Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pushing It ...

Did I tell ya I really liked this week's Mojo Monday sketch? So much so, I used it again. I can't seem to put the Paradise stamp set away either, although I promise you I'll show you something different tomorrow evening.

I was going to show you a picture of my inspiration - a photo of hibiscus growing right outside my front door, but it seems I deleted those photos. We have red, pink, and some with deep red centers that are pretty darned close to Creme Brule. While the yellow flowers aren't my favorites, the were, evidently, the preference of a deer, who had to have come right up on the terrace to snack on that bush. He (or she) didn't leave much.

Did you ever see the show "Northern Exposure," which was set in Alaska where there was wildlife everywhere? It's kind of like that here. Deer in town and moose, too, until some parasite killed most of them off. When I worked at the newspaper, I got a call at 5 one morning from the police station, the caller telling me there was a bear in town. Did I want to come photograph it? Of course, I did (insert sarcasm), so I pulled on my jeans, ran a comb through my hair, grabbed my camera, and headed downtown where I found the bear part way up a tree next to the ambulance service. Thank heaven for a telephoto lens. Like I wanted to get too close, even though I'd made Marv come with me for "protection." LOL.

Back to the subject at hand: my card. The "list" should tell the story.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Tulip cardstock; Key to My Heart paper packet; Creme Brule, Tulip, Juniper, Honey, and Garden Green ink pads; Paradise and Say it in Style stamp sets; Spring Blossom My Accents Collection; 1/2-inch circle punch; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; 3M foam mounting tape.

Today was another busy day, while I was there anyway. I came home a couple of hours early to get some stuff done. Unfortunately, an earlier dietary decision (too many M&Ms) left me with a tummy ache, so I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped I would. No sympathy is necessary, because I do dumb stuff sometimes, and my discomfort was quite temporary. I took a nap and woke up fit as a fiddle. And now, as I am certain you have heard enough from me for today, I'll let you go. I hope your hump day was wonderful! Catch ya tomorrow ...

12 comments:

Leslie said...

Kathi, this card is lovely. The hibiscus is one of my favorites. I LOVED Northern Exposure. In fact, my husband and I watch Numbers on Friday night and Rob Morrow is one of the main characters. He's from NE.

Leslie said...

Thanks for the pep talk. You'll have me smiling the rest of the evening.

Sarah said...

I am going to call you hibiscus gal soon LOL...I LOVE hibiscus and when we lived in FL we had the most gorgeous ones. I am loving all your flower cards..keep them coming. I also loving the Key to My Heart Papers! Too many M and M's LOL You are a girl after my own heart!

Sharli said...

Gosh Kathi, I didn't know hibiscus would grow up in your cold northern climate! I love your story about the bear and running to get a photo of it! What a HOOT!

The card is just gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and I'm wishing I hadn't sent that stamp set to my DD.

Glad you're feeling better!

Laurel said...

Another beauty!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous card Kathi. That stamp set looks fabulous with that paper.

I had to chuckle about your upset stomach because of too many M&Ms. One night, I binged on a whole bag of Starburst. There were wrappers all around me on my bed. Needless to say, I was very sick.

I'm glad to hear you bounced back quickly.

Sparkle said...

So pretty! I love how you used the softer colors.

tiffguam said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! I think it's so cool that you were able to see a bear!

Jeanne said...

Well life is never boring where you live, even if it's in the middle of "nowhere." LOL Deer and moose snacking on flowers, bears in the middle of town...oh my! Thanks for the giggle.

And thanks for being human and admitting to enjoying m&ms a little too much sometimes. I hear ya and feel for ya!

As for the card....beautiful...love it and it's fantastic!

Hugs!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors!

AaronB said...

Great card, and MMs are the devil hiding in bite size pieces of wonderful....

Mary G. said...

LOVE this color combination!!!! VERY pretty!