Monday, May 11, 2009

A new week....

Alrighty....it's a new week...& so far so good. I had a great Mother's Day.....my kids gave me all sorts of fun gifts they made at school & Scouts, plus my husband went & bought a bunch of flowers & 2 big pots, & had each one plant them however they wanted for me. Such a nice surprise!! So funny......neither one got up until 10:30 yesterday....I thought THAT was my present....lol!

This morning was my last day helping in the library for the school year. Hard to believe there's less than 20 days of school left!! I'm so ready! My hubby is working this week.......so it's been a good couple of days. I hate to say that out loud though......I don't want to jinx it!!

I don't know about you, but when I don't create for a while....I have a hard time getting back into it. You'd think I'd have all kinds of ideas swimming around in my head......but today my head is empty, lol.



I knew I wanted to use one of the ants from High Hopes, & finally decided on Willard Weather Ant. It took me forever to decide on papers. These are from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack. Love the colors & patterns in this pack! I made things easy on myself & paper pieced the umbrella, stamping it twice onto the polka dot paper & raising part of it on dimensionals. The rest is colored with Prismas & gamsol. The raindrop has glitter & Crystal Effects on it, & I also use CE on his rainboots to make them shiny :) The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps & goes perfectly with this image!




Hopefully you can see the glitter & shine in the close up picture!




I was going to stop & do the inside later, but I decided to just do it as long as I had the papers out. Very simple.....it was all I could manage. I always get so mad at myself when I go to list a card on Ebay & I haven't finished the inside! I'm impatient that way, lol!

So.....hopefully this is the beginning of a very productive week for me. Early release for my kids tomorrow & I'm working Wednesday....but hopefully I can squeeze in some time in between. A week is just too long to go without working the creative part of my brain!!!

9 comments:

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle...that image is really cute! tfs!!!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, just lover the papers and so beautifully coloured!
Clairexx

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Michelle.
I just love your coloring and paper piecing. His shiny boots are soooo cute.
I hope you have a great week!!

Karen x

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Your back. I am so glad to see you... Love this card girlfriend. Great paper. I really like the way you layered the front. Super job...Hugs.. I have been thinking about you...

Cheryl said...

Seems like yoiur creative juices are flowing to me! Love this card with the spring /summer feel! I want this ant so badly!!
Glad your week has started well!
C.

dolcreations said...

This card is my favourite card you have done so far! I love everything about it. I love the colours and the colouring is superb. I am still trying to perfect that with my cards!
Christine

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and your beautiful colouring. The papers are so pretty. Hugs Nikki x

Ila said...

This card is So Gorgeous and that image is So Cute!!...Fabulous coloring, papers, and layout!!...Hugs, Ila

Crissy Armstrong said...

THis is such a sweet card Michelle! Gorgeous use of Nesties, I must say, and wonderful combo of papers. I so love your coloring and the popped up portion of the umbrella! Love the glossy boots and water too! Its just a fantastic card (yet again!)

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