Quote of the Week

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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blue Birthday Butterfly

Good Morning Peeps!  It's been forever, I know.  I have been so busy around here trying to keep the kids entertained.  I have to say that this summer it has been rough.  They have reached the age where they don't want to do things with each other much.  Yesterday we had a fabulous day of picking strawberries and cleaning them.  I made some strawberry shortcake and tonight we will be making jam.  I swear that in the summer I could live on Strawberry Shortcake and watermelon.  I know I will be gaining a few pounds by the time I have had my fill of it.  Our scale broke last week.  I weighed in at 97 pounds.  HA HA!  I'm thinking I may not replace it for awhile.  I'd like to live in that fantasy for a bit:)  Especially since we leave for vacation next week.  We are eating out a LOT and visiting Chocolate World in Hershey, PA.  Can you say HEAVEN:)  Ok enough yapping!

I haven't felt much like creating this week, but this morning I needed to make a card. I also realized that I still haven't made any Father's Day cards.  I'm so behind.  I made this card for the Playdate Cafe Challenge and last week's Ways to Use It over at Splitcoast.  It also falls into this week's WTUI 275.  That's a bonus:)  I also used my twisted version of Mercy's Sketch.   I get to enter one more card into the Stamp Something Happy Challenge too! 

Now for family I have a few pictures to share of what we have been up to lately.

Towards the end of mixing for 15 minutes you start to get a little crazy/angry waiting for it to freeze:)

A tiny glimpse of them playing together and having fun:)

Working on 4H projects.  Chandler sewed this purse.  Nope!  It isn't even the project she needs to make.  Did you know that doing a 4H project is REALLY time consuming?  Not to mention that if you sew you could spend $40+  to make an elastic waist childrens' skirt????  No wonder no one sews anymore.  I could buy FOUR skirts for that price.  She is having fun learning a new trade though.

The NEW version of catching lightning bugs~  in a plastic bag not a glass jar...LOL

Today we are saying goodbye to our nice breezy day and HELLO to humidity.  Hope you are getting some good weather.  I should be back once more with a few other cards.

See you then!
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What's In It?
Stamps: Great Friend, Elegant Sentiments
Ink: Versafine black, Aegan blue
Paper: TPS black and white, black, white
Other: Wrinkle Ribbon, MM brad, Glitter, glue pen, rhinestones, dimensionals, Nestabilities Labels and Oval


Crystal said...

What a GORGEOUS card Nikki you totally rocked these colors....What fun fun pictures...oooo these would be fun to scrapbook!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your card and the flower is fab. I know how you feel re keeping the children occupied, it's a full time job LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is so wonderfully elegant, Nikki! Perfect pop of blue! Hope you continue to enjoy your summer.. strawberries.. YUM! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for a really fun post hun, and your quote of the week really made me laugh! Love your card, what fabby colours and so beautifully made. If you save me some strawberry shortcake I'll keep some of the bannana and cinnamon muffins that I'll be making later for you! Jo x

Sarah Anderson said...

Great to have you playing along at the play date cafe :) -that flower makes a gorgeous splash of blue
Strawberry shortcake? Yummy!!!

Kay said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the color combo, and that bow rocks!

Mandy said...

Nikki, this card is totally rockin'!! Absolutely gorgeous! And thanks for a peek into your summer. What a beautiful family. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful, great splash of color, your wrinkled ribbon embellishment looks wonderful. The kids look like they had fun making the ice cream.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card--this card def. shows the touch of splash:) You did a fab job with our challenge! I also enjoy the pics of the family--wish I could have been there to eat your ice cream:) MMMM! Homemade! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

bernietom47 said...

OOOOH Love Love Love it! The color combo is stunning.
I have five kids, they are all in their forties and thirties now but I do remember when. They were best friends and worst enemies. Hang in there Nikki you'll get thru this and believe it or not one day you'll wish it hadn't gone so fast.

Suzanne C said...

BEEEAAUUTIFULLL card! Love the summer pics! Best part is they don't have one video game in them!!! We have the same summer activities going on! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

Ruby said...

Ooh save some Strawberry Shortcake for me!! Sounds yummy!

Such a pretty card. I LOVE how you've tied that ribbon too, I keep trying to do it that way, but it's not happening. What's your secret?!

Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Sue Lelli said...

PRETTY card! Love the blue bow!

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant! I'm new to the color challenge and it's been fun visiting everybody to see their creations.

Great card!

Ann said...

SO pretty!!!