Saturday, January 18, 2014


What is that sound??? It's a mystery, that's for sure!

Oh, I guess it was a


I'm in a Mystery Image card swap that has been going on for several rounds. There's a different hostess each round and she chooses (and stamps) an image that we all use for our cards. This round Kate is the hostess.

Kate is an incredible young woman - the mother of two school-age boys and a couple of preschoolers, too. Yet she finds time for us! I am in awe of her time management skills! And I love love LOVE following her on facebook, where I get to see pictures of her children playing in the snow, etc. Such a sweet family!

Okay, I digress............

Kate sent us an image that truthfully, when I first saw it I thought, "That's adorable - but how will I create with it." I was stumped.

Here's a peek:

I didn't even know how to color it - I hope I did okay!

Soooooooooo... back to not knowing what to do with this image. I did what I almost always do.... I looked for designer paper. LOL! That's usually my starting place with cards I make, right after choosing the image to use, which in this case, Kate did for me.

Here's my card:

I was skeptical at first, but I actually like how it turned out. Kate, THANK YOU so much for giving us a fun image to use and for coaxing me out of my comfort zone!

Here's the inside:

This is my 19th card for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

(Oh, and did you notice?!?!? I'm soooooooooo excited!!! I've been hoping and waiting and hoping and waiting........... and I finally have 200 followers! Woo HOO!!! Now, no one leave! Okay?)

Image: Stampin' UP! Dinoroar
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft
Designer Paper: DCWV Boyhood Paper Stack
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and a Button from an unknown vender


Darlene said...

Jeanette, this is great!! I think you colored the little guy perfectly! And what fun dino paper to go with the image! Love it!

Melina said...

This is adorable! I love your dino paper! You are the Queen of patterned papers, sweet Lady! :)

Linda said...

How lucky to have the perfect paper right in your stash. I love your card. And yes, you colored your dinosaur just right

Linda said...

How lucky to have the perfect paper right in your stash. I love your card. And yes, you colored your dinosaur just right

Carol W said...

I love they way you colored the image and the dsp you used is tdf! Awesome. I love the layout both inside and out. You did a great job on this challenge and I love the way your card turned out...♥

Unknown said...

Perfect paper for the image! You colored him wonderfully, no worries there!

paige said...

Fabulous card Jeanette! Don't you love it when you have the perfect paper for an image? One can never have too much paper!

Barb said...

Great Card Jeanette. You MUST have more DSP than me if you had dinosaur paper?! Love the choices you used.

Marcy said...

Adorable card! I love this image and the papers and background are so perfect! Beautiful coloring too. I hope you're having a great weekend! :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Jeanette this is fabulous - especially how you have used the dinosaur paper!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like how you created a shadow under the image when you colored it. Great papers too!

MiamiKel said...

How fun! It looks cute with the matching dsp! Lovely coloring and great job this round! :)

Unknown said...

I'm amazed that you had coordinating paper in your stash. IMHO it looks great!

~Paola~ said...

Adorable card...sweet image and so perfect for a lil boy ♥...and your d/p is totally dino-myte!!
So sad I am no longer part of this group...*sigh* and,apparently you are the ONLY one that missed me...