Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I know it is early...please, do not fall off your seat! Yes, I realize I am the same person who sent out my St. Patrick's Day cards in late (...very late) April, but I have good reason to post early.

I am getting a weekend away. No kids. No husband. No cooking. No cleaning.

Can it get better? Oh yes, my dear friends, it can.

I am going to the Japan Hobby and Craft Show which is sponsored in part by CHA! And I am going with a bunch of enablers!

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that in Tokyo they have Outback. And TGI Fridays. And I am sure much more of what I miss from home. *sigh* And I get to actually see, touch, and BUY craft goodies all weekend!

So, I leave you not only with my wishes for the Mom's out there to have a Happy Mother's Day, but a card I made my MIL for the big day. And yes, this was actually sent out last week with a little somethin' somethin' from us. (My MIL reads my blog and she is a snoop when it comes to presents!! LOL)


Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful (SU)
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi DSP
Ink: Nick Bantock Lamp Black (Ranger), Copics (R59, R46, R43, E47, YG67, YG63, Y11)
Accessories: Dryer sheet, Xyron adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Half-backed Pearls

24 comments:

Dawn said...

this is just gorgeous! I love this technique and the image is gorgeous! Great job!

chelemom said...

Your card is beautiful! Have an awesome weekend away......buy lots of goodies!!!!

jennifer said...

Hooray for you!!! That's a well deserved, really fun get-away! So happy for you :) And such a beautiful Mother's Day card- I love the image stamped on that paper, it gives it such a soft, pretty look!
Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy Mother's Day

kat9 said...

oh. Have fun. I know what it is like to get to a bigger city and be able to shop at actual craft places. Have a good time.

scrappinmominky said...

Very, very pretty. Happy Mother's Day to you too. Have an awesome time and buy lots of goodies. Have Fun!!!

Gina said...

Have a great weekend, it sounds like you have a lot to look forward to. Can't wait to see all the goodies you get!

Diane said...

Ahhh...a dryer sheet, that's what gives it that look. I was trying to figure it out, so glad you added that tidbit in the recipe. It's beautiful!

JazzyH said...

Have fun! Great card.

Anonymous said...

I see some queso in your future! Have a great time this weekend!

Christy

laos348 said...

Such a pretty card - have a great time this weekend!

Naomi said...

I love the dryer sheet technique, and it looks like it was made to use with the set you used!!! What a great MD card! I love it!

A weekend out by yourself? WOW...that must be what heaven is like...LOL! Jim and I had our first weekend away in 5 years last month, and let me tell you, I missed the kids, but boy was it much needed!!! Have a GREAT time, you deserve it!

Kim said...

This card is very pretty! Enjoy your time away and buy lots of new stuff!! How fun!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Enjoy your craft shopping! It's hard to get any better than that!

Stephanie said...

yippee!!! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. thanks for my introduction to the dryer sheet technique...that's one I'll have to try...your card is beautiful!

peggysue said...

That is very pretty, I have that set and haven't pulled it out in the longest time, I need to do so, should try a CASE of a pretty card, like yours!

Mary said...

Oooo very pretty!

Jess In Japan said...

Okay... You are home now.. Share the fun!!!! Load pics and what you bought... I wish I was able to go. :(

katiesniche said...

Oh you lucky girl!
I feel your pain as far as eateries go. When I was in Oki we had only Chili's, so when they put in a Macaronni Grill the lines were mighty long, lol.
I can't wait to hear all about your weekend!!!!

Karen said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day! It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend in store. Looking forward to seeing what crafty goodies you came home with! Love the softness with the dryer sheet on your mil's card. I have yet to tell any family members (outside of hubby and kidlets) that I started a blog because I would not be able to post things until after they received them. I suspect the cat will be out of the bag soon enough. :>

Kay said...

Have an AB FAB time! (how could you not really???)

Holly said...

What a beautiful card - and I'm sure your MIL LOVED it. And WAHOO on your outing! You go, girl! Get out...eat up...and BUY some goodies for yourself. Enjoy it all!

theneon said...

very nice job -- sympathy cards are so hard but this is perfect! Martha Kay

DaDoodleDiva said...

This is so elegant. What a neat technique to try.

Traci said...

Beautiful card! Hope you had a great time! Love the colors and paper you used, such a great look using the dryer sheet.