Monday, January 5, 2009


Aren't these just the cutest cards? As a Jennifer McGuire fan, I got quite a chuckle out of her discussion of Basic Grey paper. I, too, loved the colors and designs but wasn't quite sure what to do with the paper at first. Clever of her to use punches on the swatches on the 12x12-inch cover page, wasn't it? I have yet to purchase my first full-size package of BG paper, although there are a couple of collections I love so much that I wouldn't hesitate to purchase them in 12x12-inch packaging.

Anyway, it was her cards and idea that inspired mine - the perfect 10-minute card for me to make after a long day at work.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Black cardstock; Basic Grey Ambrosia 6x6-inch paper packet; Black ink pad; Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp set; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; 3M foam mounting tape.

If "long day at work" didn't give it away, I'm tired tonight. It's my fault, however, for falling asleep after dinner last night, "napping" until 10:30, and then not being able to get back to sleep until the wee hours. Tonight, I'm going to take a warm bath, hop into my jammies, read a little, and, I hope, fall asleep at an hour that will produce seven or eight hours of continuous sleep.

Marv - bless his heart - took down the tree and put all of the Christmas decorations today. I'd told him this morning that we should do it tonight even though I knew, at the end of the day, I wouldn't want to. He probably had that figured out. I hope you had a good day and that the week ahead is whatever you want it to be. Thanks for stopping!


Sylvia said...

Hi, Liked the butterfly card. Jennifer's site is cool I feel a cold coming on, just what I don't need with thumb joint replacement surgery a week from tomorrow. Oh well. God is in control.

Jeanne said...

I really, really like this card, Kathi! I'm behind on my blogs again, so hadn't seen this take on it, but I sure love your version. Another one for me to "copy" whenever I get back to my corner.

That was nice of Marv to "take down" Christmas for you! Hope your week goes well.


Laurel said...

Love it! I am so tempted to get that paper after seeing so many of your creations with it!

AaronB said...

Very Nice!
And I wish someone would take down my tree. It may be up till the 4th of July at this rate!