Monday, July 11, 2011

Swedish Style Bird

Hello Everyone!  Lots of new changes happening here at the Cottage!  How FUN!  Welcome to the new DT members.  Looking forward to getting to know you!

I was away for 2 weeks.  Had a wonderful time with family and friends!  I so enjoyed seeing my 8 sisters and having a slumber party with lots of yummy food, laughter, and sitting around a campfire.  I am trying to make this a yearly event!

I also got to meet Kathy Jakopovich, The Peachy Queen, and her family.  Angelica, her daughter, just introduced herself to the Scrapping Cottage Design Team.  I am thrilled she is joining us with her artistic talent and sweet personality.

Now on to my card for today.  I use the Bird with Flowers die from the Flower Power Release.  As I designed the card, it reminded me of the Swedish style of art with vivid colors.  I was thinking of the Dala.  I made the card first and then searched for a photo that I thought could have been the inspiration.  A little backward, I know, but art takes me on a journey.

I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Glad you had a wonderful vacation with your family... This card is beautiful, the bird is so pretty.
    I hope you have a great day.

  2. We had a great time meeting you and I am SO glad you had a blast with your sisters!! You definitely need to come back on an annual basis!! :) Your Swedish bird is so pretty, I love the red and turquoise together. Fabulous "inspiration" too ;). Even if it came after the art....sometimes that's just how it works!! Hugs, Angelica

  3. I love this design Janice! And I love you!! We hope you can come back annually too =) that would be wonderful!

  4. So pretty and colorful, Janice! Love it!


  5. OH! I LOVE Your card!!! So Scandinavian!

  6. This is such a FLIPPIN' BEAUTIFL card!I LOVE the sweet bird and all the pretty colors,AMAZING job girl!!:)

  7. Love the colours in this card, so glad you got to meet the peachy family. That would have been great! x