Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hey There, Chickadee

I love, love, LOVE my new Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey! Look how cute this little chickie is! The beak, tail, & legs are all one stamp. I added the button for the body, stamped and cut out the wing, then added a black pearl for the eye. The layout is this week's CPS sketch.

I've got a busy day today. This morning I'm helping my mom shop for new carpet, curtains, and possibly furniture. She said that when the current carpet was installed, we laid on the floor and oohed and aahed over how soft it was...that was at least 30 years ago because I have zero memory of it. So, it should be fun to see some new stuff go in.

Then tonight I'm going to see A Midsummer Night's Dream at the annual Shakespeare Festival here in town. It's an outdoor theater on the grounds of a gorgeous manor with beautiful gardens. The best part? The tickets were free. Looks like it's shaping up to be a great weekend...
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Aqua Mist, white
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: button & ribbon (PTI), pearl (Kaisercraft), Copic marker, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes, Nestabilities circles

80 comments:

Kary Sol said...

Verry beautiful card. Nice idea bird-button!!!
Thank you!

Lyn S said...

This is so cute Ann! I love your little button birdie!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card Ann! I just LOVE the little button chickie!! :D

xiumaiyuki said...

How cute is that chickadee??!!! This is the one set I was on the fence on...but you're making it hard to resist. Super CUTE card!!

Winter said...

WOW! This is so CUTE! I love it!

Pamela S. Wade said...

What a cute card! I've been thinking about getting that button set from PaperTrey...just might have to do it! ~~Pam

Pat said...

What a great idea with the chick!
I love the embossed paper at the back of it.
In all a beautiful card.
Have a nice evening tonight!
Hugs xx
Pat

Littlebear said...

What a great idea using the button for the little chick - it looks fabulous.
Sounds like you have a busy day ahead - enjoy it.
Clare x

Aimes said...

OMG - I'm jealous, jealous, JEALOUS!!! I now REALLY wish I had ordered that set LOL! I also REALLY wish I had FREE tickets to A Midsummer Night's Dream - have a fab time!
You're on form, Chickadee!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Michelle said...

Great card and I love your color choices!!

Lauri said...

That is such a cute set! Love the colors!

Beth said...

How do you do it? You amaze me! how do you come up with one great creation after another. That little bird is the sweetest thing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cuuuuuute!

Penny said...

that bird is too cute!~

Susan Raihala said...

I am SO ordering that set today! Adorable card, Ann, and have fun with the Bard!

de said...

This is a adorable! I love it!

Craftyanny said...

oh I love how you've did the bird with the button, so cute!
Anne x

~amy~ said...

Whatta fresh & fun card sista!!!

Lindsay Kranitz said...

Wow that is a stamp? I am heading over to PTI!!! Super cute card!!

Maggi said...

How funny, I just saw something on a forum about doing button birdies yesterday and then this card!

I love your card, it's perfect!

mommyabbytommy said...

What a simple and sweet card. I'm thinking I need to get that PTI set, it is so adorable. Thanks for showing it's versatility!!!

Jackie said...

Another gorgeous card Ann and love the layout...tfs!!!

Belinda said...

So fun! :) Love the black pearl eye and the fun colors!

StampinCathy said...

Fanatic card. I just love the colors, layout, texture and that little birdie. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Dana Joy said...

Oh this card is too cute. I love the colors.

jengd said...

I just wanted to let you know that I can't see the full-sized image. It's a blank space that if clicked, opens a "cannot find" window. Unfortunately, quite a few of the images come up that way. Very cute in the thumbnail though! :) And have fun at Shakespeare... I'm so jealous!

Jennifer said...

Too cute! Love that adorable chicky!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love shopping for the home (obviously). It sounds like you have the perfect day ahead.

Great card too! I'm wondering why I didn't buy this set. :)

Deanna said...

Love I think my PTI is here today! I am dying to play especially after seeing your ca-ute little card!

Becky Carafa said...

Okay, this is seriously adorable! Have fun shopping, I love helping pick out stuff!

Jacynthe said...

Hi Ann,
this is super cute!!! Love this colour combo too!

dannisdoodles said...

oh, love this Ann, just received mine too & am swooooning, can't wait to play. your card is absolutely fabulous!

MBelles said...

Adorable card! Love the colors!! Have fun shopping.

LeAnne said...

