Thursday, March 12, 2009

Inspired

Good evening! I'm late again tonight. Places to go. People to see. Things to do (first) when I got home.

Tonight's card was inspired by this fun card (scroll down to the third one) on the Poppy Paperie blog. While I'm most anxious to see Lisa Johnson's new "Life" stamp set for Papertrey Ink, I thought I might be able to pull off a similar look using my beloved Treasure Life set from Close To My Heart.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Doodlebug Design Black Eyelet patterned paper; Black, Cranberry, and New England Ivy stamp pads; CTMH Treasure Life, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics, and Verve Stamps So Happy stamp sets; Ribbon from Michael's; Black button from my stash; Sunshiny Yellow Fun Flock; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

A few of us went out after work tonight, something I rarely do. It was fun to get together in a casual setting. When I got home, Bjorn and Mathias were here, both of whom wanted to play computer games until bedtime, so I alternated little boys in my lap as we played "Diego" games at Noggin.com. We played well past the 8 o'clock hour, and evidently, I wore them out, because there was no bedtime battle tonight. They were asleep within minutes of their little heads touching their pillows. Sleep is going to come easily for Grandma tonight, too.

Are you looking forward to the weekend? I certainly am. I started clearing a little clutter in those two hours I took off on Tuesday afternoon and look forward to doing more of the same over the course of the next few days. There will be some stamping, too, so I hope you'll stop back. Between now and then, enjoy!

4 comments:

Laurel said...

A great card! I too love the Treasure Life set, I need to use it more!

Jeanne said...

Excellent work, Kathi! I like the flowers and of course, all the dots!

Sounds like you had a great day and I hope you have an awesome weekend!

Sarah said...

Treasure Life is one of my fav sets...strange though I haven't hardly used it as my cards don't seem to do it justice.
Love your card. That polka dot background is great.

p-inks said...

Kathi I just finished reading The Shack last week and am going to suggest it to our small group for a discussion. I LOVED IT. My buddy and downline Denise Murray suggested it to me and I am so glad I got it. DH who isn't a big reader will love this as it is quite an easy read - but SO THOUGHT PROVOKING! I can't rave enough about this book.
LOVE the card too!!!!! :)