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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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Brightly Colored HI!

Aren't you glad it's Saturday?

Doesn't that just make you happy?

We have an UBER busy day today with the start of basketball for both my kids.  This is my daughter's first EVER game of any sort.  She has never been much into playing sports.  I'm really proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone and doing something different.  Then we have someone coming to buy her bedroom furniture and we will spend the rest of the day trying to organize those closets.  Tomorrow we are off to IKEA again.  LOVE that store.  I'm getting more organizational stuff for my craft room.  Crossing my fingers that my lovely hubby gets it put up next week and I can finally show you some pictures of it.

Anyways, in the midst of all this snow...which I LOVE....I thought I would make a brightly colored card.  Over at Die Cuts R US they are having a challenge to make something inspired by their banner.  I hope you can play along too.  They are also looking for a new Design Team.  This card is part of my entry.  Dare I say that I am trying out for it and not jinx myself....eeks!  But, it's out there now. 

Here's what I came up with:

Hobby Lobby was having a paper sale this week so I got a few of the patterned papers by My Mind's Eye.  I also got those chipboard letters on clearance.  They are fuzzy, flocked ones by TPS.  I think this card is sooooo cheery.  It just makes me smile.  AND I am LOVING my new, CHEAP light box.  I put a daylight bulb in there and it makes ALL the difference.  The link for how to make that is HERE in case you missed it.

 I'm also entering this into the Just Us Girls Challenge to use stitching on your card.  Quite honestly, Janome and I are NOT getting along.  I think she will go to my daughter and I'll have to buy a "real" sewing machine.  Maybe I got a lemon, but she often times sews "upside down" and then decides to do it correctly even when I don't do anything to correct it.  She will be perfect for my daughter to start out with and learn how to stitch a straight line.

Ok, Basketball......here we come:)

Have a great day!

What's In It?
Stamps: DigiBoutique Libby

Paper: MME Penny Lane Series, TPS Elegant Blue
Other: EK Success Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Janome Sew Mini, Copics: CB, BG10, B00,12, YG03,95, E29,37, RV34, R85, Webster's Pages Trim, Prismacolor Pencils, baby oil, flocked chipboard letters, circle nestie, paper piercer, dimensionals


Gwen said...

You are Uber busy today...so glad you took time to post your card to the DCRU Challenge. It is just too CUTE! Nice edging and adorable image. Have fun with basketball.


margie c said...

Awww, I love this card! That lil stamp is just too cute! Great layout!
Thanks for joining us at DCRU :)
~ margie

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Nikki, this card is awesome! You stitching looks super! Don't you just hate it when you have a tool malfunction! Grrrr... Great way to combine challenges! Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to play along with Just Us Girls challenge! Hope to see you next week :)

Cara said...

What a cute card!! Thanks for spending part of your busy day with DCRU!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

eeek! love this! Bright colors make me happy :) The stitching puts it over the top :) Thanks so much for taking the time to play along with Just Us Girls this week!! - Have a super day!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Such a cute image!!! Just perfect for Vday too!!! Thanks for joining us this week at DCRU and good luck with the DT Call!!

Sammye Jo

kathie said...

this is so great...and fits the challenge so well. loving the new light box!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh this is just UBER cute :-) Love the pom poms in those bright colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - it's great to have you with us as we kick off the new year. :-)

Gabby said...

Gorgeous! Amazing job on the stitching!

Thanks for playing with us at JUGs!

Anonymous said...

what a fun card! i love the image and that piercing rocks :)

thanks for playing along with dcru and good luck!


Laura.K said...

A very sweet card. I love all those colors together.

Amber said...

What an adorable card! Love it, so happy! Your blog is so cute! So happy you joined us at DCRU!
Amber *DCRU DT*

Andrea M said...

What a fantastic, fun card! Great job :)