Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Favorite Things Day 3 Teaser


It's day #3 of Teasers from My Favorite Things, and it's my favorite day because we're showing you all the new Pure Innocence stamp sets available this month! Every stamp set in the line is so darling, and these are no exception! You'll see 5 new sets today... Daffodil (the next one in the Flower of the Month line), Warm Fuzzies, One Sweet Chick, Girl Scout and Boy Scout. Here are a few other details you'll want to know regarding the new releases...
  • The April Guest Designer Contest begins today and ends on Monday, February 28 at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party. Get the deets here.
  • Teasers began Friday and will be daily through Tuesday, March 1st. Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with for today's teasers. Every day there will be a prize hidden on two of the Creative Team's blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer's blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day :) Check the MFT blog daily for the winners.
  • The March Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm March 1st, with the hop also starting at theMFT Blog.

Now, you would think that someone as anxious for Spring to arrive as I am (especially given the fact that I lost control on an cold, icy road yesterday and took out a pair of mailboxes with my Trail Blazer!) would have used one of the Spring/Easter-themed sets for my card today. However, I just couldn't resist the Girl Scout. I have such fond memories of being in Girl Scouts! I think a lot of those wonderful memories are because my Mom was such a devoted leader of my troop for so long, but I also remember fun times at meetings and at camp, and working on projects for badges. And selling cookies was the BEST part! I still remember being so amazed at one of my aunts ordering 10 boxes of Thin Mints one year!

So I got this cute little Scout inky for my card today, but instead of the traditional green we usually think of for Girl Scouts, I chose to go with the blue and brown of the Brownie uniform. (Must be a craving for chocolate?)
I came across this light blue houndstooth paper in my stash from Teresa Collins, and knew it would go perfectly with my cute little Brownie girl. My layout comes from the Fan Club sketch challenge for this month from Splitcoaststampers. The top two strips of cardstock were embossed with the Candy Cane Stripes Cuttlebug folder to mimic the angle of her sash. The bottom strip was cut with the Simply Scallops Die-Namics border, and I added Got Cookies? on a Sentiment Flag die from Lil' Inker Designs.
I cut out an extra sash and bow tie also, and added them with foam tape for extra dimension. Doesn't she look so proud of her badges? :) I still have my sash from Scouts! I should go dig it out. My girls would be so fascinated by what their momma used to do as a little girl! LOL
On the inside I added a quote from Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, and the Dainty Dots Die-Namics border to echo the circle mentioned in the quote.

Thanks so much for all your visits this week! I know it's a lot and I appreciate those of you that keep coming back each day! Your comments make me smile!


37 comments:

Sherrie said...

I love this little girlie and you did a great job coloring her up too!

Jennie said...

Oh this is so sweet Tammy! Love the blue and your coloring on this adorable image. Nice job :O)

Michelle said...

Oh I have to have this!! Not only was I a girl scout but now my daughter is and I'm her troop leader! We have to have this in our family!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh how cute, Tammy! She really brings back memories of my childhood!!

~ Jo ~ said...

This is so cute Tammy!! I love the blue/brown look

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

oh she is so adorable, love this!

bernshwag said...

Tammy your little scout is precious, I love the colors you used!

Gabby said...

I do like your blue and brown girl scout "cookie" card! She reminds me of when I was a brownie--a zillion yrs ago! :)

Joanna McDonald said...

I love your little "Brownie". She
is colored so beautifully and her
badges show up so well. The brown
and blue are perfect! Wonderful
job!!

Jessica said...

so cute! love the colors, so sweet!

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the color combo.

wendy said...

she looks so fun to color can't wait

SueB said...

lovin' your little brownie and use of quote / border die - TFS!

Jana Weaver said...

Super sweet...perfect for this time of year! And that circle die on the inside is perfect!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great job on the Brownie!

Barbara said...

Look at your little Brownie!!! Love that you did her like this! Fab coloring, of course, and that paper is perfect!

Dawn said...

Adorable card Tammy!

Nancy Thomas said...

Fabulous Brownie and she is perfect paired up with blue. So pretty.

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous coloring!! Love the layout... she' sweet!!

LeAnne said...

This card is awesome inside and out! You're making me hungry for the thin mints hidden in my freezer.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I hope you weren't hurt when you spun out, Tammy -- it's scary when that happens! Your coloring on this is stunning, and very very clever usage of dainty dots Die-namic with the sentiment inside; perfect!

Noelle said...

Just so cute, Tammy! I love the colors you used:)

diana said...

Love the card - from a former Brownie & Girl Guide! ;-)

Jen said...

Fabulous Tammy! Your colouring is out-standing and I love your colour palette.

Lisa H. said...

sooo, so cute! love the vibrant colors you used to color in her in!

redstampinsam said...

Your little Brownie is such a cutie. Great ribbon treatment.

Vicky said...

she is adorable! fantastic coloring...really makes her a girl scout :)

jodylynn said...

Such a sweet card!

krussellstudio said...

I love the colors that you used for this card. Great job!

José said...

Great coloring! Love the way you attached the sentiment to the card.

Wendy said...

I love their cookies.....so this card is perfect!

Moosisk said...

What a sweet little girl scout! I love how you colored her, too. Thanks for sharing with us today during the hop. :D

JessicaK said...

Excellent with this one. Love the colors and the extra dimension

Bonnie said...

Beautifully done! The pale blue shows off the brown so well.

Laura Pryor said...

Over the top ca-ute! I love that you changed the colors to blue and brown! Perfect in every way!!

Sparklemint - Lisa said...

lovey shading!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super duper cute!!