Monday, February 25, 2013

Camera Craze!

The Camera Craze Challenge over Moxie Fab World has got me intrigued!  I have this stamp set (jet-setter) from Studio Calico for a long while now. It comes with two camera images, sadly, they have never been used.... It's never too late, right?

Basically I created a colorful background with the two camera stamps.
 live in the moment
After I finished stamping, I felt the card lacked "something"....so I added the three buttons just for the fun of it!
The buttons look like candy, huh?  I think we all have to be reminded to "live in the moment". 
Ding---> Have you tried using multiple ink colors for stamping? Play with the inks that you do not normally use and pair it up with a few that you do like. And see what happens... you might like what you see!

 Lastly, I just want to share a photo full of sunshine....
We were in St. Maarten last Wednesday....taking another family cruise. The kids were having their reading week (supposed to study!!). Lucky us, I know! Now that I am all tanned and rested, I can't wait to get inky!
Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

Tasnim said...

This card is SO beautiful! I really like the background you have created, specially the color combination! The buttons look great, and they do look like hard candy! Yam! I also like the placement of the sentiment! Great card!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Um, Miss Virginia!! Give other people a chance with this challenge too, mmmk? ;-)

Awesome awesome card!! I love the colour combo, the layout, the buttons, the pointing hand - all of it is perfect!!!

Barb said...

Welcome home, my friend! So glad you're back! Love your fun card - so colorful, and that sentiment is perfect with the camera images! Cute photo of you and Dr. John - bet it was nice to get away from the snow and cold! Hugs! :)

C Wu said...

love the colorful background and how the buttons frame the sentiment. Enjoy your cruise!

diana said...

Great card! I like the buttons on the camera lenses.

P.S. Here in Ottawa we call it 'ski week'. I guess you call it 'cruise week' there. Officially it's 'reading week'. How was the reading on the deck chairs? LOL

Annette said...

so totally adorable...i love how you added the buttons..another fun trip...how fun..

Sheila H said...

The multi-colored cameras are so dynamic. The buttons add nice dimension :)

Lin said...

Welcome home, Virginia! I know you are rested up and ready to stamp again!
Love this fun card, especially the buttons you added!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you added the buttons!

Suzanne said...

Oh the beach is calling my name! I love your card too - all of the colors are perfect and I really love how you used the cameras to stamp a pattern. Have a fun trip, V!

Laura B. said...

So glad you're back and all tanned up! Love this awesome camera card! Those buttons look good enough to eat! I wish i could be on that beach right now so bad it hurts!

Vic Lau said...

I love your card-it's very Andy Warhol-isk. The button embellishments are just too cute!

Glad to hear you had another wonderful family vacation! So lucky!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous card Virginia. Love the photo of you two as well. What fun you would have had.

aaga said...

Wow, this card looks like a piece of contemporary art, V. Seriously. So cool.

I wanna be tanned too. Maybe on our 4 days ski trip in 2 weeks I'll get enough sunshine for it (at least on my face). :) Lovely background!

Michelle said...

Virginia, you take trends and make them all your own. This card is amazing! I love those three buttons, perfect! Oh, and I'm totally envious of your travels!

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I love the addition of those buttons!

keren said...

Superb card- the perfect call with the buttons. You two look so happy and sunkissed- what a great pic!

BabyBokChoy said...

It is all the rage the camera thing ! love your background that you had stamped!!

Angi said...

This is so fun Virginia. I love the colorful background too.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your colorful background! Lovely card and fabulous pic Virginia, so glad you had a great time. Time with the loved ones are the best!

Helen F. said...

Love the colorful camera background, Virginia and those buttons are a sweet touch!
Great pic of you and Dr. John, St Maarten is one of the most beautiful places :~)

Lynn said...

You are a lucky girl! Love the picture and all the colors on your card are fabulous.

sandie said...

Great idea on using coloured ink that we Don't use much! Love the added buttons, just perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the buttons you added, perfect!

Anita Rex said...

This is a stunning card Virginia! The buttons are what makes it stand out! Love it!

Michelle Wallace said...

Great card! Love the buttons!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Genius card! Love the buttons and the sentiment too!

joy said...

Love your colorful card and the buttons are just the right addition!! The photo of you and Dr. John is so sweet - may you have many more sunny vacations together!!

Linda R said...

Your card looks great. Enjoy that sunshine my friend...

Hugs~

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Virginia!

I love this picture of the two of you!
You look so fit and young!! I think Cruises really suit you ;o)

and what can I say about your card? It's just absolutely fantastic! I love what you've done with the camera stamps!

Hugs~

Kelly Griglione said...

Virginia, you are just quite the jet-setter ... I love it!!! So GLAD to see you enjoying time with your family.

And your card with the button lenses?! A-DORE! The buttons totally make it!! And you got to use an old set!

Maureen Morton said...

Welcome home, Virginia! I'm so delighted that you've been able to do this great traveling - what an education and inspiring time. Good for the soul. Loving the soft colors on this card - and the whimsey. Fun, fun, fun!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I wish I was part of your family! I want to cruise too!!! hehehe! Fabulous picture and awesome job on this challenge! I LOVE the buttons!

Sue McRae said...

What a fun way to use buttons on this colourful card!

Karen from MI said...

SO SWEET and SO CREATIVE!!! I just LOVE the fact that you can create so many DIFFERENT designs, Virginia. Each one of your cards are SO INSPIRING!! LOOKING for you to post MORE scrapbook pages!! PLEASE!! :) :) xo

Greta said...

Really pretty background! Looks like a great vacation!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Shoot (ha, no pun intended!), Blogger just gave me a "Whoops" so I apologize if this posts twice.

That's an adoreable photo of you guys, V! I'm glad you had a wonderful getaway! And your card, oh, my, your card is the cutest camera card EVER!!

Melissa Shea said...

Such a fun card! I love those cameras and te buttons are perfect!

Pamela said...

I'm super jealous of all your vacations! I really can't wait till I'm retired so I have more time for crafts and vacations XD

And that camera stamp is to die for!

Alice Wertz said...

love love your stamped background. fabulous card, V!! and awww.... lucky, lucky you! that's an awesome photo of you two!

Ange Kelly said...

Beautiful card!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Camera Craze Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)