Friday, August 5, 2011

Smiles Across the Miles & blog candy

Thanks for joining me today. If you viewed this earlier, I hadn't posted the blog candy because I was busy this morning painting the bathroom. We painted it a pretty green, it looks very nice. This week I am giving away this 6x6 Cosmo Cricket Wanted mini deck. To win just leave a comment on this post letting me know what craft or home project you are working on or what projects are next on your to do list. At the end of the post, please find the winner of last week's candy.


I really like today's card! It meets the Fantabulous Cricut challenge to create a friendship card and the Cricut Circle Blog challenge to create a scene. I used the Pop Up Neighborhood Cart and cut the balloon at 3.25, the grassy area was cut at 1.75. The dp is Jillybean soup and I did a bit of doodling on the balloon image to make it pop. The sentiment is PTI.

So what have you all been doing this summer? I have spent a lot of time at the pool but not one single day at the beach and I only live 20 minutes away! Today, the kids have their last swimming lesson and Tyler starts soccer soon. On Sunday, we are going to Knott's Soak City water park.

Today, is my parent's 39th wedding anniversary and my Grandmother's 83rd birthday. The story goes, that my parents had been talking about getting married for awhile (I have no idea on how long that is realistically as my mom was a couple of months shy of 19) and my grandparents were joking that they were going to Vegas for my Grandma's birthday and if they really wanted to get married they should come to Vegas with them. They were very surprised to find my parents at their doorstep waiting to go to Vegas. They were married at the Chapel of the Stars by a wannabe Elvis impersonator. Hilarious right? Yesterday, we took my grandmother and her husband out for lunch. I took the kids and they were very well behaved for once.

Hope that you are enjoying your day.

Edited to add: Winner of the Blog candy from last week is sunshine honey bee. Please email me with your address so that I can mail your prize.

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30 comments:

Amy said...

I love this! The patterned papers are so pretty and all look great together! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jill W. said...

What a happy card! Love the use of the coordinating dp.

Bernie said...

This is such a fun and cheerful card. Love the lovely papers you've used.
You really should take the kids to the beach before the summer is over. I'm a boring old lady, I've spent my summer in the garden or the craft closet.
Blessings Bernie

Karen said...

wish I was sailing in that hot air balloon because it looks amazing...I am working on a baby girl card my oldest daughter needs for a co work....
Karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Hi Cindy
I think your card looks amazing all those pattern papers look so good. I'm working on a couple things at the moment a 8 by 8 Mini album surprize for a good friend who just had her 1st baby with lots of colors and xmas cards so I'm not scrambling at xmas to get them all done in a hurry.
You should post a pic of your newly painted bathroom up when u have time I'd love to see it :)
hugs Nikki

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful lovre story. Hope you took lots of pictures and scrap their love story!
Our project is to paint the bathroom. I just rippped all the wallpaper down! There's no turning
back now. LOL
MaryBeth

Sandi said...

Beautiful work! I am currently working on a 2 page zoo layout featuring my granddaughter and our onboing landscape project will get some attention this weekend.

Babe O'Mara said...

Cute card. Love the dsp. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Bernie said...

OMG I'll bet your grandparents were surprised. LOL!

This may come as a shock as one crafter to another but I'm reorganizing my craft closet! LOL
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am working on a sectioned shadow box on sewing. It will house all of my grandmother's sewing items.

Tini A. said...

Oohhh Cindy... what a beautiful card. Great idea to add this ballon!
happy weekend!!!!

Linda Peterson said...

What a cute card!! I am working on trying to make a toilet paper roll scrapbook.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Cute card! i love the patterned paper.

Today I am starting on a school album.

MelissaS said...

such a fun card! I love hot air balloons :)

Today, i am going to work my Christmas cards!! The only thing to do here when it's hotter than HOT... And I'm thinking about my SU! order. it's been too hot to do much here, so we're chilling in the AC, going to the gym and the pool.

Happy Birthday to your Grandma and Happy Anniversary to your parents!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card and love the blog candy too. I've been babysitting all summer, but sadly that is about to end, this week in fact. I can't believe how much I've grown to love it.

Yolanda said...

LOL--what a great story about your parents. Love the papers you used for your card. I'm pretty new to the Cricut but am getting a lot of practice this week making decorations for my DIL's baby shower.

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Noreen said...

A very "uplifting" card! As soon as it cools down enough I need to caulk around one of our outer doors and then paint the whole door frame.

-Agnes- said...

Hi Cindy, I like green for bthrooms, it reminds me of pools! I'm working on a Thank You card at the moment.

Suzanne said...

Hi Cindy!
I love your beautiful card!!! The pattern paper you chose are perfect.... It's always a challenge for me when selecting different pattern paper for a project...you did a wonderful job. My next project....its actually 2 scrapbooks that I don't really know where to start (I just started scrapbooking) I've been making cards for years. I have two sons and I'm trying to figure out how to scrapbook the past 12 -14yrs.
Thank you for the great giveaway....sweet:)

Suzanne Watanabe 
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Diane's Place said...

Does organization count as a craft project? I guess I did make a menu board and a container for my pens and highlighters....and about 70 sticky note stand up holders for work. I guess I have been crafting a little more than I thought. Thanks for the give away. drivers133@gmail.com

Kate said...

This looks fantastic! The papers are absolutely fabulous and look wonderful together!
We are going on holidays and my husband has done a few painting jobs for me while I was in school last month. However, upon our return, we will go through the kitchen and clean everything out. It's due!
Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

girlia said...

Cute air balloon, the DP really makes a difference

Sabrina said...

Oh, how I love this card! I have a thing for hot air balloons, so I love it! The paper is great too, looks so great!
Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!
Sabrina
http://scrappinwithsabrina.blogspot.com

Evanna said...

Lovel card, very pretty! thanks for shaing it with us at FCCB!

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Love the balloon and patterned papers! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Moni said...

Fab card, great paper. Hugs,moni

craftaholic said...

Hello there!! Love your blog and your entry into the cricut circle blog!! Have now entered my second year with the Cricut Circle and love it!! Good Luck on your Entry!! I am working on my Christmas cards and have 75 cards half done...I have not posted on my blog for so long and need to get it updated!! Hope to see you around the Circle..My screen Name is (Lavendergal)...Have a Great Week!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

callyannc said...

So cute and love the paper! I am working on a Bridal Shower and all the Decos for my sister. When I am done I will post on my blog! check it out on the 24th of Aug!
Thanls CallyAnn(follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Congrats on top 5 at Fantabulous Cricut for this awesome card! x