Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Cut Above

Evenin' all :)

What a week! Busy, busy, busy. Tuesday was my BirFday and so blogging took a back seat for a bit but I'm back at it. One year older and feelin' goooood :D

My special day was nothing different from any other day. Did some groceries, took Lia to Karate and had some cake! Today although was a shocker! I love surprises but usually see them coming buuuut my amazing husband had one up on me. UPS shows up this morning with a huge and heavy box and tells me it's for the hubby. Well, sure enough, I gave him a call at work and said it was for me (heee heee). I rarely get gifts so I was VERY excited! I was actually a little nervous so I got my P.I.C.C on the phone and opened up the box.........There it was. In all it's glory. A brand new Cricut Expression AND Your story!!!! I was floored! Actually, light-headed LOL

He had noticed that my Baby bug was ready to explode (I think he might have seen the paper spark once LOL) and said I needed a new one along with all of this wonderful mushy- gushy shtuff (awwww)

Soooo, now I say to the world....... xoxoxox I LOVE MY DARLING HUSBAND! oxoxo

Oh right......uh...I have a card! LOL (I can get carried away sometimes)

So this card was put together for the following challenges. I chose to follow the Etsy Inspiration and let the rest follow..

Etsy Inspired: Inspiration pieces found HERE and HERE (The wonderful Cathy Walters)
Pennys Papercrafty: Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot: Bring On The Bling
Papertake Weekly: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
Bunny Zoe Crafts: Vintage
Cupcake Craft:
Lace (used my trusty Martha Punch)

My Recipe:
Card Measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/2
Cardstock: Recollection

Patterned Paper: K & CO (Best Of)
Digi Stamp:
The Graphics Fairy (Scissors)
Stamps: Margaret Stamp Set (Pretty Tape- Etsy), Heidi Swapp (Alphabet), Stampology
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils

Sentiment: Computer Generated

Cricut Carts: Storybook (Leaves)

Punches: Martha Stewart Lace Boarder Punch

Glitter: Martha Stewart

Other: Inking, Pearls, Flowers, Book sheet, Stitching


That's all folks :) Off to catch some ZZZZ's.........................


Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Sandra,
Happy birthday and congrats on your exciting gift!! Your card is gorgeous!! Love those blues! Thanks so much for giving me credit for the image. I would love it if you would link this up on Monday to my Brag Monday Linky party. I'm sure my readers would love to see your beautiful card too!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hello Sandra,
This is a very special card - I love the vibrant blue.
Enjoy using your new gift.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

Liza said...

A stunning card, I love all the elements. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

chris said...

this is so so gorgeous, thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

brenda said...

Hi again Sandra

Not sure if you will have got my last comment as our power went just as I posted.

This is a really super piece of artwork.

Thank you so much for sharing with at at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x

Courtney said...

This is GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


de said...

GORGEOUS and creative!

Thanks so much for helping EtsyInspired celebrate our 100th challenge!

pinky said...

Stunning piece of work, gorgeous colours and lots of bling. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is FABULOUS!! Love the vintage flair!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!

SmilynStef said...

I always love a great texty design ... gorgeous inspired card.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!!! You have such flair! and the results are astounding--just love it!

Edie Schmidt said...

Just love this! Fantastic;))

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty ~ I love the blue! Lucky you getting such a nice present! I love the shape of the tag you did that says "a cut above"; one of my faorite shapes in tags actually.

PetraB said...

wongratulations to your birthday and to your new machine! And What a gorgeous card! The blue is just amazing, I love colours which are vibrant and singing.

Cecily said...

Just gorgeous! I can't believe how beautifully made this is - just stunning.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday!!

Francesca said...

Wonderful card with stunning details
thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

kelly said...


Beautiful choice of colour. Hope you enjoyed your birthday


Dieu said...

Wow what a fantastically beautiful card. The individual details you've added ... just great.