WooHoo! It's Monday, I feel about 85% better and I finally have something to post! For this week's challenge at Bitten by the Bug Regina chose the "Laugh Often" cut from Beyond Birthdays. The inspiration for the design actually came when I was leafing through my Stampin'Up catalogue and saw a cute little duck stamp with the sentiment "You Quack me up". It really got the wheels turning so I designed a shaped card using the duck from New Arrival as a base. First I welded some waves from Zooballoo because the card needed something flat to stand on. The top layer was cuttled using D'Vine Swirls. I originally was gonna use the sentiment inside, but there wasn't enough of an attachment at the top of the duck's head (without giving him a flattop LOL) so I added a word bubble from Paper Pups to increase the area for the top fold. "Quack is cut from Animal Kingdom and the tiny clear bubble letters are from J's attached to punched circles to give them color. I decided the NA ducky wasn't whimsical enough so I cut off that bill and added Daisy's laughing one from Mickey font. The wings were trimmed from the winged heart from Hello Kitty Greetings and her little curl is the swirl cut from the second wing. with some lidded google eyes (also from J's) and a little bow I think she turned out pretty cute. Be sure to stop over to Bitten by the Bug and see what my fabulous Design Team sisters have done with this fun challenge and please come and play along.
P.S. I was shocked and delighted to wake up this morning and see that I have reached 100 blogs followers! I want to thank each and every one of you and will be celebrating soon with some yummy BLOG CANDY so stay tuned. HUGS! D