Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hooray! It's Your Day!


I'm sitting alongside The Sultan this afternoon while he does his homework. I'm not sure what's going on with him this year, but if he has homework, he comes right in and does it on his own. :D I probably just jinxed it and I'll be crying in the next post! But, it's been wonderful. I'm still having to hog tie him and force him to read, but I'll take any improvements I can get.

I thought I would share a card I made yesterday during a morning crafty session. I'm still getting adjusted to the school schedule and some extra driving I'm doing this year due to a change in schools, but it's all good. It's definitely been for the good, I just have to get used to it.

I wanted to play along with the Runway Inspired Challenge. I always love that challenge - it's so different. But, I fool around and miss it quite often. I need a secretary! Hee hee. :)

Here is the inspiration photo:

I used several fun goodies on this card: MFT's LJD Birthday Greetings, Stitched Circle STAX Dienamics, Blueprints 13, PTI's Woodgrain Impression Plate, and WPlus9's Doodle Buds stamps and dies. I colored the Doodle Buds using Copic Markers before die-cutting. Very simple design, but I love the colors and how they look together. :)  This card is going to good use tomorrow - my daughter wants to give it to her homeroom teacher for her birthday.
I am also playing along with the NBUS Challenge #5 (the sentiment is "new to me" -  bought it for my mom and she stamped up a bunch of cards and sent it to me for sharing. Whoohoo!). I am also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "Use a Stamp".
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Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit - I hope you liked my card! :)
God Bless,
Ephesians 4:4-6   NKJV   (New King James Version)
    There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
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  1. Mandy - your daughter's homeroom teacher will be so delighted by this card - IT IS BEAUTIFUL, so much yummy color and awesome texture in this!! Love the way you colored those blooms that have shot to the top of my wish list - thanks to you!!! =] Hugs to you and have fun with all the driving!! Be safe and have a happy week!!

  2. This is such a fabulous card, Mandy! I wanted to stop by and invite you to play along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We have a $25 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs along with 14 other AMAZING prizes for our big celebration. I hope that you will stop by and link up with us for YOUR chance to win. Hope to see you there!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful card, Mandy! Love how the flowers look like they are in a window box under your fun sentiment in the stitched circle "Window" :-)

  4. Wonderful colors on your cool flowers and what a great backdrop with the white embossed black circle sentiment!

  5. The way you've colored these stamps is wonderful, then on the white wood grain background! Yes please!

  6. So beautiful Mandy! LOVE how you colored those flowers - so bold and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!!!

  7. Very stylish - love how you used the flowers to create the border.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  8. Wow. Your card is stunning. Very creative layout with flowers.

  9. Wow. Your card is stunning. Very creative layout with flowers.

  10. Stunning and pretty card! I like the elegance of the black and white background, and those pretty (nicely colored) flowers!

  11. What a fantastic design, Mandy! I love aqua and green together and, boy, do they look great with the black and white design elements! (And now I have those Doodle Buds on my NBUS wish list!) You made that teacher's day! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5! Thank you, too, for understanding and forgiving me for being so tardy in visiting you. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell


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