Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Hi Friends~

Well it certainly has been a long time since I got on my laptop...going on a full week!  How I miss all of you and my crafting!  My one week off in between spring semester and the start of summer classes sure was a rough one with no crafting involved.  Some of you may have read what's been going on over at my Mom's Blog. For those of you who haven't.....I got the nasty flu bug....it started last Sunday night and by Thursday I was so weak, had such bad stomach cramps that my Hubby and Mom decided that I needed to go into the ER.  So Thursday night I spent 3 1/2 hours in the ER...had an AMAZING doctor who was very nice and gave me an IV and 3 different meds.  When he found out that I was supposed to be a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding the following day he said we will have you looking great and ready to go to that wedding in no time.  Once I got the IV my hubby said he couldn't believe how good I was looking already.  That was the first night that I slept all night.  Made it to the wedding on Friday, survived the ceremony, the dinner (although I hardly ate anything), and the first part of the dance (however I didn't do any dancing....but my uncle's band was playing so I wanted to listen to them for a little bit).  Yesterday I was very weak...think I may have over done it at the wedding so I rested/napped all day.  My symptoms still aren't going away so I will most likely be making a trip to my regular doctor tomorrow probably for more tests.  However, today I am hoping to get a little bit of crafting time in....I'm feeling up to sitting at my desk for the first time in a week. So that is why I have been MIA!!!!

Onto some fun crafty news for you!  Susana has some fantastic blog candy over at the store blog that you don't want to miss!  AND on Friday you don't want to miss the Summer Time Fun Release by Victoria Case for SCACD!  You are going to love this AMAZING set!!!!  The whole set is adorable and there is a bonus that you get when you purchase the whole kit....you get TWO bonus accessory stamps!  How awesome is that?!!!

Today I would love to share the Anniversary card that I made for my hubby (thank god I got this finished before I got sick!)
 I used Day Dreaming by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  As soon as I saw this cute stamp I knew i wanted to make an easel card and I used the color of my hubby's garage so it looked like I was looking out the window of our "someday" house! :)
This cutie was colored with my Copics.  I've used Ultra Fine Flower Soft in both Raspberry Fizz and Sage.
I've used my MS deep edge border punch to create my white picket fence.  Roses are Prima Mini Roses.  Copic Colors YG95 and YG97 were airbrushed used my ABS to create more of a "grass look" on the piece of green cardstock.  Airbrushing was also used to create a shadow effect behind the tree.
The tree was hand drawn by me.  Then I made a stand for the back, used my leaf punch and arranged the leafs and finally added a cute heart with a B & K which stands for Brent and Kim! :)
My window shutters with sprayed with Tsukineko Psst Shimmer Spritz in Sheer Sparkle.  I love the sparkle and shimmer you get from this fabulous spray!  Window pane was painted with Adirondack Pearl Paint.  Then Diamond Glaze was added to the windows for that real glass look.




Here are two more views so you can see the dimension in the card.  If you click on each picture it will make them both bigger.





I hope you have enjoyed this card!  I loved making it!!! Don't forget to head over the SCACD blog to check out that blog candy!  Susana also has added some WONDERFUL products over this past week that I have been away from blogland! She is now carrying Maya Road Mini Chipboard Sets, Lumiere Mini Paint Sets, and the much loved Tsukineko Psst Frost Spritz and Vanilla Smooch Spritz are now back in stock! Happy Shopping!

Recipe:
Stamps: Day Dreaming by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen, TH Distress Ink Weathered Wood, Adirondack Pearl Paint,
Copic Colors Used: E000, E00, E11, E15, E21, E25, E29, YG95, YG97, YR00, YR21, YR24, Y23, B91, B93, B95, B97, R02, W03, RV10, RV17, RV32, RV34
Papers: SU Cardstock
Tools:  Copic ABS, MS deep edge border punch, SU modern label and word window punches, EK Success Leaf punch, heart punch, Cuttlebug Distress Stripes Embossing Folder,
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Flower Soft in Raspberry Fizz and Sage, Prima Mini Roses, Tsukineko Psst Shimmer Spritz in Sheer Sparkle, Diamond Glaze,

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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15 comments:

paola said...

What a darling card, love how you colored that bit of curtain over the shutter so it looks all filmy. Sure you hubby loved this, i know i do
smiles
Paola

Debbie said...

WOW stunning, that little fence and gate is sooo cute, what an inspired idea

Hugs Debbie x

Jane said...

Kim hun, so sorry to hear you're so ill, just saw it in the WOJ forum so came straight here to let you know I'm thinking of you hun and sending lots of get well thoughts your way. I love your card btw, I love this sort of thing, your idea is fabulous! love the cute fence and amazing tree! big hugs, hun, Jane xxx

Kerry said...

Oh gosh Kim I am so sorry to hear you have been poorly. I hope you pick up soon, glad to hear you made the wedding.

The card you made for your hubby is gorgeous. I love the detail and such an original idea.

Take Care,
Loe,
Kerry
xx

Lisa Foster said...

Oh my WORD! This is fabulous!
I hope you feel better soon!
Hugs,
Lisa

~Michelle~ said...

sorry you've been so ill, that hardly seems fair to be sick on your break!

Cute card....amazing details!

Lori said...

Kim,
Your card is gorgeous. Love all the detail. Love the Daydream image. She is so cute. I'm sure your hubby must have loved it. Sorry to hear that you have been so sick. I will be sending prayers your way for a quick recovery. I remember when I was in school that I would always get sick after finals. For some reason your body won't let you get sick during the quarter or you're living on adrenaline. Not sure why. But, it never failed, after finals I was sick as a dog. Take care hun. Hope you are better soon.

Aud said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, sweetie!♥♥♥ Love all the wonderful details!

I hope you will feel better soon! Sounds like you have had enough now!
Sending you big hugs!

Aud
xxx

cats whiskers said...

Morning Kim dear this is simply stunning what a wonderful card and so much love and attention paid to every detail it is juts perfect
Hugs Jacqui xx

scrappinlil said...

I am glad you are feeling better , Kim. I hope you are still feeling good....it sucks when you don't feel good but want to scrap and you can't...I love this card and I am sure your hubby will love it too. the airbrushing is really stunning....I love how you added the shadow to the tree. I also love the fence..so cool...you did a fantastic job on this one. TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous Kim! Such a creative card... love the images... the tree, the fence... the pretty flowers... hope you are feeling almost 100% today. :o)

A Cards Delight said...

Hope you feel better! This card is in my top five of best cards! Your details, coloring and design are just perfect! Love it totally!

Mary Lou said...

Wonderful work Miss Kim!! Glad you feeling alittle better :) This card reminds me of you day dreamin:D
Love Mom

Becky said...

wow!! This is fabulous.

TaraG said...

Oh my Kim I am so sorry to hear about you being so sick, hun! I hope you are feeling better now...sounds like you are starting to get better! Your card is absolutely incredible...I just love everything about it...so creative and beautiful! I am in awe of all the work and fab details!
Please get lots of rest and take good care of yourself, hun!
Big Hugs,t

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