Friday, July 26, 2013

Jellypark Friends July 26th Release and Christmas in July Challenge

So. There is that. Hi, how y'all doin'? I am feel so good now that I think I am a bit manic. Just havin' a cup of Chai, on a Thursday morning. What? Oh, yeah, it's only Thursday, and this isn't due until tomorrow. See, I told you I was a bit manic!

Pretend that it's Friday. Guess you don't have to pretend that it is, because, by the time you read this, it will be. OK, so I will pretend that it's Friday, or at least try to. In that case, I once again look lovely as I had my hair cut today yesterday, and I am still the darling of the neighborhood. Speaking of neighborhood, mine has been exceptionally quiet the past two days. As in, heavenly quiet. At least, that's my image of heaven--peace and quiet whenever you want. And no noisy motorcycles or off-road vehicles revving up across the street to make your ding-dong-dog, Donovan, bark. My friendly, but very noisy, neighbors have moved, and Don couldn't be happier. He isn't panicking every hour about the sounds from across the street. Which means I no longer hear his shrill, (ear-piercingly so), voice echoing across my tile floors. Ahhhhhhhh.....

Where was I? Ah, yes, Chai. My one real weakness, at least the only one I am going to admit to at the moment. I love it. Hot, tepid, iced, no matter. Just give me some candy Chai. It makes my heart sing, while my hips expand. I use skim milk and no whipped on mine. So. There is that. As I said to start this post. Bringing me full-circle. (Don't you love the way I wrapped that up?)

I did start sleeping in on, whatever, the new bed. It's just as nice as Gary claimed. And I haven't tossed and turned over and over, ad nauseum, trying to get to sleep. My only complaint is that I sleep so soundly that I sometimes wake up with a kink in my neck from laying on my stomach. Which I shouldn't do. Because it causes my neck to kink. Like a Slinky. Not pretty. But the bed surely is--pretty and pretty comfortable. I am a happy camper.

And my our bedroom makes me happy, too. I moved a turtle picture all by my lonesome. Yeah, I know, that takes talent. That, and the fact that Gary was in no hurry to do it. Then, when we got our new floor lamp, I put it together, all by myself. Whoa!!! It is still standing, so I believe I did it right. Apparently that guilted Gary into moving the picture above the bed downward six inches. Because our new headboard is lower than the old one, causing the picture of the trees to float rather awkwardly above the bed. It looks much better now. (I am shocked that he moved it during the week!)

And we got the wave picture yesterday Wednesday, and Gary hung it that night. So you would think the room is all done? Not quite. Because the mirror never got delivered yesterday on Wednesday like it was scheduled. I had a terrible thought about it breaking before we got it. Well, apparently, it did. Blast my vision! It was never delivered due to the package being damaged--which they notified me of at 10:30 p.m. Timely, don't you think? I got right on the Amazon web-site and chatted with a representative, who was extremely apologetic and helpful. How often does that happen in this day and age? Anyway, a new mirror is winging its way to me as we speak. Or it would be if this was Thursday. Which it is not. At least for you. Therefore, it must be on the delivery truck for today's delivery. I will take some photos of the room for you to see once everything is in place. 'K?

And now I will turn to my card for this fortnight. Team B was tasked with the new images being released today. And they are such fun! You need to get yourselves one or five. Love them! I chose JP Children Building Snowman, which I printed on MICBC and colored with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, TTR131, TTYR133, TTR139
Hair: E25
Clothing: R24, R27, R29, R30, R32, E81, E84, YG21, YG23
Bird: YG21, YG23
Snowman: C00, C0, C1, C7

I added a bit of Diamond Glaze to the berries on the hat, some white Gelly Roll pen for polka dots, and a bit of Spica Lipstick, Melon, and Clear to a hat, scarf, and bird beak. Then I put the card together using distressed DP from the Crate Paper Sleigh Ride collection, a Create with TLC sentiment, Stampin' Up CS, gathered ribbon, SU ribbon, burlap ribbon, a snowman button, a mitten button, and die cuts made with the following dies: Cheery Lynn Mini Italian Flourish Doily; Spellbinders Classic, Scalloped and Lacey Circles; and SCACD Classic Corners. 

While you are checking out the darling cards made by my teamies for both today's release and our Christmas in July challenge, I will be reading another of my scifi/fantasy novels. Or lounging on my new bed. Or reading and lounging on my new bed.

We are all looking forward to your entries in the new challenge. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Always enjoy your stories, Penny! You always have so much going on! Darling card! Love the papers and cute image! Terrific coloring and details! Have a great weekend!

  2. Beautiful card- LOVE the added elements behind the image- and your coloring is perfect! Love the dies in the corners and the sentiment panel too : )

  3. Hi Penny, what a super cute image. Love your colouring and the layout is fab.
    After reading your post I was a bit confused myself as to what day it was lol, hope it's not catching ha ha!! Hope the mirror arrived in one piece hun.
    Have a super weekend.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. This really is a darling card. I love the image and will take you up on going to buy 1 or!! Glad the bed is okay for you and you are now getting to sleep on it. Beautiful coloring on the kids and fantastic card.

  5. This is gorgeous Penny. Such a delightful image brought to life with your wonderful colouring. I love the papers and fabulous detailing too.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Your bedroom sounds as if the redec. job has worked a treat!! Hope the mirror made it!
    The card look fab - as always :) Love the framing of the image and the colouring is great!

  7. Penny your card is precious. Love those corners and doilies. I will not be trying Chai even though I have a lot to get done. Maybe I should just have you over hehe. Take care.

  8. Now this is one darling card! Glad you are enjoying your bed, I'll look forward to the pictures; AND I'm glad you are better!!

  9. Hey Penny, sorry I have been absent from blog land of late, but I have been travelling again and only just returned today. Actually, I found a place where it "really" sounds like heaven, or as you put it, what I think heaven would sound like. A place like no other atop a 90 foot cliff, over looking the Northumberland Strait where the only sounds heard were waves lapping against the shore, birds singing and the soft murmur of distance seals barking upon their little sandbar rest stop when the tide was out. Me thinks we need to buy us a wee piece of that heaven or ourselves upon retirement, and I don't think it will be a tough sell once I get the DH down their.

    This card and your last one are awesome. I love the depth of your traditional reds & greens, the papers and of course the beautiful layouts.

    I hear my markers calling my name, so hopefully I will get back into the swing of things very soon.

    Cheers :)S

  10. Adorable card Penny, love it.
    as usual a fantastic layout!
    Hugs, sandra

  11. Precious card!! I bet your hair looks lovely :)
    Have a wonderful sunday!! Hugs, Kim

  12. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your creation, hugs Pops x x x

  13. Hi Penny, I have not been around due to Art classes but now have more time for the blogs. Oh I have missed your cards and posts. Always something interesting. So glad you can finally sleep and hope that kink in your neck goes away.I would love to see the finished room. I also love Chai tea and make my with milk too. Your card as always so lovely, I'll be back for more of your posts. Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. Hugs!

  14. Hey Penny, What a super adorable card. Your red really stands out so beautifully. Love your background paper and the die cuts. The image is so awesome and colored beautifully. The dots on the hat are a nice touch, great sentiment, love the mittens and the snowman button.
    Hugs, Pat

  15. Oooh. I love that snowmen and the boys image. The birdie is cute too. I love how you colored it and love the design and embellishments.

    I love Stash Chai. Have you tried it? It's my favorite brand!


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