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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.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

a big bold HEY!


Did I get your attention...lol??  I can't believe how much I have been able to do some crafting in the mornings.  My kids are enjoying just hanging out relaxing when they get up.  We had a fun day yesterday and a pool party later in the day today.  Wish me luck this weekend since I have agreed to a four boy sleepover in the pop up this weekend.  I think I must have been preoccupied when I agreed to that.  So, I've resorted to "Paper Therapy" beforehand.  Hopefully, that will provide me with lots of patience by Sunday:)

I've found a few websites lately that have helped me with summer crafts for the kids and for keeping the challenge blogs organized.  I've found some really fun challenges through The Daily Dare.  My first card uses a sketch from Twisted Sketches.  This site has sketch challenges for scrapbooking and cards.  The problem is that I didn't use any yellow.  Oops.  It was still a really fun sketch.  I used the colors from The Playdate Cafe and I think this is still a CAS card so I'm entering it into the CAS~tastic Wednesday challenge to use buttons.

I have another card that also using The Playdate Cafe colors.  I think this is one of my favorite color combos.


I made this card using a very special image.  You can read about this super sweet digital HERE.  I just LOVE it!  I decided to pair this image with a NEW challenge issued by Claudia and Company.   Lori Boyd is the creator of this and other stamps available through Claudia and Co. I used the sketch with a bit of altering.  I made this card for a little girl that I read about HERE.  I love that I can use an image I bought for a sick child and make a card to send to another sick child.  I hope you will check out both of these links.  The challenge at Stamp Something is HAPPY Something.  I think BOTH my cards are happy.

Feeling blessed that both my kids are healthy today...( even though they are running around screaming and driving me a bit nuts:)







What's In It?
Stamps: PTI Retro Backgrounds
Ink: versamark
Paper: scraps of rasp fizz, soft sky, white, Kraft
Other: crinkle ribbon, tulle, PTI buttons, swiss dots EF, twine, sewing machine

Stamps: Macie digital, PTI Up and Away sentiments
Ink: versafine black,
Paper: soft sky, kraft, white, rose red
Other: oval nestabilities, copics, EK Success border punch, PTI buttons, twine, scalloped scissors, PTI impression plate

21 comments:

LORi said...

Oh my goodness Nikki!! You have blown me away .... i LOVE that sentiment too!! PERFECT!! Thanks so much for helping to support Macie adn for playing along at C & Co. Challenges!!

HUGS - LORi

Tracy said...

Ohhhh Nikki this is TOO stinkin' cute!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Awesome job. Thanks so much for playing along with Claudia & Co.

Hugs,
Tracy

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous cards, Nikki!! Your Macie's Rainbow card is so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Patti J said...

Your cards are wonderful, Nikki! Thanks for sharing them! I will go check out the Macie stamp! It's a cutie, and you know I like to help when I can. Thanks for the heads up about it! Have fun with all those extra boys this weekend!!! Hugs...

Deb Neerman said...

These are just fabulous!

Thanks for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Buttons" clean and simple card challenge!

Crystal said...

WOW Nikki these are just wonderful!!! You totally rocked this color combo...these colors are beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful Friday!

Beate said...

What a gorgeous card, Nikki. And so sweet that you used that stamp to make a card for a sick kid.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Nikki, what a wonderful card and a worthy cause. How does it feel to be the very first to play along with C&Co.? Very cool!

Smiles!
Gwen

Addii said...

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Karen B. said...

Beautiful cards! And I really like that big HEY! Fun color combos as well. Hope you are having some good luck this weekend with the boys.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards, great layouts. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

So cute and adorable1 Love the sweet image and the design! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

Courtney Baker said...

Very cool cards Nikki! I love that bold HEY!

Ruby said...

Lovely card for our challenge this week! Really fun! Your little rainbow girl is fab too! Good luck with your sleepover! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both fabulous! Love the boldness of the first and the 2nd is just adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These two cards are super cute--I LOVE that first one! Big and bold:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Sarah Anderson said...

Great to have you playing along at the cafe :) these are both such gorgeous cards, especially the second one

Julie Ranae said...

Very fun card and great for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...so glad you played along : )

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Adorable cards! I love the boldness of the first one! Fabulous! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey!!! What great cards! I love them both! Your Macie's Rainbow card is especially close to my heart. What a beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Claudia & Company!

Krista said...

WOW, your cards are incredible and very creative! Your Macie card is adorable with a capital AAAAAA!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Claudia & Co.!