Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Secret Garden

Hi All! Well, while trying to take all my indoor plants outside for the summer, and at the same time trying to keep my cat from 'escaping' and going outside, I managed to slam my index finger in the door and now I can't type. Its driving me crazy, because I can type at least 90 words a minute, and now its about 5 words a minute with lots of errors. UGH! Its all black and blue and it really, really HURTS!!!! That DARN cat! LOL! I even had to work last night. Try cutting fabric and/or putting it away without a index finger. I must have screamed 'ouch!' a half dozen times! Anyway, enough of my silly complaints, onto my card for today.

I made this card for two challenges: Today's Inspiration Challenge and this week's Crafty Secrets Challenge: both on Splitcoaststampers.

The Inspiration Challenge today was Book Covers. I picked 'The Secret Garden' because the images reminded me of the images in the Crafty Secrets 'Garden Girls' set, and I'm a Gardener, AND I love that story. The Crafty Secrets Challenge was to have a pocket on your card, so I just made a Trifold Pocket Card.
The designer paper is Stampin Up! 'Berry Bliss', and the card stock colors are Pretty in Pink, Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa. The images were all colored with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol.
Well I don't work now for 4 days so I hope to get a lot of gardening done....swollen index finger and all! Today I must do the dreaded task of draining and cleaning the pond and moving my fish outdoors. UGH! I just hate it! Hopefully that won't take too long so that I can then get to something I do enjoy doing...planting annuals. I finally had some time to buy a few last night, though no where as much as I need. I usually wait for the 'truckload' sale sometime in June to buy everything. Tomorrow I am going to the Twin Cities to see 'Phantom of the Opera' with my family. It will be so much fun! I can hardly wait. Then I intend on spending the next 2 days off back in my garden or crafting. How fun! God Bless! Amy


  1. I'm sorry you are injured! Cats are quite annoying that way. I have one cat that we have nicknamed "trip hazard" because he likes to sit right behind us when we are in the kitchen cooking. I don't realize he is there until I take a step and trip over him. Fortunately I haven't hurt myself yet.

    I've never had a pond but I had a fish tank once and cleaning it was gross. I can't imagine the sludge you must have to clean out of a whole pond.

    Your card is very pretty and very well suited to your theme.

  2. I am so sorry about your finger! OUCH!

    Your card is certainly beautiful!

  3. Beeeeeeeeee-autiful!!

    Sorry about your finger. :(

  4. OUCH!!!! I hope you heal soon!

    This is a beautiful pocket card -- perfect for the inspiration!

  5. Sorry to hear about your finger - hope it heals quickly! Just commented over at SCS on your card but I'll say it again - this is such a sweet card! Take care!!

  6. I'm so sorry about your injury! Hope it's much better today!!

    This creation is one of my favorites! What an awesome idea! Great job!

  7. Arrhhh poor you with your finger, fab to hear its better tho in your last post.
    Gorgeous card, love the shape and colours.
    Emma x


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