Friday, June 26, 2009

Riley in the garden

Good evening, & happy Friday!!! It was a beautiful day out kids played outside alllllll day.....which was wonderful....& we have a busy weekend ahead of us. I did *finally* get a card done....I kept it pretty simple though.

I used an older Riley stamp.....but it's one of my favorites. I used my Copics, since there wasn't much to color, lol. But the green on his boots was way too green, so I covered them in Stickles. Every moose has glittery garden boots, right? I got to use my new Basic Grey Urban Prairie pad (I *still* have credit at my LSS....& there's another rummage in a few weeks...which means more credit.....yay!!).....the matting is Bazzill Bling. I also used my Martha butterfly punch, which is *kinda* new. I bought it about 6 months ago, & it sat here in its box until I finally used it today!! Butterflies just never seem to "go" with my cards, & I was ready to just pass it on to someone. But I used it on this card & I think I need to use it more. I added a few small pearls & I think it looks cute!! A big ole Prima bunch in the corner & it was done.....I love this paper so much, I didn't want to cover it with "stuff" (did I really just say that?)

Here's a close up of Riley....watering his I did a lot of watering myself today.....but I forgot to wear my sparkly green garden boots :(

Here's the inside....I kept it VERY plain, but I did punch 2 butterflies out of the paper I used on the front....& added Cotton Candy Stickles down the middle. Sorry about the streaky picture....I didn't realize the sun was streaming in our window when I took it....duh....

And I just had to share this picture of our goofy cat.....

We have 2 cats....Jake & Elwood. They are brothers, & they will be 14 in August. Jake is diabetic, so he gets cranky & doesn't really let the kids hold him. He will come to them for petting, but usually 10 seconds is all he needs & he's done. Then there's Elwood.....he used to weigh 26 pounds. Yes, you read that right....26 pounds. When I realized Jake would do better on an all canned food diet, Elwood had to switch too. Couldn't feed one dry & one canned. Well, Elwood proceeded to lose 7 pounds over the next 10 months, & now he's 19 pounds. Still big, but much healthier. And as you can see......a BIG BABY!!! He lets the boys do whatever with him....Michael lays his head on him.....he sleeps with them.....& he hangs out on their laps. What a big furry goofball!!

Well that's it for now. I don't know if I'll get a card done for the High Hopes challenge this week....I haven't even started & I will be gone all day tomorrow. Gosh, I sound like a broken record....I'm pretty sure I typed those same words *last* week, lol.

Oh, & my blogoversary is in just a few days!!! I can't believe I've been blogging a whole year already!! And did ya notice my followers......I just reached 100!!! What great timing!! I wanted to start my blog candy ON my blogoversary......but I'm waiting for some High Hopes stamps to add to it, so it will start when that goodie package arrives!! Stay tuned!!

Have a great weekend!!!


dolcreations said...

Michelle I must say that is an adorable picture of your boys and the cat. It reminds me of our cat! Life is good!!!

I love Riley..especially the glittery boots! I think everyone should have glittery boots. Very adorable card!

Congrats on the followers. I just finally added myself as a follower!
Even though I have you on my favourite blogs to follow!

Kim Piggott said...

Michelle your card is fabulous!
Great colouring on your cute image and your design is gorgeous!
Oh I love Ellwood! Your boys must love him to bits!
Have a great weekend.
kim x

Ila said...

Your card is Fabulous!!..I love that cute Riley stamp...his boots look perfect..and the paper is Gorgeous..(I'm still hoarding mine)
Thanks for sharing the Wonderful photo of your handsome boys and goofy cat!!..Elwood definitely looks flexible..Haa haa...Have a Great Weekend!!..(can't wait to see HH new stamps!!)...Hugs, Ila

Dianne said...

Love that Riley!!! I've got it, haven't used it, must get it out :)
It looks like your cat and mine could be twins!!! Seriously....Cosmo Kramer is the same color and the same size!! He's 13 and is always trying to sit on my lap esp when I'm stamping... Can't wait to see what you do with the new high hopes stamps!!

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

you have managed to make a moose look just adorable... love it

Laura said...

The card is fabulous! I just love the green glitter boots! I need to find me a pair like that!

MaryJo said...

Great card! Lovin' those boots!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS Gallery said...

Hi Michelle,
Gorgeous card!! Love those sparkly boots!! I have this paper too - it's gorgeous. I love how you used this paper as a "nestie" - what a great idea. Love the inside too - very, very pretty.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Love this! That's one of my favorite papers and it fits so well with the image. Beautiful! And your coloring rocks too!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Love how you colored Riley, especially his boots....too cute!!
Great papers too.

Love the pic, your boys are so handsome, Elwood is just adorable.

Karen x

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