Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Happy Saturday everyone! We got snow here in TN. That's a not so normal thing for this time of year. We usually only get this in February and it's usually ice and it's usually just one day..lol. This season, however, the kids have had several snow days and I'm thinking they will be out on Monday and Tuesday because more is expected. This isn't Chicago...we get out of school for very little amounts. :)  Of course, the issue is that in our county, there are lots of back roads and things and if one can't get to school, none of us can! I grew up here and loved it then and still love it now for my daughter. :)

Ok, so on to today's card. My mum's birthday is next Saturday. We're going to take her to Stoney River and also for mani-pedi's and massages. I cannot wait!  Her favorite color is yellow..it's also one of my least favorite colors. It has taken me a couple of days to wrap my head around actually using the color on my card, though I knew I had to do it. I decided to work with the first Verve sketch for this month, seen here:


It just screamed at me to use it and I love love love the long cards. I don't make them so much, but when I do it's always fun.  I am also playing along with the Moxie Fab "Grey is the new Black" challenge. We were to use grey in an innovative way. Well, I love the grey and yellow that I see everywhere. I even bought a grey and yellow pillow, though I have no grey and yellow in the house..lol. It was just too cute to leave at the store. :)

So, here is the card that resulted from the challenge marriage (haha):



It was a fun card to make and I just love my Prima felt flowers. They're so pretty. I used a couple of different SU embossing folders on the grey portions of the card. It was fun to mix them up a bit. Well, that's all I have for now. Come back tomorrow for my OTWC challenge card. Thanks for stopping by..have a great weekend!


Stamps: Holiday Labels 14 (waltzingmouse); Polka Dot Greetings (mft)
Card Stock: So Saffron, Basic Grey, dsp (su); White (papertrey)
Ink:Basic Grey, So Saffron (su)
Extras: Prima Flowers, America Crafts flower ribbon; Labels 14, pearls





16 brownkowments:

Debby said...

You really hit the mark with these challenges Keva. I love all the texture (you know how I love those SU! folders) and the colours are just so wow and on trend. Your Mum is sure to love her card.

Gina said...

I know, what about all this snow?? Wow, this is just gorgeous! Sounds like you are going to make her day very special. Happy Birthday to your mom.

Anne Marie said...

I'm sure your Mum will love this one! Wow! I love the pops of yellow you added and the pearl accents to dress it up. Just beautiful! :)

Monika Reeck said...

woow lovely white flower ribbon and nice grey with embossing....love your felt flower too so sweet...adorable take on Moxie fab challenge...good luck with the challenge, I just joining Moxie Fab too and my card is number 23 maybe you would like to see my blog, hugs, Monika

Amy said...

Beautiful take on this challenge! Love those roses paired with all those textures! I still haven't found any of those felty flowers....I'm still looking!

You have snow in TN? We are due to get snow today and tomorrow. I hope no more snow comes your way since we are heading your way on Thursday!

Dana said...

For not liking yellow (me neither) you used it in a fabulous way on your Mom's card!
Hope you stay safe in all the snow. We got another foot too.UGH.

Doti said...

Love the color combo, the embossing really takes it up a notch.

Tammy said...

I love this beautiful card and that pretty american crafts flower ribbon!

Cristina said...

Love this! Terrific colors, great textures, and that flower is to die for.

Cath said...

Hey Keva! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

 

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