Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Couple of Challenges

First of all, sorry for the lack of "deals" posts that some of our regular readers come here for.  I just haven't found ANY killer deals this week.  So sad!  Hopefully the craft stores will start getting revved up for the Fourth of July sales soon!  I love to shop, but what I even love more is getting an unbeatable deal!

There's a little excitement on the home front over here... we have some INCREDIBLE neighbors that we love dearly, who are about to do something UBER awesome for me!  They like to go on vacations when they can, and since they only live two houses up from us, we house sit and dog sit for them when they're gone.  They have three huge lovable cuddly dogs, just like we do, so it's always a lot of fun!  (Plus they have cable tv, and we don't, so it gives me a chance to indulge in the Extreme Couponing show on TLC while I'm snuggling with their puppies!)  Anyway, in lieu of monetary payment for watching the pups, they are building me a CRAFT ROOM!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how stoked I am!!  I took "before" pics last night, and I will keep you up on the progress!

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program!  I made a cute card for hubby for Father's Day.  Let's just hope he doesn't check the blog between now and then!  Ha ha!  He's been working hard on compost for our garden lately, so I just had to echo that in the card!


I used Walk in My Garden and Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridges, along with some solid color cardstock.  Oh and of course, one of my new favorites, the white Gelly Roll pen!

I'm entering this card in Celebrate the Occasion's Challenge # 17.

I'm also entering it in Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Challenge Me Monday #1 Dads Challenge.  Wow...I just said challenge three times in one sentence!

Have a fun and scrappy day!  Wow...did that sound cheesey?

17 comments:

Adrian said...

Wow, awesome neighbors! Cute card, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Linda said...

That is so sweet of your neighbors!! Can't wait to see what your room looks like. The card is awesome, too! :) Thank you for joining us @ CTO this week! :)
Linda :)
www.fancyframework.com

DIANA L. said...

Super card. It is wonderful to have good neighbors.

GiGi said...

So cute! I love the shape and doodling! Thanks for playing at CTO!

girlia said...

Awesome neighbors and a very sweet gesture.

girlia said...

oops! thanks for playing with us this week at CTO. The card is great!

BugBites said...

cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

Dilsaver Designs said...

I wish I had neighbors like that, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Dana said...

Very nice. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

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Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

So cute .. love your card..

thanks for sharing and playing with us at CTO...

Ivette

Lisa said...

What a fun card...great way to personalize it! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB and CTO!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

Lovely Card! Love the font you used! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Marlene
FCCB DT

Nadia's World said...

Now that is so awesome of your neighbors! Very nice trade....

Great job on the card. Thanks for playing along with CTO!

Nicole T

Maquel said...

Such a cute card, Amy! Love the gel pen! :)

Amy said...

WOW -- Great news on your Craft Room!! That's AWESOME!! :) I love your card -- My mom is the one who tells everyone to stay away from her compost pile -- LOL... I love that this is for your dad!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!! A new challenge starts tomorrow -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

hire web developer said...

Nice art. It reminds me of the old days when I used to do painting in oil paint in canvas. now I have lost the skill.

Melissa said...

Wow, how exciting, congrats on that room!! Your card is great, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!