Friday, April 10, 2009

Mojo and Inspiration on the same day!!

Whoa, when does that ever happen? Well, if you have seen my blog posts before, you know that I love to combine challenges. There are so many great ones out there that I have to combine some in order to be able to create cards. I'd love to be one of those people that can make several cards in one day, but 3 different cards is probably the best I have ever done, and that was a miracle in and of itself! This card is for the Mojo Monday #81 and for the PMS Monday Challenge #6. If you haven't tried these challenges, try them today! The Mojo Monday sketch actually has a prize this week from Verve stamps!

I'm scheduling this post for Friday, but I actually finished this card on Thursday. I'm going to give you the back story! This is the scenario at home after an excruciatingly long day with a rather whiny 4 year old girl (who will remain nameless...LOL!)!
It's 6:10 pm, and my husband walks in the door, puts his stuff down, gives me a hug, and I say, "Honey, it's 6:10 pm, and this mom is officially off duty." I proceeded to climb the stairs to my craft room and barricade myself in the room. I turned on the TV and tuned into some old reruns of NCIS (love that show!) and a little over an hour later, this card emerged! Now, of course, it is a wreck in there, and my dear daughter did pop in to make a card also, but the smell of brownies got her attention. Daddy knows how to bribe both mom and daughter! And, alas, the smell of brownies is calling me, too. My thighs are screaming, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" But, the taste buds win every time!

Card details:

Stamps: Enamored Elephant by Paper Makeup
Paper: Brenda Walton Sweet Talk by K&Company; Euphoria by Basic Grey; Pink Pirouette and Purely Pomegranate by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/Tools: Scor-Pal; American Crafts Pure glitter pen; SU 1 3/8 inch and scalloped circle punches; Marvy Uchida scalloped square punch; Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon by SU; glitter brads
Copics: W2, W4, W6, R20, E41


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I am so rolling on the floor laughing (ROTFL). I can so relate to the brownies & hips! Actually, I can relate to the entire story. At least you keep your sense of humor through it all! AND still create such beauties! Kudos to you!

P.S. I'm sure you get this alot.... any relation to our former Pres.?


Nancy said...

No relation to the pres...we'd be the red-headed stepchildren if we were!!

Kim said...

That is so cute Nancy. I love that elephant!

Cassie said...

this is great nancy - i am in AWE of your coloring of that elephant! you are gooood!!!

i love NCIS too - that Mark Harmon!! i'm glad you can't resist brownies - i'm not sure i would trust someone who could - KWIM!?!?! *wink*

Priscilla said...

What a fun the shade work on the elephant. I just got some new Copics and can not wait to use them. Great job with the sketch.Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Heather said...

Nancy, this is so cute! I can totally relate to your story, LOL. Have a Happy Easter!

Danni said...

Adorable card!! So fun!!
Brownies will do it every time! Yummy!!
My 4 year old is whining alot lately too.ugh!! LOL!!

Heather said...

Hey Nancy I love the Elephant he is adorable!!! I really like your layout and good for you combining some challenge!!!


JanJ said...

Hi Nancy, love your card, that elephant is so cute

Jan x

Randee E said...

Cute card! And love your story. I wish I had a room to barricade myself in! Thanks for leaving a comment :0)

stampin abi said...

Love your card!!

Tracy said...

Your card is so cute! I lovet hat elephant and your coloring! Good for you to get away. What a nice husband you have to make brownies! Happy Easter!

Darla said...

Such a cute card. You a mom you have to barricade yourself sometimes and just be creative. I love the brownie storie! I'm impressed that your husband knows how to bake! My DH only knows how to put a frozen pizza in the oven! Great job on the card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!! tfs!!

Christi said...

OMG how cute!!!!!!