Monday, April 20, 2009

*Tulips Make Me Smile*

One of my favourite flowers is the tulip. I love the colours, the shape... I love them in the garden and I love them in a vase in my family room. Just so pretty.

Other favourite flowers are Gerber Daisies (truly my absolute favourite) and lilacs (although I'm not at all a fan of a lilac scented *anything*).

After our big back yard re-do last spring/summer, I am looking forward to some beautiful flowers in my back yard. Being hopeless at choosing what to plant, I am hoping one of my friends will help me out! I have some time to make those decisions though... here in Calgary it's dangerous to plant anything before the long weekend in May!

I created this card at the same time as the card from yesterday, at the Pantry two months ago. Another card using Bazzill Bling cardstock, papers from Memory Box and some Michael's ribbon. I added an image from Inkadinkadoo (Doodle Flowers) and some Candy Dots by Pebbles. I coloured the tulip with my Copics. And then I threw it all together into the SCS Sketch Challenge #209.

There will be one more card with this colour combination coming later this week.

Alex arrived home safe and sound last night. It sounds like he had a great time on the band trip. He learned that two of his friends like to stay up too late at night. And those two friends learned that putting salt water taffy on the glass tray in the microwave ends up in a big mess... a big hot mess... and when carrying that big hot mess to the bathroom to try to clean it up you can drop it and the glass will break. A $20 lesson that needed to be learned. But they were good... they went down to the front desk the next morning and told them what had happened and offered to pay for the damage instead of trying to say they didn't do anything. I'm impressed by that.

I've been off work for more than 2 weeks now and have been crafty a grand total of once. And that was Friday night while Bruce was watching TV. I have spent some required time outside in the yard on this beautiful sunny day (19C right now) and I think I will attempt some more crafty time now before I head of in an hour to get Alex from school... I want to take him to some government office to apply for his Social Insurance Number (for those in the US, it's like your Social Security card). I might as well take Matthew with us and get his done at the same time to save another trip!

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Tracy.H said...

Love the color combo, Nancy!'s nice out...but why does it always have to be so windy!!?? :0)

Connie said...

Enjoyed your card! Have a good trip.

Merlie said...

Love the card Nancy! You just wait for Wednesday, I don't think you will be sitting outside.

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love this