Friday, May 22, 2009

Just Magnolias is in Shape!

This week the Just Magnolias DT were supplied with a set of shaped templates to play with and they have come up with some brilliant cards using the templates from our sponsor The Cutting Cafe' . They offer affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration, Bosskut Gazelle and Cricut (with Scal software).

Now this all means that there are some fabulous shapes this week with our DT cards - Me I went with the 1/2 circle card - well it starts out as a 1/2 circle then is folded :0)

I was just dying to use this little Edwin stamp with the chicken - I think it is the "country" in me I would love to get some chickens and roosters.... but Hubby says no right now. Bad Coyote problems in our area and that would just be calling them in like a dinner bell. Sigh country life.
I'll just have to play with Edwin and his chickie for now - I colored with my Copics and cut him out with my Fiskar's finger kraft knife.

Now my card... hmmm I just don't know I think I went a bit nuts the night I made this one - Ok so I love Edwin, and the hay bale is perfect for him to be sitting on. The Blue barn wood papers from DCWV is a perfect back drop for him. And do you love that Rooster paper I found in my stash????? I think it is from Daisy D's - had it FOREVER! too perfect. I fit everything to my 1/2 circle sewed everything down and then folded the card - The Sentiment is one of my epoxy Heidi Grace stickers on Red Card Stock. Then hmmm those flower petals, that is where things went weird..... shouldn't work when it is late and I am tired. I liked it at first and now the more I look at them they well.... are driving me batty. I tore apart a large Bazzil flower and then sewed the petals down to 1/4 piece of card stock then attached to the inside front of the card. The whole thing slides perfectly into a 6x6 envelope. Now those petals are looking like the top of the rooster to me instead of the flower it was suppose to look like! LOL oh well - still is a different card for me and that was the point to reach outside the box.

You just MUST head over to the Just Magnolias Challenge site.. oh my the other DT rocked their cards with shape! and the prize is really fun to work with!

Well my shopping trip was pretty good yesterday - didn't find the punches I was looking for. Did find the new Words and Expressions cartridge for my Slice I had been wanting. Got 6 new tops... 60-80% off!! LOVE that! Didn't really need them... but hey I buy clothes when they are a good deal! And that was a great deal. I also got a new pair of shoes... don't have them, but I paid for them! I got them, and then was waiting for MIL to try on something so I sat down outside the dressing room to check my email on my phone - she came out and I gathered everything up and we left the mall. Well I was starving - and lunch was next so I guess that was on my mind and I missed the package with my new shoes! Didn't actually miss it until 7:30 last night... I was in a panic! I paid full price for those! Ahhhh! I called the mall .. nope not in the shoe department, then I remembered sitting outside the dressing room and called that department. The lady was very nice - all I said was "Hi... I was there this afternoon with my MIL and..." then she interrupted me and said " you were reading your phone, and you left your new shoes here...." How funny is that she remembered me, and saved my shoes! She is holding them until Saturday when I can get back to pick them up... you have to understand I live a LONG way from that mall... probably 45 minutes without any traffic. So my shoes are suppose to be safe.. so I am still considering it a good shopping trip.

Well what do you have planned for you weekend? Us.. Hubby will work, then he is closed on Monday and we will probably work on adding onto one of the Donkey pens and mow... fun holiday huh? But he takes advantage of closed days to do work around here -

Better get busy myself the laundry pile is as tall as I am today!
HUGS and-


TA Carbone said...

Michelle love your card and how you did the flowers around the edge. Good thing the woman found your shoes and no one walked off with them.

Your blog is the best

Heidi Brawley said...

I think your card is Gorgeous!!! It sooo adorable! I love stopping by your blog every day. Did Vicki have her baby yet? I am so anxious to see her baby. Have a Great Memorial weekend!!! Hugs! ~Heidi

Kelly Schelske said...

It looks awesome Michelle!! Fun colors!

Ila said...

Your card is Amazing and Super Cute!!...Fabulous coloring and design!!....So Glad you found your shoes....I once left a bag of scrapbooking goodies at the city an hour and a half away...phoned them and they kept it for me..till my next trip in...I felt so lucky!!....Gardening and laundry are in our schedule this fun ;) Have a Wonderful Weekend Michelle!!...Hugs, Ila

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow, he is adorable...

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

I love this card Michelle. I do have to admit that I thought the flowers were supposed to resemble rooster tails but I think that they are adorable like that. I love this Edwin stamps too. You always Rock with your cards. I lOVE this BLOG :) Have a great weekend. We do our yard chores too.

Rach said...

this is fabulous Michelle, love what you have done with your shaped card.. wonderful details.xx

Tab said...

Fab card Michelle, love this Edwin, the name of him tickles me everytime, so sweet! Sounds like you had a good shopping trip, apart from forgetting your shoes LOL, at least you were able to track them down!
Hugs Tab xxx

Martine said...

Oh wow Hun, your card is gorgeous and edwin goes with your paper choice perfectly, i lve everything about your card :)



ros said...

everything matches perfectly. he is so cute, what a gorgeous card

Bubbles said...

FABulous card Michelle I absolutely adore it!! The image, wonderfully co-ordinated papers and those flower petals look ace!
Sounds like a good shopping trip, guess leaving the shoes may be just the excuse to shop some more!!
Joanne x