Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jon's Card

I managed to finish a card for the birthday of our son-in-law. One November birthday down, and two to go. I also want to make a card for the Bookendz book club this month. And, then, there's that whole pesky design-our-Christmas-card task I have set for myself. Hmmmm.....something tells me I am in a world of hurt. And I only have myself to blame.

Yes, instead of creating cards, I was reading books. Like ten in the last two weeks. What???? Do you realize how many hours I have spent losing myself in other people's lives? And they aren't even real people!

This crap has to come to a screeching halt. Like pronto. I have company coming, a house to clean (obviously, if I have company coming, I need to clean my house!), granddaughters to babysit, and cards to make. I must confess:  I just want to read another book. I am seriously addicted; I need help. Got any ideas? And please don't come up with anything that will hurt.

While I await your constructive advice, I will enter Jon's card into a couple of challenges:

And the card recipe is:  Basic Grey Life of the Party and Basic Grey Lauderdale patterned paper, Stampin' Up CS, Cryogen CS, Magnolia Edwin with Bike stamp, Innovative Stamp Creations Presence of Trees stamp, Stampin' Up Full of Life stamp, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets and Postage Stamp dies,  Stampin' Up brads, Glossy Accents, and the following Copic markers: C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E23, E25, E31, E50, Y02, Y06, Y08, B91, B93, B95, B97.

Wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful weekend!


  1. A fabulous card! I love the colours and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  2. Thank you, Mieko! My pleasure--BG is my fav for years now!

    Hugs back,

  3. Fabulous card!! and you keep reading those books - what's the fun in life if you're living a fantasy.. Thanks for taking the time to play with us at CMC Copic Challenge! xxx Steph

  4. Thank you, Steph! OK, I'll keep reading, but I'll tell everyone that you said I should! :^)


  5. I tried to resist looking at the card, but I couldn't. I'm bad. :)

    I love it! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me. I really like how everything came together here. The trees and the boy and ... and ... it's all awesome!

  6. Awww, too bad--it won't be a surprise now. Oh well...

    I am so glad that you like it. :^) Thank you so much for the praise! :^) I hope Jon likes it, too.

    I am almost finished with Ron's card. Then I need to make one for our book club and then Tristan's. And I have a general design for my Christmas cards already, too! :^)


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