Monday, October 5, 2009

for a very sweet friend

SORRY! This project has been removed for publication! It will appear in the Scrabook Trends Stamping Idea Book due out in July 2010.

Happy Monday! So, who is wiped out from World Card Making Day? Did you make a ton of cards? I got several completed! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration everyone!!

This card uses stamps from Pink Persimmon. The red buttons were created with stamps from, Cute as a Button. I stamped the image and then heat embossed with white powder. I die cut the buttons with a Circle Nestabilities and added a clear button with twine over the top. The stems and butterfly are from, Flower Garden, and the sentiment is from, Sweet Greetings.

Today’s card is based on Dawn McVey’s Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #17. And this card fits in perfectly, because Dawn truly is a sweet friend!!


This is Dawn and I last weekend in Kansas. (it was so good to see her again, it had been too long!!) Dawn and her wonderful hubby were sweet enough to meet up with us for dinner one night. Our quest for some life changes lead us to their hometown. They showed us a wonderful evening out on the town. And hooked us on their favorite gelato place, Paciugo. (and I need to have the Sea Salt and Carmel flavor again-yummy!!) To say that they were a blessing would be a huge understatement! Amidst a stressful weekend, they brought a ray of sunshine. We laughed the night away and could have visited for many more hours. Dawn also set us up with the BEST banana bread ever! Their thoughtfulness completely overwhelmed us, and I can never thank the two of them enough!


Hey look! Dawn got a picture of hubby and I at Paciugo. We never get in front of the camera, so this is great to have. (and don’t expect another one for quite some time! LOL!)


And not to leave out the rest of the family, here is the little man with one of his creations from World Card Making Day! :) He saw this die cut and said, “hey its a tree, no a pine tree, NO a Christmas tree, hey, it needs lights! “ And being the crafty momma I am, I handed him some gems and away he went! Most of you will laugh, but his teacher at school can’t get over how well he can stamp….duh!! :)

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I know we did. In the midst of stress, we are still blessed and I am so thankful. thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps (Pink Persimmon-Sweet Greetings, Flower Garden, Cute as a Button), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Kraft, Dark Chocolate), Ink (Palette-L’Amore, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate) (Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)) (Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown (Clearsnap)), Patterned paper (October Afternoon-Cherry Hill), Clear buttons (Hero Arts), Twine (May Arts), Border (Bazzill-Just the Edge), Spellbinders die templates (Labels 8, Blossom, Circles Small, Label Trio)


Laura O'Donnell said...

this is really pretty! great card for the challenge and an overall neat design. I'm also wiped out from wcmd!

Samantha said...

beautiful card, love the stlye of it and such a fun way to use that stamp

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! It looks like you had a ton of fun! :)I hope all your stress goes away soon...hope you are well! :)

Mary J said...

What a good looking family - your little boy is just so cute! I love your card too by the way!!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Kim! And love the pictures - thanks for sharing!

kristie sessions said...

I love what you did with the PP stamps. And it looks like you had such a fun night out!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

The layered flowers are super cute...and your night out looks wonderful! And now I'm hungry for gelato! hee hee

Vladuška said...

I love your card, specially those buttons.

Silke Ledlow said...

How cool you got to meet up with Dawn!!! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time!!! Travel safe!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What a FANTASTIC calendar! Love the *sweet friend* sentiment and the adorable little flowers.

Looks like you had a great time with Dawn! Carmel and sea salt, huh?...Hmmmm...not a combo I ever would have thought of.

Now, the little man's Christmas tree??...well, I think it's just SMASHING!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Really great card! Loved the story! Love the flowers and number cackground.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is a wonderful card! So glad you got to meet up with Dawn (she is such a sweetie) for some good times!! Hope your day is going well! {{HUGS}}