Wednesday, April 15, 2009

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Stamps: Chasing Tilda and Butterflies by Magnolia.
sentiment from SU!
Paper: Memory Box; Eggplant Envy; Mellow Moss; Papertrey Ink White
Ink:
Memento Black; Copics

Other:
Flowers by unknown; Pearls by Hero Arts; Unknown Ribbon and lace.

Card Measures 5.5 sq


Did you sing that post title?




Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things

Lalalalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

hmmmm....I am not quite Maria Von Trapp! LOL! But Tildas, Spring and Pretty Purple Paper are a few of my favorite things! Add some pearls and some green gingham, and I am spinning around my bedroom twirling around with the curtains! LOL!

And to be pleased with the outcome of this card makes it all the much better. I have really felt that I have been in a funk lately. Nothing was coming out quite right. I wasn't lovin' anything. Some cards have been OK. Some have been "less than OK"! It seemed like there something "not right" about every card. Too many flowers...not enough flowers. Icky colors. Strange layout. Bad coloring. So then I start trying too hard and that was making things worse! But I AM pleased with this one. I just looked back and the last card that I was pleased with was March 19th. That's a month of cards that were :P (**stick out your tongue and blow a razzberry**) . I know we all go through these funks...but it gets frustrating! I hope this is the begining of better card making days. :)

My cyber pal, Danni has a gorgeous fairy card on her blog. With it she also had a sketch that is from a challenge by Susana's Custom Art and Card Design Store. (that's a mouthful!) I really like Danni's card, so I used that sketch. I had to get out my big Creative Memories oval cutter things that I've had for like 8 years to make these big ovals...Nesties were too small for this Tilda! LOL! This left me without any scallops...GASP! How can I have just a plain oval?! Then I thought about the eyelet lace I bought when Jacque (Check out her new blog!) had inspired me with her card. But the eyelet lace was just too big to go around this oval. :( So I used this other smaller lacey stuff I had. It took awhile to get it just right...but I think it works.

I found this paper a week or so ago at my LSS...I was so excited to find pretty paper that a true PURPLE. Not lavender. Not that I don't like lavender, but I have been on a mission to find PURPLE.
You can pre-order these Magnolia Stamps from Magnolia-licious! I got some of these in that stamp club kit....but I can't wait to buy the rest! These are such wonderful springy and fresh stamps!

Guess what? It
's 2 AM again and I really have to go to bed. I have a meeting with Declan's teachers and district people for Declan's IEP. I find these IEP meetings stressful. Although I am happy and satisfied with his teachers and the program...I wonder if I am missing something. Am I being a big enough advocate. Because although his teacher is great...in the end its the $ bottom line $ that dictates so much of what goes onto an IEP. **sigh**

Thanks for sharing your stories about how you and your hunny met or celebrate. It was fun reading!

Have a
Whimsical Wednesday!

40 comments:

CraftyC said...

Your card is stunning Kerry, love the colours, layout and the lace edge looks wow!
Clairex

CraftingAnu said...

I like the lace. It adds originality to your card.

sassy said...

hiya...thanks for a entertaining read which made me smile and now cant stop singing..tralalala..back to the card...well !!!! its fantastic love the PURPLE...and im a sucker for lace so this ticks all my boxes for afabulous card .. and a great blogg..tralaalala ..hugs sassyx

Kate T said...

I love everything about this card, my fav stamp at the moment, my fav colour, flowers !!!

Ila said...

Super Cute and Gorgeous!! I love the colors, and the lace and pearl accents are Beautiful!!....Hugs, Ila

Cami said...

Very beautiful card, Kerry! I love lavender and purples also. Love the lace as it gives it a soft, feminine look. The inside of your cards really finishes it off nicely. Just beautiful. Hugs, Cami

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Good morning Kerry! Love your card. I'm not big on purple, but you make it beautiful! (and yes I was singing and now the song is in my head...LOVE that movie!)

Jacque said...

Very pretty Kerry...just love it...

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Kerry, love the addtion of the lace around your image.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

So Pretty! And the colors are some of my favorites!!
I hummmed the title! LOL
Very beautiful card!
hugz
deb

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful with colors, lace, layout, inside and out. Totally a pretty card - I love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Yep! I'm singing that song in my head! Thanks alot - LOL!

