Monday, January 19, 2009

Rainbow's End...and CHA plans

What a glorious day it was today! I was off work for the holiday. I slept until 7 am (never happens), and did a few things in preparation for the trip to CHA later this week. I went to town and had lunch with my best friend! Oh yes, I DO love my days off! :-)

I made this card yesterday. Honestly, I didn't like it when I finished it, but it's beginning to grow on me a little bit. Ha! The main image is Stampendous Lucky Bee Friends . Aren't they cute???

I stamped on watercolor paper and used Tombow markers to color. After coloring the image I used my oval Nestabilities to cut and emboss all the layers.


I realized as I was making this card that obviously I'm really into glitter these days. It seems that I have used it on a lot of cards lately!

After coloring, I used my Quickie Glue Pen as adhesive for the rainbow and the bee's wings. Then I sprinkled Art Institute Crystal Ultrafine Glitter for some sparkle!

The shamrocks were made by punching 3 hearts with a Marvy heart punch, then adhering them with foam tape. The stem is just a sliver of cardstock. The center of the shamrocks is a self adhesive rhinestone . The ribbon is by May Arts .

On the inside of the card I used Stampendous Rainbow Friend sentiment. I just love what it says!

So, that's it for me tonight. Unfortunately, it's back to the salt mines tomorrow. But not to complain...I have a lot to look forward to with CHA coming up.

I am leaving Saturday morning, flying into Anaheim. I haven't been on an airplane since 1981. Obviously, all the rules have changed a bit. I spent some time on the Internet last night trying to figure out all the rules. Geez!

Tosha and Laurie are picking me up at the airport in California. Even though we email regularly and talk on the phone often, we have never met...so I am super excited! Several of my favorite people are also going to be there...so we're trying to make plans to meet up somewhere. Those include Carolyn King , Kimberly Crawford and Amy Sheffer . If anyone else is going, please be sure to let me know so we can make plans to meet! Am I gonna have fun, or what???

Let's hope it's a short week so it gets here soon. Only 5 more sleeps till then! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

20 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

Oh I'm so jealous!!! What company you get to be in. Hope you have fun!!

I LOVE this card. I'm a huge fan of those stampendous bees!!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just a few more days and I get to meet you in person!! I can't wait!!!

You KNOW I love all the glitter you use...don't stop!!! You just sold me on these bees!! :-)

Hugs,
Laurie

Carolyn King said...

are you kidding---this is fabulous! I love this card.

Cannot wait to meet you in person! Wooohooo.wont be long now!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh these guys are so fun, super job. Have fun with Tosh and say hi for me. I enjoyed those fish stamps so much.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh these guys are so fun, super job. Have fun with Tosh and say hi for me. I enjoyed those fish stamps so much.

Carol said...

I am so happy for you going to CHA! I'm glad you decided to go, and you'll probably be going every year afterward! You go girl, have yourself a wonderful time!
This card is just too cute! I LOVE how you created shamrocks with the heart punch! SO clever! The glittered rainbow is awesome too - a perfect touch to a great little card.

Gabriela said...

Gotta have the Lucky Bees now. Your card is delightful. HOWEVER, I am green with envy that you'll be in Anaheim (my old stomping grounds for 40 some years) AND that you'll be off playing with Tosh and Laurie. Please - please - please give them my warmest regards. Have fun!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your card is so cute. I love all the sparkle!

...have TONS of fun with the girls in CA!

Lynette said...

Well, your card did not have to grow on me - I liked it as soon as I opened up your page! So cute! Have a wonderful time at CHA!

Kimberly said...

I personally LOVE this card!! The inside is always so wonderful!! I love the way you colored the image too-the muted and glittered :) rainbow is perfect!!!!
YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! CHA happy dance! :)

Yvonne Jackson said...

Great card I love the rainbow glitter. I must say I do like the sentiment, who needs a pot of gold over a friend anyway !

Enjoy your trip. All the people you are meeting up with sounds like my list of blogs I follow !!! Please say Hi to them all and tell them to keep up the magnificant work they produce and inspire people with.

Take Care.

Cheryl said...

Cute card!

Silke said...

Totally cute card - Michelle!!!

Oh - I wish I could meet up with you all too!!! Have fun and a safe trip!!! Hugs ~S~

Susan said...

So much fun! These are just so fresh and fun and cheery! Love these little bees!

Kerry J. said...

Such a cute card!! Love the bees and love your clever clovers!! Have a great time at CHA!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is absolutely adorable, Michelle! I am SO jealous of all of you CHA goers! Wish I could come too! Have a great time!

Mothermark said...

This is the cutest little bee leprechaun card ever! Love those stamps! You did a great job with the rainbow!

Have fun! Be good! Don't let *those other* girls get you into trouble!

Joan Ervin said...

This is adorable, Michelle....I love the super cute image and all the sparkle!!! Love that awesome green gingham, too!!! Have a great time at CHA...sure wish I could be there to meet you!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Michelle, this card is just darling!! LOVE those bees, and your heart shamrocks are awesome! That soft rainbow is gorgeous too, as well as the gingham green bg!! LOVE this!!

CHA...really? I can't believe it's really going to happen...in just a couple of days!! HOW cool is that!??!?!?

Laurie in MN said...

I love those silly bees.