image for me also. Hmmm, time to get my post up also LOL. I'm so glad that you are part of this Mystery Swap!

Margaret said...

Yes, My Pretty Pony. Such a cute image and you created an adorable card. Love the bright cheerful paper and the added buttons. Great card.

Margaret said...

Yes, My Pretty Pony. Such a cute image and you created an adorable card. Love the bright cheerful paper and the added buttons. Great card.

Terry Ladwig said...

Very bright and cheerful! Love how you colored the pony ☺
Your cards are always great both inside and out!!

Love it ☺

Carol W said...

You never disappoint...well done and so darn cute....from the front to the inside you have created an amazing card...Well done, my friend...well done...♥

paige said...

Jeanette, this is a delightful card! I love how you decorated the inside so creatively as well!

Heather B said...

The bright colors are PERFECT with that image!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such fun and bright colors on your card! You did a great job with the challenge.