Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Love and Laughter

Stamps: Alota Rocking chair; Giggling Tilda; Tag; retired Sentiment by CTMH
Paper: old Laura Ashley paper from my stash; Night of Navy; Kraft; Papertrey Ink White;
ink: Memento Black
; Copics; Night of Navy
Other: Nesties; Prima Flowers; heart lace trim from Wal-Mart; Navy grosgrain unknown; Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Card measure 5.75" sq

♫ ♪ ♫ Good Morning! Good Morning! It's a happy day today! ♪ ♫ ♪

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you are all well. I know that you love to hear my daily weather report... (yeah right! lol). So I just have to say that it is overcast again today with likeliness of more T-storms later. Poured yesterday. rain tomorrow. Things look up for the weekend. Today before Orla went outside to play before it rained, I applied a healthy coat of bug spray. No sunblock needed here this summer! But this is fantastic weather for mosquitos. Some of them are so big I think they may be able to carry Maeve off to their nest...or wherever they live. The news said last night that this weekend we are expecting a whole big new crop to hatch. Yay....we are so looking forward to that! ICK! I have the creepy crawlies just thinking about them! Keep in mind that we live surrounded by lots of trees and wetlands. Just where those buggers love to live too. BLECH! I must look like a Thanksgiving feast to them! Don't you just love all the creepy critter stories that I share with you? LOL! By the way, I never got a chance to get outside and get a pic of the tadpoles before Pat comitted a mass homocide out there with Pool Chemicals. But Orla scooped some dead ones out of the pool (GROSS!) and said that the tails were almost gone. I don't know if I will ever be able to go in that pool again.

This card was made for the Magnolia-licious July Sketch. This month's sketch is by fellow Magnolia-licious DT member, the lovely and talented Jacque. You can see the sketch and read the details here. You can also see the cards of the other DT members and links to many more fabulous cards that used this sketch already!!

All the stamps (except for the sentiment) are available at Magnolia-licious. I linked each stamp directly in the recipe above. The rocking chair is made by Alota...I love the Alota stamps that go perfectly with Magnolia stamps....it's like they are made to go together! Diana carries many of them, including this darling rocking chair. Look for more at Magnolia-licious by searching for "Alota" or looking in the Furniture/backgrounds section.

See you tomorrow for another 3 Clovers Thursday.

Have a Whimsical Wednesday!

35 comments:

Pia said...

Good morning Kerry!
Your card is adorable! I love the colors!

As for the rain and bugs, ENOUGH I say! I can't take it anymore! Good thing I did not buy too much sunblock and lots of bug spray! It may be time for more off! YUK!

Enjoy another rainy day!

Jacque said...

Kerry, she is just gorgeous...your coloring is so pretty and those blues are just yummy...I love all of the cute details...Great take on the sketch, too...Hope you are having a wonderful week...Hugs..Jacque

Pam S. said...

Adorable card! We've been "giggling" here! Thrilled to death w/the birth of our 8th grandchild yesterday! A baby boy!
Tilda in the rocking chair made me think baby even more!
Pam Going Postal

Suzan L said...

Hi Kerry,
I got itchy just thinking about the mosquitos!! Thanks for sharing!! LOL!! Your card is so cute!! I love the heart lace that you used and the DP's. Hugs, Suzan

Christina said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft old timed patterns.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and i thought our weather was bad. it was cloudy yesterday with a few sprinkles, today is cloudy and cool, tomorrow is expected partially sunny in the high 80s. the poor a/c - on, off, on, off. i wish the bills would stop too - LOL.

your card, as always is gorgeous and it's good to see you again. i've been sorta mia - well, feeling outa sorts. but i'm better now. just old age settling in i guess. and i thought i would be young forever! could have fooled me!

hugs,

ljune said...

Hi There, Love your card,i am new to your Blog and new to card making.
Down here in Texas we are having alot of 100's already but that's about right where i live.
Linda

Ida P. Krause said...

This one makes me giggle! What a cute image. Reminds me of Coleen when she thinks something is funny.

