Sunday, February 26, 2017

Birthday Card

This week I needed a birthday card for Jennifer's Dad.  I didn't have a lot of time but this card came together rather quickly, and I like how it turned out.

It was pretty clean and simple.  I used Sky Blue for my base card.  My first layer in Daffodil Yellow was 3 3/4" x 5".  My next layer in Sky Blue was 3 1/4" x 4 3/8".  Using some DSP and Daffodil Yellow I used my balloon punch to make some balloons which I popped up on dimensionals.  My greeting was stamped in Basic Black from SU's Perfect Pairings stamp set.  I used SU's Avant Gardens to make my stems and decorated one balloon with a rhinestone.

I stamped the inside of my card and I was done.  Sometimes I hunt and peck over what paper to use but these colors just seem to go together.  I had a rough week.  On Wed. while going into my craft area my walker tilted and I fell, with my head hitting the desk and ending up on the floor!  I really have no idea how it happened, but I guess that's why they call it an accident.  My glasses went flying but fortunately, my cell phone was within reach and I just started pressing numbers.  The first number was Rachel's as I had just finished talking to her. She didn't answer but I left a message.  The second number was Dave - my daughter's finance.  He didn't answer.  The third number I tried was my daughter who was working an hour away but she called Dave.  Joe had gone to the store for some milk, so I laid on the floor until I heard the garage door open and in came Joe, Dave, Rachel and her boyfriend all at once.  After deciding that nothing was broken, they managed to get me up to my relief.  I had a nice bump on my head and my elbow was tore up a bit.  Today is looks all yellow and green!

Needles to say, I took it easy the rest of the week.  Jeannie and Jennifer came to visit for the day yesterday loaded with dinner and flowers.  Jennifer was so cute.  She wanted to see my boo-boo.  When I uncovered my elbow, her eyes got really big and then carefully covered it up again.  She informed me that she had picked out some tulips for me  so I would feel better.  Gotta love that kid!! So you can see why this card turned out very quick and simple.   Jeannie hung my curtains in the craft room and Joe and Dave brought up some of the furniture, so we are getting there.  We went from warm weather to cold weather with rain and then some snow today.  Personally I have had enough of this weather and am looking forward to spring.  I started some St. Patrick's Day cards and they are laying on my desk lookibg to get finished.  Tomorrow's another day!!

Thanks for stopping by,

I entered this card at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #231 - Anything Goes.


PJ said...

I think you did an awesome job with you card. I love the bright cheery colors. I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. My goodness that is so scary. I am relieved that you didn't break anything and that your family was able to come to your rescue, and then surprise you with flowers and food. How precious that Jennifer wanted to see your boo-boo. I can just see the big eyes. I hope you will have a speedy recovery. It's so exciting to hear that your craft room is coming together. Please take care. I will say a pray for you. (((HUGS))) by the way.. I'm with ya on this snowy weather. I'm ready for spring too.

Leslie Miller said...

Sometimes the simplest cards are the best. I love when that happens! I'm sorry to hear you had a fall, but glad you're none the worse for wear. Everyone sure came running to your rescue! That's love. I'm in the process of painting my stamp room. It's slow going. It sounds like you're creating a very happy space!

Inkyfingers said...

What a scary fall that was, and I'm glad you are starting to feel better. Your CAS card design is so sweet and the cheery yellow reminds me that spring is on the way.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Nandini said...

Very cute and sweet card. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT