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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

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabulous!

So I finally got a little time to play this week.  I love having my kids home, but it really makes it difficult to do any crafting.  Today is my little boy's birthday.  YES, "little" boy.  I refuse to admit just yet that he is getting big.  Today we are hanging out at home because we are getting new windows installed.  We jokingly told him, "Happy Birthday!  You get a new window in your room for your birthday!"  He totally believed us...hee hee.   We aren't celebrating til tomorrow though.  My hubby is gone today.  So D is making a book for his tutor and I am playing with my stamps.  It's all good:)


I got some new paper that I LOVE!!!! MME Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.  Isn't it purdy???? I have to say that over at DCRU they sell a coordinating pack of Prism paper.  Is that not GENIUS!  Love it!


I used the Tuesday Trigger Sketch over at Moxie Fab for my inspiration. Lots of FABULOUS sketches to try out this week over there.  I created my own string flower in the corner.  Wish I had used a different button with a bit more pop.  Subtle can be good though.  I am entering this into several challenges.  EBTKS is about using string.  Ok, mine is twine...they're still the same I think.  In the corner I have also used the twine to add a stitch.  This week's CAS challenge 61  is to just use a sentiment. This also falls into the category of Nature over at The Pink Elephant.

Over at Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration 53 it's all about fun, flowery cupcakes. Check out the photo:

And one of my favorite challenge blogs, Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is all about Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.  This is my first time participating as a NON DT member.  Bittersweet.  I think this is a great card to give to my beautiful daughter.   She will be going to Middle School next year and I'm already trying to instill that being HER is the best person she can be.  I fully remember Middle School...UGH!  So this is going in my stash to give to her on a "rainy day."

Hope you are all having a great one.  I will have a few pictures up here tomorrow of my "not so clean" craft room.  See you then!




What's In It?
Stamps: Love's Flower VERVE
Ink: Warm Red Colorbox, antique linen
Paper: Quite Contrary, Vanilla Prism
Other: Baja Breeze grograin, corner rounder, twine, PTI button

18 comments:

lynn said...

sweet card, nikki!

craft_princess said...

Lovely card...great string flower, paper and ribbon! Fab job!

Ann said...

A totally wow card. Thanks for playing along with our Nature theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
Ann xxx

Paula said...

Fantastic Card NIKKI! Love the ribbon and the dp...just my style! Miss ya!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Annette said...

Lovely card & the colour scheme is yummy! Thanks for joing us at SSC this week.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is really fun, Nikki! I love the pleated ribbon and the gorgeous dp! It's fun and it's girly and it gorgeous! Barb

Sally said...

Love your card and your "string" flower is fabulous. It's always so hard to craft when the little ones are around.

jen said...

I do love that pp!! Your twine flower is awesome!!

Gemma said...

Hi Nikki, congratulations with your little boy! I really love your card, love what you did with the ribbon. It seems a bit strange to say to you: thanks for joining us at SSC. Hope you will play along next time!But I do hope you will join again next week. Hugs Gemma

Rachel Hope said...

Love that twine flower!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Carolyn said...

Nikki, this is gorgeous. I just love the ribbon. I really love when my kids are home too, tonight my 2 daughters and I went for a long walk in the woods. So enjoyable. Thanks for joining in with us at SSC. We miss you.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Jenny said...

Lovely card!!! :) Come check out the sponsored challenge I just posted on my blog... hope you will come play!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is super cute! Love the flower and love love love the ribbon!! Thanks for playing in the Cupcake Insp challenge!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the ruffles! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Very pretty! I love the colors you used! Thanks for playing EBTKS!

Karen B. said...

Oooh, really creative twine flower you've got there on your fabulous card.

Cath said...

Hey Nikki1 What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Verry pretty! :o)