Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sailing with Butterflies


Hope you all had a fun weekend and are charged up for the new week.  Yesterday morning we were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by jolts of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.  It was strong enough to kick the power off in our area.  I fell asleep again and awoke about 6:30 to get ready to head into town to run some errands.  But the power wasn't restored yet and it was still quite dark.  I had to put my make-up on using a flashlight.  Oh my, plus no power to blow dry for my hair.   That meant a bad-hair day, better duck if I see someone I know.  Hee-hee.  Oh but just as I was about to leave, the electricity went back on.  Whew, SAVED!!!  

Gee, seems like it's been about a month since I last played with my rubber stamps.   We've been so busy with the holidays, year-end cleaning which is still not complete (call it Spring Cleaning now), and painting the house (inside).  

Well, I squeezed in some craft time this afternoon since I was getting withdrawals, and made this card using a Penny Black image.  I also used Copics, Spellbinder dies (Label Seventeen), distress ink, DP by Bugs in a Rug, butterfly edge punch by Martha Stewart, cloud dies by Memory Box, sun die by Hero Arts, rhinestones by Elements, ribbon by Offray, twine, and butterfly charm by Horizon.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - "Challenge 48 - Anything Goes"
2 Sisters Challenge - "Challenge 125 - Anything Goes"
Crazy 4 Challenges - "Challenge C4C167 - Ribbon and Bows" (I used green and white checkered ribbon and used a twine to tie a bow)
Crafty Catz - "Challenge 164 - Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a great week.

14 comments:

Cely said...

aw, this is so cute! love all the pastel colors!

Leanne said...

Not a good way to wake up, I know been there. But glad your power is back.
Cute card!! Love the scene and all the pastel colors too.
Have a great day Karen!
:)

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.fab pretty spring colours and i love the sweet bear :D

xx coops xx

Deloris said...

Sorry to hear about the earthquake and power outage, but glad your ok.

Love your card. That image is adorable and I love the colors.

Lynn said...

Yum! This is card has such a 'sweet pie' image that it probably made me gain a few pounds just looking at it. Delicious work Karen.

Colleen Kwan said...

So sorry that there was an earthquake and the power was out for a bit. I remembered when we had the powerful winds a little more than a year ago. The lights went out just when I finished washing my hair. That was horrible having to sleep with wet hair. What was the worst was that I had to go to work the next day with a bad hair day. At least I was not the only one with a bad hair day and wrinkled clothes. :) I am glad that all of you are okay from the jolt and that the power came back on just in time.

The card that you made is such a cheerful one. I kind of feel like you with missing the stamping/crafting. I finally did some yesterday and it felt very nice. Have a good week!

Dora said...

This is so cute Karen, I love the image, it is so sweet.. and that earthquake must have been scary. glad it wasn't a big one... And me too haven't crafted much lately. It's good to be back again and thanks for stopping by yesterday. Hugs xx

Joy said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the image and that butterfly border is perfect!

Handmade Cuties said...

Sounds like a crazy morning. Too bad you couldn't just stay in bed. Glad everything turned out ok and you had a chance to deal with your withdrawal. Crafty withdrawals can be a nasty thing!

Cyndi said...

Super sweet and cute! Love the details! Glad you're safe from the earthquake!

Pop's Cards said...

Simply stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Mary J said...

So cute, I love this Karen!

Linda said...

Very cute card!!! Great Job!

eunice said...

Wow, how cute is this card! Had to spend a few minutes studying it to see all the little details you added that make this card so adorable. Thanks for always taking the time to list the products you used to create your cards...I always find that helpful!