Thursday, July 2, 2009

{anniversary} wishes

Can you believe it's July already?!?! I was supposed to have been making Christmas cards since January. One a week, I told myself. And here it is, the year half over, and not a single Christmas card made. ;( How are yours coming along? Have you started yet?

Okay, on to the card....

This one was made for the friends we're camping with. It's their anniversary tomorrow, so I thought it would be nice to have a card to give them. And, yes, I seem to be stuck in a color rut of sorts (could be because I'm using my beloved K&Company stacks so often??), but for the time being, I'm happy here. ;)

I used Julee's current Mojo sketch --hey, that's two Mondays in a row where I made a card on the day the sketch came out! Woo hoo! Boy, I AM lovin' summer! ;D Too bad I can't keep up this stamping/blogging pace all year long...though I think my family would get a little fed up with me. I have NO idea how some of you ladies juggle it all, all the time!

Not sure you can see it (maybe if you click on it to get the ginormous size?), but the card has all sorts of sparkle to it --the patterned paper is very glitter-fied, the white cardstock itself is shimmery, and I added touches of glitter pen to that sweet li'l stamped bird. Not quite what I normally think of in terms of anniversary cards, but I think Kathy will like it (she loves K&Co too!) for her hubby, well, I'm not so sure (but that's okay --guys aren't really expected to! lol Am I right?). At first, since they're camping on their anniversary AND over the 4th of July weekend, I toyed with the idea of going with some fireworks (after 15 years together, I'm pretty sure it still applies -lol), but I thought better of it (for this year --lol)...or maybe a cute little trailer image I've been itching to use, but it wasn't working with the sketch. So I opted for the cute li'l bird. ;) Funny what can dictate a card's direction....

Speaking of direction...I just thought I'd rub it in again that we're several thousand feet in elevation higher than home (translated: much cooler!) where we're camping near breathtakingly beautiful Estes Park, going on hikes, bike rides, enjoying campfires, dinners hot off the grill, and roasting s'mores every night (YUM!), and hangin' out with friends --yeah, life is good. Oh, and here's the best part: living without electricity, showers (GROSS, I know!), cell reception, or Internet access. Just kidding (about the 'best part' part, that is --will I survive?! lol). And I'm very likely trying to hide from mosquitoes galore (me nooooo likey!) and the requisite daily afternoon thunderstorm....but at least they don't have tornado warnings up there (that I know of), unlike where we camped last time. Aren't you envious? ;) I know just what did it, too --it's the part about not showering for over three days, right? lol

Well, I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July tomorrow (and that you're not taking the luxury of showering for granted -lol)!

As always, thanks so very much for the visit and the sweet comments you leave for me --you make my day that much brighter. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo-Wiggins), Hollyhock, Creme Brulee (CTMH)

Patterned Paper: Wild Raspberry collection (K&Company)

Stamps: bird and branch from 'Sending Happy Thoughts' (Hero Arts), sentiment from 'Wonderful Wishes Remixed' (Verve), Heart Notes (Memory Box)

Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko)

Other: large and small classic standard and oval Nestabilities dies, large and small classic standard and scallop square Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Aqua Mist Vintage Buttons (Papertrey Ink), embroidery floss (DMC), satin ribbon (May Arts), Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen (Sakura), pink Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape, glue dots, mini pop dot


June Houck said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! our friends are sure to love it. Those are beautiful papers and your bird IS adorable. I love the buttons too :)

Estes Park is breathtaking! One day I will actually visit Colorado, and not just change plains, so that I can appreciate the beauty IRL. Happy camping!

Patti Gingrich said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with family and friends Christi. Glad you are enjoying yourself! Another beautifully made card! You sure have a gift for bringing it all together.

Jeanne said...

Nope, you didn't lose me at the lack of showering. I find that somehow liberating! Just enjoy yourself, is what I say!

Your card is gorgeous! Gorgeous I say! Your friends' are sure to love it. I have got to find me some of that paper. Like I need more paper, but you know what I mean.

I've been to Estes a few times and it's so beautiful (yes, even when you are using crutches because of a broken ankle).

Enjoy your weekend, my friend! Hope you don't get rained on too much!

Stacy said...

You are so funny! I don't even THINK about Christmas cards until October, then of course it is the crazy hurry, hurry get them done!
I love this card, the colors are just beautiful! Yummy paper!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Okay I clicked on the ginormous size and saw the sparkle... LOVE it!!

Christmas cards? I was way ahead of the game last year, but this year... not so much. Guess maybe it is sorta time to start thinking about them isn't it!

Barb said...

Just beautiful! You know I love sparkle and this card is NOT lacking in that department!

Christmas cards? HA! Next question.

Camping. Outdoor sleeping and no showers. Have fun!