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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Monday, April 13, 2009

Brads, Buttons, No Stamping....OH MY!

Happy Monday! I really wish that the Monday after Easter was an observed holiday. I just think everyone should have that day to rest from all the Easter festivities. I hope you all enjoyed your day! We had some fun here. I'll show pictures at the end of my post for those that would like to look.

If you didn't get a chance to check out the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge you have all week to participate. So make sure you check it out.

My card for today is for the Weekend Sketch Challenge that Beate does each week. I loved the simplicity of the sketch that you can view on Laurie's blog HERE.

This card has NO stampin whatsoever. I felt like my rub ons have been very neglected, so I used them instead of a stamp. I love the color combo of pink and kraft. Very simple card to do and I used some leftover pieces from other cards that didn't work out. LOVE THAT!

Recipe: Paper: Retired SU DP, White, Kraft Other: Flowers from Joann's, Making Memories brad, various ribbon by Offray (walmart), Buttons from the Paper Studio, Scallop Edge punch, MS Lace border punch, embroidery floss, A Perfect Day rub ons (SU), glue dots, paper piercer, Inksentials white gelpen

UPDATED: I have been wanting to share this story for a few weeks now and keep forgetting. Since it's an "egg story" this is the perfect place to share.

When my mom moved in with us we had this conversation:

Me: "Hey Mom, we buy farm fresh eggs. So sometimes you may find an egg that has a little bit of dirt on it, ok?"

Mom: "Uh, Nikki, I don't think that's dirt."

Me: "Uh, what, huh? OOHHH(lightbulb!).....EEWWWWW!!!"


Now onto the Easter pictures:

Easter Egg coloring made my kids a bit crazy this year

And the craziness just continued on into Easter Day:)

The great news is that they got along better than they have in about 3 weeks. Spring Break was really good at rejuvenating all of us.

This is a picture of a boy who wants to be just like his dad. They have relatively matching FD sweatshirts. Dalton followed his dad around all day...helping to cut grass and then blow the grass clippings off the driveway. We did get a chance to play a little bball when all the yard work was done.

Hope you have a fun day!


Sprytebyrd said...

Great card! I love the simplicity of it and the rubon is perfect! I'm going to have to try those colors!
Great story, too!! Gave me a giggle in the morning!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors kraft and pink together too. Stunning combo if ya ask me! I love this card Nikki. And I soooo want that Martha Stewart border punch. Looks like you had a perfect Easter!

Steph said...

Fab card. I really love the simplicity of it too. Such clean lines, really elegant!

Roberta said...

Lovely card! Simple and sooooo elegant. Plus I just love the colors you chose. Great!

Crafting Joanne said...

Great card Nikki, love it's clean simplicity.
Great story too and wonderful pictures.

Joanne x

Laurie Schmidlin said...

LOL!! Your story cracked me up!! :-)

Your card is SOOOO lovely!! I adore the colors!!

Thanks so much for playing!

Lynne in NI said...

Your card is gogeous - love your lacy edge and pretty colours.

Your story reminded me of a 'city girl' friend who visited my friend whose mum lives in the countryside. Her mum made tea 'the proper way' with fresh tea and not teabags - Fiona was handed a cup of tea and said "Excuse me but there's a bit of dirt in my tea!" Needless to say she wasn't invited back!