Tuesday, March 24, 2009


...what a weekend.

My hubby hurt his back on Saturday morning doing the snow shoveling out front. He came in kinda walking funny and said he pulled something and needed to sit down. I rolled my eyes and thought 'typical guy'! Fast forward to Sunday and the poor guy can't move! He was using one of our kitchen stools to shuffle his way to and from the bathroom and back to the bed. So, I have spent the last couple days, sponge showering (I kinda like that part though heehee) making, feeding and cleaning up food, doing laundry, finding advil, getting this, that and everything and most importantly...changing his socks! LOL I hadn't even had a second to do anything until today. The kid is napping, so I shall play! ha! I really should be doing some job hunting...but whatever.

I decided to do two challenges in one. Everyday I check out my friend Dana's blog and today her post had a NEW challenge. It is from Chicks With Inkpads and I loved the color combo. I am a huge burnt orange, butter yellow fan and this was right up my alley! Plus, since it is their first ever challenge - I just had to do it! Then of course I love my Mojo Monday's so I used Sketch #79 for this card!

I started with primary yellow cardstock and mounted a patterned paper from a Costco pack that had orange, white and deep red-orange swirls, flowers and lines in it. I have used every inch of this patterned paper because I loved the colors and print so much. I wish I had more! For the deep orange color in the Chicks challenge I used another Costco paper that had small, faint sunshines on it! How perfect for my MFT stamp from the Hit The Beach Mini Set. After stamping her in Jet Black Ink and embossing her with Stamp-It's Holgram Powder, I colored her in with my Crayola's and then felt so bad because she is so pale! So, when I saw the sentiment that said 'tourist', I thought it made this card so funny! hahahaha For my embellishments I used orange polka dot ribbon from Michael's and three flowers layered from my assortment with a yellowey-orange jewelled brad to anchor it! On the inside I used the tropical drink stamp and made it a sticker with my Xyron. I love how this card turned out! I can't wait for someone to be heading on a hot holiday so I cna send it to them as their Bon Voyage!

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Thanks so much for being the Chicks' very first post for our Inspiration Challenge! I absolutely love your card. I hope your hubby is feeling better too!

  2. Fantastic card, Shelley! You totally nailed it!

  3. Love this card, Shelley! Great job!
    I can totally sympathize with you and your husband's pain, except my husband was shovelling and ended up in the hospital for three days! He is much more careful now, and has taken to stretching ALOT to keep loose. He missed a month of work because of his back. Best wishes your guy and to you for taking care of him!

  4. Really great card and the colours are perfect