Sunday, August 24, 2008

Flowers, Numbers and Family Time


How long do you wait before you scratch the itch to craft? If it wasn't for the fact that I have a job outside of the house, I would be scratching "that itch" on a daily basis. Yesterday, I wanted to craft, but decided to spend some time with the boys. Still, in the back of my mind, I was determined to carve out some time this weekend to make a card or two. I made this square card using scraps. I typically don't stamp a 'focal image' with any color other black or brown. Today, I threw caution to the wind (LOL!) and used pink ink to match the background papers. Add some primas, buttons, twine and a key, and the itch has been scratched!


We're also enjoying a relaxing weekend, at home. With the cost of fuel, we've been looking for ways to entertain ourselves without going too far. We picked up this 1,000 piece puzzle at Hobby Lobby and decided to work on it together. Even our cat, Sable, wanted to join in on the action.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

ETHEL, I just lovvvveeeee this card. It is fantastic!!! This is just one of your many WOW WOW WOW cards....

Monica-FC said...

that card of pink is just wonderful. cats always love to get into thick of things also. when mine was alive he was always with me at the computer. lol. on top of the moniter is where he loved to sit where it was warm. lol. or on the printer.

Sandy said...

LOVE all those buttons and flowers, wowwwww!

And Sable looks exactly like my Oliver. Except Oliver likes to TAKE a puzzle piece and chew on it rather than help in any helpful way when it comes to puzzles. LOL!

Jennifer said...

Ethel, I LOVE this card! I love that you stamped the focal image in pink to match the rest of the card colors. And those buttons!....love, love, LOVE 'em!

Working jigsaw puzzles was a constant and ongoing activity when my kids all lived at home. In fact, when we get together we still start a new one during our times together. I loved seeing this photo of your guys working so intently. Of course Sable has to help. That is what kitties do! :)

As always, your blog is such a joy to visit from the artistic to the family fun!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love this card it is GORGEOUS! I also love your kitty - my heart skipped a beat when I saw the cat. I had a cat named Ashlee that looked like your gray - I miss him so much!

Anne said...

Love that you used pink instead of black ink! Your card is lovely!

And Sable is gorgeous! Love doing jigsaw puzzles, too!

Jennifer E. said...

Hi Ethel! Love this card--how creative using the flowers with numbers and buttons! Great idea! I love doing puzzles too. It's a different type of therapy, you know? Make sure to check my blog, I gave you an award.

Sue McGettigan said...

Super gorgeous card Ethel, just love it! LOL at Sable doing the puzzle, don't cats love to be in the middle of everything?

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Page with the flowers and numbers. I love how (your husband?) is working right around the cat!

Kim H. said...

Ethel Ethel Ethel this card is off the hook gorgeous! I love the colors and the numbers in the center of the flowers! Your kitty is gorgeous! We are just starting a family puzzle too!

Sarah*Jane said...

Love it! So many different elements to look at!

Rein said...

What a beautiful card Ethel,
love the buttons!