Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hippo Hugs and Warm Thoughts

Yikes!  I've been working on a card, on and off, for about two days now.  Finally got it finished... scooted outside to get a picture, had it all set up, the wind caught it and blew it over.....of course it still had a wet finish on the main image that is now smeared, blotted, and motley looking!  So back to the drawing board once again on that one.......

In the meantime, I found this card that I made last month to send to a friend that was still getting snow while we were basking in the heat down here, but just never got it mailed!  Super duper clean and simple card using a stamp from Great Impressions that I picked up at a craft store going out of business.  This little (well, maybe I should say bigger than little) lady was glaring at me just begging to be bought.  No one else seemed to want her but she makes me smile every time I look at her.....so into the basket she went! No embellishments at all  - just stamping and coloring.

And speaking of "warm".......mercy me.....we've had some pretty warm weather around here!  (Um....I actually said something just a little bit stronger than 'mercy me' with it being so hot!!!  LOL!)   It's already been up to 99 degrees a couple of days and summer's not even here yet!  Scary thought!

Thanks for stopping by........and I'll be back around tomorrow with a couple of cards!
Lynn 

28 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn this is fabulous - love our leading lady, and you have coloured her beautifully.
Blessings
Maxine

Doreen said...

Love the fab image .xxx

ahlers5 said...

Cute...I love the image and sentiment. It has been quite warm lately. My husband refuses to set up our cooling until the end of May. I may melt by then!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I can see why she went in your basket. She makes me smile also. Great coloring and she looks perfect lying there without any embellishments. Just great the way it is. Sorry to hear about the problems with you other card. Hope we do get to see it if you decide to remake it. I can't believe how hot it is there. Last night we started a fire and it has been raining for two day. Very raw feeling and I, too, said more than merce me. LOL Enjoy your hot day.

KT Fit Kitty said...

That's cute! Great CAS style too!

Benzi said...

Ha...that is just the cutest image. I would love to be relaxing like that. But, I can't do that when I'm all stressed out, can I? LOL

Don't you hate when you pour your heart and soul into a card and it gets ruined? Well, that's something else to stress over. :-)

Wow! You are really having some HOT weather already. Probably lots of humidity to go along. And, that's the bummer.

Try to stay cool and have a good day.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the fun image .
Kevin xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Reason 433 why I won't take pictures outside, lol! Yikes. That sucks! I love this fun hippo totally chilling in the sun! I also kind of want her bathing suit.
As for weather - I'm not keen on ours at the moment, but I don't want yours either ;) It was 9C and sunny here yesterday, and I was outside barefoot. Today it's back to my winter coat & shivering. Spring in the Maritimes isn't for wimps. But at least I have a good month or so before the grass will need mowing!

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Lynn, this sure put a smile on my face. Thank you! I love this card and the image is fabulous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

NancyK said...

This is such a cute and funny image. Your coloring is great! We are also having some wonderfully warm weather here.

Chriss America Real said...

You need a photo box! I love your little hippo so cute!

Tammy said...

OMGoodness, I had to laugh out loud when I saw this card! Just adorable and I love, love the 'little hippo', just too cute Lynn!

gale said...

this is so cute!! It sure was freezing cold here last winter. It was hard to think warm thoughts. lol

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, isn't she adorable...awesome coloring, too...love this, Lynn!!!!

Carol L said...

She really is a cutie and I can see why you bought her! Great coloring on this one, and I just love the fonts on the sentiment! After talking with a friend yesterday I learned that Wisconsin STILL has substantial snow on the ground, and the lake up there is 8" thick with ice!! The weather has been insane this year!!

NanaConnie said...

That's the most delightful basking hippo I've ever seen, Lynn. Love your color combo! Fabulous CAS and marvelous coloring. We were at 95 yesterday and they are saying it'll be the same today and the next several days. Yuck!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Seriously...this is so amazing! I LOVE the image- your cards always put a smile on my face my friend!!! We are not basking in the sun- it is in the 50's and rainy here : (

Anne Temple said...

Another really cute card and image. Love this CAS card!

MaryH said...

She made me smile too! Just the perfect image to send to somebody when the weather is not pleasant. Great coloring too. TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable! You brought back another memory for me...the day my card got caught by a breeze and went sailing...it definitely did not look the same when I picked it up off the ground. Isn't it nice to know that we are not alone?

still a bit chilly where we are..(at least for me) I think it's going to go from Winter weather to summer weather...haven't had much of a spring yet...cool weather or rain...Spring is still my favorite time of year.

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this is an adorable card Lynn! I'm so sorry about your other card, don't you hate when the wind messes things up for us?! I've been there and done that! Not fun! I have to say I'm so glad you bought this cute stamp because she sure makes me smile too! I love the way you colored her up and the sentiment is so perfect for a friend that was still having snow. So glad that it wasn't me getting that snow! lol Boy you guys are really getting the heat-I wish I could send you some rain and you send me some heat. lol Crazy weather for sure everywhere. In Michigan they had an ice Tsunami! Big hug chunks of ice pushed up to peoples houses that live along the lake. The pics were amazing, but so glad that I'm not there because those ice chunks were as big as the houses! Yikes!! Hugs

Marilyn said...

hahahahha... looks like me on the beach!
What a terrific image and I love the CAS style!

Tammy said...

Adorable CAS card Lynn, I love that image and it's colored beautifully!
Tammy x

Bonnie said...

I can see why this makes you smile when you see it and why it came home with you! This is fun and adorable! Yikes! Looks like it's going to be a hot summer! I don't look forward to that!

Deepti said...

What a fun CAS card, ur coloring always mesmerizes me :)

Lesley said...

this card is simply gorgeous even though it received some trauma whilst being photographed - you must be going to have a hot summer is the temperature is already 99oF we could do with a bit more of your sunshine in Derby - although it's been sunny here for over the a week the top temp has been about 18oC best wishes Lesley x

Shirley said...

Talk about bring a smile to my face! Today was really warm here and I do look a little like your image! LOLOL ;-)

Margaret said...

Definitely a great purchase on the fun hippo image! The sentiment goes perfectly with her too!