Birthday Wishes

It has been a busy day!  Besides errands, getting ready for my workshop this weekend, and being home for the heating & air guy, I have been packing and getting my boys and hubby ready for a weekend (early starting tomorrow night) without me.  I had to give a list to Seth about what times the he needs to take the boys to school, pick them up and take them to a birthday party Friday night.

Then.......we find out today that we need to replace our air conditioner and furnace.  OUCH!  That is going to cost some coin!  Well, we could see it coming, since they are both 25 years old.  We haven't had to do anything to them.  Of course, they were both here long before Seth bought this house.  I did some research on heat pumps and dealers of Lennox and Trane and I am ready to go to bed, but not until I show you a lovely card I made this week.

I make cards all the time and somehow I don't ever have enough.  Hmmm!  I forget how much I love the new Greenhouse Gala designer series paper until I use it.  I just love the colors and patterns.

Look at that yummy, chocolate ribbon!  It is retired; however, SU! came out with another satin version of chocolate ribbon in the new Idea Book & Catalog that works just as well.  I am trying to use what I have before I buy more.  It is so hard to do that!  Oh!  I love those new pearls in the new catalog on page 188 too.

Good news!  I finally have all the gadgets and gizmos to start streaming on Ustream.  My plans are to have a class next week on bleach stamping at 9 p.m. CST.  I am leaning towards Wednesday.  I will keep you updated.  If you can join me LIVE, the broadcasts are saved to view at your convenience.  If you come stamp with me, I will be able to answer your questions and someone will win the card I make.  You will need to join Ustream and subscribe to my channel.  I kept it simple and named my channel...Clearly Inspired.  I hope to see you there!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: Watercolor trio,
Paper: close to cocoa (retired), greenhouse gala dsp, pear pizzazz
Ink: chocolate
Accessories: 15/16" chocolate satin ribbon (retired), basic pearls. scallop rectangle clearlits, dimensionals
Punches: scallop trim border
Techniques: basic stamping

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Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the pearls!

Jeanne said...

Lots going on in your neck of the woods, Kim! I'm sorry to hear you have to replace your ac/heater! I guess the alternative isn't good, so you do what you gotta do, right? I'm sure Seth will do fine without you for a few days (and appreciate you even more when you get back!)

Your card is just beautiful. That paper is lovely as are the ribbon and pearls.

Yay for you for getting all your gadgets in a row for your new adventure!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

yummm...this patterned paper is delicious. Such awesome colors and your design makes this a SPECTACULAR card.

Kathi C. said...

Beautiful card, Kim. The colors are gorgeous.

Tammy Hershberger said...

That paper is gorgeous! LOVE the pearl accents!