September 2, 2008

A GREAT SHOPPING TRIP AND A SKETCH CARD!

Hi all!! It feels like a Monday....but it's not - LOL! I love three day weekends, but they always throw me off for the rest of the week! It was a very busy weekend here for us since it's the start of hunting season and my husband loves to hunt with his dad, and BILs and now my son. I have had to get used to it since I did not grow up around it like he did, but it is something he enjoys doing so who am I to rain on his parade? So, Kayla and I did the girls day shopping thing and had a great time - she came home with a whole new wardrobe which she sorely needed since she grew five count 'em five inches this year - can you believe it?! And, she got three new pairs of shoes which was a bonus since we always have such a hard time finding shoes that (1) fit her, (2) are age appropriate since she wears a woman's size, and (3) that she likes. And, I streaked her hair blonde (well blonder than her natural color) last night which I was deathly afraid that I was going to mess up, but she assures me she loves!! So, a great day for us women too -LOL! I did find some time to stamp as well and I really wanted to do Cindy's sketch, especially since she was kind enough to tell me there were no stamp restrictions! Cindy's blog is relatively new to me, but I LOVE everything this talented woman does so if you have not been over there, check it out, you will be wowed for sure! I used my new Punches Three stamp set for this one, and in keeping with the sentiment, made my card monochromatic. The dsp is from the 6x6 Level One Hostess patterns pack which I love - there are some beautiful papers in this packet and they are perfect for making cards! I made this for a special friend and it will go in the mail today! Now, I have to get to working on my workshop projects for this week - two workshops this week and since the opening day of soccer season is this weekend as well, I need to have everything prepared ahead of time - LOL! So, here is the recipe, and I hope you all have a fabulous day! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue card stock, Patterns Designer Series paper (hostess pack)
Inks - Not Quite Navy
Stamps - Punches Three
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Corner Ticket Punch, Button Bouquet button, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Stack and paper piercer, Silver vintage brads, 1/8 inch punch, mini glue dots

32 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Sounds like an exciting weekend!! My husband hunts too but hunting season doesn't start until Oct 1(I think) but it could be Nov??? lol
Chloe's been buggin' me to streak her hair too...I'll for sure bugger it up though...haha!
Great card Alex! Thanks for the link to Cindy's blog!
First day of school here...so I better get a move on!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love your card! So pretty! Sounds like you had a fun weekend hanging with your daughter!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh fun! Sounds like the perfect ladies' day! Love the card!

kathleenh said...

Alex, this card is so pretty! I like the monochromatic look. How fun to have a girls day with your daughter!

Dottie K. said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Love the card - so pretty. Catching up - love the Halloween scrapbook-just adorable. :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Sounds like a great mom/daughter day! I love taking Manga Dork shopping. We have a blast too.

Mistylynn said...

Man alive! You've been busy! I love monochromatic cards...they're so wonderful...especially yours. Hope the kiddos are enjoying school.
Hugs,
Misty

Natalie said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Love your card too. x

Melissa said...

Beautifully done Alex! I was on the fence about about that stamp set, but you've change my mind!

Many Blessings,
M.

Dani said...

Beautiful card! I'm your daughter had a fabulous time on your girls day!

Lauren said...

The colors are amazing - this is just stunning.

Cindy Haffner said...

Alex love your take on the sketch thanks so much for playing.

sounds like a fun week-end.

Cindy Haffner said...

Me again forgot to say thanks for the links and the kind words, you are the best.

Catherine said...

what a nice time you had with your daughter =) My DD is not into shopping YET (she's only 8), she only wants to shop when she really needs something...LOL!

Love the card =)
and yes, i love, love 3 day weekends.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Pretty card Alex, love the vintage feel of it. Great colors. Sounds like a very successful and fun day with your daughter and shopping! :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Pretty card Alex, love the vintage feel of it. Great colors. Sounds like a very successful and fun day with your daughter and shopping! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so pretty, Alex!! I love the colors and pretty accents you've done! It sounds like you had a lovely time!! Hugs!!!

Shannon McGann said...

This card is just gorgeous! Very elegant and Victorian looking!

Sounds like you had a fun girly day yesterday! I guess that balances out the testosterone-filled hunting! ;)

Meg Giroux said...

Sounds like you had a great shopping trip! My daughter has a hard time with shoes too because she is 13 and wears a size 9...I have no idea where her feet came from!!!
Love the card!

joslyn said...

very cute!! my husband is not a hunter and a part of me is a little happy about that.lol.

Marlou said...

a fabulous card Alex!!! great take on the sketch, hope you have a fabulous week, hugzz xx

Emily said...

This is so pretty Alex! I love the ribbon in the corner. Glad to hear you and your daughter had a good time!

corinnesomerville said...

I'm so glad that you and Kayla had a great time together !!!
I love your card !!!
We're back in our regular routine too now :( Although I have to say there is something wonderful about routine !!!

mochamama said...

love the layout on this card Alex, beautiful! My hubby leaves on September 18th for hunting in NFL. Its like a 10 day vacation for me before I go into the hospital!

Deb said...

your card is beautiful, love the colour! sounds like you and your DD had a fabulous day!

Amber said...

Glad you had a good time shopping with your daughter! This is a great card, sistah!

Annapurna said...

Very nice! Can't wait to get mine. Like how you offset the sentiment.

Deborah said...

Busy, busy Alex! Oh the shopping spree sounds fabulous! Kayla will surely be right in style with her new threads and hair! This card is just wonderful! I love it! Hugs, Deb

Diane said...

Lovely card Alex! Glad you enjoyed the time with your DD!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Glad you had a fun weekend, girl time and stamping, how perfect!!

Manna said...

Love the card, Alex! Very pretty. Love the mono-chromatic feel!

malieta said...

This is a beautiful card Alex, and I love your embellishments!
Glad to hear that you all had a wonderful time shopping while the boys were hunting!
In my area hunting season starts in November.
Have a great weekend:)