Saturday, August 30, 2008

*Half a Big-Ass Flower*

Happy Weekend everyone! It's late Saturday afternoon and we'll be heading off in a little bit to a friends' house for a birthday BBQ. Pretty lowkey as the birthday boy isn't much for his own birthday celebrations, but we can't let his day pass without friends and cupcakes!!

Bruce dragged me out with him and kids for a bike ride just before noon today. We packed the bikes onto the bike rack and headed off to Nose Hill which is only a short drive from the house. The paths where we were are on the top of the hill, on a big huge plateau. For the most part, you don't even realize that you're in the middle of the city. There were some little hills that I had to endure, but nothing too bad. At least not until the last 150 yards before we reached the car... I thought I was going to throw up. I really resisted going and while it wasn't as awful as I thought it would be, I'm not honestly sure I had good time. I wouldn't be adverse to trying it again though, so I guess that is progress.

I haven't ridden my bike much at all in the last 15 years or so.... I rode a lot as a kid/teenager in Regina, but there are no hills there. We rode a bit when we lived in Toronto but when I got stuck in a streetcar rail and fell into traffic, I pretty much stopped riding. And now, here in Calgary, there isn't far you can go that doesn't require climbing hills. It's hard work for me!!!

Anyway.... on to the reason you are here.... a creation!

I sent this card off to a friend of mine earlier this summer. As soon as I saw the Mojo Monday week 46 sketch over on Julee's Blog, I had the idea of using half of a large flower in a card.

For this card I used an Imaginisce flower and brad... some white and black and a bit of Bazzill Bling cardstock. The sentiment is a PaperTrey image. And of course, as you can see, I used my Nestabilities. I just love those!!

This will be my final non-holiday themed card for a little bit. The next cards in my stash are some Halloween cards I have made for a class I'm teaching in October at the Scrapbook Pantry. And then there are the first 5 Christmas Cards I've created for part one of three of a Christmas class I'm doing at the Pantry. This is the first time I've ever made Halloween cards and the earliest I've ever made Christmas cards!

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Debby said...

I love your Big-Ass Flower. Love it! I see your Twilight ticker. My daughter started the book series on Tuesday of this week and is in the middle fo the 4th book right now. She will surely finish it by tomorrow. We are all looking forward to the movie. I have had a vampire fascination since I was a kid.

Jan said...

Way to go on the bike riding! Lovely big ass flower card:) I have just finished Twilight and fell in love with the characters. I am about to start reading book #2

Allison said...

Looks great...wondering if I should even bother starting reading those books since I doubt I would finish them!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

LOL!! Great post title....made me laugh!! Cute card. Great job on the bike ride....I couldn't do it. Should do it~~ but couldn't.

Tracy.H said...

Love the card, Nancy! My mom wants to borrow my books...don't know that I can let them go for that long though! ;0)

Quilt Nut said...

love the big ass flower lol!