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!



Unknown said...

Wow what a stunning card Chris.
I absolutely love it the colours are so pretty. Excellent job!!!!
If you come to my blog i have something for you!!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, OH! this is sooo cute. Wonderful colors and very lovely layout. The inside is totally gorgeous too.
Hugs. D.

Christina C. said...

Now, Chris, what is there not to love about this card???? You are too hard on yourself! I think it is, love the awning and that adorable Tilda bunny!
The paper is luscious and your coloring is beautiful. The inside is stunning.

Anonymous said...

oops! funny story Chris! Nice your DH comes and looks w/you though! Totally charming Tilda bunny card Chris! Lovely coloring and designing! You put a lot of thought and time into creating, it shows! TFS! : ))
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

It's an adorable card Chris! So sweet that little bunny Tilda. I really love how you finished the inside and Tilda is colored to perfection!

Lisette Morris said...

I love it! I love lavendars for Easter! This is a fantastic card!

Peggie said...

Really cute. Love the egg charms.

Sharon Caudle said...

That is such a sweet story, Chris! And I love that he stands behind you and supports you. Your card is beautiful! I really like the way you did the awning. I'm not a purple person either. Don't know why, but I just never use it. I've got a gazillion pieces of paper, and you won't find a single purple piece (unless it came in a stack). Anyway, back to your card...I love this little bunny Tilda and she looks adorable in purple! LOVE that egg corner too and all your egg charms and slides! The inside looks awesome too and I really like the verse on the tag! Fabulous card, hun!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

So pretty Chris! Love the spring colors you used and the adorable scene! Your coloring looks beautiful. hugs, Angela

Madge H. said...

What a cute little bunny card Chris. I love all the goodies you've added inside and out..... ummmmm while he was "back peddling" - did he make it to Vegas to get good Med. food?? lol
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Cathy said...

What a card! The whole thing is wonderful,great imagination. I like the colors.

Rene said...

Again, so very very pretty! Your silly hubby! I never ask John about my matter how much time/effort/expense, I always get this response: "It looks fine!" Hahahaha! ;D

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Chris! Your poor hubby! How wonderful that he supports you and encourages you in your craft. I had to laugh though. What a precarious position he found himself in but you gave him much grace in not getting offended! I admire you for that! Your card is so pretty! I'm with you on the purple, I have ha hard time working with it as well. Love the way you did the awning and Tilda on the little basket is beautifully colored. Love the little bunny brad and all the sweet extras you added to make this card gorgeous. I love the way you used the square doily and then used a doily like die for the center. Great job...hugs...Barb

Pam said...

Omg Chris.....this is sooooo cute. I'm a real fan of purple shades. Your coloring is AWEsome!
Hugs from Indiana,

Mascha Zimmerman said...

This is so sweet,the colors and bunny...bye Mascha

paola said...

AWW!!! this is adorable, my all time favourite easter stamp, colored to perfection, love the scalloped awning bit, a real touch! Great story line, you seem to be pumping out the masterpieces these days Chris, well done this is stunning!

Sandy said...

Good Morning Chris! You handled your husband's critique very well. I love the fact that you both has a good laugh after he chocked on a few yellow feathers!! I love your card Chris - very creative. I really like your awning - as my granddaughter would say -"sweet!" Love the way you have popped so much up. The inside is drop dead gorgeous - love it!!!!! Wonderful card Chris.
XO Sandy

cathylynn said...

I loved your story Chris but I don't know of any of your cards that you DH could say any bad about. Your work has been exceptional and this card is no different. Great idea for the awning and the colors are GREAT! And just look at the inside. It's also GREAT!!!!! Hey next time you need someone to sit with you and review cards give me a call. HEHE I have nothing but PRAISE to give!!
Huge hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cami said...

STUNNING! OMG Chris, this Easter card is just so darn beautiful! I love the awning you made and Tilda is colored so beautifully. The doilies and flowers and charm all add up to a wonderful creation, inside and out!
Hugs, Cami

Sharon said...

Oh Chris, what a gorgeous creation, inside and out. You went to such a lot of trouble... just love it. A real labour of love. Well done! I can only reiterate what everyone else has already said. Beautiful work, hugs Sharon x

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a fun and stunning card Chris. Love those cute dp together with this image :o)

Iulia said...

Wow, this is stunning, Chris! The colors are magic and the layouts are fabulous! I always love your coloring and the fact your cards are always beautifully finished in the inside too! Love that egg metal corner too!
great work!
Have a happy Sunday sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Barb said...

OMG Chris, your card is amazing, luv everything about it!
Thanks for sharing,
Barb in Texas

Rosie said...

This is adorable Chris!! I love how bunny Tilda is sitting on the wagon of eggs. The awning is fabulous and the insides are amazing. I love all the details girl! This really is a gorgeous card!! I've been a little MIA and trying to get caught up on emails. I'm hoping to get some goodies out to you next week. I hope you like them! Hugs, Rosie