Friday, July 22, 2011

Color Blocked Goodbye!

Hello!  I am back from the cabin!  We had a fabulous time!  It was so nice to relax and spend time as a family!  It was also a heat wave with what must have been the hottest day in a few years, 45 celius with humidity, around 118 F!  I thought that laying in the hammock and reading a book was the best but I discovered that laying in a hammock with Ariel is even better, I loved our conversations!

I was so happy when I got home last night to see that one of my cards is a Fab 5 winner at the Hero Arts blog!  Whooo hooo! What great news to come back home to!  :>

Today I have a goodbye card to share with you.  I came home from the cabin for the day on Tuesday since we had errands to do and found a package from Jennifer McGuire!  I had one some HA stamps from her a bit ago!  Later I called into my work to see if I have any shifts next week (I don't lol) and my manager who hired me told me that she is leaving!  Actually a lot of people have been leaving and a lot of them are the mom's like me who stay at home with there kids and work there in the evenings.  There kids are in school now, it's sad to lose them though!  I've mentioned before that they should let me know so I could make goodbye cards (since I hardly work I often don't even realize that someone is leaving until they are gone!) And my managers have told me that they always think they should ask me but it's last minute usually!  Since I knew and since it was my manager I really wanted to make her a card, and her last day was the next so I whipped this card up with a stamp that Jennifer sent me!

I wanted to try color blocking, I keep seeing it everywhere!   So I took a 4 by 4 piece of white cardstock and glued four 1 inch strips to the panel and embossed in white the flower from the Flourish Leaves and Flower set by HA onto it.  I wasn't sure how it would emboss with the paper lines but it did it beautifully! I used the set Typewriter letters  to make the goodbye!  :>

Oh I wanted to mention how well Carter is doing with potty training!  He has been wearing underwear during the day for 3 weeks now!  >  He hardly has any accidents and in public always tells me when he has to go and goes anywhere!  I am so proud of him!  And so delighted how easy he was to train!  He is even doing good at night waking up with a dry diaper almost always!  I think I will continue to give him a diaper for a while though just in case!  This went so much better than I had thought it would!

Well I better run and make dinner.  I don't usually mind making dinner but today with hubby being out showing houses and just me and the kids I am not in the mood for it!  Sadly I have no quick fixes so I gotta make a real dinner!  Oh well it is healthier right?


Brenda said...

Welcome back and congrats on your win at HA! I was so happy to see your name there! Sounds like you had an awesome time away! I love the colours you chose for your color blocked card Anita! And that flower embossed in white on it looks fabulous! Have a gorgeous weekend!

Virginia L. said...

Glad that you had a fabulous time in the cabin! I will be coming to closer to you in about a week....I'll be in Calgary..(if that helps--LOL)!! Congrats on the HA win! LOVE your cute ice cream card! This color block card is beautiful!! I love the colors that you chose! HUGS!

Barb said...

Sounds like a fun time at the cabin, Anita. Love your color block card and I'm so happy for you, Miss Fab Five winner! Yippee! :)

Dawn T said...

so glad you had a great break. What fun time to spend with the children and in all that wonderfully warm weather. Your colour blocking is lovely and congrats on your HA win.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! Why has it been so long since I've visited you?! I'm blaming it on Blogger. For some reason, I haven't been getting everyone's latest posts. Hmmm?!

Anyway, I LOVE this color blocking technique! Totally fabulous! And I'm so glad that you had a great trip! Plus, those marshmallow smores you made, on an earlier post, are pure genius! TFS!

Emily Leiphart said...

Yay, Anita! Congrats on your Fab Five win! I'm so happy for you and it's so nice to hear that Carter's doing well with his potty training. Damian's making progress, too. Yay! The things we mothers cheer about. LOL :D What a wonderful card you've made at the very last minute. I have to try embossing on colour blocks. It looks fabulous! Sometimes when I'm lazy about dinner, I pop in a pizza and boil some edamame. That's nutritious, right? ;)

Angi Barrs said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun vacation. Love the beautiful colors on your card. :)

Judy1223 said...

Congrats on your win at HA...what a nice surprise when you came home! I love today's card...great white on blue...gorgeous!


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