Sunday, January 8, 2012

Welcome, BABY!

Happy New Year streamers and confetti

I told my students this week that 2012
was the date for science fiction when I was a kid.
Do you remember Twilight Zone?
Oh yeah, scary stuff and now we're there ...

On to my not so scary lion!
I'm starting the year practicing punch art.
Always admire everyone's punch art talent and decided to give it a try.
I didn't have the same punches so I subbed the new punch Blossom
(now available in the New SU! Occasions mini catalog)
for the lion's mane. I also used the 2-step owl punch and the 2-step bird punch.

Now on to the inspiring challenges I am entering this punchy card in...

Critter Challenge - celebration
Kaboodle Doodles - celebration
ABC Challenge - G is for green
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Animal Print or Happy Birthday
Corrosive Challenge - something brand new (blossom punch)
Crafty Calendar - New News (baby)
Craft Your Days Away - new beginnings
Crazy 4 Challenges - New 'toys' (blossom punch)
Cute Card Thursday - new punch and technique!
CES Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes and tell New Year Resolution
"Get bills paid off and retire!"
(IE - not buying stamping stuff!)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
TopTip Tuesday - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Polly Craft Challenge - Punch it (boy did I!)
Alphabet Challenge - x-tra special occasion

Thanks for stopping by
and here's wishing everyone
a safe and very


Kim Mc said...

AWWWWWEEEEEE! So CA-UTE!!! Great take on the punch art lion and I love you modifications! It's GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-ate!!! :) Those whiskers are adorable too!! So glad to see you back playing in cardland after your hiatus (and Hawaii vacation!!).
Aloha, KL

Marjo said...

What a cute and clever card, love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

xoxo Marjo

Carly said...

this is gorgeous. Punch art! Wow ... I'm only new to this sort of stuff and didn't even know something like this was possible!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
xoxoxo Carly

Linda Fisher said...

This little cutey is just so sweet!!! I love the detail, colors and creativity! AWESOME!

NGCARDS said...

Great card hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

Olga said...

this is so adorable!!!!! Good luck with your challenges!

Lisa M said...

Now that's creative! It's been a long while since I've seen punch art on a card and it's incredibly refreshing. What a great endeavor for the new year. ;) Your off to a "roaring" great start. Love that little lion and how perfect for a baby card.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Also, if you have a TIP you’d like to share you'll be eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. Check out the details when linking.
Lisa xx
Come by and visit us next week. We'd love to see you again!

Patti J said...

You are so creative! Love your card, dear friend! Yes, I do remember when 2012 was "the science fiction future"! Eeks and egads - are we that old? Have a great day! Hugs...

Carol L said...

How cute and fun is this happy lion! I love how you used the punches and googlie eyes! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us!

Jo said...

This is gorgeous, I love your lion. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge. Jo x

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, how super cute and creative! That paper piecing looks fabulous! What an awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel!

mags said...

What a really cute card and lion. Very creative use of punches. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us for challenge #140 at the Corrosive Challenge.

Deb said...

so very cute!
Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday Challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

Kim O'Connell said...

A punch artist! Don't remember seeing a punch artist play along with is before! SO fun! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

karen said...

Wow brilliant and cute too! thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

LaJanette said...

Awesome card!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft Your Days Away - New Beginninggs challenge.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sam, this is fabulous and so clever! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar this month and good luck!

Your comment about 2012 made me smile as I remember reading 1984 at school and was scared!

Sandie Conner said...

So Cute! Thanks so much for sharing! This will come in handy since my daughter's school mascot is a LION!!