Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some REAL Crafty Goodness . . . and a Card!

Hi Girlies!

Look at this darling cookie flower bouquet!!  I celebrated my birthday on Sunday (and by celebrate, I mean that I did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING because that's what I wanted to do!!  LOL).  I had so many sweet phone messages, emails and Facebook messages from all my wonderful family and friends.  It really makes a girl feel special.  And THEN I got to spend a crafty afternoon with my GIRLIES yesterday and this amazing sight was waiting for me when I walked in the door at Terri's.  Helllooooooo!!  Can you say frickin' DEE-LICIOUS?!!  Yeah - Terri MADE those cookies!!  And check out that sweet card (not to mention the gift card to my absolute fave paper store)!!  I know, I'm using a lot of exclamation points here, but I just need to express how spoiled rotten and special I feel for all the kindnesses and thoughtfulness shown to me for my birthday . . . you have no idea how much it means to me.  I simply don't know what I've done to deserve such great friends, but boy am I happy I have them!  Thanks for a great day, Terri!

Okay, I know I promised you a card, too.  I created this little card for the sketch challenge over at the new Our Craft Corner sketch blog . . . I think I got it in at the very last minute, but I really wanted to play.  I'm embarrassed to admit that this is the first time that I've inked up these Waltzing Mouse Stamps - how freakin' cute are these images?!!  And Claire, the owner and designer of these stamps, is just about the sweetest lady you'll ever want to know - and she lives in Ireland!  The patterned papers are from the October Afternoon Farm Fresh paper pack -  I really like the scale of the 8" x 8" pads.  I wish my sentiment popped off the page a bit more, but all in all, I was pretty happy with how this turned out.

STAMPS:  Sewing Box Hugs (Waltzing Mouse Stamps)
INK:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER:  Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Spring Moss CS (PTI), Kraft CS (PTI), Vintage Cream CS (PTI), Farm Fresh DP (October Afternoon)
ACCESSORIES:  Spring Moss Button (PTI), Rustic Button Twine (PTI), Tag - Basic Elements Design Card (Making Memories), Pink Slice (Making Memories), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Cuttlebug, Spring Moss Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), Janome Sew Mini, Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU), Stampin' Dimensionals (SU)

That's it for me today, kids.  I've got some housework to do and some grocery shopping to get done.  Our first load of spring house guests are arriving this afternoon . . . so I must get my booty in gear!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll try to post another little cutie in the next day or so . . . I actually got some work done at Terri's yesterday for a change!  Thanks for stopping by - it means so much to me that you take the time out of your day to visit.  Hugs!


Maria Matter said...

Belated Happy Birthday sweetie!

What a sweet treat you rec'd, it's gorgeous!!!

Love your card too Karolyn, great design and papers!

Sending B'day HUGS!!!
blessings, Maria

Piali said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!!!
Wow!! you had a WM Stamp and OA ppaers is fab.The image on your B'day is so cuuuuuuuuute!!!

Terri said...

Can't tell you how darling this card is "up close and personal"...yep, saw it with my own eyes and it is AMAZING. You can rock embellies like no other, my friend! What you can't really see in the pic is all the cute it!

Justine said...

What the heck could you have told me way in advance of your birthday????? Don't I feel like a schmuck!!!!!! Happy BELATED Birthday. I really should write these things down. What a wonderful day and I love your cookies!!!! Way to go Terri.