Thinking of You Acorn Birdie

It's Friday, it's Friday!!  I totally love Fridays! I'm sure you probably know by now :)

I want to say a big huge whopping hello to my new followers!!!  I love you guys :)  Thank you so much to all of you that visit me each week and leave me such sweet comments!  They really are the icing on the cake and make me smile <3

So today I'm sharing a card that I mentioned to you last Friday with my For a Cause card.  We had a new release at Sami Stamps last week Friday called Fall Acorns and For a Cause.  These images were so adorable!  I just couldn't help but playing along with one from each group.

I also wanted to remind you that we have a new challenge going on over there.  The theme is Clean and Simple!  All you have to do is follow that theme and use a Sami Stamps image to enter!  Check out the freebies section in her shop if you don't have any of her images.  You're going to want them all...I promise you :)
So my recent trip to the craft store landed me a couple sheets of some Lawn Fawn paper...and I can't stop using them!!  They are absolutely perfect and they worked so well for this card!

I did my best at clean and's hard sometimes when you have such an adorable image to use!  This image is Little Acorn Bird.  I fell in love with him the minute I saw him and knew I needed to use him on a card!  I printed him off twice and used one of the print offs to ink up the leaf.  I used my cheap ink pads so it isn't as stunning as I wanted, but I still think it turned out pretty good.

Then on the other print off, which was on some Neenah paper, I colored in my bird and acorns with my ShinHan markers.  I didn't want to go with a brown bird for this card...with the leaf and acorns, I felt like there was too much brown.  So I opted for a blue bird :)  Once I layered the leaf onto the image, it almost looked like the bird was sitting inside the I had to print off and cut out the bird again so it was layered on top of the leaf.

The last simple elements were some glitter pen, a fun coordinating button and little flags from some more Lawn Fawn paper.  Oh and I stamped a simple sentiment under the image.

Hope you will stop by and join in our challenge!  You could win a gift certificate to the Sami Stamp store and snag up this sweet image!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    The Crazy Challenge #157-B is for... (Bird, Brown, Button, Blue)
    Divas by Design-Use a Digi
    Let's Craft and Create #82-Clean and Simple
    Sentimental Sundays #179-Falling into Autumn
    Simon Says-Clean and Simple
    Stampin for the Weekend-Autumn/Fall Colors
    Word Art Wednesday #105-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous weekend!! <3


  1. Beautiful card, Emily - I love your bluebird! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. What a beautiful card, Emily! Thank you so much for sharing in our challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Lovely card, cute image, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  4. Emily, your leaf looks so real..fabulous card!

  5. so gorgeous emily.fab image and i love your design and stunning colours :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Beautiful card, its so elegant and stylish!
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. What a pretty card!! I really like the colors and your overall design. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  8. Such a wonderful coloring of the image. All the colors you used worked well to make this awesome card. Thanks for blessing us with a great project at Word Art Wednesday this week. Big hugs always!

    JO ANN