Oh that Mosquito looks UGLY!!! I feel for you and am sending you Sunshine Wishes.

Kelly Schelske said...

Very cute, I love that Tilda!

Hugs, Kelly

Little GTO said...

Kerry
I started giggling when I saw her! It is done in my fav color and your coloring is marv.
Sharon L

Moni said...

Stunning card, love the papers and fab colours! I love this sitting Tilda! Hugs, moni

Barb Hardeman said...

How adorable! Love, love, love that image. I need to use mine more. Your colors are delightful as is your coloring. Just enjoy everything about this fabulous card!

P.S. Hope the children are all still at home and not carried away by the buzzard-sized mosquitos!!!

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the way you did the snow and the whole card is so wonderful!! I love it!!

Hugs, Cathy

Kleeblatt said...

I must laught, when I saw your card.
This is a very nice card, I love it.

Best wishes
Monika

Julie said...

This is so cute! I love Tilda's frame.

Basement Stamper said...

You crack me up, I made a card specifically for you and Kristen the other day (with you all in mind that is). I hope to post it sometime this week. Fin has bug bites the size of quarters, they love his sweet little skin!

Great card! Like the colors of this card a lot!

Christina C. said...

Oh, Kerry, I think your card is just wonderful. Love the Alota rocking chair and that Tilda is just too cute. Awesome coloring. Great card!! Hugs, Christina C.

Kristen said...

Way cute card and youru Tilda is fantastic and your wall paper looks great!

Candy said...

Ahhhh Kerry!
Such a pretty card. The details are
delicious!!
I am sending sun your way - those mosqs. better leave your little children alone!!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card! The mosquito.....not so much! LOL

Katie said...

Kerry,
That is such a sweet card!
I know what you mean about the mossies but if you add 20 degrees to your weather you'll get ours, yuck July in TX.

Donna Baker said...

that mosquito makes my skin crawl - I hate 'em! I love your cute magnolia card, though! thanks for visiting from the DF blog hop today!

Nancy said...

Love your card it is so very cute. Love the design paper you used. Great job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Cami said...

Every time I see this Giggling Tilda, I can't help but chuckle and smile. She has such charisma! I love the blues you used and the DP is so pretty. Your coloring is awesome, and she's so cute sitting on that Alota chair that I now must get! Very nice card, Kerry! Cami

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo pretty, Kerry! I love the colors you used. They're gorgeous! And Tilda looks adorable sitting in that rocking chair. Awesome card!

Mosquitos.....YUCK!

hugs
Sharon

Sharri Seffens said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that Tilda image.
Your yard sounds exactly like mine use to...a mosquito haven! I too am surround by trees and a marsh. I highly recommend getting a mosquito magnet. This is the first year we can enjoy being outside without being completely covered with them in a matter of seconds.

Tracey said...

I love this Kerry! Tilda is just adorable!

Norma said...

Kerry, you are so funny-I was giggling just like Tilda. Gorgeous card. I love this giggling Tilda. Wonderful DP's and I love the blues. Great take on the sketch and your colouring is great.

Hugs.
Norma

Cheryl said...

Your giggling Tilda just makes me smile! Love the blues and they way you color faces to perfection!

Elena said...

I am really sorry about the weather, Kerry... Wish I could have a magic word that can change it to a sun shine and no rain. But I will hope that sun will come and you will have a real summer!
Your card is very precious! I love the background behind Tilda's chair! Very creative!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Kerry, this is scrumptious!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh beautiful card. Kim

Handmade by Vivi said...

it is so cute Kerry!! this stamp is adorable!! Your card is marvelous!!
Hugs
Vivi

Maria Matter said...

Kerry, this is gorgeous! Love the papers and that rocking chair! great job!

Loved the weather report too Kerry! We are having a wonderful summer in PA...80's and no humidity...very unusual! First summer we're not lacking rain, but the bugs and mosquitos are lovin' too! lol
take care
Blessings, Maria

Mary C said...

Kerry this card is just so adorable. I love the layoutthe colors and all the special touches that you added, I think it is one of my all time favorites that you have done! It is perfect I think!

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