Friday, June 19, 2009

Here's my take on Weekly Sketch Challenge#85, hosted this week by Sharon Harnist on her PaperFections blog.

My card is 5-1/2 inches square. It's pretty self-explanatory. I ran the doily through my Xyron, which worked great. The sparkles are from those bags of acrylic gems from Wal-Mart I showed you a while back.

Materials & Tools: White and Vineyard Berry cardstock; Basic Grey Bittersweet 6x6-inch paper pad; Paper doily from my stash; Vineyard Berry ink pad; Close To My Heart Gracious Greetings stamp set; Acrylic Gems from Wal-Mart; Kaiser Kraft pearl accents; Cuttlebug w/Butterfly combo.

Happy Friday! I'm so glad to be home for a couple of days. There are lots of things to do here, too, but with no one breathing down my neck. People tend to forget there is only one of me sometimes, and thus, my job is kind of like being a mom! LOL.

Speaking of being a mom, does the worry ever stop? Our oldest son is a groomsman in a wedding in the Twin Cities this weekend. He reached his destination with a pilot friend and another buddy this morning via small aircraft. While my rational mind told me that statistically the airplane is as safe or safer than a car, I worried until Cam called after they landed nonetheless. I suppose I'll go through the same thing Sunday until I hear that they've returned safe and sound. Sigh ... Dustin and Miranda stayed behind this weekend because of the family in town for her grandfather's funeral. Miranda's dad is one of 13 children, and there are lots and lots of cousins. Dustin has decided my family of six siblings is small in comparison. I think he's a bit overwhelmed. LOL.

The little boys are staying with us tonight and are currently with Grandpa at the golf course looking for Grandpa's glasses which he appears to have lost while playing in a golf tournament today. I hope they find them. Handsome as he is in his prescription sunglasses, I don't think he wants to have to wear them around the clock.

Enough jabber! What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? I hope so. I'm hoping to get some stuff done around the house, do a little stamping, and work on a couple of special projects. With a little luck, I'll have a few things to show you over the course of the next couple of days. Between now and then, take care and enjoy whatever it is you are doing. Later ...


Deborah Young said...

Ooooh....can't wait to see those special projects! Love your latest doily card!! I hope the job comes around if that is what you want.
Happy weekend!!!!

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! Happy Friday to you, too!
I love your card and thank you profusely for the tip about how to adhere a doily (spl?). I had a customer ask me once and I really didn't know! I suggested spray adhesive (but of course, she didn't have that!).

I know what you mean about ALWAYS worrying about our "babies". I've accepted it and I suspect (you can confirm or deny) that it just keeps going once there are grandbabies to worry over!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

Sarah said...

Ohhh such a beautiful card!!!! Love it! That butterfly is wonderful. Running the doily through the Xyron...what a great idea! I have the teeny tiny one though.
I went down to my spot and CASED the heck out of your ladybug craft card!!!
I LOVE weekends that I don't have to work. makes them all the more special.
Hope 'grandpa' finds his glasses.

Kim said...

I love the doilies you've been using. Next thing you know, I might have to come up with a doily design. Thanks for letting me know what the name of the embossing folder I used. I will have to label them like you did yours.

Alanna said...

This is an absolutely stunning card Kathi. I love the butterfly and the papers you used. I hope your weekend is a teriffic one.

Sharon Harnist said...

Great job with the sketch! I like the doily for the circle element -- great thinking!

Laurel said...

This is so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Gojus card, Kathi! Love everything about it, especially the butterfly, LOL! I hope you are able to unwind and enjoy your weekend.

Ummm...I found some lady bug buttons at my Walmart...(in my best sing-song voice)

Did grandpa find his glasses?

bunkobeth said...

Love the card!! I'm actually in the processing of reorganizing my scrap area - not an easy task as I am not a neat scrapper! So much stuff, so little time = a lot of piles on my scrap counter!

well - back into the 'space'!!

Hope the glasses were found - my son lost his last year when he decided to celebrate the last day of school by jumping over the creek. It took him all summer to pay me back for the replacement glasses!! :o)

Sparkle said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the bittersweet paper!

Kariberry said...

OH MY Goodness... That is a Gorgeous card! Love all your cards!! I kwym about our kids.

Tiff said...

This is gorgeous!!!