Thursday, April 22, 2010

a few more butterflies?

Hi!  I have had a wonderful day!  This morning I took my daughter to her music class, and than for some groceries.  Than I went to blog hop and checked the Hero Arts Blog and was thrilled to see that one of my cards was one of the Fab 5!  Yay!  You can see it here  Of course this makes me so happy, I love Hero Arts!
 
Today I have a few cards to share.  Yesterday on the HA flickr group the wonderful Michelle had the wonderful idea to cheer Jennifer McGuire up by having HA flickr members make and post a card for her!  Jennifer's husband was stuck in Europe due to the volcano!  I of course had to participate as well I love Jennifer McGuire, she is so amazing and I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet her at scrapfest last september and had dinner with her and a bunch of other wonderful HA ladies!  Here is the card I made for her:
 
 

After making it I realized that this card also falls into the EBTKS challenge!  There is still time to play check it out!  I made the grass by ruffling the ribbon at the bottom, I wanted this to be a cheery card!

I also used the HA digi kit Flutterbies again to make a few more cards.  The last few I sponged color on them, this time I colored them with my Derwent and Prisma pencils!  So fun! 
 

beauitful butterflies, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.
 
I love this card, I purposly didn't press very hard when I stamped the cling dots so that it would give that look, I really like it!  Oddly the blue butterfly is looking quite dark on the pic!  It matched the blue in the paper more IRL.  I have to say that the yellow and orange butterfly is my favorite!  Another card:
 

As you can tell this photo is darker.  I can't seem to figure out how to send more than one photo from my flickr at a time!  I used my new horizontal lines HA stamp that I won from Judy over in the HA flickr group!  And the metallic gems that I won from Vanessa's blog candy!  I have been quite lucky lately, I have won 3 blog candies in less than a month.  My husband won something too!  Actually my hubby is quite lucky he often wins!  His whole family is lucky, his aunt has won the lottery twice (not huge amounts but thousands) and I think his uncle too!  I don't usually win but I guess that has changed.  I am planning on doing some blog candy too soon in the near future...

Today was one of those days that I think to myself how lucky I am able to stay home with my kids!  After lunch me and the kids went for walk, Ariel rode her new bike.  And we went to the lake nearby and chased the geese!  After naps we all played in the yard.  After supper we went to the park and played there for a while and than walked the long walk home!  And of course after all that it was time for a bath!  The weather was perfect, hot but not overly!  I am really enjoying this spring! 

I am quite excited as we are going away this weekend!  We are going with Chad's whole family to a close US city, Fargo!  With 10 kids btw us all 3 hours drive is good enough!  Chad comes from a family of 4!  This is the first time we are all going on a trip together, other than the cabin!  We just never really planned it before so Chad's mom just did it and we all made it work!  We leave friday and come back monday!  I know the kids will all have a lot of fun.  And I will enjoy shopping.  I love to shop and all different stores!  I am excited also as I have called a few of the LSS and gotten there hours and locations!  Hope you all have such a great weeked!
 

15 comments:

Dawn said...

this is so pretty Anita. Love those butterflies

Virginia L. said...

Your bee card is so cute..You and I definitely have differnt ideas about that ETBK sketch!! How fun! I also LOVE the lines! What a great idea to use that (line) cling stamp with the gorgeous butterlies! Congrats on your BIG win today! I'm thrilled for you! xo

Monika Reeck said...

Love your card with bee sooo cuuute and those butterfly is sooo pretty...your coloring are soo adorable dear...all are Lovely card...thanks for pop on my Blog...hugs, Monika (CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN too...)

Ayana Posadas said...

Anita, these cards are fantastic! I love your coloring and how you used the backgrounds stamps. All three cards are SO pretty!

Jenny said...

These are sooo pretty... love them all :D TFS!!! Hope you had a nice getaway!!

Jill said...

Your butterflies make my jaw drop!! Simply P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!

Winter said...

All of them are so cute! But I really love the first one! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

So adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at EbtKS!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love your EBTKS entry!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your feature at EbtKS, the card is so much fun! Love the ruffle and wish I knew how to make that!

Nancy said...

Congratulations On your mention on EBTKS. Your card is so adorable!

Michelle said...

Congrats on being chosen a 'Domestic Diva' on the EBTKS challenge!

Trinh said...

Congrats again on your Fab 5 win AND being a Domestic Diva for the EBTKS challenge! All of your cards are SO cute!

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on being chosen at EBTKS Anita woow I love your BEE card it is such a cute and cheerful card....hugs, Monika

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the ETBK win!! So happy to see your name on the domestic diva list! (I just found out today). My purse card tank-big time!

 

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