Sweet! This set is cute, I am sure it will be a big hit, so many cute ideas! Love the colors.....looks like your blog header!!!

Bella said...

Adorable, as usual. :) Enjoy Shakespeare!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous Ann. I adore this precious card!

AUsome mom said...

OMG!! I am in love with this card! It is just CRAZY cute!! Now, why didn't I think to use a button as the body of a chicken? So much to learn! And you are the 'perfect' teacher :)
Have a great day!! (Oh and thanks for the well wishes for yesterday. I did fine. A little sore, but fine)

Lisa Graves said...

This is SO CUTE!!! :-)

Maureen said...

I must say I love your colour combos! This one is great! Love the button birdie...we have Shakespeare in the park here too by a local theatre company...they're doing Hamlet this year :)

Heather P. said...

Wooot! Shopping! :) I love shopping and you know it's bad when your 4 year old can't wait to go! LOL

Awesome card, Ann! Your birdie is precious!

Allison said...

Terrificly cute and fun! That birdie is so fun!

Bree said...

that bird is brilliant

Hannah said...

i LOVE that bird!!

Lesly said...

WAY TOO Cute!!!!!!! This is precious. TFS.

Erin said...

Beautiful crd ann, super cute little chick! Love how you have used a button for its body! So cute!
Erin x

Deb Rymer said...

Now - that IS adorable. Just the cutest!

Krystal said...

I LOVE this! I definitely think I need to check out the Paper Trey buttons and coordinating stamp sets! Too cute!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

What a cute card Ann! I love that new set. I got to play with mine too some the other day!

mamia said...

So cute!

It's Jenn! said...

This is absolutely precious! I love the idea of incorporating buttons into the stamp, but oh man am I in trouble now. I got to checking out their site and love just about everything there! What an awesome line!

Cass said...

Such a cute card! :D

Heidi Van Laar said...

Eeeek, oh my goodness!! That is too stinkin' cute for words! Love the colors and I NEED those stamps!

(-: Heidi

Nancy L. said...

really cute, can't wait to get my hands on that stamp set!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is SO adorable with the button body. Enjoy your evening!

moralia said...

Adorable!! :) love the colour combo!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute card!! Love that texture and little birdie! Have fun tonight! I love seeing Shakespeare performed live, lucky you!

Elise said...

That lil' button bird is about the cutest thang, eva! Hee Heeeee Love it! Love your work, love your show! BRAVO! Enjoy your CULTURAL night out, you sassy thing!

Deb Neerman said...

This is soooooooo great, Ann! Love the colors, the embossing, and that stamp! Mine arrived just today and I can't wait to play with it ... thanks for the inspiration ... as always!

~Hugs!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!!! The colors are my absolute favorites!

cricketeew said...

This is too stinken cute! I love how you made the image with so well with your button! I may have to check out that set :) Then maybe I would use up some of my 100's of buttons! :)

Cindy said...

Yes! This is soo cute!!

Elena said...

Button Bits is my favorite set too! Love this birdie!
Hope you had fun time shopping!

Linda said...

How cute is this button???? I love this card. TFS!
Linda, NJ

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Another great CAS card! You are definitely the Queen of these!

Marie B. said...

Oh Ann! This is "so stinkin cute", as you would say... :)

Diane said...

This is so adorable, love that birdie!!!

Ingrid said...

Simply gorgeous, Ann. And so cute.

JoLynn said...

Cute button birdie! I like this sketch very much!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Gorgeous, I love the button!!

Silke said...

AWWWW - this is toooo darn cute!!! You rocked the Sketch!!! I love your CAS style :) Hugs ~S~

jengd said...

Cute! Love the button bird!

Steph Zerbe said...

This set looks like so much fun!!
Love how you use it.
So cute, chickadee!

Loretta Rodger said...

The button is perfect, pretty card!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous ... I love your button chickie!

Darla said...

Adorable!!
This is also the first time I've seen this cuttlebug folder used!
Great use!!

Kathi said...

Oh my. That is just the cutest thing ever!

Stamp and Smile said...

LOVE this cute "button" chick! FUN idea... enjoy the new carpet and make-over at your moms! SO FUN SEEING CHANGE!! :)

Jackie said...

Just adorable!

Anonymous said...

The button makes the bird so cute! Great idea.

Swedie

Cher Bapp said...

This is adorable!! I have missed out on this set TWICE! :( You are only making me more depressed with your awesome cards!!