Monday, October 18, 2010

Over Already???

I can't believe I am already back home!! Where on EARTH did the time go?? We had sooo much fun!! I have LOTSA photos to share, but first I wanna share this card that a made a couple of weeks ago.

I first need to give a "shout out" to my BFF, Cheryl for her inspiration in helping me make this card. Not ONLY did I HAVE to buy this stamp set after seeing what she made with it, but I ALSO had to use her layout for inspiration in creating my own card. Lookie her wonderful card here:

Cheryl's Beautiful Birthday Card

I actually used some Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in the center of the big flower and on the leaves in the little background strip, but the shimmer didn't show up in the photo. It really DOES look purdiful in real life.

Stamps: Happiness Shared, Fabulous Phrases, Woodgrain background
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Always Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Cutter, Small Oval Punch, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (Illuminate Top Coat), Dimensionals

Other than the interminable drive home yesterday, our Disneyland trip was a success ('cept for the death of my phone! Gotta go to Verizon this morning and do some SERIOUS begging! I feel like my right arm has been missing for DAYS!! But I digress ...)! We had sooooo much fun!! (Can't you see it on our faces?? Isn't my nephew's "Mad Hatter" hat da BOMB??? It sure helped in keeping our group together as he was MUI-EASY to spot in a crowd!) I opted for the "hat solution" for my scary hair, too! It was very misty most of the time we were there (a bit of light rain here and there). Didn't hamper our fun ONE BIT, but it did a number on my hair, I tell ya!!

And here I am doing one of my favorite things!!! (Actually, this was Amelia's treat and I was only using it to pose for the picture. She claims it was VERY yummy!) There is SOOO much snacky food in Disneyland ... I coulda come home as big as the Goodyear Blimp!!

Amelia was VERY happy we got the chance to have a pic taken with Pluto ... he is one of her all-time faves!! (Notice the hair again??? No hat, but I DID opt for ponytails!! Haven't worn THOSE forever! Too much wet in the air for any "real" chance at a good hair day!)

Here we all are looking very "bugged"! Actually, we were waiting to go into "It's Tough to Be a Bug" over in California Adventure (cute 3D movie experience). Gotta love how ya look in those funky 3D glasses, eh?

And here is a photo my nephew took of me and my darling daughter ... we have so much fun together! I feel so blessed that my daughter is one of my bestest friends!! (Love ya, honey ... mwah!!!) Smiley from

Wish me luck with the Verizon dudes ... I am hoping that they have pity on me!!


Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Wow.... I've looking at this set and now there's no putting it off. this is just beautiful!!! Love your card, layout, coloring. just everything about it. Great job.

Linda Bandow said...

Great set and I love what you did with it! TFS

Pam said...

Love this card and the way you've been using the woodgrain bg. When I bought it, I thought I'd only use it for masculine/owl type cards....but you're showing me a whole lotta ways to use it!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Wendy~

That card is just so beautiful...and if you send it out will get here right on my bday! (**hint**lol**)

I am so glad that you had such a fantabulous time over at Disney Land! You know why it's called land, and our's Disney World? Because ours is the BESTEST ANYWHERE!lol

I am so glad that you all had photo ops, and good times, and high calorie snacks since you were probably walking 20 miles a day. How are the toesies, Regal Rosie?!

Great photos...

He IS Able,
Traci S.