Tuesday, April 20, 2010

buttons and mother's day

Hello!  Happy tuesday! Today I have two cards to share using Blooming Button bits by PTI, and that wonderful patterned paper from my last card!  I love this paper so much, the colors are quite me!  And the funny thing is when I picked it up I thought it was a bit much and thought to myself well I am sure I could use it somehow, now I don't want to stop!  Looking at my PTI set I realize I still have yet to ink up some images from it!  One being the flower on this card:


I am so pleased with this card!  I sewed with some floss the stem of this flower!  I was having such a hard time with sewing on the cards with the floss!  I emailed my wonderful blog friend Alice asking some questions and she emailed me back.  And than several days later my friend T came over and I was talking to her and she showed me what Alice had told me, seeing it really made it click.  Thanks you two!  I get it now and am thrilled and will be doing so much more!


I made this card at my friends place on friday!  I stamped each flower separately and cut them out, the pink one is poped up with a pop up dot.  I love the grey buttons on this!

It's been so hot over here!  We have been spending a lot of time outside!  On sunday after church and lunch Chad, the kids and I walked to the park, it's over 20 minutes.  We have such a great park!  Afterwards Ariel played with a neighbor girl her age.  We were a bit beat from walking so we were relaxing when friends of ours texted about getting together.  We cleaned the house and they brought supper!  They have 3 girls all close together and close to Ariel's age so Ariel had a fun day!  Funny story, all the kids were playing in the backyard.  I do have a fence but not on both sides yet (newer house we have to build it ourselves)  Carter is pretty good outside with Ariel in the back with me going in and out, we have a huge yard.  He usually just plays with a ball.  All of a sudden one of the kids tells us that Carter is in the frount.  T and I run as fast as we can to the frount of the house to see Ariel, and one of T's daughters running after Carter, who is giggling and halfway down the street!  My friend T had to run quite fast to catch up to him!  What a stinker!  He was barefoot while usually he is weaing shoes, I think shoes make him slower!

Yesterday it was even hotter, close to summer weather!  I called up a friend early in the morning to meet me and I rode my bike with the kids in a trailor to the park!  We had a picnic lunch with my friend L and her three kids!  We sat under the playstructure in the only shady place!  We also ran into another neighbor there whose little girl asked Ariel to come and play and the mother asked me.  Ariel went on her only second playdate with no me!  She had a lot of fun and behaved quite well.  Today it's not as nearly hot but that's okay!  I'm going to go for a walk later while Ariel rides her bike!  Hope you have great weather where you are too!

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

I LOVE all of these little bits buttons sets from PTI! So cute and I like how that large flower is such a focal pt. on your first card, beautiful!

Alice Wertz said...

i love how you used that patterned paper! it's so beautiful and delightful! love both cards! really happy that my email is of any help to you. =)

Virginia L. said...

Love the colors on kraft, Anita and you certainly know how to work its best into your cards! What a fresh and pretty design! Love your style!

Courtney Baker said...

So cute! Love those colors!

Jill said...

Both of these are perfect! I adore your stitching and the colors are beautiful, toO!

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, Anita!!! The colors are fabulous :)

Dawn said...

Love your cards Anita... and the stories of your children... Carter sounds just like my Kieran was at that age.... adventurous - and boy aren't they fast!!!! Glad you are enjoying the nicer weather.

Sanne said...

Lovely flower cards - love the way you use the buttons!

Jane said...

These cards are soooo ADORABLE!!!

Deirdre said...

Just spotted that you won the blog candy over on Mary Dawn's blog. Congrats to you...woohoo.... well done. Enjoy.

ADORE all of your cards.

Stamping Cafe said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Anita!! Love the pp and your stitching is awesome!!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely card simple but pretty Anita..love that yummy buttons, your stitching is fab....hugs, Monika

 

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