Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tired, but happy....

Hello scrappers,

This is Tuesday and the start to my work week. I work part time and you would think I would have TONS of time to do all the crafting I desire....NOT SO...there's always a ton of other responsibilities and I am either too busy or too tired, or tooooooo...whatever!
BUT it feels good to be busy and look back on a day that feels satisfying and full. We all want more time...but I don't know, I am so tired by the end of the day I don't think I could take longer days.

I made this card for two challenges in particular:
http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/ required colors watermelon, sorbet and lime green and
http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/2011/05/speedy-cats-friends-challenge-54winner.html required "not a normal card" (no squares or normal rectangles).

The cut front piece was cut with my Cricut. The word "Hope" was also cut with the Cricut.
The flowers on the front were made with a Penny Black stamp, colored with DerWent new water color pencils. and then topped off with a very soft, light pink tube of Stickles.
This was my first time using the DerWent pencils. I used a coupon at Hobby Lobby and that made the set much more affordable. They are WONDERFUL!!! Very bright, and just a tiny amount of water on the tip of the pencil just puts the color down gloriously!!! It was VERY FUN!!!

That's all for me for this time.
Enjoy the wonderful summer weather and
Be Blessed,


  1. oh my this is really wonderful...i will have to check out those pencils...you did a beautiful job!
    thanks so much for joining us at Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:

  2. OHHH! I love that die cut HOPE!!! So elegant! And your papers are a great match to the color story--beautiful all around!!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  3. What a great card! And a great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  4. beautiful creation you have here, love your coloring. Thanks for entering this in the Speedy the Cat challenge for anything but a normal card.

  5. What an awesome card style. This is just fabulous. Great color too! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and view your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  6. This is gorgeous Elena! Love the shapes and string ... everything is so beautifully designed!


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