Friday, July 15, 2011

Ladybug Love

This post is all about my daughter Zali's love of ladybugs! And it all ties in nicely with this week's One-Layer Wednesday challenge — make it personal — and is also another one layer with legs for the less is more challenge!

The ladybug theme has come up a few times in the last week or so (more than the usual amount it does with Zali), firstly, when we were reminiscing over Sesame Street's "ladybug picnic" song from way back in my childhood, and then during the week while grocery shopping, I found some adorable ladybug muffin cases and had to get them for Zali.

So… it seemed appropriate for this challenge to make a ladybug card for her — just to tell her I love her and that she's cute as a bug ;)

Stamps: Just Believe, Bugs & Kisses
Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Other: 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (card 2)

The card in the second picture is the one that Zali actually received. I decided to add some ribbon because I thought the scored lines on the original were not quite enough. I thought I liked the ribbon better, but now I'm not sure. Anyway, Zali was thrilled with the card and that's all that matters! She was also thrilled with the muffin cases!

Earlier in the year I made cupcakes for her birthday party and the muffin cases might have been good then. Anyway, I did find some gorgeous ladybug candles at the time, which each cupcake featured. They were so cute, and Zali was very happy!
And just in case you haven't seen "Ladybug Picnic", or you want to reminisce with me, here it is for you…

We are still singing the song…



  1. What a fabulous past Shelley... I simply love the cards and enjoyed the video...I haven't seen that for many a year!
    I hope everyone enjoyed the birthday celebration!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More".

  2. I meant to say post!
    Sorry for the typo!

  3. Both are fantastic cards Shelley
    I can't decide with or without the ribbon, they are equally beautiful!

    Such a cute video, never seen that before. I've heard the song however. I always thing ladybug is a far more appropriate name than ladybird, that we say in the UK
    Thanks for entering
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. I like them both too, Shelley. They are very sweet and so is the cupcake!

  5. Toh tweet! :) Lovely cards and can totally imagine how happy the occasion must have been! :)

  6. Super sweet cards! I love them both!

  7. Great cards. Love these lady bugs. So cute

  8. Cute, cute cute!! Love the awesome little ladybugs!! My Card

  9. Thank you - I really enjoyed that video! Your cards are just perfect for your daughter - thanks for sharing. My favourite is the one with the ribbon!

  10. Oh I love the story behind your ladybird card Shelley, which is just so cute by the way...I love the addition of ribbon too. Those cupcakes look that a sliced chocolate bar on top of them...I'm drooling now :)
    Jenny x

  11. Your cards are simple and at that time very beautiful. Really love the colors of the cards.
    and ha. please do check out my cards at

  12. I love your cute little ladybug card! I would love to Case it!


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