Light up my Life



Happy Sunday my friends.....

PLEASE NOTE:  You are not at the wrong blog....I changed the background as I was tired of the bright yellow and blue. One of these days I am going to find a background for this blog and stick with it...in the meantime...welcome to the new look.

Playing along today at OWH with this sketch challenge:


I had only used this stamp set by Taylored Expressions once and I wanted to make a fun card, so how about some lightning bugs in a jar...maybe at a picnic or in the back yard. When I was a kid spending summers in Illinois, I always loved catching them. Good memories!


To make the bugs look like they really are in the jar, I used vellum over them.
Paper pieced the jar lid and used foam adhesive to give it a little flair.

I have also entered this card into the Cue Word Challenge 


Thanks for stamping by, and an extra special {mwah} for leaving a comment and/or following my blog....

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14 comments

judkajudi said...

Love the new blog look!! And the fireflies in the jar are adorable. Great memories of catching fireflies in my grandma's yard ...

Sandra H said...

Awww wow this is so beautiful lovely detail and gorgeous layout xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Very sweet - they really glow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Paula S. said...

What a fantastic, clever use of vellum! We called 'em lightening bugs too... and they bring back great childhood memories for me too. :) I like the new blog look too.

Diane said...

Penny- I think this is the cutest card! The vellum was such a 'bright' idea! Your new blog background is great-you keep us on our toes by changing it! lol

Sybrina K said...

What a cute card. Love the details in creating such an adorable jar for these little critters.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a fun card! Perfect ending to the summer.

Linda said...

Super fun...the jar is clever and the plaid is perfect! tfs!!!

Carol L said...

This card really brings back childhood memories for me too! I love the jar you created with the vellum! It's a fun creation for sure!

Jen said...

What a cute card! Love the vellum for the jar; it's perfect.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card...perfect for summer!

Lin said...

Your blog looks wonderful, Penny (I change mine once in a while, too)

LOVE your card today - brings back memories of catching what we called lightening bugs! It's been a LONG time since I've done that!

Anne Temple said...

Too cute! Love the vellum over the fireflies.

Sarah said...

This is perfectly adorable! Love the little jar of lightening bugs-- so stinkin' cute!

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