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Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. It was a bit chilly but it was nice all the same. Scott pulled the girls on the toboggan and went sledding. They had a blast. We had them bundled like mummies since it was frigid. I am amazed they were able to walk. Reminded me of the little boy and Christmas Story whose mom bundled him so much his arms stuck straight out. LOL! In the meantime, while they played outdoors, I had quiet time to look at the window at them and craft. My Favorite type of day!! We had time by the fire and it was very cozy.

Today...on the other hand... has been one disaster after another!!!!!! I had hoped on getting this post up much sooner, however, it seems like anything that could happen has!!! Yikes! We had problems with our plumbing and naturally it had to happen while my dear handyman husband was at work. I have no problems plunging a toilet, this was more than that. The water kept coming and coming until I had a few inches on my bathroom floor and it was leaking down the pipes and into my basement. I had all kind of suggestions from my dear father in law (God Bless Him) since I could not reach my hubby. One of the suggestions was to turn off the breaker to the well. Which I did.....well when my hubby finally was able to reach me, he told me some other things to do and to turn the well back on. Since the well was off, it got air in the line which caused a whole host of other issues. Oh well...can't start the day over so I guess I have got to roll with whatever happens next....

Anywho....after venting, I am finally on to my creation for today. I used the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #55. I just love Mercy's sketches and I have been trying to play around with them each week when time allows. I had to use an image I have not inked up in a while. I just love Penny Black but I never seem to find the time to use them.....well now I did. I incorporated the Technique Lover's Challenge at SC (TLC255) hosted by Holly (Aka TOY) to create a scratch and sniff card. I used Strawberry sugarfree jello and mixed it with the embossing powder on the jelly jar. The image is colored with copics. The image is cut out and popped up on dimensionals on a swiss dot embossed background (Incorporating the CAS49 Cut It Out Challenge at SC). The spoon was stamped on the inside of a soda can to give it a metallic look.

Stamps: Penny Black- Sugar Sweet Dreams
Paper: SU Bella Rose DP, white, Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: Red 1 inch Grossgrain, MS Hear Punch, Hero Arts Pearls, soda can Swiss Dots folder, Strawberry Jello (sugar free)

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope to lock myself on the den and do some catching up on my blogging after I finish homeschooling the girls barring anymore disasters!!.....LOL! I am praying real hard!

Thanks again for your sweet comments!



Kay D said...

Aww, what a beautifully adorable card!

Cassie said...

What a sweet card, Chris. I'm so sorry to hear about your plumbing issues. . .yikes! That makes my day seem ridiculously simple. I pray it all gets cleaned up and that your plumbing gets back to normal very quickly. ;D

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is just super cute Chris!! Love the papers you used as a backdrop to your darling popped mice image!! Fabulous card!

dolcreations said...

I love this super duper cute card. Love the image so much. Love how you popped it.
Beautiful work.

Shirley N said...

Love your cute card--love the DPs, your adorable images and how you did the spoon. Great card Chris!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is adorable, I love these mice. Great colors and layout. The stitching looks fabulous too! Hugs!

coldwaters2 said...

Blimey Chris what a day you have had I think I would have pulled my hair out lol...on the other hand your card is just so beautiful the colours, design and image are quite wonderful and heart warming.
Lorraine x

Anneke klerks said...

so CUTE!!!!!!!!
greetings anneke

Crystal said...

This is soooo super cute!!! Chris I love this image and love these colors and always your fabulous details!!! STUNNING card!!! Talk to you soon!!! Big Hugs!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is awesome. Beautiful colours and image. So sweet.
I am really sorry to hear of all your plumbing problems - you could well do without that. I hope everythng is fixed for good.
Special Hugs,
Fiona x

Patti Jo said...

Hate when days go like that! Hopefully all is straightened out! Your card is adorable and I imagine smells so good! Terrific card Chris and hope the rest of your day goes better!

Anonymous said...

OOOH!! I hate it when there are "house problems" like that!! it's not fun! I hope your day goes much better sweetie!!

Of course your creation really rocks today girl!! :) I adore that image and your layout really rocks!! BIG HUGS

Christine said...

Very cute card, I love how you stamped the spoon on the inside of the soda can!

I feel your plumbing pain, 2009 seemed like our year of plumbing disasters! And they always happen while dh's at work!! Why? lol

Nancy said...

Oh, Chris, there is nothing worse than plumbing glad that you are getting them dealt with! Your card is amazing, and I love the colors and border punch you chose!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous sorry you had such an awful day hope every thing is sorted ou now..
Mandy xx

Cheryl said...

You card is very cute! I hope your day improves, plumbing problems are not fun.

Unknown said...

