Thursday, May 24, 2007

Friends Always

So, I've been doing some shopping these past few days. We went to the Hobby Lobby today...and yesterday, and found a wonderful sale on some patterned paper. I got the big huge stack of MME Magnolia paper that I love so much, and a whole lot of my beloved AC paper. I was giddy! Also, they have such a better selection of stamps then they do in my local Michael's. I restrained myself, though, only buying one adorable House Mouse stamp. So cute - can't wait to use it!

Also, we went to an adorable quilt shop today, and I found myself wishing, once again, that there were several more of me, so that I could do everything that I love (ie., quilting, cards, and scrapbook...and take care of my beautiful child:)) all the time. I love making quilts. I am in the process of quilting an adorable quilt for Wyatt, and I can find no time to finish it. I'm ALSO in the process of appliqueing another quilt for myself (the first one that I made for ME). I ALSO (you getting the picture yet???) have fabric for at least 4 more projects. I ADORE fabric, and thread, and everything else associated with it. Can you see my dilemma??? I OBVIOUSLY adore everything paper related, also. Not a good combination for my bank account. I'm not sure why I told you all of that, except to maybe vent to a population of crafty people, and get any and all ideas for how to separate ones' self for more creative efficiency. Maybe I just need a schedule. Hmmm, must think about this when I'm not so sleepy.

Back to the card... This is a Tent Topper card style, originally designed by Michelle Wooderson (see link, Mish Mash, on sidebar - will try to add when I get back). Her design makes the cutest cards. I love the main image sticking up from the smaller square card. I used some more of my Imaginisce paper for the color inspiration. To match the green ink for the Oval to the PP, I had to stamp off first with my True Thyme ink pad, and then Rock and Roll the Thyme again for some dimension. I created the scallop strip with my Slit Punch, and detailed it with my White Gel Pen. I hope that you like it. :)

Tomorrow is my brother-in-law's graduation, and it looks like all of us girls are going to be getting pedies, so I think it's going to be another good day! Hope you all had a wonderful Hump Day!


Some fine print...
PP - Imaginisce; CS - Rose Red and WW; Stamps - Papertrey (Faux Ribbon), A Muse, and Flowabella (Stamping Bella) - all links found in my sidebar; White Gel Pen; Palette Noir; Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, stumps; Primas (from Jody's share); Bazzill Brad; QuicKutz photo corner; Key Tab punch; SU! ribbon


  1. Yeah I get to be the first to tell you how cite your card is, and to also let you know I suffer from all the same dilemas. I doubt that makes it easier to deal with but maybe just a hair more tolerable. have fun getting your Pedicure.

  2. Oh, you have given me a great idea. That little tabby thing on the focal point is too cute and such a fab idea, the sentiment from Faux Ribbon is the perfect size.

  3. Everything about this card is just fabulous - this is one of my favorites of yours evah!!! It's light and airy, but still retains a scrumptious richness of color and texture. PERFECT!

  4. Very cute! Yes -- Hobby Lobby is a wonderful place -- far better selection than Michael's and they have far better sales.

    I know what you mean ablut not having enough of you -- or time to do all the wonderful things you want. I quilt too and I have an unfinished one in a box under my sofa. I keep thinking one day... and then there are the books I want to read, the scrapbooking that needs to be done, the new stamp sets that have yet to be tried, the sweater I need to finish knitting, and then the housework and by the way, both kids are now up and time to switch to mommy mode! Mind you, I am not complaining, but it is so difficult to balance when you have many creative interests. Ok, that is my rant!

    Enjoy your pedi -- I am getting one in a couple of weeks for my vacations -- yippee!

  5. Such a great card. Love the sentiment tab and scallops with the white accents.

  6. Love the paper! Bella just fits right with that paper. Enjoy the graduation and of course your pedicure. Ooohhhh Aaaahhhh!!!! Have fun!

  7. SUPER CUTE Kirsten!!! I love it! Your blog is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful evening! Hugs! Ash

  8. This is rockin' girl! I so relate to your hoarding dilemma.. I have the same sitch.. lots of projects, so little time! Lovin' your blog, btw!

  9. I'm glad you shared all that about your crafting obsessions! It was fun to read and visualize! I'm right there with you about too many interests and not enough time. I'm glad you found time to make this very fun and adorable card, though! Love the paper and all the great accents!

  10. Your tent topper Bella is so pretty! Love the papers and the big flower accent!


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