Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Flower Burst Birthday!

Hello my Crafty Friends!  Hope your having a great Tuesday!  Both kids had school today so I enjoyed a day to myself!  Over the weekend we had quite the storm and I heard on the radio that it was not a blizzard as it was 9 minutes to short!  LOL No idea how they come up with that but still it was basically a blizzard!  Lots of snow but not like the blizzard of my childhood where my parents opened the door and all you saw was snow!  The whole doorway!  It was funny as it blowed a lot and we had a lot of snow but the neighbors across had none!  Sadly this blizzard has brought cold weather once again, last week was so beautiful!

Today I have a card to share using some new products, Spellbinders Shapebilities Flower Burst die, along with it My Minds Eye's Lost and Found 3 collection! 



I had much fun with die cutting this flower die, and by that I mean not at all!  I think this die would work much better with cardstock as opposed to patterned paper. Make sure to use a small piece of wax paper in between the die and the paper otherwise you will have an impossible time taking the paper out like I did! I also kept somehow embossing it wrong so if you  look closely you will be able to see!  After using up a whole 6 by 6 in my failed attempts I decided that was it! Than something wonderful happened when I went to adhere this card together, can you see that small smidge of red and white patterned paper above the pink?  That was the be the main paper in this card, but when I turned the paper over it hit me that this side would work so much better!  Yay for that a card that started out so frustrating turned out so well and made me so happy!

So many cute moments over here lately.  The other day I went upstairs and Carter excitedly told me that "Ariel is my best friend!"  I don't care how often he says it, it still touches my heart each time!  The other night I caught Carter coming out of Ariel's room "I was just tucking Ariel in!" He went back to his bed and Ariel told me "When he comes in I pretend I am sleeping so he can tuck me in, he likes to do that!"  Aww they are adorable!  :>

Just read this suspenseful book for book club:

I very much enjoyed it, couldn't see what was coming next and although I didn't like the ending I still very much enjoyed the read!  So if your looking for something to read pick this one up! :>

Well that's it from me today!  I shall be back on Thursday for the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!  Chad and Ariel are making supper right now, Pizza buns!  :>

14 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Such pretty card Anita!

Christiana said...

Gorgeous card, Anita! Wow!

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful card.

Good Timing said...

Love the card! And I've been wanting to check that book out! Good to know you liked it. Maybe I will get it for the kobo! Blizzard?? We are supposed to have rain Thursday. What the heck?!

Dawn Turley said...

Love this one Anita. Despite all your hassles it's turned out beautiful, I got some of the Spellbinders de-lites but haven't used it yet. Do you have a metal shim? I find that really helps with the dies.

Brenda said...

Hi Anita! Despite all the frustration this card turn out terrifically! I love that die and those papers are just out of this world! I adore MME! (Your kids sound like the most lovable individuals, it's too precious really!)

Annette said...

what a pretty card..Love that die...

do you still want those buttons?

Robin K. said...

Despite all the frustration your card turned out beautifully Anita!! Love this color combination! Stay warm:). We had beautiful weather too (temps in the 50's!) and now it's dropping to the teens and the snow is returning:(. Looking forward to seeing what you created for the hop tomorrow!

Angi said...

Super gorgeous birthday creation. Happy New Year!

Alice Wertz said...

love the colors and design. such a beauty!

jennfontaine said...

Very pretty card! I'm glad it worked out and you were happy with it in the end!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love how your card turned out Anita! It's perfect. Such cute stories about the kids too. :)

Tsogoo Bavuu said...

hello good luck guys

Katie said...

Love this card, and that die even though it was frustrating! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

 

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