Stamps: Swing and Alva by Magnolia, Inside stamps by SU!
Paper: DP by My Minds Eye; Pumpkin Pie; Apricot Appeal; Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Memento Black; Apricot Appeal; Baja Breeze; Copics
Other: CTMH white flowers; self adhesive pearls; Unknown pewter butterfly; unknown flower ric rac; Nesties curved rectangles
Card Measures 5.5 sq
Good Morning! Good Morning! It's a happy day today!!
How are you today, my friends? I hope that you had a delightful weekend!
I decided not to go down to the Cape with my husband, Pat. So I just spent Saturday at home with the kiddos. But at least it was a sunny spring day, so I turned off the heat and threw open the windows for some fresh air. By the time the kids went to bed I was more than ready to go down into my stamp room and make a nice springy card. I also received an order of new Copics that I treated myself to for my birthday! ;) So I had some new colors that I knew would match well with these papers from My Minds Eye. I belong to a Yahoo group called Magnolia-licious. On this group they had a secret bunny swap. So we were assigned another member and were to send them a "secret package" . We had made up wish lists too that our secret bunny could look at. I got a wonderful package from Jackie Norris. She sent me lots of fabby treats! Among the goodies was this Alva stamp from Magnolia. Believe it or not, I do not buy every stamp I want! LOL! And this was one of those that I wanted, but didn't let myself get. But those who know me, know that I like gnomes and fairies. So I was happy to ink Alva up last night. She was actually part of the "Jingle Jangle" Christmas-y collection. But she looks like a garden elf to me! (I cut off the bell on the end of her hat) And Magnolia must have thought so too, because they released a giant flower and mushroom with these cute little elves. Of course, now I will HAVE to buy those for Alva! LOL! :) uuuuuummm...a Mother's Day gift to myself?!
This card was made for this week's TechnoStamper's Sketch Challenge. Mary Jo has a fab sketch this week. You can view it here. I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right to meet my needs. Join in and leave a link on MJ's blog to share your creation. Speaking of creations, wait until you see the beautiful card that MJ made this week!
Well, as I have been typing this post (at a reasonable hour, I might add!) I have learned that it is OK for me to share some BIG NEWS! Big for me, anyhow! Diana Crick, owner of Magnolia-licious and developer of Scor-Pal, has asked me to join the Magnolia-licious Design Team!!!! Magnolia-licious has the largest online selection of Magnolias in North America! (I know I am using way too many exclamation points! LOL!) After, I picked myself up off the floor, I responded with a YES! YES! YES! I am in Magnolia heaven! If there was one design team that I wanted to be a part of, this was it. I am just so honored that Diana thinks my work is good enough to join the ranks of her amazing design team. Claudia, Suzanne, Cheryl, Suzy and Sharon are all amazing and talented! They are such an inspiration to me. I hope that I can keep up.
However, this means I have to step down from the KL Stampin' and Scrappin' Store design team. It was really hard for me to do this. Kelly has been so good to me. She is a really sweet person. But I know that she has an amazing group of designers that will help her AWESOME store grow. They are a terrific group of ladies and it was an honor to get to know them and work along side them. Thank you Kelly for the wonderful opportunity to work for you!
(BTW-I got the Magnolia Swing on this card from Kelly's store. HERE)
I am so glad to see so many people participating in this week's 3 Clovers Challenge!! The cards are FAB...I am really enjoying looking at them all. I have not made to all of them yet. I like to imagine that there are more participants this week because y'all want to send me birthday wishes...not for the prize....right?! ;) LOL! Either way, you have until Wednesday evening to partcipate. I can't wait to see more purple cards!
I know that I have been going on and on today...see that's what happens when I type my posts at a reasonable hour the night before and not at 3 AM. LOL! Thanks for coming by today and reading my blah blah and sharing in my excitement.
Have an Excellent Monday!