Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You're So Very Sweet -- BLD Inspiration Tuesday & challenges

Hi Everyone!!
I'm back from my vacation and I have a boy's card for you today!!
WHAT???!   A boy's card...?
I know ~~ it's crazy talk, but here he is...
You probably all know that I am not very comfortable making cards for boys 
& this is my 2nd ever boys card!
Woo hoo!!  I'm getting out there and trying new things!! LOL
But, seriously...I had fun with my "round theme" of yo-yos, circles, and lollipops 
and I just LOVE this boy with his yummy sour apple lollipop!
(That's the flavor that I would pick!! 
Jolly Rancher sour apple, yummers!!)

He is a NEW IMAGE from Lori and you can find him 
right here @ her DIGI SHOP under the What's New category on the sidebar.
You can get him for a limited time as a bundle with
Pedal Pusher Lollipop Girl who is featured here on my card from the blog hop.
They are both oh so SWEET!!

I am entering my cute little boy into these challenges:
The Pink Elephant #210 -- Masculine
Digi Sketch Challenge --Anything Goes
A.R.T. #7 -- Anything Goes

Please head over to the BLD blog to see some more Tuesday inspiration!
Thanks for visiting me today!

PS ~~~ Circle STAX 1 & 2 are half price right now @ My Favorite Things,
if you don't have them already!!  I use mine all the time!!
It's such a GREAT deal!!

32 comments:

  1. aww, this is so cute! luv your coloring!!! his hair is so pretty!! love your card!!
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vivi!!! I love his hair, too!! Made me smile --- :)) :))
      It isn't always easy, but he was a sweet boy!
      Maybe I should color boys more often...?!!?
      :)) :))

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  2. I agree with Vivi,Loving his hair! Everything about this card is so cute Nicole! I LOVE that paper and the matching CS layering! I have GOT to get those Circle Stax!

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    1. Thanks, Tina!! I really appreciate it!! :)) :))
      Yep, grab 'em while they are on sale!! :))
      50% off is amazing!! Xo

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  3. Well, for it being your only 2nd boy-card, it turned out great Nicole! Love the vibrant colors, and awesome coloring job girl! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and hope that you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl !! :)) :))
      I now know that boys cards can come together pretty quickly! Love that fact!! :))

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  4. SO CUTE!!! For only your second boy card, you sure seem to be a pro at it! I love the bright colors, and this image is adorable!! I don't make a lot of boy cards either... I just love girly things!!

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    1. Thanks, Laura!! I'm so not a pro, but thank you!!! :)) :)) He is a real cutie, maybe that's why it was easier...!?! :))

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  5. So stinkin' cute!!! Love it!!! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. challenge this week!

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  6. Super cute, Nicole! Love the sweet sentiment with this cutie! Your coloring is fabulous too!

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much, Sheri !!
      He's a cutie !! I'm glad we got to color him!! :))

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  7. He is adorable! And that sentiment is perfect for him. Sour apple is my fav too by the way.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda!! :)) :))
      I now have a jolly rancher craving... Lol !
      & ... a lollipop song stuck in my head!
      :))

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  8. He is just about the sweetest looking little guy ever! And as always, your colors in just perfect. What an adorable card too. Fabby background paper too, just love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim!! You always make me blush & smile! Thanks for your kind words!! :)) :))

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  9. What a handsome little guy! The coloring is so fantastic it looks like you could reach out and ruffle his hair! =) I love the little boy charm you have in the circle images and colors. It's great to see a boy card with such bright colors and not just shades of blue!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle!! I have to agree about the blue... It's fun to mix it up!! :)) :))
      Plus, I love bright colors -- makes the boy cards a little less scary for me!!! ;))
      Xo

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  10. You've really made those vivid colors shine on your card Nicole. He's a cutie and you CAN TOO do boy cards. :-) Hugs!

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    1. I think I can, I think I can... You have me thinking of the little engine that could!
      Boy cards scare me, but I'm trying to push out of my comfort zone & just "go for it" more!!
      :)) :)) Thanks for your sweet words, Tracy!! :)) :))

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  11. So adorable Nicole! Love how you captured the highlights in his hair and I love the bright and cheerful color combination!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mona!! I'm working so hard to get the hair "just right"!! :) :) It takes a lot of practice.... hopefully, I'll get it soon!!! xo

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  12. Keep making the boys cards too!! So sweet, us mamas of boys LOVE!!!!

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    1. Oh, good!! Yay!! Glad you likey.... I might just send you this one!! :)) :)) xo

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  13. You shouldn't be shy about making boy cards, Nicole! They are every bit as spectacular as your girl cards!!

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    1. Thanks, Darnell !! You are so sweet to say that... I'll keep trying !! :)) :))
      It has to get easier each time, right?!

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  14. what a perfect boy card....love seeing him. those papers are so fun!!

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  15. What a fun boy card. Love the vibrant colours and design. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina DT member xx

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  16. LOL - I am having so much fun looking thru your blog :>) 2nd boy card??? I too love the cute girly images and am drawn to them...BUT then 2 boys came into my life along with the NEED for boy cards!
    Your card is CAS, yet colorful - works for me! Plus mad coloring skills again :>)

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    1. Thank you so so so much, Julie!!! :)) :))
      Yep, sometimes I need to push outside my comfort zone... :))
      I only have 2 girls... So I tend to always stick w/ the super girly images. :)) :))

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Thanks for taking the time to write me a note!!!
~~Nicole~~