Thursday, March 1, 2012

I'm back with a 'Happy Birthday' bouquet w/ bling!

I'm back!  Thank you so much for everyone's expressions of sympathy for the loss of my brother-in-law.  I appreciate all your kind comments, your thoughts, and prayers!  He is now with the Lord.

We were gone for a little longer than we anticipated thanks to a storm that made for nasty roads on the day we were to return.  So we had to spend more time with my family!  Not a problem!!  (more time to shop for our favourite CDN goodies!! -scroll down for pic!!!)

It took me awhile last evening to get back into craft mode for whatever reason, but finding a sketch and challenge prompts helped... though it still took me about an hour to make this!!  Many challenges are already talking spring... that didn't work for me since we just got our first decent snow storm here in my part of NY!!  :) :) :) :) :)  I LOVE SNOW!!! 

Challenges...
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #128 - variegated colors
Birthday Sundaes #45 - "get messy" -lots of inking, paints or mists
Celebrate the Occasion #52 - birthday -must use bling
Card Crafter's Circle #11 - photo inspiration
Tuesday Morning Sketches #135 - sketch

~Fancy Pants 'Love Story" dsp
~Tim Holtz 'tea dye' Distress Ink
~Fiskars clear sentiment stamp
~Nestabilities Large and Small Labels
~$1 store flowers
~gems from ??

I'm almost embarrassed to post this pic of all the junk food awesome snacks we brought back with us, but I LOVE it all!!  **Disclaimer... it is not ALL for us... we had several requests to bring some of it for friends.   It was funny to see the cashier's face in Dollarama when we come with our basket of all these chocolate bars!!   (Note that we got Kinder bueno... not Kinder Surprise.  They would have been seized at the border because they are "illegal contraband"!!)

One thing missing...  "Go Canada"!   Michaels had carts on sale last week, but the store in Moncton was out of them though they still had about 10 cards to take to the checkout hanging up. ???!!!??  So I went on eBay and actually got it for less than their sale, so now I'm waiting for it to arrive!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

18 comments:

Gwen said...

Glad you are back safe and sound. The card is beautiful, love the inking.

Notes by Nina said...

Winter weather.. ick :) I love snow too but in small amounts. Victoria does not get much of a winter. Your card is beautiful, the flowers are so pretty.

Anne-Marie said...

Happy you are safely back, and I envy you that snow...haa! Your "haul" looks a lot like what I brought back from my January trip to NY, butmine was at least x 3, heehee.
Your card is delightful and is a lovely take on our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle...thank you for linking up with us...good luck!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! I love all those festive flowers. Thanks so much for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Jennifer said...

So glad that you're home safe and that you stayed put so as to miss the storm! It looks like the yummies were attacking! Glad that you had some fun as well on your journey!
Your card is fantastic to! I love the flowers you added around the sentiment!

Marie said...

Lovely Spring card, Debbie. The silk flowers look great with that background paper. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You can keep the snow!

Pauline said...

I'm seeing some familar sweets there... my haul would have been Peanut Butter M&Ms, and every Reeces I could find! Your card is just delightful... I love that the one layer flowers look so delicate! Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!
hugs,
Pauline

Adrian said...

pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

girlia said...

Great colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO.

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Birthday Sundaes! :)

ScrappyRae10 said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for playing along at CTO!!! www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

Traci M said...

This is so very pretty...love your variegated colored flowers and papers!! Thanks so much for joinin gin our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful color, love the DP's on your sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

Angela said...

This is lovely...great mix of DP and I love the sponging! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, love the pretty pastel flowers. Love the munchies below too lol.

MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. I love all those colorful flowers. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Melissa Craig said...

Debbie - this is a lovely birthday card. Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Esther said...

Lovely!
All the pretty flowers make it so cheery!
Thanks for joining CTO this week.

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