Monday, February 22, 2010

Bluebird

Hello and welcome to another week! I hope your Monday is a good one. We got another snow storm this weekend so everything is white and cold again :( Positive note though - the SUN is SHINING!! That always seems to help. I really need to be going outside and shoveling the sidewalks - for some reason my husband didn't do that?!? I don't own any snow boots though - just my running shoes and those won't keep my feet dry for very long! So...guess that means I'm going to pass. Hubby's off work tomorrow anyway - and he'll need something to do, LOL!

This weekend was a good one though. I had a FUNShop scheduled for yesterday but with the nasty weather the ladies cancelled it. Don't blame them at all as some of them drive from Abilene and Eudora! I did get some more projects done for upcoming challenges. I also sorted through pictures and helped Jay pick some out for a frame. Made me want to scrapbook!! I miss it so much - I find that creating a card is just easier to do. Less time and I'm all about finishing things. With a scrapbook page, especially since it's been awhile, just seems to take me a LONG time to complete. I'm trying to get ahead in my DT requirements though so I can make time for scrapbooking. I know a couple of my friends (Liz, Ellen and Jody) who would love to see me scrapbooking again - right girls?

For today though I thought I'd share a card I made using my CRICUT - yes, folks I finally used it. I love that thing!! I can't believe all it can do and how nice is it for the Cricut to do all the work, LOL!

For this card, I cut out the tree and leaves using my Cricut Serenade cartridge which is one I got with my machine. I stamped the blue bird and then cut him out and adhered him in the tree using a pop dot. For the ribbon, it's just ribbon scraps glued down with a button on top of them. A new way to adhere them for me. Another thing I did different was my card base - it's not that the size is different just where the fold is. Instead of cutting a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece, I cut a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock and folded it at 5 1/2. Love how the fold is at the top. It's a little change but does so much for my creativity...

Well that's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by! I want to start sharing more photos of family and such - really there hasn't been much going on though. Hubby's birthday is Sunday and the circus is in town this weekend. Both events will produce some more photos. I did realize though going through my pictures that I took lots of photos "just because" - I miss doing that. You know the ones we took "just because" Abby's hair was funny/different/crazy or "just because" of a face she was making. I need to look at our day to day and try and capture it. Abby will only be 6 once and it's going WAY to fast...I need to capture what are the things she does and says that make her HER. I should start with tonight - DAISY meeting and I don't have any pictures. I think I just made a new goal...

11 comments:

Melynda said...

I love those colors!

Barb said...

This is so cute, Michelle! LOVE the shape of the tree :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous card! i love the colors and those papers are just awesome.

good wife. delegate the chores! hubby wants dinner.... hubby shovels walk. i love it.

Tina said...

So pretty, fun colors.
I am happy to have seen the sun this weekend too, but it's raining now....boo!

Jodi said...

A very beautiful card!! I just love the colors and cute tree!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Danni said...

I love this! and yay for using your cricut!! Fun!! Really like the colors and the way you did the ribbon/button!! You rock!

Liz Butler said...

Yep, I sure would love to see lots and lots of LOs, but I know how much you enjoy card making.
Beautiful card, by the way!
Miss you!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh I know how you feel about pictures. I was just taking my walk down memory lane today and was brought to tears over the fact that I wish I had taken MORE pictures. Although we have alot you never feel like you capture everything and YES it goes so fast. My ds is making his Bar Mitzvah in 8 weeks. OMG!!! Love the card and the fact that you used the cricut for it. Great Job!!! HUGS!!

Patti J said...

Don't you just love owning only running shoes? lol!!! I agree with Stef! Great card, Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

Tammi said...

A beautiful card Michelle, pretty papers with it! And wow, love your new blog look too! Enjoy your evening. ~Hugs