Friday, April 2, 2010

Need a HUG on Farm Fresh Friday?..

I am such a hugger.  Everyone I know gets a hug whether they like it or not sometimes, heehee.  Although, today maybe I should keep my distance as I think we may be coming down with some sort of stomach bug...I really hope not!  I have too much to look forward to this weekend.  My sister is coming into town, my brother and his wife will be here for Easter Sunday, and two of my aunts are coming to visit the week after.   I unfortunately have a bit of a rumbly tumbly as Pooh says...and the kids are all battling this bug but hopefully it'll pass quickly!!!

We have an awesome challenge at TGF today, but first, I had to share a photo with you... As I posted before, my boys' birthday was Wednesday and one of the things they got was new bikes.  I just had to post this pic as I'm playing around w/ Picasa because they are SO cute riding them and were so excited I just had to share these cute pics before I get to my card:

Aren't they adorable if I don't say so myself?   We had such a great time and it's been gorgeous here as I hear it has been in lots of the country.  Was 84 and sunny yesterday and about 80 the day before.  LOVE that!

Today over at The Greeting Farm's blog we have our Farm Fresh Friday challenge and its a fabby sketch by my good friend Cindy Haffner:
Here is my take on the sketch using the adorable new set "Buddies" featuring Oliver and Amelia.  This set is NOW AVAILABLE at The Greeting Farm!   Sentiment is from the new Unity set, Inside and Out, also released yesterday!

In addition to really liking the sketch, I ADORE this quote:

"A kiss without a HUG is like a flower without the fragrance"...Isn't that SWEET?

Speaking of SWEET...look at this cutie Amelia!  I love this set, which does come with some super cute sentiments even though I didn't use them for this particular card.  You know me...ya get an idea in your head and gotta roll w/ it, right? Anyway, the characters are so fun to color and these little lovables could NOT be any cuter!   Be sure to stop over to see the rest of the TGF DT's creations on the TGF Blog!  There's a prize up for grabs this week, as usual!  Also be sure to stop by the blogs of my teammates:


Have a WONDERFUL weekend everyone and I will be back tomorrow with another Oh, Alice! creation!  Have I told ya how much I LOVE Saturdays, esp since I started Oh, Alice?   I hope you'll join us :)  Thanks!

Live, Love, Laugh, and Smile,
Jessica ;)  xoxo

23 comments:

Kim Yu said...

Cute card, Jess and I lvoe that sentiment! This is a really nice pic of the boys!

jo said...

Super cute card, Jess! I love the layers and the stamp makes it super cute!

Adorable pic of the boys! :)

Angie said...

How sweet! Your boys looks great on their new bikes, and the way you colored the pic is pretty cool. I also love your card. It's so sweet and serene looking, and that sentiment is absolutely perfect.

Randi said...

Super cute Jess!! I love the orange and green!! So whimsical!! I love what you did with Cindy's amazing sketch! The scallop with the pearl accnts is fab!! Love how you stitche on the one triangle section, too!! Hope you all feel better soon and get to enjoy the holiday weekend!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Sweet card and I hope you feel better soon!!!

~Rach said...

Your card was my fave DT sample this week, I just Love it! The stitching is a great touch and I love the colors and papers that you used, wonderful card Jess.

Super cute pic, too!

Peggy said...

Super sweet card, especially for us cat lovers!
You boys are so handsome on their new bikes and I love the touch of color on the BW photo.
Hope everyone feels better soon!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, love love LOVE this layout and your coloring is beautiful!!

Sorry to hear you're all sick. :( Hope you feel real soon!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your boys are so HANDSOME!! Sorry everyone is under the weather bummer!!
Love your card.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I don't know which is cuter your boys or the card?!? Do I have to choose?

Have I mentioned lately how much I miss you?

Danni said...

Hope everyone feels better!! Such a cute photo of the boys!!
Super cute card!! Love it!
Have a blessed weekend!

Julie Campbell said...

This is SO cute! The sentiment is perfect for the image! I LOVE it!!!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Tasha said...

LOL im the complete opposite - apart from with my daughter i hate hugs. If anyone trys they get shot down with a deadly stare! LOL i just hate my personal space being invaded lol!!

Love this card though and the sentiment is fabulous, perfect for this image! The orange and green combo is so pretty
love tasha xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

The boys look totally adorable, and so happy on their bikes!! I hope you are feeling better soon girl!!

Love your card...I'm thinking I will need this image. SO CUTE!!! And that sentiment is just perfect for it!

WickedPixie said...

I hope you are already feeling better as you read this!! I adore your card! Love those warm sunny yellow/oranges with that green and such pretty details! :-)Traci

Eva said...

Ohhh...your little ones are just adorable!!! How much fun it must be to have twins! And this card is sooooo adorable!!!! I hope Scrap-mart will carry them, as I want this little girlie....too cute!!! Hugs...

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

How cute are those boys!

Your card is super cute too! I love the fresh summery colors and you colored up Amelia so perfectly. Love the little liquid pearl drops in the scollops

margie c said...

Awww, what sweet and handsome lil boys you have there :) Such a proud mama you should be ;)

What a sweet card! I love lil Amelia! and your card is so touching! It inspires me to work more on incorporating more sentiments on my cards, thank you :)

I hope y'all are feeling better and were able to enjoy your Easter together with family!
hugs, margie

Sandra MacLean said...

She is freakin adorable Miss Jess!! I am soooo kicking myself that I didn't add this set to my order the other day! Doh! I've sooooo enjoyed looking at all the cards created with her and Oliver! Fabulous job on the sketch my friend!

kim-paperbabe said...

Love this, it's sooo cute and the colours are adorable!!! Great take on the sketch, Happy Easter hope you had a wonderful time with your family!!! BiG HuGs Kim :)

Elena said...

This card is so SWEET, Jessica! I love how you colored Amelia, really love the colors! And sewing you added gives such a nice warm feel to the card!
Your boys are so adorable! Glad they have fun with the new bikes! Sergei also wants new bike on his birthday. :)
Hope you had a wonderful time with your family! :)

Andrea said...

okay...seriously....your card is incredible and the colours melt in your mouth...and YOU MAKE ME HAVE TO HAVE THIS STAMP tee hee. love it girl