Friday, September 17, 2010

plant a little {love}

Good morning and a very happy Friday to ya!!  ;D

First I want to say a big thank you to all of you who took the time to share some of your best time-management tips for me.  You guys really impressed me with your thought-out replies, and I'm truly appreciative and will let you know how I do after incorporating some of them into my routine.  After I get a new battery for my timer.  Or a new timer.  ;)  Wish me luck! 

Since I last posted, we've been camping (lotsa fun!), got a new camera (old one died), annoying computer woes (as in this is my fourth attempt to get this posted this morning --ugh!), and I've also started growing my own wheatgrass (I've been labeled "The Plant Assassin" for years, so I'm really excited that things are growing well --so far anyway (yes, I'm holding my breath here)-- and will share some pics with you another time...I'm sure you're just dying to see them -lol!). 

As most of you know I haven't had much stamping/blogging time this year, and this time of the year is always especially crazy for me with school and extra-curricular activities starting up (I'm sure you know what I mean) and several very special birthdays to prepare for!   I'm still behind a bit but at least I'm making progress.  Baby steps, right?! 

Today's card uses a really fun sketch from the Taylored Expressions blog, and I used a pretty hydrangea image to coordinate with the beautifully soft Wisteria papers by BasicGrey.  (Just don't look too closely at the stitched circle...yep, it was my first attempt at circular stitching and it got the better of me.  And, true to form, I didn't have enough time to redo the focal piece so I had to go with it.)  Hope you like it anyway.

Well, I need to keep this post short and sweet since we're having friends over for dinner and games tonight and my To-Do List is as long as my arm.  And my first stop will be the kitchen:  chocolate chip pancakes brunch for the kids (something we all look forward to every Friday...yep, even the hubby comes home to join us when he can, although he prefers his without the chocolate chips --go figure! lol) and then I'm going to try out a new Martha Stewart recipe that sounded delicious called Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies (I'm sooooo glad it's pumpkin season again!!) --it won't complement the homemade Rocky Road ice cream all that well, but at least the flavors won't clash too badly should some of us decide to have a little of both tonight. ;P

Hope you all enjoy your's a great way to kick off a wonderful weekend!  ;)

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:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Pansy Purple (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Wisteria 6x6 collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Plant a Little Love (JustRite Stampers), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)

Ink:  Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko), Grey Flannel (CTMH)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Petite Scallop Circles 1 and 2, Standard Circles Large and Small (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Scallop Trim border punch (SU!), Opaline half pearls (BasicGrey), White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger), vellum, sponge (CTMH), Vintage Cream twill (Papertrey Ink), Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" adhesive (API), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape


Jeanne said...

I absolutely don't care how often you post, Christi. Well, sure I wish you had more time to play, but what I mean is, I know whenever you post I KNOW there's going to be something beautiful to look at! This card just proves me right!

I'm so glad things are going well for you and you've got lots of fun things on your plate.

Thanks for sharing and hope to "see" you again, soon!

Sharli said...

Hi Christi - what a GORGEOUS card! I saved it to my special Christi folder, I want to try to imitate it (soon)! Just SO lovely!


Taylor said...

Hi Christi! Thanks for participating in the TESC127 sketch challenge! I love your beautiful card and have selected it as one of our Top Crops this week! You can check out the announcement here:

And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

Hope to continue seeing your beautiful work in future TE challenges!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors. Great job with the sketch. Congrats on being in the Top Crop! :o)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Christi, your cart is absolutely gorgeous! This is my first visit to your blog and I love all the details you share about your creations. Congrats on a well deserved honor of the TESC Top Crop award!

candyly said...

Breathtaking! Absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS!

Pat said...

Congratulations DD!!!! What an honor ... and what an absolutely beautiful creation! Oh, for your talent and creativity to rub off on me .... XOXOXO

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful, Christi! You add so many lovely details. The pancakes and brownies sound delicious...