Sunday, April 4, 2010

what a {glorious} day

What a wonderful, glorious, happy day!!  It's Easter!  ;D


{Twist-tie figure courtesy of my 12-Y-O son.}

I found a great blog post on Friday that you might like to read if you're not quite sure what's so glorious about someOne dying on a cross over 2,000 years ago.  It was written specifically for Good Friday but it has everything to do with Easter, and because I could never say it so eloquently, I think I'll just link you up here if you care to read it. 

And in addition to it being Easter, today also happens to be our sweet Chloe's birthday as well.  My baby is now ten --they grow up far too fast!  This is the first time it's ever fallen on Easter, so we celebrated her birthday yesterday...and Friday...and a little today too.  She's quite happy, and I think the apparent perpetual sugar-overload isn't lessening the experience any for her either.  ;)

Here's the card I made her:

I know the focal panel looks washed out...and it kinda is in person too {just not nearly as bad as it seems here}.  Time was in short supply and my coloring skills were sorely lacking, but Chloe likes it so we're happy.  And that's what counts, right? ;) 

I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for last week.  It was a fun one!

Well, the sweet potatoes are about done baking, the peanut butter cup cheesecake is ready and waiting...time to head out to share the day with some wonderful friends.  I don't want us to be late so I'll have to come back and add my recipe list later. ;)

Happy Resurrection Day to you all!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters {just doin' my part -lol!}:

Cardstock:  Aqua Mist (PTI), Baby Pink, White Daisy (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Telegraph Hill, Ashbury Park from the "Phoebe" collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Enchanted Lily (Pink Cat Studio)

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Classic Rectangle Large, Classic Rectangle Scallop Large, Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Rustic twine, button (PTI), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape

Friday, April 2, 2010

aren't you {sweet}

Two days in a row...with one more ahead planned --I'm in shock! lol  When the iron strikes, I decided I'd better go with it. ;)

Here's another card I made this week:

 Chloe pointed out that I'd forgotten to add some glitter pen to the candy bouquet bow, but I didn't want to re-take the pic so you'll just have to imagine it. ;)  Leave it to her to find my flaws. lol

Even though our weather can't make up its mind what season it is, spring has definitely sprung {in my heart anyway}.  I {heart} these cheery colors, and I {heart} the sketch from Jen del Muro's latest Sketch For You To Try {haven't played along in quite a while, and I actually have another card in the works with this same sketch --fun stuff!}.  Told ya there were some great sketches floatin' around blogland this week! 

Well, I need to keep my posts short and sweet this weekend...it's our sweet little eagle-eyed flaw-finder's 10th birthday on Sunday and we're celebrating a little tonight and tomorrow so we can spend Sunday celebrating Easter.  She's beside herself with excitement over the thought of becoming a "double digit," as she puts it. lol  I hardly remember what that was like, though I do remember the new Schwinn 10-speed I received as my gift that year.  Ironically, my hubby decided we should gift both of our youngsters with mountain bikes this year {they had both outgrown their old bikes}...and they're both thrilled!  Must be genetic...though the enthusiasm for riding them definitely comes from my hubby {I'd much rather stay home and stamp -lol}.  ;P 

Well, I've got a LOT of cooking to do between now and tomorrow night, so I'd better git. 

Hope your weekend promises to be as special and memorable as ours looks to be.  Of course, as I type this, a friend of ours from high school is being memorialized in my hometown {I still have a picture of us from a dance we went to together}, so my heart is saddened, my thoughts distracted, and my prayers lifted.  May you rest in peace, Jeff.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters {just doin' my part -lol!}:

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Sweet Leaf (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Home collection photo mats (My Mind's Eye)

Stamps:  Pocket full of... from July 2009 kom, Simple Life from March 2009 kom (Unity)

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Heavenly Blue (CTMH)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Petite Oval Large and Petite Oval Scallop Large dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), sponge, Liquid Glass (CTMH), white grosgrain (PTI), pink ruffled ribbon (Michael's), button (Autumn Leaves), embroidery floss (DMC), slot punch (SU!), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape

Thursday, April 1, 2010

hello {dear} friend

Hello, hello!!

I've finally been having fun stamping again and it feels sooooo good!  I'm not ready to claim my mojo's back, but I think having a bit of sunshine this past weekend might've drawn it back for a bit. ;)  We had some dark clouds and rain today, but hopefully that little blip in our week won't scare it away again.  {I don't think I'd do well with another extended hiatus...so sad when that happens.}

So here's my first step back into the world of card making --kinda simple but I really had fun with this one.  I used Card Patterns sketch 57 as my inspiration (LOTS of great sketches out there this week, and this one was no exception!):

I added a lot of Spica clear glitter pen, though it's not showing up on the butterflies so you'll just have to take my word for it. ;)  But you can see it on the sentiment here:


On the focal panel {a Labels Ten die}, I used Hero Art's Clouds backgrounder {I LOVE that stamp!}, then added the cute Unity sentiment and some beautiful Martha Stewart butterflies.  For the background layer, I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and then sponged it a bit to carry along the light and airy, pillowy 'clouds' feeling.  I also used the Clouds backgrounder on the blue card base, but it's not all that visible here.

Hope you like it.  ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters {just doin' my part -lol!}:

Cardstock:  Crystal Blue, Key Lime, White Daisy (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Euphoria collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Clouds (Hero Arts), Could I Be Any Cuter? (Unity)

Ink:  Heavenly Blue, (ret.) Orchid Bouquet, White Daisy pigment ink (CTMH)

Other:  Labels Ten (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Provo Craft), Effervescence border punch (Fiskars), Classic Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), clear Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), sponge, Liquid Glass (CTMH), scrunched seam binding (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MemrieMare), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape