Tuesday, August 12, 2008

At a snail's pace

This is exactly how I'm feeling lately! Summer is moving quickly, only 3 weeks till school starts & I'm not ready! I love summer. My younger son is starting K this year & even though we waited an extra year (he's 6) I'm still not ready!! HE'S ready, but I'm not! I keep reminding myself of all that extra time I'll have but I'll still be behind, lol! I'll be subbing in the school district & while I'm hoping to work a lot because we need the money, I don't want to work TOO much because for the first time in 10 years I can run errands by myself!!!

Enough of my wishy washy mood ~~ on to the card!! I received this adorable Penny Black stamp recently from HM Stamps. This is the best place online to buy Penny Black, House Mouse, Peanuts, Great Impressions.......go check them out!! I actually made this card a week ago, but am just now able to take a picture & post it. The mouse is stamped twice, cut out & is placed on dimensionals. I used my Versamark marker & clear EP for the snail ~~ because snails are gooey, aren't they? The paper is from a K&Company pad I bought at Michael's a couple of months ago. The vertical strip is embossed using the Cuttlebug with the textile folder. A bit of ribbon, some Dew Drops & it was done!

Here's a better look at the dimension of the mouse & hopefully you can see the slimy snail better :)


I've been meaning to do a card for last week's sketch challenge on SCS but I haven't gotten around to it. See?? Snail's pace. I have the image sitting out ~~ one of the adorable Magnolia's that Ila sent me. I have the paper picked out. I just need to get to it!! I really wanted to get it done before the next challenge tomorrow, but it doesn't look like that will happen!! I think I can count on one hand how many times I've posted a challenge card on the day the challenge was posted! Good thing we're not graded on timing!

Ok, off to feed my kids lunch, then we're going for a bike ride. It's been in the 70's & sunny just about every day for the past week ~~~ very unusual for August in Wisconsin!!! I received my Schwan's catalog in the mail today & I'm very excited to look through it. I've never ordered, but have heard only good things about them. I came across a thread on SCS where everyone stated their favorites. They are a bit pricey, but it looks like they have some sale items (pizza & ice cream ~ yum) so I will definitely be getting those. If you've ordered from them in the past, what is your favorite item????

12 comments:

Ila said...

Super Cute card Michelle. I love the dimension and slimy snail.
Had to LOL when you mentioned the sketch challenge.....mine is a work in progress at the moment as well...sigh....hopefully up by tomorrow.

Karen from PA said...

This is really cute. I love the dimension and the colors.

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!! I love that image, and how you highlighted it with the 'slime' on the snail and dimension on the mouse! Your coloring is superb :) I really like the sanded off CB background, too...great detail!

Cris A said...

This card is adorable! I know what you mean by not being ready for school. Mine started TODAY! I don't know where the time goes anymore!

Anne said...

Oh Bless You Michelle, I know exactly how you're feeling because I'm feeling it too. The summer is just racing by, we've not really done much and I have to go back to work full-time in 3 weeks and I don't want to - I want to be here for my boys and NOT pay a childminder to have them :o(

Your card is just wonderful! I love that little face on your snail and the slime trail is brilliant!!

Holly said...

Michelle, foundyour blog through SCS and just wanted to say hi. You have a lot of wonderful works of art on here! I'll have to come back and visit again.
I love this little snail card you made; so cute!

SeaStar Creations said...

beautiful card and awesome coloring! i just love your blog. i left you something on mine :)

kimberly

www.seastarcreations.blogspot.com

diane (cookiestamper) said...

super cute! Your cards are wonderful! I wish I had more time to check them out. I hope you don't mind...I'll add you to my blog roll and check back later.

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Michelle! I love the slimey snail! I know what you mean about being behind. Since my daughter hurt herself, I seem to be permanently behind and can't catch up! lol

Dianne said...

My goodness this is cute! I just got an order from HM stamps today!!! Love his stuff and the Penny Black... oh my!!!! I guess I really don't need groceries, just stamps!!!
My son started school when he was 6. One of those few great decisions I made! Enjoy your time by yourself. Two of my daughters boys start school next week and she's doing the happy dance. The 8 yo has autism and really needs to have things in a definite routine... The baby will be 1 next month so she will have lots of time to enjoy him while the big boys are off to school....
Love, your blob buddy!

Valerie said...

HOW CUTE this card and stamp is!!!

Elizabeth said...

That mouse is so cute! I love the sanded/distressed embossing! BTW, April Kitty says thanks for the complement!

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