Saturday, June 5, 2010

You've been so Kind!

ETA: Someone asked which nestabilities I use for my ribbon slides. You can find them here.
Well...we made it through our first week of summer vacation. All I can say is that if they are all like this one, summer is going to be GREAT!!!! The kids and I have had a lot of fun. I have kept them busy and active, even reading and stuff! Now I am not saying that the T.V. hasn't been watched or the Wii played, but it has been kept to a tolerable level. I did think that I would be able to sneak a little stamping time, but that didn't happen. The kids are off at their friend's house, so I took the time to get my SFYTT card done. Three focal images later, and here I am! LOL!

I chose my papers because I really wanted to use this stamp set. I thought that the flowers would look really great with the colors and it is a combo that I normally wouldn't use. I just wasn't feeling it, so I moved on to focal image two, using the bicycle image from this set. Still not feeling it. Last but not least, I used the stems from the same set (thank goodness) and chose to bring in the colors using buttons instead. The stamping ended up being minimal, but I think it turned out cute. What's not to love about a bunch of buttons?

My sewing machine got jammed as I was about to sew my last stitches, so it is a bit naked here and there, but I wasn't in the mood to un-jam it just yet. I am tired...I guess entertaining the kids this week really did a number on my energy level. It is a good tired, though. The kind of tired that makes you sleep really good and wake up ready to go. Maybe the sewing machine will get un-jammed tomorrow! LOL!
I love this week's sketch! I hope you all get a chance to play!

Jen Del Muro and new June guest designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Thanks for fluttering by!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh.My.Word. This is AMAZING Kelly! A total delight for the eyes! LOVE the mix of papers, all the different colored buttons...LOVE it all! Hope you get to rest up (and un jam your sewing machine!) soon!! Happy Saturday!

Jenn Diercks said...

I'm glad to hear your first week of summer vacation went well. I was exhausted after this one too. I'm not used to having both kids at home all of the time anymore. But we too had lots of fun.

Your card is darling. I love all of the buttons and the colors you used are some of my favorites. This card is perfect.

Megan said...

These colors are stunning! Just beautiful.

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! Love the colorful butons to go along with the beautiful papers!

Leigh OBrien said...

So classically wonderful,'s like a slice of vintage summertime!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my goodness this card is pretty! Love your button flowers! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

how wonderful your card is! I love the soft colors you used and the buttons for flower tops are so cute!

Janice said...

Kelly, I love this card . . . like I love ALL your stuff!! Thanks so much for sharing. . . I have a quick question - I love this "ribbon slide" that you use frequently. I know you've said it's a Nestabilities product, but I have been unable to find it so far. Could you please list the NAME of the set/die, so I can get it? Thanks so much!! Janice

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

ack!! i hate sewing machine malfunctions (did you fix it yet?), but i love love love this card! i have some of that paper, too and i hoard it because it's some of my all-time favorite. i'm glad you went with this stamp set, even though any of it would have been perfect!! our summer starts next week, and i'm about to start us on our "summer schedule"--monday movie day, tuesday toy day, wednesday water day, thursday thoughtful day, and friday friend day. our girls love having something even small to look forward to!