Monday, June 29, 2009

A Two-fer Monday

Stamps: Image by Motivet; sentiment by I forget
Paper: I bought it on The Netherlands Ebay; Cardstock is Brocade Blue and So Saffron by SU!; Papertrey Ink White
Other: Brocade Blue and So Saffron brads by SU!; unknown buttons...got them at Joann's; yellow ric-rac from CTMH
Card Measures 6" sq


Hello! How is everyone today? I hope that you all had a delightful weekend! As you probably guessed, it rained here. But we did get some sun until about 4:30/5:00 on Saturday afternoon. Then we had some severe T-storms and downpours. That's ok...I am sure the tadpoles enjoyed it! LOL! Sunday was very overcast, but only some drizzly rain here and there. So Pat got the pool skimmer thingy that is on a long pole and went Frog Fishin'! I had this nice idea that we would catch them and put them into a bucket of water and release them into the pond that is about a mile from our house. Pat asked me if I were nuts! He said that the pool cover was full of leaves and he was scooping out leaves and tadpoles together and he wasn't going to pick the tadpoles out so they could come back and lay more eggs next year. Everything was going in the trash bucket. :( So I said, "we will do it with the ones that are in the pool and not the cover, at least, right?" "Yeah right," he replied "When I throw all the chemicals in they'll be dead and we'll just shovel them off the bottom or out of the skimmer." I gasped in horror! It's not that I am a tree frog lover....I just like animals in general. I think of them all as having human-like traits. Pat, however, grew up on a farm. He does not think of animals the same way I do. If animals cannot be used for food or a function, then they are pests. That is peSTS not pets. OK, so these frogs ARE a pest. And I wasn't going to go out there and pick them out either...so I couldn't argue too much. But I feel bad. And mark my words, they'll be something on the news next summer that the Gray Tree Frog population in Massachusetts is down and it's some kind of detriment to our local environment somehow. Then I will be blaming it all on myself for not picking them out of the bucket! Anyhow, I will try to get out there this week and take some pictures to share....while they are ALIVE. I am sure you can't wait for that! LOL!

Ok! Enough toad talk. heeheeheee Onto the first card: I got this Motivet stamp at the beginning of June at the Stamp Expo that I went to. Motivet was there...we were so excited because at that time they didn't ship to the USA. (they are located in Canada) But now they do ship to the USA! All month I just haven't had the chance to use it. I finally made the time tonight...but I should have been doing other things! Isn't Doraline the cutest?!?! I used the sketch from the Motivet Blog for this card. At the same stamp expo I saw this sentiment stamp. It reminded me of Maeve. That was at the pique of her "difficult-ness". LOL! I thought I would stamp this with Staz On on her forehead! LOL! Just Kidding! Then I saw this particular Motivet stamp and it too reminded me of Maeve. Because she totally knows how to work me when she is in trouble. Usually a smile, a hug, and a "I love you, Mummy!" and I am melted like butter. She's my third child and I don't sleep well...so I am weak!

Now about the designer paper. I have to thank Jacque for this....She made a project with this paper and I HAD TO HAVE IT. Needed it. So I asked her where could I get some. She said, "oh, I bought from a store in the Netherlands and it's retired." I asked her when she went to the Netherlands? She had a good laugh. She directed me to a website. Yep, they no longer sold it. so I started searching the internet for it. There must be another pack out there! There was. On the Netherlands Ebay. I emailed the seller and asked if they shipped to the USA...they said no problem. YAY! Tonight was my first time putting to use and I do LOVE it! It's so pretty! I love blue and yellow together. It comes in a European size: 8.25 inches x 11.50 inches. the pack has about 8 patterns. Each pattern comes in 5 sheets of paper quality...then 5 sheets of a light card stock...kind of. So 10 sheets of each pattern. I paid about $15 (US) with shipping for it. Not too bad. It's funny how I paid less to get it shipped from the Netherlands than it would cost me to get something shipped with in the US. And it came in a pretty timely manner.


