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1/25/2014

Congratulations with an LOTV topper

Good morning, and WHEE, it's Saturday. Even though I've been retired for a while, I still love Saturdays - and Friday evenings. Silly--yes I know. I worked longer years than I've been retired, so I guess that's my excuse. You know what? I think I got more done when I worked. I guess because I had to manage my time better. Now I can tell myself, "Oh well, I'll get it done tomorrow". Then I go take a nap or find another way to piddle away my time.

OK, here's my card to share this morning:

- LOTV topper that I've had for a while, and thought it was appropriate for the occasion. Diecut with the MFT pierced circle and edged around the outside with DI..Antique Linen and a bit of Broken China to blend with the DP. Card base was a pale blue parchment type of paper.

- banner is a Dylusions sprayed piece, sentiment done with Elizabeth Craft die.

- MS punched Butterfly & border trim,

- EK Success punched photo corners.

- Think this is a Sizzix EF, but I can provide specifics if you ask.

I hope you are staying cozy & warm where you are. We've been fortunate to have beautiful sunshine, but the temps have been low for our area. We were having some cement done by the shed to enlarge the entryway where DH has to drive out his lawnmower. So we're hoping that no rain shows up until it's cured in well. Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for your visit this morning. Hugs!

22 comments:

Terri Brett said...

Love this card and the colours

Rita said...

Beautiful cute card. Like you I can change my mind by the minute and find something different to do. Hugs Rita xxx

vicki said...

This is just so cute!!! Love the topper and the butterfly die cut looks gorgeous!
Hugs
Vic x

Benzi said...

That is the perfect sentiment to use with this adorable bear holding the #1 cup. You've made such an adorable card. Love the gold butterfly and will be glad when I see some fluttering around.

The yucky black birds have arrived here a bit early. I saw so many this morning and they don't usually come until February. And, I saw a couple robins in the yard. Hope Spring comes early, but doubtful.
Have a great weekend.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Mary sweet topper, hope the weather stayed dry for you. enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Mary!! What a sweet image!! The colors are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

This is adorable Mary I love anything LOTV and I love those pierced dies next on my list I think lol huggles Sue xx

Sandy said...

I do love the picture of you on your blog - one day we will meet I am sure of that. Your card is just as cute as it can be Mary and I love the fact that you are having so much fun doing this!!!
Sandy xx

Bonnie said...

What a sweet topper! Love that background too!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Mary, what a cute little image, the bear with his trophy! Love all the layers.

Donna Hanley said...

Mary this card is just precious. Love the colors. Love that gold butterfly and corner treatments. We are topping out at 30 degrees today, which is like a heat wave compared to this past week. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your cement cures before any rain hit. Enjoy the weekend.

Brenda in IN said...

A sweet congratulations card with such pretty colors. I agree with deciding I'll do it tomorrow. When I find myself rushing I have to stop and think I have plenty of time to get that done. Hubby does that too. When we're out he wants to hurry home and I ask "what else do you have to do?" It's hard to get used to having all this time on our hands.

jimlynn said...

What a cutie and love the background and that butterfly!
I'm totally the same way and just know I was better organized and got more accomplished when I was still working.....but wouldn't trade retirement for anything!
Lynn

Marilyn said...

Awesome card! Love the colors

Carol L said...

This is such a sweet image, and such a beautifully made card! The golden butterfly and sentiment both make this a very festive card! I love it and it looks even better IRL! Thanks!! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Hi Mary, Your card is so adorable. Love that sweet image... so cute. I know what you mean about Friday night and Saturdays. Even though Saturday is just like Monday-Friday at our house now, too, it still feels... different somehow! Like you said, must just be all those years of conditioning.

Lisa Petrella said...

Hi, Mary! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I'm now a follower of your blog too! I just took a quick cruise through some of your most recent posts and your work is fantastic! Will definitely come back to see more when I have a little more time. Thanks again!!! So glad we found each other in blogland!

Pat said...

This is a lovely card and a really cute image Mary, and I like the blue and gold colours you have used with the darker punched out piece behind the topper with the die cut embellishments to finish. x

Brenda said...

Well I might have just lost my entire comment. Let me know if it didn't go through! I adore the card Momma Mary. I also still love Friday's and Saturdays, to me they will always be precious. I think we all managed our time better when we worked because we had too. But isn't this what retirement is all about, doing what you want when you want? Putting things off until another day just because we can?! lol Hugs!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a cute card! I agree that I used to get more done with I worked two jobs and worked seven days a week. Everything was always done--laundry, housework, grocery shopping, letters sent, cards made... how did I do it?!!! I work but one job now and procrastinate like a son of a gun. I'd better not retire; I'd probably not even budge. Ever!

Sheila H said...

Very cute - love the butterfly :)

scrappymo! said...

What an adorable topper. This really is a sweet card!
The EF is so perfect with this.

Just having a pop through and catching up on your posts. I have been busy sorting the craft room and purging a bit. Ahuge box of magazines will go to the thrift shop tomorrow and another box of odds and ends. I had a Xyron 500 that had never been used in 5 years...with the sook wang pages, it seems redundant now.

Weill have to post some photos on a WOYWW week as it will be nice to celebrate being finished.