Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Puff the Magic Dragon

Well, my first blog hop went really well, thanks to all of you who visited! I had a crazy time posting comments as Gary took me to another Diamondbacks game Sunday, (we won again--woohoooooo), and I was posting from my phone between innings. Then I had to figure out which ones I had posted after I got home--because all the posts come into my computer after I start it up, so I saw the same posts twice! Crazy, I tell ya! But I managed to get all of your wonderful comments posted and thank you's posted to each, though you probably don't realize I do that. I think I am going to do what so many of you do--put a thank you in before the comments, (as soon as I can figure out how), as I want everyone to know how very much I appreciate the time it takes to comment. I know how busy you are. Many of you actually have jobs to go to each day. Ugh! I remember those days, and I am sooo glad they are over for me! And many of you are on multiple DT's, and I don't know how you keep them all straight! I would need a personal secretary to guide me! Or a dog. Most of the time my dog is smarter than I am, so...

I have a friend from the old neighborhood, (no, that's not a dig at the fact it was a retirement community), who has been ill and was in the hospital for a couple of days. Fortunately, she is home now, and doing better. But I wanted to send her a card to let her know I am thinking about her. What to do? What to make? Well, I looked at Create with TLC, and found an image and sentiment that I thought she would get a kick out of. (Gee, I just ended a sentence with not one, but two prepositions. My high school English teacher would be horrified. Oh, wait a minute, she's probably long gone. So, perhaps she is turning over in her grave.) But I digress...

I started the card by choosing some paper that went with the dragon image--from the Kaisercraft Hippy Girl collection. (No, that's no reflection on the recipient, (more like a reflection on the card-maker!) I used some Bazzill CS and some Stampin' Up CS for the base and the die cuts. I printed the image on Cryogen CS and the sentiment on SU CS. And then I went a little crazy again. Must be the weather. It is really hot here--you know, like 114 degrees! And don't let anybody tell you that 114 isn't much different than 100. It IS, people! It truly IS!

I digress again. Sorry. I colored the dragon with so few Copics, even I can't believe it! They are: YG01, YG95, BG11, BG13, BG15. It was actually fun to color something without skin or hair for a change of pace. I added some clear Copics Spica to the dragon's spots, eyes, and teeth. It is hard to see that in the photo, but in person, you can see the shimmer. I matted the sentiment with Spellbinders circles, lacey circles, grand circles, and a MFT High Tea Party Doily. I added a die cut using a Spellbinders Twisted Metal Accents and Tags die, and made leaves with a Spellbinders leaf die. My flowers are from Prima, Webster's Pages, and Wild Orchid Crafts. My opals are from MS Birthstone Gem Stickers. The baker's twine, which you can see if you look very, very closely, is from We R Memory Keepers. I got the netting at Joann's. Stick pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts--btw, I love that company! As soon as you are done reading this, hurry to their website and order some fun stuff--you will love it! (I am enabling you, so go for it!)

I am entering this card into the The Corrosive Challenge Sentimentally Yours. I will be back tomorrow with the deets on my belated birthday dinner tonight with Gary. It is a surprise, but he asked me to guess where we are going. I told him I think we are going to Kai, because that is my very favorite restaurant and we haven't been there for about 4 years or so. We shall see. :^)

Have a great Wednesday!



  

30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card, Penny! Love the shape, diecuts and darling dragon! Your coloring is fantastic and Paulette's sentiment is perfect! Hope you had a great dinner!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carla! It was a wonderful meal! Will blog about it tomorrow.
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Great card Penny. I love everything about it and especially the dragon. Love the flowers and ribbon treatment. Fabulous!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! :)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Love this Penny!! What a great card...that image is fabby! :D Loving all of those details too xx

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    1. Alyce, thank you so much!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. This is absolutely adorable, Penny! Love the colors and floral arrangement.

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    1. Thank you very much, Cynthia!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. to continue our phone conversation from earlier today...
    okay...it's ADORABLE!!!!! And, I know that she will feel better instantly when she gets it!
    (you really are TOO much..!!!)
    hugs to you~

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    1. Hee, hee! So glad you think she will like it :)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  6. Hello Penny,

    your card ist great! I love this dragon!!

    Hugs,
    Conny

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    1. Thank you so much, Conny! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  7. Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and the die cut.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa Lynn! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  8. What a fab card Penny. Such a gorgeous cute image and will certainly cheer up anyone who feels under the weather.
    Love sharon. x

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  9. What an amazing card- the colors are wonderful as is that gorgeous die!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelly! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  10. What an adorable dragon, I love him and your design is just over the top gorgeous! I would feel better getting a card like this!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Marsha! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  11. this is AMAZING! You make some gorgeous cards/gifts! They are award winning! Also wanted to thank you for leaving comments on my blog! I appreciate it!

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    1. Thank you so much, RhondaSue! And you are welcome!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  12. WOW what a sensational card Penny wow wow wow Hugs Elaine

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    1. Oh, thank you, Elaine! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  13. Aww, that dragon is too cute! And you know I love that color combo of that particular shade of blue with that particular shade of green, right? So awesome! Great overall design here, Mom!

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    1. Why, thank you! :^) Yes, I know you do! :^)
      Hugs,
      Mom

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  14. Oh. I love this card. That dragon is sooooo cute and he is beautifully colored.

    Great choice of papers, dies, and color palette. Great design too.

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  15. Penny, this is very sweet. Love the dragon with that sentiment. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog this time around.

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate the kind comments more than I can say! :^)
Hugs, Penny