Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keeping it simple

Ok, so I was on a mission to make a quick card. I keep wanting to make some more simple cards to put in my Etsy shop. AND I was going through my papers recently, trying to organize, & found a piece of Coredinations card stock I had bought to see how I liked it. So I figured I could whip up a quick card using the paper, a simple image & keeping embellishments to a minimum.




Well, you all know that I couldn't make a card in less than an hour if my life depended on it. I was fine until I was searching for something to put in the corner....the corner I usually put flowers in. But once I had picked out the image.....High Hopes Frog Prince...I decided I couldn't have flowers on it....although that tulle is a bit fru-fru, isn't it? Anyway, I used Prismas to color the frog, & used my Nesties for the circles. I ran the Coredinations paper through my Cuttlebug using the stripes folder, then sanded it. The buttons are actually a Sizzlit die, because of course in my stash of 81,000 buttons, I had nothing that would work on this card. I think that's what made it so complicated.....trying to make something work in that corner. Anyway, it turned out ok.....way more simple than I'm used to but then again that WAS my goal, wasn't it?





A close up of Mr. Prince....




I decided to use the "For My Princess" sentiment, but made it a prince instead. A great card for a husband for Fathers Day. Not my husband, of course, but *somebody's* husband (my husband doesn't "do" cards).

I think last I posted, I was waiting for my boys to come home from camping. They had a great time, but my husband couldn't figure out the camera (???) so they didn't get any pictures. He said to use my imagination & look at the pictures from last year's trip, lol.

I have been working just about every day these past few weeks. I thought as the school year wound down, they wouldn't be needing subs so much but it seems I'm working more than ever. And with just 11 days left, I *have* to work as much as I can. Unfortunately it hasn't left me much time to do anything else. Between working, helping teachers with year end stuff, the last of the Scout meetings & trying to get gifts done for staff, I haven't had a spare minute. My house is a mess & the pile of laundry is almost to the ceiling. Tomorrow is the kindergarten field trip to the farm......& of course I'm going!! I just can't believe the school year is almost done.....our last day is the 5th. I'm ready!!!!!

Have a great day & thanks for visiting!

19 comments:

pinky said...

Great card, love all the texture, nice idea inside.
pinky

dolcreations said...

Great card...I love simple cards. This one is just so cute!
Great job Michelle!
Christine

Ila said...

Super Cute card Michelle!!...love the cb background, cut image and your fabulous coloring....The camera thing...that would totally be my hubby too!!...lol...Have fun at the Kindergaren farm field trip..funny...my kids use to have the same trip when they were in Kindergarten..use to always come home with a bunch of wood ticks on them...Uggh....Hugs, Ila

Joy said...

Michelle, this is soooooo cute! :) I love it!

Bev said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous hun, love the textured background and adorable image. It's been a few days since I blog hopped (got way too much on just now lol) and all your creations are just fabulous! x

Tab said...

Just adore your card hun, such a cute image and I adore your colouring! Love the all green look, truly awesome hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable, Michelle! Doesn't look simple to me at all! The buttons look great!

Anonymous said...

Cute image and I LOVE the way you colored it! The card may be quick but it's still fabulous! ~Shelly in MN

MaryJo said...

This card is great! I love it all!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Michelle, it looks great!

Hugs, Kelly

Cheryl said...

Love the faux (?) buttons yoiu came up with! Cute, cute card! Really shows of the bg paper!
We aren't finished until the 25 in New York-want to sub for me, I've about had it! Wish we were done sooner!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Love all the greens, sweet little frog and the bg paper is awesome.
I love it!!

Karen x

Jeannie Phillips said...

Hi sweetie..I am loving your blog... wonderful wonderful job!!

How did you get the you might also like cards at the bottom??

I am so glad I was card-hopping on ebay!!... you inspire me!!

You must get a Cricut...you are too too too creative not to have one!!

Hugs
Jeannie

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Adorable. I love this sweet little guy. Great job Michelle..

Laura said...

Cute, cute, cute, ribbit!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Love the card! The "buttons" are great! Only 5 days left? I'm jealous -- we still have 20 and every one of them is jam packed with activities. Sigh!

Denise said...

Simple but yet so CUTE!!! I love the embossing.

Laura said...

Love this card!!! That frog is simply adorable!!

Mich said...

Great is my all-time-favorit colour, so I really adoooooooooore this card, it is sooooooooooooo beautiful and also the inside is great. You want to have my address? ;-))

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