Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge #9

Good morning!  For my Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge this week, I created this cute card using buttons, which is the challenge.  To use buttons on your card or project.  I pulled my Cosmo Cricket Material Girl stack out for this card, which had buttons on it, and then used the tiny little green buttons for embellishment, so I'm covered on the button part. 
I colored this Sew Happy Cocoa digital image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps with my Copics, and followed the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge for the layout.  I just love the way this cute little card turned out, and it will be perfect for a Thank You Sew Much card.  We had a lot of wonderful entries last week, so if you're a Cocoa fan, show us what you're doing with your stamps, and join all the rest of the Cocoa Crazies!!

I have been busy, busy, busy getting ready for CHA,  but I wanted to share these pictures with you that Allen took this morning when he went out to feed the cattle.  We had what they call a Hoarfrost last night, and everything is so frosty and beautiful this morning.  He grabbed the camera so that he could snap some photos before it disappears.
 The sun was coming up behind these trees in our yard, creating that pretty pink glow.
 Some of the cattle enjoying their breakfast.
 Messy eater, but so cute!!
 The barbed wire fence around the hay covered with the frost.
 Mr. Cardinal stopping by for a bit of breakfast.
Allen took these through the window of the French doors. 
Not bad!  Thank heaven the window was clean!!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I leave Friday morning for warm and sunny Los Angeles and all the splendor of CHA.  Bet there's no Hoarfrost there.   Have a beautiful day!  


Glora said...

I love that mouse! You color him SO cute! I just want to hug him! This is another fabulous card! Oh and I LOVE those pictures. I've never seen a real cardinal. It looks beautiful. TFS.

JennyKozar said...

SO cute! love your Cocoa mouse - have a safe trip! And enjoy the sunshine.

Janice W. said...

Lots of eye candy today for my viewing pleasure! I love the photos your husband took. The hoarfrost, never heard that before, looks beautiful and the cardinal does too. And is that a beautiful PK snowman yard decoration that you painted? I love seeing a piece of your life!
Looks like a beautiful place to live.
I almost forgot about your card. The perfect paper for that cute mouse! Colored perfectly, as usual.
Love and hugs, Janice

mudmaven said...

Great card Lorie! That mouse is just too cute. Wonderful pictures of the hoar frost too - it's so gorgeous, just wish we could enjoy it without the cold!!! ~chris

mereshupe said...

Cute card and BEAUTIFUL photos!

Donna said...

Love the mouse, he is so cute. Thanks for sharing pics of your environment, all of them are great.

Becky said...

Adorable card, I just love this cute little mouse.

Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fab furry colour work, Lorie and lovely design papers on your card which is sew special! Hubby's photos are fab too! Beautiful frost and cardinal. Hugs, Lesley

Imke said...

Lorie, your card is so sweet and i like the matching DP. Very great.

The pictures are so beautiful. Love the little cardinal.

Sandy said...

I love how you make hair on him and then the ruler & button papers all add so much cuteness too! Wonderful card.....

More wonderful is all the pictures of God's beauty. Wow! the tree is stunning, the frost on the barb fence and the pretty cardinal! Just amazing!

Kim H said...

OMG... I really want this card! I don't even know where to begin... I love the mouse, the rulers, the buttons, the colors... the EVERYTHING! You are just fantastic at coloring! I have to show my son the picturtes... he loves cows! I hope you enjoy your weekend in sunny LA because from your pictures, looks like we are both in the snowy and cold areas!