I couldn’t resist today’s post title…not only is that the name of the line of Cosmo Cricket paper I used on this card but with her gihugic bow, this little Whipper Snapper girlie is channeling Madonna for sure!

I don’t believe (and I definitely hope right now!) that my SIL visits my blog so I feel somewhat safe in posting her birthday card before the big day (Monday).  I decided to continue the Whipper Snapper streak to end out my crafting week.  Perhaps some Stamping Bella or Hero Arts are in order for tomorrow.

As mentioned, I used some of the newest Cosmo Cricket paper – it’s lovely but I don’t know if I’d stock up on it.  It’s a little too “themed” so there are lots of veggies in the Garden Variety pack, sewing pattern/scissor type prints in Material Girl, and traffic/vehicle icons in the Joy Ride pack.  I’m still waiting for the day they bring out a great masculine themed paper pack.  I have a couple of the latest ones (The Boyfriend and the aforementioned Joy Ride) but the colours are a bit dull and uninteresting in my opinion.  I love it when they make 6X6 or 8X8 packs of patterned paper.  It’s affordable and there is so much less left over before you move on to the next new thing.  In fact, if it wasn’t for my addiction to K&Co, I don’t know if I’d every buy 1X12 paper packs anymore.

So, enough about the paper, let’s take a peek at V’s card:

I couldn’t use Material Girl paper and not run it through the sewing machine!  I didn’t have a yellow flower that matched the muted colours in the paper so I sucked it up and used what I have.   I also used some old In Colour cardstock…I forget the colour…it’s a salmon-pink colour…what is the name of it?  I think it came out the year that Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi were out…I also keep thinking something about the name reminds me of a Crystal Light flavour but it escapes me at the moment…oh well, it’s retired so I want to use it up. (it was never a colour I liked but it goes great with the CC papers…)

ETA: Groovy Guava????

Off to read a book.  I’m out of inspiration at the moment.  Enjoy your weekend!