Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out of This World and some Whiff of Joy!


I love a man in a uniform! Can't resist them. But the thought of an astronaut sends me over the edge! When I was little, I remember sitting outside with my dad at night and I would lay at the edge of our small porch and gaze up at the sky and try and count the stars. Every child has done that. But I was lucky to be born in a time when the space program was just formulating and I was so excited about the possibility of space travel. How exciting to be off of earth and out in the vast outer space! I went as far as to write to my congressman and ask how I got into the space program. He wrote back and I'm the proud owner of some of the original NASA promotional information that was sent to those inquiring minds who wanted to know about getting into the space program. Well, actually my mom still has it. That and my Chatty Cathy doll, but that's another story! I wanted to go up so badly and still would love it. Every space movie that comes out, I see. Love it!

Space Ian from Summer's great store, Roses on Paper, is from The Greeting Farm line (gosh, I adore this line of stamps!) and I had to make him up! I used a glitter pen around his shield and used Glossy Accents to cover his face and I love how it turned out. Looks like you could knock on his shield and never touch his face! I added a moon and embossed the star background to give it a bit of dimension. I colored him with my copics and love how he came out!


And then there's Spring, on of my favorite seasons! I love when everything goes from white, grey and brown to green, pink, lilac, and yellow! Here is Willow with Flower Basket from the new Spring Collection of Whiff of Joy. I've had her done but haven't had the opportunity to put her together yet. I was organizing my craft things and found the small pack of paper from Making Memories called Sabrina and it was perfect. I colored Willow with copics and used Glossy Accents on her band and isn't the Flower Soft just perfect for her basket? I used Bella Baubles on the corners and some ribbon from my stash. I wanted to keep her as non fussy as possible and just show her off!

It feels good to be back and I hope everyone has a great day, be in dreaming of space or of the new spring season we're trying to get to!

Card Ingredients:

Space Ian from The Greeting Farm, Willow with Flower Basket from Whiff of Joy, Glossy Accents, Jelly Roll Clear Glitter Pen, Center Kisses Round, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, nestabilities, Bella Baubles, ribbon, Flower Soft,

26 comments:

Brandi said...

Wowzers! I love space Ian... the background is awesome! Willow looks pretty darn cute too!

Smiles,

Brandi

Julia said...

Space Ian is SO cute! I love what you did with his helmut - looks like a real space suit. Willow is all ready for spring! I love the simple layout that really showcases the image.

Molly B said...

Those are adorable! I love Ian's space helmet - great idea with the glossy accents. And Willow is just perfect. Have a great day, enjoy the sunshine! -Molly B

Mae said...

Ian is a cutie. Love the helmet, and you WOJ is just lovely.

Cassie said...

Oh - this is an awesome post! First, Ian is adorable!! GENIUS idea to use the glossy accents on the helmet - it totally looks real. And I love the depth and all that the embossed background has!
And then the Willow card - soooo perfect for spring! I love that whole Sabrina line too! And I LOVE cards that let the image show!!

Karen Cheetham said...

I love anything with glossy accents! Good job Susan! He is adorable :)

Heather said...

These are both totally cute!! Love the little guys helmet!!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the paper and embossing and space Ian and that WOJ card is so elegant. Great cards! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Aud said...

Both your cards are stunning!
I loved to read about when you were a little girl, wanting to travel in space!

Big hugs,
Aud
xxx

Julia Aston said...

Love your astronaut Ian and the fun way you made the glassy front - it looks super! and your coloring on the precious Willow is wonderful!

Rosette said...

Oh susan.. these are so gorgeous! Both your cards are unique... and you KNOW I adoreElisabeth's designs... so you got me drooling!! :) Lovely my sweet friend xx

Suzanne J Dean said...

Simply darling is that lil' space Ian! I love him and love the glaze on his visor--too cute! Your WOJ is just too purty!

hugz,
Suzanne

coldwaters2 said...

Both cards are awesome love the astronaut but Spring just pips it for me. I have flown around the world but hated flying let alone going into space ooo makes me shiver just to think about it. I am not an adventureous person but to have such a dream as yours is worth holding onto.

Hugs
Lorraine x

melissac said...

Fab cards! love the glossy accents on Space Ian!!

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!! How clever on Ian's space helmet!!
Great job!

marsha said...

Totally goregous cards! I love how you did Space Ian's shield. The WOF is my favorite though - love your coloring and the DP you chose!

Hugs,
Marsha

CraftyC said...

Both these cards are gorgeous nice to see one for the boys and one for the girls!
Clairex

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! I love the striped Sabrina paper!

Kim's Life said...

Love the cards!!! Great idea on the little astronaut!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I especially like the little girl one. I used that layout for my owl card too.

warmfuzzies said...

Very sweet cards! I am (and have been for over 9 years now) a member of Christian Stamper on yahoo. :) Saw your post and checked out your site. :)

Krystinah said...

Susan great card...I love the papers very cute...Hugs Kristina

Michele Spera said...

I LOVE Space Ian!!!! You did a great job, I love the shiny helmet:-) very cute!!!
Michele spera

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my!! Check out that dude!! What a clever way to dress him up in his astronaut outfit!! I love the shield idea and your second card is soo gorgeous!! :) TFS!

Eulanda said...

Don't you just love these papers? And the image is so cute! Love how you make her headband stand out!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Your cards are adorable! Space Ian is cute and Willow is just stunning! You're right the Flower Soft is perfect for her basket and you've colored her beautifully! Stunning work!