Monday, April 15, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge Week #58

Hello & Happy Monday!

What a busy weekend! I'm almost happy that it's Monday! LOL
Hubby edged and mulched all the flower beds and tilled a nice little garden for 75 strawberry plants this weekend. I'm excited for them to get planted as soon as our weather stays above freezing! He even made his way around the neighborhood to meet some of our neighbors after living here a year and a half. I did not help with any of the outdoors stuff as I have enough issues with my back so I just kinda supervised. I love anything with the flowers & mulching but with my recent back problems....I wasn't about to tempt it! I must say, he did a wonderful job with the flower beds and they look great! :)

As for me, well, when I was not outside supervising, I was downstairs in my stamp room organizing & rearranging lots of stuff. It will probably take me a month of Sundays to find where everything is! I did try to label my drawers & containers so I know where to look for stuff. I realized I have SO much in stamps & designer papers that I could probably go 10 years without purchasing anything but adhesives! My stamp selves are stuffed full, my ribbon drawers are stuffed full as well. It's crazy! I rearranged all my cardstocks & ink pads for the upcoming color change with Stampin Up and did inventory on all my cello bags. I think i'm good to go for awhile!!! LOL Just don't tell that to Shawn!!!

Anyways, since it's Monday that means it's time for another sketch from Lesley from over at Always Playing With Paper. She gave us a super awesome layout this week! Hope you can find sometime to play along with us. Before long you'll have a nice stack of cards made way before the holidays get here!

Merry Monday Week #58 Card:

Stamps: Petite Pairs (sentiment), Dasher
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Festival of Prints DS, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Circle Punches, Island Indigo Ribbon, Rhinestones, 2 Sided Tape

Quick, easy & fun!

Stop by Lesley's blog to see what the other Merry Makers have created this week! Lots of awesome creations! :)

Well, my hubby has the day off to rest up! LOL 
Gigi is going to get groomed this afternoon and while she is there, Shawn & I are going out to a late lunch with my Mom & Dad. My Mom's birthday was last week so I guess we need to celebrate! After that is a long awaited trip to Christmas Tree Shoppe! Oh how I love that store!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!!


Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the colors and that deer image on your card.

Vicki B. said...

Have a great day Wendy! I love that Dasher and your color choices are awesome!!

LeAnne said...

Lovely...nice, clean & crisp! I have always loved this image and your color combo is nice & fresh.
It's funny...not FIVE minutes ago, I was in my stamp room and thought..."I could go for years and not need to buy anything but glue and maybe some ribbon! I can't use all these stamps in a lifetime!" LOL!!! I was trying to organize the MESS on my table and thought I would take a break! I think I'd better get back in there!

Carol L said...

I've always loved Dasher, and he looks so handsome in this color scheme! I love your card!
Have fun at the Christmas Tree shop - I don't know where that is. My hubby and I drove to L&L today, and thought we'd stop at the Flower & Craft warehouse on the way back. (assuming all the madness and feeding frenzy took place on Friday). WRONG!!! The parking lots were packed and there were cars and trucks parked all the way up/down the roads and around the corners! Sheer madness! I drove past it and kept right on going! LOL Lorene told us people stood in line for 4 solid hours to buy things on Friday!! No thanks :)

Bonnie said...

I always love Dasher! Love these unexpected colors! Fantastic!

Margaret Moody said...

This is beautiful, Wendy! I love this stamp image! Dasher looks wonderful against the patterned background! Bashful Blue and Island Indigo really pop against the DSP!

Lesley said...

Good for you to get your supplies in order! It feels good doesn't it! yes, I have enough for ten years as well. Love the card, the colour blue is so you!! You do amazing cards in that colour!

~amy~ said...

The pops of blue are wonderful!

Benzi said...

I'll always love Dasher. You've made such an awesome card using him.
That strawberry patch sounds awesome.
We're in the 80's today and yard work is in to get those flowers beds ready. :-)

Noelle said...

I LOVE the color on this! wonderful take on the sketch:)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Wendy, I love these colours.

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, love the little bit of glimmer!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Dasher is one of my favourite Xmas stamps Wendy and if you didn't get in first for this card, I was going to use too! Love the papers you've used on your card!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your CAS card Wendy and your prancing Dasher suits your colour choice to a tee.