Sunday, July 13, 2008

Awww....nuts.....

.....I don't have a new card to show. I'm hard at work on one, I swear, but it's a work in progress. It's a LOT of coloring & I haven't been home much this weekend. Yesterday the kids & I spent the day at my mom's, & today I met my friend Cris for coffee & a wee bit o' shopping. I was good, I spent less than $15 ~~~well, not counting the Vanilla Coffee Cooler I had at Caribou Coffee! But it was soooo yummy & I'm pretty sure I used up all of my calories with that one cup of icy goodness!

So......I will hopefully get that card done tonight. But since my last few posts have been ramblings & expressions of frustration over the idiosyncracies of blogging, I did want to share a card with you. This is the card I did for the May Project of the Month at High Hopes. It was a fun card to make, & it's always a thrill to see MY card posted on the web site!!


It didn't turn out like it was supposed to. I had an idea in my head & this wasn't quite it, but it's still okay. Heck, Jeanne Streiff made the other card for that month, that's a LOT of pressure!! I had to make sure it didn't look TOO bad next to hers!! LOL!! Anyway, I used SU's Basic Gray & Pink Passion papers, plus Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select white card stock. I used a Splatter background ~~ the very first "background" stamp I bought (although it's smaller than SU's background stamps) ~~ which I *think* is from All Night Media on the white layer, then stamped the bag of peanuts & the single peanut all over the vertical strip. I used the corner rounder for the scallops (this was before I found Fiskar's wonderful Threading Water border punch!!), SU's ticket corner punch on all the corners & a bit of silver cord in the corner. I went a little overboard sponging behind the elephant, but all in all it turned out okay!!!!

Now off to work on that card with the NEW releases from High Hopes!!!

7 comments:

Tracy said...

This is adorable! You are so talented! I love the colors and the layout!

Niki Estes said...

I always loved this card, Michelle! I think it was one of the ones that pushed me over the edge with that special and started my High Hopes love. :)

Jennifer Murai said...

OMG- This is SO adorable. Love the colors and layout. TFS!!!

Heather's Creations said...

"I think the lady does protest too much"
How can you say you are not happy with this? It is awesome! so cute and the colouring is cool :)I can understand how you have got hooked on High hopes stamps, they are all adorable :)
keep up the great work :)
Heather x

Ila said...

Wow!!this Gorgeous card looks even better here in supersize!!

Lorraine said...

this is another adorable image. I'm going to have to check out High Hopes! tfs

Jeanne S said...

I love the pink sponging in the background!!! Adorable!

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