Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Happy Hello

Butterflies_October 2010

And here’s yet another card inspired by this card on the Inspired By… blog. I have to fess up though, I used my Photoshop skills to erase an element that, while it looks OK in person, didn’t photograph well. There are supposed to be spots on the top of the butterfly’s wings. I accented them with White Opal Liquid Pearls, which, in the photo, appear as ugly little blobs.

OK. Now that the truth is on the table, I’ll tell you the rest of the story about this card. LOL. Seriously, I love Kath’s card and was inspired to try something along along the same lines, because it is different from what I usually do. It is no secret that I have been in a bit of a rut lately – my dead end job, never enough time to do all of the things I want to do … etc., and I was feeling like everything I was creating in my corner was just “more of the same.” Such a whiner I can be sometimes.

Anyway, the card was fun. As for construction details, I think you can see ‘em, and what the photo doesn’t reveal, the Materials & Tools list will.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Gypsy, Black, and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink ink pads; Hero Arts Dots & Flowers background stamp; Hero Arts Butterflies and Thinking of You, Papertrey Ink Little Lady, and Close To My Heart Noted Background stamp sets; Flowers and button from my stash; Colonial White mini brads; Round sponge; Sponge daubers; EK Success corner round (for scallops); 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. Honestly though, I don’t know how I inspire anyone … ever! You should see my corner! It is a disaster. The rest of my small abode doesn’t look all that great right now either. Time and energy. Oh, how I wish they were commodities one could buy. However, the reason for my mess – the time I spent with the people I love – is priceless, so I shall whine no more. Tonight, anyway. LOL.

Isn’t the news from Chile spectacular? Spontaneous tears sprang to my eyes as the first miner came to the surface last night. It happened again tonight when the last miner emerged from the capsule. If only there was more good news, or, better said, if only we were made aware of the good news that, while not as dramatic as this event, happens somewhere every single day. People working together for a common good that is in no way self-serving. That is why we are here.

A good time was had by all at bowling tonight – on my team anyway. We took all four points for the second week in a row. I am there for fun, however, as are 95 percent of the other bowlers. Most of us cheer for each other, regardless of whether we win or lose. It’s just a game.

My workday was busy and productive. While the job per se may not be what I want, most of the people I work with are awesome, and eventually, I will miss them.

I will end my “Happy Hello” with the wish that you had a good day, too. Until tomorrow night, take care!


Laurel said...

This is so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous card, Kathi! I can't believe you photoshopped it. I can't tell. You are good! The colors are wonderful and the design is terrific.

Thanks so much for all the sharing you do! You are truly an inspiration to me!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Sharli said...

Well, Kathi, I'll have to add "fabulous with Photoshop" to my list of your outstanding qualities! LOL

I love the card - and I know what you mean, I've done something to a card (or 100) that was just too much and wished I could take it away!

I think I'm inspired by you because you are so well rounded. It's not just your great artwork, it's that you're a loving daughter, a good wife, a great mom, a fabulous grandmother, I think you're good at your work or they wouldn't have keep giving you new challenges to fix - You can bowl without the bumpers - so that scores high in my book! (ok, I'll stop here).


Deborah Young said...

I want to see the blobs! tee hee. Love your background stamp and sponging. And love Sharli's comment ;-)

Barb said...

Very pretty! Great colors.

Carolyn Christie said...

Your card is gorgeous!! And you always inspire me!
As for the miners, I was glued and in tears the whole time.
itune, the song "Pull me out" by Bebo Norman. Although the song was written a while ago. The words of the song so fit the miners faith & hope in God! :)

Carolyn Christie said...

Oops make that *Youtube* not itunes.

Marie said...

Very pretty! This is another one of my faves that you've created : )