Friday, March 20, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...

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If you're a college basketball fan. If you're not, omigosh, what do you do all winter? And what do you watch on TV?!? Anyway, thanks UConn, you made me smile ... again!

ONward H-C-M's:

Today's card project was created for SCS's Sketch Challenge, SC220. For all the challenge deets, including a look at the sketch I followed, clicky HERE. To go straight to the challenge gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I stamped my sentiment, by Verve Visual, on a matted die-cut from October Afternoon's "County Fair" collection using die ink.

I embellished my card with some Cosmo Cricket chipboard painted with Distress Crackle paint, punched vintage (1897), text into a doily lace border, layered five butterfly punchies, and punched out three medium and three small Sakura punchies.

TIP #1: When shopping in home or paint stores, grab some paint sample cards. They make for sturdy and colorful punchies.

TIP #2: Create butterfly "antenna" by looping a bit of twine. Pinch the twine together and glue down; I used half of a mini-glue dot to adhere.

Soooooooooo, yesterday, after Reid-the Wild-Child fell into the pond ... for the third time ... Sheila was ready for a vacation. As she hustled him off to clean up and change his clothes ... for the third time, it was apparent that she was not too happy. Kids + Ponds = Trouble.

Later, we heard a commotion in the back yard.

With a heavy sigh, Sheila called out, "Are you out there wetting your pants again?!?"

There was dead silence for a moment. Then a deep, masculine voice answered meekly, "No, Ma'am, I'm just reading the meter."

Have a great weekend! And, if you're interested, UConn plays Texas A & M tomorrow. And Thabeet goes on ...


  • Card Stock: "Dark Chocolate" by Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: "County Fair" Collection by October Afternoon
  • Other Paper: Text from Vintage (1897) Book, Personal Collection
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Thankful Blossoms" Set by Verve Visual
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Chestnut Roan" Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
  • Color Medium: "Broken China" Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger
  • Accessories: Chipboard by Cosmo Cricket; Brads; Jewelry Cord by The Beadery
  • Tools: "Doily Lace" Border Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts; "Butterfly" Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts; Corner Rounder Punch by CarlaCraft; Small and Medium Sakura Punches by CarlaCraft; Glue Dots by Mini-Glue Dots; "The Ultimate" Craft Glue by Api; Scotch ATG 714
PS: Just heard that MADONNA's renting a house not too far from here. I don't expect to run into her in the grocery store or anything, but just in case, I'll be packin' the Celebrity-Sharpie ...


Tina said...

This is a fab card, love all the color and those adorable little flowers.

Tonniece said...

Another wonderful card Deb. And the blue.... well you know. LOL

Thanks for the chuckle too.

Have a great weekend

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous Deb! Love the papers first off and the way you put the flowers on the flourishes!
Just fab!
Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Vicki C said...

Wow.. if you see "M", tell her I said "hi". lol I'll be off..busy , robbing banks or someting. lol
You card is beautiful Deb!

Ann said...

Awesome card, Deb! I absolutely the dp colors and the tiny butterfly! Happy Friday!

The Rubber Maid said...

Great card and thanks for tip about the paint samples, I happen to have a lot as I'm redecorating. Hope all is well in Florida, and have a great weekend. Pat

Theresa said...

LOL! Ok, DH isn't home, so I had to email him that one.

Allison said...

Beautiful Deb...this sketch scares me so I am gonna skip it!

Elena said...

Beautiful card! wonderful work on this sketch! Love the butterfly body out of twine!
Send Hello to Madonna from me :)!

Jamee said...

your card is cute.. i like the colors!

Risa said...

What an adorable card Deb! Let us know if you run into Madonna!!!!