Monday, September 1, 2008


Today's card was inspired by this card on Nicole Heady's Capture the Moment blog. What really drew me was the color combination. Appropriate, too, that I would chose one of Nicole's cards to inspire me when using my Polka Dot Basics set for the first time. While the expression, "Thank You!" might appear inappropriate in the midst of this paragraph, just take my word for it that it is fitting. This is one of those cards that, after photographing it and starting my blog post, went back to the corner for "adjustments." Originally, I used the flower and leaves from CTHM's Joy Forever set, and although it would have passed, the card was pretty blah. The Paperbilities flower and leaves from the CTMH Just Blooms Summer Posies are a big improvement. If I had red satin ribbon, I might like that better on this card, too, instead of the grosgrain.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Sweet Leaf textured cardstock; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock; White Daisy pigment ink; Cranberry and Topiary ink pads; Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics and Verve Stamps Asian Flair stamp sets; Paperbilities flower; CTMH Just Blooms Summer Posies; Cranberry grosgrain ribbon; Cranberry Bigger Brads; EK Success corner rounder; 1/2-inch paper punch.

I've been watching/listening to the news for hours. Between Gustav, the transformation of the National Republican Convention into a huge fund-raising event for flood relief, and Sarah Palin's announcement that her 17-year-old daughter is five months pregnant, I'm wondering, "What next?" With regard to Governor Palin's story, I can't quite imagine the strength it would take to face the scrutiny of so many.

Enough serious stuff, this is not a political blog. Marv is back working on the kitchen sink, and it appears that he's going to get it fixed. Excellent. We had a nice breakfast this morning with his family, including his mom, brother and sister-in-law, and sister and boyfriend. This day is going by way too fast. Yesterday's interruption throw a monkey wrench into my plan's, which means I will have to stick to the "Gotta Do" list and hope I can get through it. I hope you're having a great day. If I'm not back today, most likely I'll turn up tomorrow. Between now and then, take care and thanks for stopping by.


Kariberry said...

Beautiful card Kathi! Happy to hear you're getting your kitchen back.

Jeanne said...

What a great version of Nichole's card!

I, too, am happy to hear the kitchen is getting back together. I'm sure it's a relief.

Sounds like you got a wonderful breakfast out of it. Go Marv! Ü

Lori said...

Beautiful card. Love it. The color of the cardstock is really cute. Clean and simple.