Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scrappin' My Own Scraps

Have you had a chance take a peek at the Scrap My Scraps Challenge on Erin's Inky Smiles blog? It was so much fun albeit a little intimidating once I saw who the other participants were. I also messed things up right from the start. When I received my packet from Erin, I pulled the contents from the envelope only to have the pieces for all six cards fall into one big pile. You would have thought I was a man, because had I read the directions first, I would have learned that the pieces for each card were in an organized stack that should have been removed from their packaging more carefully. Embarrassed, I emailed Erin and told her of my plight, and a day or so later I received photographs from Jeanne showing what pieces went with what cards. Thank you, Jeanne! Once I commenced to making the cards, there was only bunch of card components that really threw me, and those were the pieces used to create the card #2 that Erin posted last night.

The card I'm showing you tonight is my take on Jeanette Lynton's Color Me Monday "Hollyhock in Bloom!" color combination. It's also a another rendition of one of the cards (posted Sunday evening), I made for Erin's challenge.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock, and Juniper cardstock; Blush, Hollyhock, Juniper, Creme Brulee, and White Pigment ink pads; Hollyhock marker; Spot-on Backgrounds and Say it in Style stamp sets; Fancy Cuts Botanicals; Spring Blossoms Mini Medley Accents Collection; Hollyhock mini brads; Sponge dauber.

This next photo is a picture of some of my new stamping tools and a little teaser for the card I'll be posting tomorrow. I'd post it tonight, but after the debacle I described in last night's post, I didn't think you needed to hear about a "card with a story" two nights in a row. Tomorrow's story isn't quite as long, although I'm still licking the wounds incurred while making another not-so-simple simple card. It's a tough job, but somebody has got to do it. LOL.
How was your day? Mine was a good one as in productive and hassle-free. With all that is going on I managed to make some plans, and we're having dinner with Dustin and Miranda tomorrow evening.
Thinking about Dustin's birthday, I can't help but remember what I was doing 29 years ago. My pregnancy with him was not fun. I believe I started vomiting the morning after conception and kept puking right up until the day he was born. Nevertheless, I managed to gain 85 pounds. I owned maternity pants in five sizes, starting with a six and working my way up to a 14. This photo was taken at a golf course event a couple of days before he was born. I look like a beached whale, and a skinny friend is shown holding Cameron, most likely because I wasn't able to do so. Anyway, the day before he was born, I did the "nesting" thing, doing all the laundry and cleaning everything in sight. Sure enough, I woke up the next morning in labor and as miserable as the pregnancy had been, labor and delivery were relatively easy. He was a sweet little boy who has grown up to be a wonderful man, worth every white hair he caused getting him to where he is today.
I didn't intend for this to be such a long post and will cut it off now before I bore you to tears. I hope yours was a great day and tomorrow is, too! Catch ya later ...

11 comments:

Sarah said...

What a pretty card Kathi! I do like that color combo.
I am intrigued is that a lighter? and pliers or wire cutters???? I can't wait to see what you do with them
What a cool photo you posted of you. How did you manage to post it on your blog, I imagine that was not originally a digital image, how did you get it converted?
Cameron looks so cute with those little white socks!

Deborah Young said...

Concerned about the lighter.....LOVE the photo!!!! I have a big perm photo too....I don't look as cute as you do, though! Thanks for sharing ;-)

Alanna said...

Cute, cute card Kathi. And you've definitely piqued my curiosity with the ligther and pliers. Have a great day tomorrow.

Liane said...

Happy Birthday to Dustin! Love the card. LOLing at you saying you thought you were a man.... hehehehe, I am always amazed how many women do that too, just dump it all out. @@

Sharli said...

I do like the card - I like it in both color groups, but maybe this one even better!

The insider story about emptying the envelope without reading the instructions - now that was really funny!!!! Thank you for sharing that - my endorphin levels are sky high!

Your story about Dustin is so sweet - as is your photo heavy with child (as we used to say!). You were so young and so beautiful! (you're still beautiful - just not quite so young). I think I'd better stop this blogging thing tonight before I get myself into trouble with my mouth, uhhh, hands. ;D

Jeanne said...

I love this card with this color combo, too! So very pretty!

You know I am happy to help wherever I can. *Ü*

You haven't seen a "beached" whale until you see a picture of me just before I left to go to the hospital to have Amy. You look beautiful! (although I wonder why clothing designers thought a long ribbon bow would work with a maternity top is beyond me!)

You definitely have me intrigued with the new tools you posted. I sure hope you didn't get a blister!

Have a terrific day, my friend!

Laurel said...

Wow, great job at using some scraps, I really need to do that! I really need to get into my scraproom, I miss it!

Marjorie said...

Fun card! What a challenge that is to just use scraps. I had to check out Erin's blog to see what you were talking about, lol. I love the color combo, like a soft summer palette ^_~ That photo of you is so cute too! I can almost feel your pain as I had morning sickness with my oldest DD for over 5 months. Then it left for a month and I got to have a horrible itchy rash all over my tummy until I delivered. Unfortunately delivery was also rough for me, but it was so worth it! Anyway, you look way cuter than I did the day before, lol. I've been loving all your cards :D I left you a little something on my blog if you want to play as well ^_~

Sparkle said...

What a fun card! I love all the background images.

Kariberry said...

Pretty card! love the colors! Prego pics are the best. :)

mE said...

Kathi! Your cards are always fabulous! I finally found some energy to haul myself to the computer today and have been oogling over your fabulous cards in yoru recent posts! It's awesome to see a picture of you in your heyday! Hehehe!

Intrigued by your teaser photo....

Hugs!

Erin
who's off to throw in some laundry and post more SMS Challenge cards...