Monday, April 11, 2011

Just Another Manic Monday!

Well, the weekend flew by, didn't it? I kept very busy working on projects and cooking. I figured that it would be nice if I cooked a few meals instead of ordering in. With just the two of us, it is just easier to eat out - no muss, no fuss! We don't have a lot of restaurants here, compared to the restaurants we had in Vegas, but we've adjusted - sort of! DH still brings pizza home from Vegas when he has lunch with the guys. I miss our Mediterranean restaurant so much. Here, all the Mexican restaurants taste the same. It's like they all use the same sauces, etc. In a blindfold test, I wouldn't be able to determine who was who, LOL!

I have to share an unexpected event today. I was looking through some card entries for a challenge. DH came and sat beside me and also looked with me. He'd offer his "artistic" critiquing at the ones I was viewing. I went to my submission and DH ripped it apart! He didn't remember it was MINE! I expected him to look at the card and say all good things! Silly me! I should have realized that he wouldn't remember it! After he shredded my entry, I told him it was mine, LOL! Talk about back peddling. Gals, that man was back tracking so fast, it was as if he was moving at warp speed! Bless his heart. He had the canary's feathers sticking out of his mouth as he choked on what he had said. So much for my card being anything exceptional. Now, if he had been smart, he would have said something like, "I was just seeing what you would do. I knew it was your card all the time!" He didn't. He's too honest, LOL. I was so surprised, too, because that wasn't what I expected to happen! It made for a good laugh and a lesson on loyalty. If he knows its mine, he's filled with support. I love that about him!

I have a card to share with you today. It's another Easter card. I hope you like it. It's done in a color I don't like very well, LOL.

The "awning" is on pop dots to nice elevation. The wagon and character are popped up above that. I like having the dimension. I used a metal egg trio photo corner as an accent piece

This is the upper inside of the card. I love the pretty flowers! There is a little egg charm tucked under the flowers.

I used a matching ribbon slide. The tag is removable.

Well, there you have it! I think I have one more Easter card in my head bouncing around. I'll know once I start looking at my papers.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your taking the time. Have a wonderful week!


Friday, April 8, 2011

April's On the Move

I cannot believe that today is April 8. Time is just flying by! Where do the hours go? I know I'm busy, but the weird thing is that before I retired, my days seem to pass so slowly! Now that I have the luxury of doing as I please, when I wish, the days are just zipping by! I was much busier when I was teaching. After 32 years in education, I am so loving scheduling my own day!

One such activity of choice is the card I have to share with you today. I love this stamp! It is just the sweetest image. Here it is:

Lots of pop dots were used to elevate the center element. The plaid papers are not that orangy gold color, but a sweet sunny, butter colored yellow..

This is the upper inside of the card with poem I created.

This is the lower portion of the interior:

I just so love that bunny stamp!

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you will come back again when you're in the neighborhood! I'll make us lunch!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day!

Well, did you prank anyone today? Since DH is out of town, I haven't anyone to pull a trick on! The cats wouldn't get it. LOL This day always seemed to mark the start of Spring for me for some reason. I guess, for some of you, that would be hard since you've gotten snow! Maybe April snow brings May flowers! Keep a head's up today so you won't be outsmarted! LOL

I have an Easter card to share today. I chose the colors pink and green. I just love this stamp! Tilda looks so cute! Here are the card images:

I used paper lace and elevated the center image on pop dots. I chose to add tiny little pearls around the oval. As you can see, I also used machine stitching, inking, and WOC flowers. There is also a tiny Easter egg charm which says, "Happy Easter" on it.

This is the upper inside of the card. I used more paper lace and elevated the sentiment on pop dots.

This is the lower inside of the card. The center panel has not been elevated so that a sentiment may be written with ease.

This card is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter/Spring themed card
Colour Create Challenge Blog - Pastel/Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Easter/Spring
ABC Challenge - Roses
Sweet Stamps - Easter

Thank you so much for stopping by! It is so appreciated that you took the time to visit. I hope you will continue to stop in and see what I've been doing. Know that your comments are the incentive I need to keep going!

Have a wonderful weekend!