Monday, March 5, 2018

Hello, Chickadee!

Hi, Friends......

Do you ever look at a theme of a challenge and just get really excited because you have the perfect images for it????? Well, that's what I did for the Mod Squad Challenge this last week....closing in just a few hours!! The theme was "Bunnies and Chickadees".

Chickadees? Are you kidding me? I LOVE these cheery little acrobats that are all over my bird feeders during the late winter snows we have been having. I immediately pulled several chickadee items out to play with. I have been fighting a nasty cold so they lay on my craft desk for days while I moped around in my pj's, sipping hot tea and taking cough medicine and vitamins.

When I revisited the Mod Squad challenge blog yesterday..... I was chagrined to realize I had made a serious mistake. I browsed the gallery of beautiful and creative entries that had already been submitted.....there were lots of bunnies, but no chickadees. Only CHICKS!!!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? I guess when you hit 60 you no longer realize that when a challenge says bunnies and chickadees....they really mean bunnies and chicks. (sigh)

But you know what.............I went ahead and made a CHICKADEE card. And if they don't like it, they can just delete it. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Ha.

THIS is a chickadee!!!  :)

Several years ago, Karen Ladd sent me some beautiful decoupage papers that included this wonderful chickadee image. (Thanks, Karen!!) I had been hoarding these papers because I love birds so much. That does NOT make any sense at all, but I know my fellow cardmakers will understand the twisted logic!! :) 

I fussy cut the chickadee (EEEK!....even around those spindly little legs!!!) and added it to a DCWV cut-apart journaling card which had a flowering branch on it. The branch from the decoupage sheet fit almost exactly over the branch of the journaling card and the colors of the bird and flowers couldn't match better. I think the little bird looks right at home there, don't you? 

Supplies used include:
Technique Tuesday - Two Steppin' stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
DCWV scraps and an ancient border from my stash
Core'dinations Cardstock card base

Hope you like my sweet and springy chickadee card!

Before I go I would like to show you a couple of wonderful cards that I received for my BD.

From Darnell  <3

This gorgeous one is from Darnell. I love the beautiful shimmery sunrise and white embossing against the kraft!!!

This amazing card is from a dear lady at my church. Her daughter and granddaughters are both cardmakers (but not bloggers) and I am
From Donna <3
guessing one of them made it. I missed church because of my cold so I haven't had a chance to ask her about it. You here in blogland might not realize that I play the piano and even compose a song or two now and then. So this lovely piano card is absolutely perfect for me.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!! I appreciate your comments so much. If you participated in my ATC Birthday Party, be sure to check out THIS POST to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering my chickadee card in the following challenges:
1. Mod Squad Challenge - Bunnies and Chickadees
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #36
4. House that Stamps Built - F2818 Anything Goes
5. DL.ART March Linky
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Linky

WINNERS for my ATC Birthday Party!!!!

Hi, Friends.....

Thank you everyone for participating in my ATC Birthday Party!! I had such a fun time and absolutely LOVED seeing the fabulous ATCs you made for my weekly themes. I know this was stretch for a few who were new to ATCs.  You did fantastic!!!!  

Some of you have been kind enough to snail mail your ATCs to me as a birthday gift and I am sooooooo thrilled to add them to my collection!!! Not all of them have arrived yet, but as they do I will post them on my blog. THANK YOU so much!!!  If anyone needs my address, please email me!  :)

So.........Are you excited to see who the lucky winners are???? As you recall, I had 4 weekly themes plus the blog badge giveaway for 5 winners in total, which were each selected by

WINNER from the BLOG BADGE Giveaway:

WINNER from Week #1: "All Those Cats!"

WINNER from Week #2: "And the Chickens"
Liz Cavill

WINNER from Week #3: " Adorable Teapot Collection"
KT Fit Kitty

WINNER from Week #4: "And Then.....Chocolate"
Nikki C

Congratulations to each of you!!!! Please email me your mailing address at jwoolbright at gmail dot com.

Many thanks to each of you for all the well wishes on my 60th Birthday and for your enthusiastic participation in my ATC Birthday Party.  I had soooooooooo much fun!! You made my celebration a real party. THANK YOU!!!  Hugs to you all!!