Thursday, February 18, 2010

A long post with a cute card

Hello!  Happy Winter to you!  Hope all is well with everyone!  Life has been a lot of fun over here lately!  I haven't been crafting as much this week with well all my watching of the Olympics!  I am a Canadian so it's extra exciting!  We won our first gold on home soil, and than our second!  It can get a bit addicting to watch, but it's only for two weeks!  I love the stories behind the players and it's fun to watch the coverage since the announcers have such interesting things to say about each athlete!  And I am not usually a sports sort of girl, I go with my hubby to different sporting events to chat with the "girls" who come!

I did however make one card so far this week:


It's simular to my last card from my last post.  I again clear embossed on some stripey pp (I HEART stripey PP!)  and than colored in with some brown markers, this time I used two different colors of brown.  I actually did the embossing last week but than wanted to try sewing on the ruffle ribbon.  I don't have a sewing machine which is just sad considering my mom is a proffesional taylor!  I had my mom sew on the ruffle ribbon which sounds so much easier than it was!  She didn't seem to understand what I meant and it took her a few tries to get it!  In the end she said oh how many more should we do?  You should make a lot more cards like this!  So funny!  I told her I would like to do it and she reminded me that I can't even sew straight. Another thing to add to my list to learn from my mother.  This easter I am going to try to learn a few of the Croation danties, my mom is an amazing baker and bakes Croation baking, I really should learn this!  I can almost make perogies but they are quite time consuming!  Back to the card!  I mounted the card onto the base with foam squares, and I decided to go with a pink base to make the card have a spring feel, the paper is from a fall line but this is my favorite color combo!  Pink, orange and brown is my favorite!

Products used:  Bo Bunny PP, Hero Arts CG105, CL 272, clear embossing powder, SU scalloped punch, Bazill cardstock, ribbon, PTI button, SU chocolate chip ink.

I have a funny story to share, this morning I was giving my children a bath.  I had finished washing and dressing Carter and I sent him to play while I washed Ariel.  She asked me for a warm towel (one time I used a just out of the dryer towel and know she knows!)  And the dryer is across the hall from the bathroom so I went to quickly put it in.  I come back to find my son fully dressed sitting in the tub!  I guess someone was not ready to get out!  So funny!   My daughter was even funnier with her comments of "How did he get in here?" and "Carter is a big boy now, he can get into the tub himself!"  Life is so interesting with children, I love being a mom!


I also read this book.  It was pretty good but sad too!  I was asked if I am a speed reader.  Hmmm sorta?  I guess I do read fast, especailly if I am really enjoying a book but I enjoy reading.  I am a busy person who needs to unwind before bed, I find reading helps me to do that.  Not studying by reading books that teach (unless it's a craft magazine or book!) but fiction.  And if I need to unwind in the afternoon while Carter is sleeping and Ariel is having quiet time I will read.  I do try to craft during naps but sometimes I need to physically rest! 


Thank you for reading and your wonderful comments I appreciate all of you!

10 comments:

Creative Char said...

Hey Anita! I love your card! This is the one you were working on Friday night, right? It turned out fabulous!

Alice Wertz said...

very sweet card, Anita!! lovely colors!

Virginia L. said...

And GUESS what !!? We got our 3rd GOLD today! Go ,Canada!! Beautiful pink card and I love the embossing effect on the striped paper. I enjoy reading about your kids. They are full of surprises...as they grow, they do change and surprise you in the funniest ways. ENJOY!! xoxo

Dawn said...

I can so relate to your bath time story Anita.... happened to me once as well.... kids are such characters. Love your card for today

Tiffany said...

Such a cute card, love the look you created against the pp with this floral cling stamp!

Courtney Baker said...

I'm LOVING the Olympics too. I so want to visit Van one day now. It looks so magical. Super cute card.

Jill said...

I appreciate you, too!!! Your posts are always so fun to read! What a funny story about bath time! And your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors!

Diana said...

What a stunning design and color theme. Thanks for sharing Anita!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful card and what a cute story! Don't you just love being a mommy? :) I say that after having my fill of mine tonight! :)

bkeefe said...

hi anita - thanks for the nice comment on flickr about my card (bettijo) - you asked how i did the embossing - it's cuttlebug's combo folder "welcome baby" i bought it on amazon. it's an a2 size folder with sayings to emboss - don't use the baby sayings but love the folder. have looked at your cards before on hero arts - very nice - have bookmarked your blog. take care. betty

 

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