Friday, April 16, 2010

On the Road ... Again ...

I have a very good friend who lives in Minnesota ... okay, well I have a COUPLE of good friends who live in Minnesota (Hi Kathy! Hi Heidi!), but I am specifically talking about my friend Kathy ... Smiley from

She has this very CRAZY tradition of driving form Buffalo, Minnesota, to Salt Lake City, Utah - straight-through-non-stop and ALL ALONE each spring to pick up her daughters at BYU to bring them back home for the summer. I have always thought that this was NUTSO!! In fact, the last time she did it I VOWED that I would fly one way and drive back with her ... which brings me to today .... I flew into Minneapolis/St. Paul on Wednesday evening. We spent the better part of the day yesterday shopping and eating ... and laughing and watching TV. We are heading out in a couple of hours to make the very long, 21+-ish-hour drive to SLC. I am sure we are going to laugh and eat and talk all the way ... GOOD TIMES!! Smiley from

Which brings me to today's card ... which is actually a card I did earlier this week. I got my SU Summer MIni preorder items on Tuesday, so I just HAD to play with 'em before I left. This is what I came up with ...

... I totally {{{HEART}}}} this color combo. And I need to give a big shout-out to my BFF Jan - as in JanTink - and NO I am NOT a name-dropper ... she really IS my BFF (and she doesn't even live in Minnesota ... she lives in MICHIGAN, so THERE!!). She gave me the idea for this color combo as I was lamenting about not knowing what to use the other night ... thanks, girl!! (and if you look at her blog HERE, you will see that she created something eerily similar ... neither one of us had seen the card from the other one before we finished creating. I guess great minds think alike, eh??)

BTW, to those of you wondering about the ISC winners ... they have not been posted on the ISC blog yet ... but something will be up by this weekend!!

Hugs to all for a great day ... Kathy and I are gonna do our best "Thelma and Louise" impersonation as we make our way across the midwest/west ... 'cept for the part where they drive off the cliff into oblivion ... I wonder if we will see anyone who looks like Brad Pitt at the QuickMart Gas Station??!!??? Here's hopin', but I am doubtful ... Smiley from

Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, pop-up glue dots


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy~

You are so right! The cards are "wickedly" similar! ;) Gorgeous! I love the colors you used as well as the look of that paper with texture. LOVED IT!

Onto your get-away~

Did you bring a scarf to let blow in the win? Didn't Thelma or was it Louise always have a card on her head, or around her neck...or flying like a kite!

I hope you either have a convertible or you rented one!!!!!!!!

Have tons of fun. Laugh a lot. But be very safe. Watch everyone else's driving!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Shari Nelson said...

I love this card. It looked better on your computer when I saw it. What color did you use for that green background? Did you enjoy the drive?

Shari Nelson said...

Oh, is it soft suede. I guess I should look at the list of materials!

Anonymous said...

Love the card thanks,

Anonymous said...

tell your friend to be really careful driving for 2 HOURS without a break, is really dangerous,

Anonymous said...

tell your friend to be really careful when driving such a long distance, as its really bad not to have a 2 hourly break.

patricia smith said...

Wendy, that is a wonderful Springtime card! I think after a dreadful winter we are all starved for the bright colors! Hugs, Pat

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful Card Wendy! Long time no chat. I sure hop all is well with you!

Hugs and Love


Dawn said...

Say Wendy - I live in Mn! Actually, the next tiny town over from Buffalo. You should stop on by next time your in town!

Oh - great card btw!