Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birthday Girl

This is a card I made for two challenges on Paper Craft Planet: the weekly sketch challenge and the Crafty Secrets Challenge. This week Darlene's Challenge was to use your Crafty Secrets Products with the weekly PCP sketch challenge. I liked that idea! Combining challenges is my favorite thing to do! Saves a lot of time! LOL!
To make my card, I used Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, White, and Very Vanilla card stock. The designer paper is all DCWV 'Nana's Nursery: Baby Girl Stack'. I'm just in love with that pack of designer paper, and will have to buy more. I don't even make baby cards with it! They are just such soft and pretty patterns, they make a great background for cards with vintage images. Anyhow, back to my card. I cut out and mounted up on dimensionals the girl and the watering can. The image is colored with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol. Those are small heart brads in the right and left corners. The finishing touches are vanilla organdy ribbon and a organdy adhesive flower. All the images are from Crafty Secrets 'Garden Girls'.
Oh, I tell you, I've just been going and going lately. I'm off to work again today in just a couple of hours, and on Thursday I'll be bumming around with hair and lunch dates, and on Friday I work all day, Saturday I have a shopping date with my daughter and a graduation party to attend...blah, blah, blah, I know, I'm such a whiner. I have such a wonderful life, I shouldn't be complaining. But I'm just one of those people that if life gets too 'busy' and I don't have enough 'time alone at home' I get cranky. I've been really 'snappy' with my family lately because of it, and I shouldn't be. Its just hard for me to fit in all I want to do in one day. I like to work, cause I like the extra 'play' money, but I also like to be at home to craft/garden, and its hard to do both plus take care of the house and kids. So I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed. I think I've realized I just need to stop picking up the extra shifts and just work about 12 or 15 hours a week and that's all. And least during the summer months. During the winter months, I can work more and handle it, but not during the summer.
Well, I'm sure your sick of hearing about my 'little' problems. I know a lot of you have a lot bigger problems than me. So I'll sign off for now, and wish you all a great day! Amy


  1. She's adorable Amy. I love the innocent feeling of this card. Very well done!

  2. WOW ... I must check out this paper pack! I just bypass it because it's (in my mind) strickly for baby cards ... hmmm, thanks for that inspiration! (Like I need more paper ... what an addiction I have, lol)
    This is such an adorable card. I'm so glad you enjoyed the challenge and found the time to play along!!

  3. This is such a pretty, victorian style image. I wouldn't have guessed that was baby themed paper.

    I completely understand about being too busy. I actually only work 3 days a week (by choice) and even though I have 4 days off, I never seem to get everything I want done. And I don't even have kids! It is nice to have extra money, but if you don't have time to enjoy it, than maybe it's not worth it.


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