Card number 2 uses Mary Jo's Sketch for this week. It would be perfect for so many images! I could use it with my larger images, like Tilda's, or I sized it down and used it for this cute Riley image! So hop on over to MJ's blog and join in on the fun! Next Monday night Hanna Stamps is releasing the new stamps for July! I will have sneak peaks next weekend, starting Friday! This card uses paper from 2 retired SU! packs. There was a glare off the markers in the picture, so I typed in the info for you.

Hmmmm....I should probably go to bed now since Pat has just come down from bed to go to work! 3:45 AM!



Have Marvelous Monday!


24 comments:

Kristen said...

Both are wonderful and you know I love those Moviet stamps. I am going to give that sketch challenge a try myself! Perfect papers with both cards.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Great cards!! Love them both and your Netherland DP ROCKS! Your coloring is so perfect!
I'm with you..Save the TREE FROG!!
hugz
deb

Motivet said...

Aww, what a nice card! I love it! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards! That image is adorable as is the paper. I screwed up on my MJ post today and used last weeks sketch DOH!

Have a great day!

Danni said...

Love the cards and isn't it funny the lengths we go to when we *need* stamping supplies?
Sorry about the frogs...

stephanne said...

Hi there, I came over from the Motivet blog. Can't get enough of those stamps!! This stamp screams "little stinker" to me too!! Like the innocent pout of a scolded toddler, lol. I can see why you NEEDED that paper, it is beautiful and you've put your card together masterfully.
Stephanie

Pia said...

Kerry,
I love the first card. I am glad you finally used your new stamps. The paper is beautiful. I am partial to the second card though! I just love that little moose with his bricks!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Duper Cute!!! Love the image and DP on your first card. Those colors are so cheerful. As always Riley looks divine.

Claudia Rosa said...

Thank you Kerry for your kind welcomming you have left for me on the motivet blog.

look at your fabulous card!!!! oh i love the blues you have used to color her in! totally sweet card
hugs
claudia

Ila said...

Both cards are Gorgeous!!..and the Doraline card is just the Sweetest!!...I'll be waiting for a photo of those toads!!...Hugs, Ila

Monique said...

Your cards are so beautifull Kerry !!!

Hugs Monique

rozie640 said...

Both cards are adorable, excellent coloring and love teh background papers.

Elena said...

I am really sorry to hear about the frogs, Kerry...
Your Motivet card is GORGEOUS! I love how you colored this sweetie! And the papers are so beautiful! So glad that you could find them!
Riley is adorable! I really love your cards with him!

Sue from Oregon said...

These are both great cards...love the sentiment on the first card! Ift fits my 29 year old daughter perfectly...she was a pill when she was little and she still has that same "spritely" spirit!

Oma said...

The Motivet stamp describes my 4 yr. old granddaughter Sierra to a T. The 2 yr. old (Brooke) can be difficult too and she is really cute!
I really like both cards a lot but obviously the 1st one gets top priority in my book!

MJ said...

Kerry is a frog killer??!! What! Tee Hee, I was laughing at your conversation with your hubby because it was word for word what it would have been between me and my husband in the scenario. Except my son would be picking all those silly things out of the leaves, lol. Your cards are wonderful, I adore the image on the first one--how stinkin cute! And your coloring on both are wonderful, I need to come visit and have you teach me.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of these cards are totally adorable!!!!!!


Vicki

Tracey said...

These are both fabulous cards Kerry!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Too adorable!! Love that image and the sentiment is just perfect for it!

Stressed Stamper said...

fantastic - colour comb great...fab image and of course love Riley
Sarah

Peggy said...

This card is so cute....I'll be posting a card I made with mine later in the week. Thanks for letting us know about the blog candy. I would love to win...

Stevie Merryweather said...

Wish I had some copics, your work looks amazing!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh how darling! That little cutie on the first card is just too "innocent"! hee hee

Darling Riley ... he is so multi-talented and cute as ever!

~Bev

Moni said...

Oh so gorgeous cards, love the images and the layouts! Hugs, moni

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