Thursday, March 1, 2012
I had a friend stop over this afternoon to pick something up and we chatted for awhile. It was such a nice visit and a surprise one as well.
Then I decided I wanted to make a card for a couple of challenges. But I didn't finish it before it was time to go to Ethan's basketball game.
He is on the 5th grade team and they are in the playoffs now. He just loves it when we come and hubby was at work so I went alone. They won and it was such a fun game. Picked up some buffalo chicken pizza from a place on their side of town and headed for home.
Of course, I hadn't plan on getting caught in some road construction. The pizza aroma was wafting up my nostrils and I had a hard time not eating some. The construction only delayed me about 10 minutes. But, I already have a 45 minute drive from their house. I arrived safe with the pizza in hand. Do you believe that I dropped it coming up the steps from the garage (lol). No damage done though.
We ate and I finished my card and took my photos and now here I am ready to post on the blog.
I made a scalloped circle card. Something I don't do often but a couple of challenges caught my eye. First, Our Daily Bread Design #98 from last Saturday. I am just under the wire for this one. They wanted us to make a shaped card.
I wanted to use a stamp from ODBD that hadn't seen ink yet. It's from the garden collection -" bleeding heart". I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then cut it out. My sentiment is from another ODBD set - "Mother's Day".
My card base is Stampin-Up's melon mambo and was cut with a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die. The next layer is from Stampin-Up's razzlebery lemonade collection. I added some white and melon mambo ribbon and a scalloped edge cut with a Martha Stewart punch. Some pearls were added to complete my card.
MojoMonday Blog #230 had a layout for a round card. I changed the sketch some so I hope it's still ok.
Because of my image I moved the horizontal sentiment panel to the top and put my image underneath that. I think it still looks like the designed layout.
Some other challenges:
1. C.R.A.F.T. blog has a Mother's Day challenge. This is my first Mother's Day card for this year.
2. Crafty Ribbons has a celebrate your Mom challenge.
3. Cute Card Thursday has a signs of spring challenge. the bleeding heart is an early spring bloomer.
4. Dutch Dare Card Challenge has a tic tac toe. I chose bright colors, pearls, ribbon.
Well that's it for me today. So until next time God bless....................