Saturday, March 27, 2010

spring leaf prints

Hi!  It's been too long!  I hope that everyone is more than well!  I appologize for my lack of updating, I have missed you!  I have been creative!  Here is my card that I entered into the Hero Arts challenge:

spring leaf prints, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.
I uploaded this photo from my flickr album since I edited the photo to make it brighter there.  Looks so much better but a bit bright.  I used a new stamp set that I got!  I actually got 5 new HA stamp sets!  Yay!  I stamped three leaf's from the set, two in pigment (blue and green) and the brown is dye.  The middle leaf I was going to stamp in brown but than I changed my mind and wiped it off with a baby wipe, but when I stamped it with the green I could see that some of the brown still came through but I like how it turned out that way!  I also clear embossed the HA dots cling onto the bottom, I seem to be using that stamp on everything these days! 


I needed a baptism card and was inspired by this one by Mary Dawn who was inspired by Maile Belles!  When I saw hers all I could think of was why didn't I think of that?  Oddly the bottom color of paper is a fuscia pink, not red as it may look!

Products used:  1st card: American Crafts pp, HA Leaf Prints, Cling Dots HA, Cling Butterflies HA, Bazill cardstock, moss green colorbox, PTI ink, distress ink, scallop punch SU, making memories button.

I also recieved a wonderful card in the mail from my fellow blogging friend Virginia Lu!  I was so excited to recieve it!  My husband told me I had some mail and when I saw it I knew right away!  It was so fun to recieve a handmade card from such a wonderful person!  Thank you so much Virginia I treasure it so!  I have it sitting on my window ledge above my sink so I can see it all day, here it is:



Isn't it so cute?  Check out Virgnia's blog for more inspiration!

Life here has been busy.  I have worked a lot this past week, I usually work only a shift or two a week, in the evening or a saturday and I usually don't work more than 5 hours.  I enjoy getting out making a bit of money which I than spend back on my children as I work in a children's clothing store!  And being able to chat with people, I usually work as a cashier and I don't know what it is but I like working with the cash!  But this past week I worked 5 shifts!  25 hours!  I got called in for 3 extra shifts and today was a full day!  Things were busy and some stuff went down at work so people may have been grumpy.  And I am a sensitve person so that always doesn't go well for me!  I may be up for more hours this coming week as it's spring break.  I have so many wonderful ideas in my head for creating right now and 5 new stamp sets but no time.  Hopefully tommorow I won't have to work and can be creative after church. 

I do have some cute stories to share about my children!  Last week Carter had a rough night, he had a runny nose which lead to coughing all night long and his crying!  Chad and I kept going to him.  Ariel told us in the morning that Carter had woken her up when it was dark and he was crying so she went to his room and turned on his music for him and gave him back his soother and he went back to sleep.  How sweet is that:?  It totally touched my heart!  Carter himself is a sweetheart too.  A few days ago Ariel was crying since she hurt herself and I was holding her and cuddling her and Carter kept coming to her and tried to kiss her and hug her and console her himself!  He is just 19 months, what an amazing heart he has!  I love how well they get along! 

I just realized I still have the ribbon tutorial to do!  Ack I will get on it this week!  I also have soup to share and will do so this week!  Happy what's left of the weekend!  Thank you for all your sweet comments on my kids!  Just wait until easter. :>

14 comments:

Dawn said...

very pretty Anita. Love the freshness of it.

Alice Wertz said...

both cards are so pretty, Anita! i love the designs and colors you used!

megspaulding said...

Anita, these cards are fab! I love that elephant... so adorable. Also love what you did with Springtime Doodles! I haven't had a chance to play with that set yet.

Thank you for you sweet comment during the blog hop. I added the follower option to my blog if your interested!

Jill said...

WOW! You've been busy! I love your cards- they both are so well designed and pretty! Cute stories about your sweet, sweet kiddos, too!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Both of your cards are great! Can't wait to see what you make with those 5 new stamp sets... woo hoo! Sweet stories about your kiddos! Love hearing those! :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my, these are very sweet cards, what a wonderful design, and perfectly lovely card from Virginia!

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Thanks for giving me the tips to check your blog....well,I did earlier because I was cutting and pasting your blog to my next post (stay tuned)!! I didn't scroll down to see my card to YOU! I WAS wondering about that..glad that it's safely displaying in your window sills :) thank you for your friendship, Anita! Your Ariel and Carter are sweeties themselves...the apples don't fall off far from the apple tree! you've got them on a great start of caring for each other! I'm so happy for you! LOVE both of your cards and style-as always!
PS: I deleted my previous post for typos

Vanessa said...

Love your cards, Anita! Great what you did with the Leaf Prints - so fresh!

Hugs,
Vanessa

SnappyStamper said...

Wow Anita, these are beautiful! I love the first one especially... the colors are stupendous, would make a great masculine card, too! Have a blessed day!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow you have been busy! Love all your cards!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on being featured in Hero Arts Twitter for this post! YAY!

susieclayton said...

Such pretty cards, so striking!

Monika Reeck said...

Very beautiful Anita love that Stamp set with leaves...and yay you are on the HA Twitter...congrats...hugs, Monika

 

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