I love the card! I love the purple, and I love the lace and I love the whole thing! It's gorgeous!

Hugs,

Tamara said...

I love the lace frame around the image. I think it is very clever.

Elena said...

Beautiful card as always! Love the purple on this card too! And all of the embellishments! I am going trough the same mood as you described, Kerry... so I can hear you...

cathy said...

Well, now I have that song stuck in my head LOL. Your card is Gorgeous!!! I love the colors, coloring, lace....everything!

Sharon Caudle said...

She's BEAUTIFUL Kerry! LOVE that lace! It makes such a huge impact!Awesome card!!
hugs!
Sharon

Christi said...

Ack! This is the sweetest! I love that lace!!

Lorie said...

Yep, I sang the title! Too funny! I LOVE the card...it is adorable!

Stampin Mindy said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all your embellishments! I love that song and will have it in my head all day! LOL!

Linda S. said...

All I can say is "WOW", Kerry. I love this card. Outstanding card. Every time I look at it, I see something I missed before. You are soooooooo talented. Linda S. in NE

Danni said...

Wow! I'm so flattered that you liked my card enough to mention it and use the sketch!! Thank you!!
You know I love this card, so awesome! I adore how you did the lace and the butterfly is gorgeous!! A wonderful job!
I haven't liked alot of my cards lately either but tomorrows and Friday's I like so maybe my groove is back? LOL!

Kristine B. said...

Absolutley GORGEOUS card Kerry!! LOVE all your dps and lace and pearls--especially love that adorable Tilda...haven't seen that one yet!

And YES, I DID sing the title, LOL. Always do! Btw... if you hold down the "alt" key while typing "1,4" on the number pad, you'll get a cute little Note like this ♫ -- I ♥ to use those little characters in my titles sometimes ☺

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just lovely Kerry! Love the embellies & colors (purple paper IS hard to find)! Glad you liked my sketch (hee, hee) for Susana's DT--its super versatile!
Looks like you're outta your funk!!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sheri said...

Those are my very favorite colors...and I never think to use them on a card! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!!

Pia said...

I for one love all your cards!

Kathy W said...

cute card, now if you only made her play clothes out your curtains!

Candy said...

Hi Kerry,

Although I understand we all get into those times that we feel our cards just aren't the best - I have enjoyed all of yours for the past month and only wish mine were that good when I 'couldn't find my muse'.

This one is beautiful with your gorgeous purples, lace and pearls! As is the inside. Great work!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am with you lovin=not lovin some of our own creations, but by golly I always love yours! Great card ♫!
Had to try that tip out! ALT 0176 is the degree symbol too. 60° here today!

Mary C said...

Kerry as soon as I saw this card I knew it was YOU!! The card is beautiful, I love the lace around the edge. I have some of that paper and I love using it because of the colors in it. Funny, looking at your other cards I don't see a funk? But I can't imagine how you can create at 2AM and still get up to get the kids off to school! I need sleep to function(and create!)

Velta said...

Kerry ~ Once again...this is beautiful...I cannot remember if I commented or not...but I love the colors, the flowers, the lace surrounding the image...just beautiful...as always :)

MJ said...

Must be something wrong with me, cuz I have been liking your cards, although I always do, lol. Love this purple paper. And boy do I know what you mean about IEP meetings. Hope it went well.

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card Kerry!!

Laurel said...

So pretty! I love purple!

Kristen said...

You may think your in a funk, but all yo0ur cards are amazing oieces of art. This card is gorgeous, but no different than any of your other GORGEOUS cards. Your work is amazing TRUELY!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

I love your card - it is simply stunning! The lace and the pearls are perfect together!!!! Beautiful!

Nancy said...

Fabulous cards, Kerry! I love the Tilda, and I still bust out my CM cutting system from time to time! I hope the IEP meeting went well...you are your child's best advocate, and you will know what is best for him! And, you are right, money is a huge factor! Best wishes!

Kleeblatt said...

What a sweet card. Beautiful composition with the lace.
Best wishes
Monika

Moni said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, love the colour combo and the lace is fantastic! Hugs, Moni

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Kerry! Love the papers and colors. I agree about finding a good purple! Great sketch, too! Love it all!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card and that purple paper is purty!!!

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