Thursday, July 8, 2010

A couple of cards...

Hello friends! I'm finally starting to get back to feeling like my normal self again after my hectic weekend! I knew it was a bad idea trying to fit all that into just a 3 day weekend! With the drive being over 12 hours each way, I spent over a whole day out of the 3 just driving! It was all so fast I didn't even have time to see my friends or family like I'd planned! So, I hurt a lot of feelings in the process! But, honestly I'm just glad we made it home, and safely! We drove home through a lot of heavy rain, and were hydro sliding all over the place! I honestly felt like I'd been in a bad car wreck for the first couple days, and I realize now it was from my death grip on the steering wheel while I was in tears, and practically hyperventilating and chanting over and over, "I just need to get off this road". Good Times! Believe it or not, I'm actually a very good driver, but it was all just a bit much for me to take at that point after all the emotions from the guilt of not being able to see my family, and from just being overly tired! I just wanted to be home! And needless to say, I couldn't be happier that we have a short week after the holiday!
I really need to work on getting cards made ahead for my stash! I have some, but never the kind I need! I got home and suddenly need at least 3 birthday cards, just this week! So, here is one I put together last night for Mamaw, my husband's grandmother who is also our next door neighbor!
Pagoda seems to be my favorite go-to cartridge when I need a quick card! I've made a few others recently, but they were just so last minute, I didn't even have time to take a picture! :(
When I sat down to make Mamaw's card, I knew instantly I wanted to use a hummingbird ans flowers of some sort. Mamaw and Papaw are all about their garden, and have numerous sugar water feeders, which attract many of these cute little guys! I love those Calla Lilies and think they would also be great for a sympathy card!

Before I go, I thought I'd show you the Independence Day I made before I left. This was my first attempt at an easel card!
I cut the little guy from A Child's Year. I set him up on pop dots, and kind of liked the way he looked against the fireworks in the background, as if he was flying through it! I will definitely be making more easel cards in the future! So easy, fun, and just something a little different!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


flowerdisco said...

HI Jess....I am glad you are back home safe and sound. All is good and your family will understand.

Both cards are beautiful. I do too love hummingbirds but this year I didn't put any feeders. They are feeding from my honeysuckles and bee balms.

The easel it really easy to make. I am going to take time and make one.

TFS yours.

Marlene said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Glad you're home safe and sound.

If it's of any consolation, I too, never have "enough time" to see everyone I want to see when I travel back home (to Canada) - and I'm sure I get end up with family/friends with hurt feelings when that happens. Can't please everyone, I'm afraid.

flowerdisco said...

hey jessi...check the later info on the swap....we are ready to start.

flowerdisco said...

hi jessi...
this is what I have in mind:

Number 13- Any Occasion Card
Number 14- Birthday Card
Number 15- Get Well Card
Number 16- Sympathy Card

all info is in the posts and if I forgot something please help me out, :)

Belinda said...

Glad you got back safely! :) Love the birthday card -- the hummingbird is just lovely! And the 4th of July card is awesome! Love the star being the easel point (or whatever that's called). Fab!

Anita said...

Love your Blog and cards!! Thanks for leaving me a comment. You will love the SWEET TREATS Cart!! Happy Crafting!!

Stephanie said...

Sorry to hear you had such a traumatic journey, sounds like you did your best to keep everyone happy so don't beat yourself up abut it! Amazing cards - I've just sold my Cricut Expression but seeing these, I wish I hadn't now!! Enjoy your weekend, Steph x

BeeBeebabs said...

Very cute cards you did a very nice job thanks for sharing

crazyaboutcricut said...

Sorry you had such a rough trip! Glad you made it back safely :) Beautiful cards. I will have to look into that cart! I also wanted to thank you for leaving your link on my blog. I'd love it if you grabbed my button and put it on your blog. TFS :)

Jenny said...

Aww what adorable creations. Love them. Sorry your trip wasnt the greatest. Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jess, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Seems like you had a pretty hectic trip. Glad that you made it home safely. No fun driving through heavy rain. Your cards are awesome, too! Love the easel one. :)