Monday, July 2, 2012

Card-a-Copia: It's the Fourth Again...UGH!

"Fortunately" for everyone, the Fourth of July is on a Wednesday this year; meaning that it's possible to celebrate the weekend BEFORE the official holiday or the weekend  AFTER the official holiday.  Great fun.  Really.

Bianca, who is recovering from her hip surgery, goes ballistic with all the loud noises and can't be comforted into quiet.  The only reprieve comes at night when I have the fan on and she snuggles under the covers.
Let it be over soon!
And if the noise bothers Bianca, her barking REALLY sets off the newest member of the house, Ragamuffin...Muffin, for short.  It  was a big adoption day at the rescue facility and this little girl, about one year old, just snuggled into my neck when I picked her up.  What was I going to do?  Leave her there?

I can't imagine anyone letting her go, even through she has absolutely NO manners and runs and jumps all the time - she literally bounds across the backyard when she's excited.

Here's this year's patriotic card.  I'm not embarrassed to admit that I totally love it.  It is, of course, going to reach the recipients well after the holiday, but I think they'll still appreciate it. 

Stamps: Waiting for the Parade digital stamp (Mo Manning)
Papers: Forrest Outdoors (Love, Elsie), Red, White & Blue "Summertime Fun" (We R Memory Keepers), red (Cor d'inations), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Copics, clear Gelly Roll (Sakura)
Misc.: mesh ribbon (May Arts), badge and tickets (We R Memory Keepers), glitter brads (unknown)

Card-a-Copia: More and More

Making up for lost time, this post will feature some old and new stuff.  First, here's the Mother's Day card I made for Mom this year.  I bought a lot of the paper with the words on it thinking how useful it would be...uh, not so much!  This card was my second attempt at making something with it.  The remainder may find itself being donated!

The digital image, "We Love You Mommy," from Lori Designs was modified to make the image in yellow into a girl.  I went with an odd-side ponytail, but it looks a little wonky.  Ah, well, it's my sister - wonky is as wonky does!

Stamps: "We Love You Mommy" digi stamp (Lori Designs)
Paper:  unknown from Joann's
Inks:  Copics
Misc.:  pink ribbon (Michael's), white ribbon (Stampin' Up!), oval Nestability (Spellbinder's), pink Stickles

Here's another great one from Eat Cake Graphics.  It's a pool party invitation, but could be changed out for any summer event or even an all-occasion card.  Love the color combination for summer!

Stamps:  Go Froggie Go (Eat Cake Graphics)
Paper:  Strawberry Lemonade (Basic Grey), Whoo-Ligans (Bo Bunny), green (Core d'inations)
Inks:  Copics
Misc.:  circle Nestabilities, scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), ribbon (Michaels), Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!), computer generated sentiments

Miss Bianca goes in for her hip surgery this coming week and will be in "rehab" for 6-8 weeks.  Keeping her still so the incision can heal will be a major challenge since she's such a wiggle butt!  Update to come!