Oh, I hate to hear that your day has been one thing after another. Those are the days we just give it to God. I hold you in my prayers!

This card is so fabby. Your MS punch is divine! Love your image and the design of your card.
Kim xXx

Kerri said...

I'm sorry you are having such a bad day!!! You created an adorable card through it all! Love the border and that super sweet image : )

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

AH-DORABLE!! Love the coloring of this wonderful image, Chris!!! Hope things go better!!!

Sue said...

aww what a gorgeous card, super cute image, fabby colouring, luv the layout & papers, lovely creation, sue,x

Jodi said...

This is gorgeous and adorable!! Your card is for sure fabulous and perfect for Valentine's Day!!
Jodi =)

Tracy said...

Wow super sweet card and gorgeous image. Love the colours and papers., Sorry you had such a bad day, hope you get your plumbing sorted out.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

Oh no!! Okay, sledding sounds like fun...haven't been able to do that in forever, but your plumbing problem? Yikes! Of course things like that never happen when our hubbies are home! I hope you've got it all fixed by now!

What a sweet, sweet card Chris! Those are my fave DP's, am sorry they retired and I only have smidgens left!

Great stitching, border and what cute images!

Angelwood said...

Oh boy, what a day you've had! Hopefully tomorrow will be better :0). Your card is so adorable! Just love this cute cute image. Wonderful job! hugs, Angela

stephanne said...

Oh my goodness, this is precious and you have done so many creative things to it, aluminum and scratch and sniff, how fun!!! What a bummer to read about your plumbing troubles, it seems these things only happen when the man of the house is, well, out of the house, lol!! Hope everything is going better for ya, no more disasters!!
Stay warm,

Tracey said...

What a crazy start to your day. I so hope it got better!! Your card is fantastic!! Those mice are adorable!! xx

Lori said...

Groan! It can only get better, right? You are a "glass half full" kinda girl. Nice weekend, sounds like. Your card is wonderful, glad you were able to post it.

Danielle said...

Oh, what a day! Poor you Chris - I hope tomorrow is better for you! Your card, however, is gorgeous! The image, design and papers are all fab! Love the big red bow and how creative to stamp the spoon on the inside of a soda can - love it!
Hugs, Danielle

Danni said...

Oh my! What a day!! Hope tomorrow brings much happier things!!
Your card is so sweet and I bet it smells so good. I haven't ever tried that technique but it sounds fun!

Lacey Stephens said...

My goodness! What you day you had! I hope everything eventually calmed down and you were able to focus on school. This is a lovely card! I love all of the layers and the layout is fantastic! Big hugs to you!

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh boy what a messy day you had!! I hope dh was able to fix it without any problems. I just adore your card today. How clever of you to stamp on the can for the shiny look of the spoon. You rock girl!!

Kimberly S said...

Such a cute card! I do hope that tomorrow is a much better day for you. :)

Patti J said...

Yikes! You've had a trying day! Feel that? It's a hug from Missouri! Hope tomorrow is much better for you! What a great card! Love your idea of stamping inside the soda can - look at you go! Hugs!

Sue from Oregon said... are going to be a handy dandy tool time girl after all that! Love the PB image and card too!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh how can you not love these mice they are so cute when animated! You card is so wonderful! Beth

Imagine That Digistamp said...

OH NOOOO!! My Mama said there'd be days like this!! LOL! Hope it gets better real soon!! Your card is absolutely ADORABLE!! You know that I love this cross neckalace so much that I'm wearing it almost every day! THANK YOU SO MUCH! {{HUGS}}

Kim Piggott said...

Oh no what a nightmare with your plumbing poor you! So glad it is ok now.
Love your fabulous card!
Such a cute image and beautifully coloured!
Gorgeous design and detail!
kim x

Donna said...

Another beautiful creation Chris, these mice are just the cutest! So sorry to hear about your plumbing problem, hope all is well now (no pun intended lol) Hugs Donna x

Grace said...

Oh Chris... this is just too cute!!! I love PB too! It's sad some of our favorites sit in a drawer so much, huh? Your Copic coloring is amazing! The scent must be divine and great idea for the spoon!!! Glad you got to stamp in spite of an otherwise bad day!!! Hugs!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - well never a dull moment in your house is there!?! LOL! Hope it is all sorted out now! What an adorable image and so beautifully coloured. Love the 3D spoon! What a great idea to use jelly for scratch'n sniff cards - will have to try that one!! Thanks for sharing Chris - you are amazing with your cards! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Denise Marzec said...

Okay, THIS my AMAZING!! This is one of my most favorite Penny Black images (yeah yeah, there IS a long list of them...but still...) and I especially love it with that Bella Rose gingham patterned paper. AWESOME...totally AWESOME!


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