Friday, August 6, 2010

I Love Beetles

I love VW Beetles.  I have loved them since I was a little kid and wanted to own one when I was old enough to drive.  Back in those days the cars had the motors in the back and my father adamantly refused to let me drive one.  If he had his way he would have got me a tank to drive.  So for years I pined for a beetle.  When I heard that VW was going to make a convertible beetle back in 2003 I had to have one and as soon as I saw one on the local VW car lot I stopped and bought one.  If you're a regular here you know it was orange with a black roof.  It was so much fun to drive.  Shortly after that I traded it in for one that was robin's egg blue with gray roof.  There aren't too many of them around, they usually have a black roof.  The point of this is to say that if there were a lavender one on the lot I probably would have gotten that one.  And while I didn't put flowers on either of them I did cut out yellow foam shapes and put them on the orange one so it would resemble a jack o lantern. 
So I had to have this image.  It's called "Lovebug" and if you have to have it too just click here.  I got it today and wanted to use it right away so I printed it out and got my copics out.  Stamp Something has a photo inspiration for this week challenge.  That was where I got my start from.  I focused on the party hat with the flowers on it and used the colors for my card.  I remembered the Sweet Wednesday Sketch would be great because I could echo the flowers on the beetle in the layout.  So that's how the card came together. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Lovebug" digi image
Ink - printed on my HP with a little bit of Ranger pink sponged on the sentiment banner
Paper - dp Cosmo Cricket "De Lovely"; cs the Paper Cut Sno Cone (light blue mat) and Pink lemonade (card base); yellow cs DCWV
Miscellaneous - Creative Memories paper flowers; MFT buttons; car charm from; the Cat's Pajama's twine; stickles; Recollections Rhinestone stickers and purple Pearl stickers; My Favorite Things "rick rack" die-namics

Here's the challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #61 - sketch
Stamp Something  - Photo Inspiration
Stampin' for the Weekend #44 - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday #124 - Whateva!
Stampin' B #70 - use a dog image (he's in the car too - just like my Dexter used to ride with me)
Crafty Ho Challenge - Back to School
Daring Cardmakers - Peridot (bling on the flower on the banner is the color of Peridot - my birthstone)

Well that's it, thanks for visiting, I hope you like it and will come back again.  Why not leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to say.


  1. I can totally picture you in a 'vertible!! :) What a fun card!!


  2. What a fun card Chris. I love what you have done with the sketch. The zig-zag effect of the paper is awesome. Your image is one of my favorites and you did an amazing job coloring it up. Thanks for joining us!
    Nancy SSW

  3. Oh, this is funny about you making your VW look like a jack-0-lantern. I still love the VW convertible. Cute as can be. Glad you joined the Stampin B's with your adorable card.

  4. As you may know I also have a vw bug that red. I love my bug too. You did a fablous job on your card. On of my favorite images. I had fun creating with it too. Thanks for playing along @ ssw!!!

  5. What an fabulous card! I love the zigzag strips! Great job on the sketch! Don't you just love Shirley's 2 Girls images! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

  6. Absolutely love this image! Coloured beautifully and love the way you've done the sentiment too :o) Thanks for joining in with the SFTW challenge and good luck! Kate x

  7. Have a lovely birthday when it comes! Thanks for sharing your Peridot card with The Daring Cardmakers

  8. I loved both of your beetles - they were definitely so you! This card is super cute! The colors and flowers are great!!!

  9. What a fun card! You did a fabulous job with the coloring and the sketch. I love the flowers that you added too! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika - SSW

  10. Ahhhhh, it brings back memories of my first car, an orange VW bug! Great car to go to college in! Totally adorable card! Love your "ric rac." Thanks for joining us at SSW!


  11. Love the rick rack DP on your card! So cute!

  12. Hi Chris, love your card that image is so cute! Love the Zig Zag you did with the papers and those papers you used are lovely bright and cheery. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and hope to see you here again soon.
    Kathie SSW

  13. Great card, lots of fun. Thanks for joining us this time at Cute Card Thursday.
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan

  14. Oh! Such a cool car Chris & beautifully colored. The zig zag papers are so pretty too. Thanks for joining us this week @ SSW :)


  15. I've got a red Beetle and I love, love it!
    If they do come out with lavender tho, I'll be in line right next to you! Great job with this week's sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Peace & Luv,

  16. Oh this is so sweet! love the image and the colours you've used. Thanks for playing at SSW!

    Jenny T.

  17. Love your card it brings back memories... Thank you for joining us at SFTW for this weeks challenge.

    Hugs x


  18. Great card, what fun - and what a story - are you a scrapbooker? Perfect image for LO of the story! Thanks for joining in at the DCm Challenge.

  19. Oh fabby card!!! I too love this image and it reminds me of my old VW buggy!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at SSW!

  20. I just love this image and you did such a fabulous job on it!!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

    Deanne :)

  21. that pooch looks as happy as can be with the breeze in his/her face...thanks for playing with the Stampin B's this week

  22. Adorable! what a fabulous image! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week!


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