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!