Monday, June 18, 2012

Up, Up and Away!

Hello..... that is a very slow, tired hello. LOL Hubby and I have finally finished cleaning out the storage units we purchased at auction. We really did get them at a great price, but after 2 days of sorting and then hauling to get rid of the junk.... I think we are both thinking that we will not be the next couple to try out for one of the storage war tv shows. HA! All though we have discussed that more than likely those people have hired hands to come in and do the actual work. The sweating, labor, painful nasty work... don't you think?! :0)  Well we are not super stars, so we ( Hubby loves when I say "we" ) but I was there and I did quite a bit for a lazy person that is use to be in air conditioning!... anyway WE had to do the nasty work to have the prizes... and speaking of prizes,   I did promise to show you our favorite piece, the reason we went after the larger unit.
 Now it didn't look quite like this in the unit. It was dried out, and filthy! But just after a little TLC from Hubby it is just as gorgeous as we knew it would be. Now I have to find somewhere in the house to put it.... yes, we a famous for buying things we don't need, and don't have room for - but I love it!

I'll try and show off more of the other stuff once in a while as we get things cleaned up and "show able" -

Now I want to show you that I have crafted - Actually this card flew out of me as soon as I got this stamp in the mail. I love this image from Little Darlings -

I think it is the look on her face, she is so happy don't you think?  She is called "Up, Up and Away" you might recognize her as part of the Logo of the company :0)

Colored her with my Copics, then did some shading with pencils. A little added Viva Decor Pearl Pen for a little extra.

For my card, I went with papers mostly from Webster's Pages. I love the richness of these papers. But I also found a vintage looking cloud pattern paper in my scraps, just seemed so right to use that behind the image, right?

I cut piece of the papers, layered with a light blue card stock, sewed down with blanket stitches and straight stitches. I am not sure why I used the roses paper on this card. I just loved it so much and was working away and went with it. And just before I attached all the pieces I saw a package of French doilies on my desk, ordered them a few weeks ago and totally forgot about them. Love the doily with the roses... but here again not sure if it all goes with the hot air balloon... but hey it is a girlie card :0) And with that thinking I thought the "Live * Love * Grow" sentiment that is part of the new release "In the Garden Sentiment" set was a good choice. I believe this little lady is Living, Loving and Growing! Growing doesn't have to mean plants...  A deep pink satin ribbon was all the extra it needed from there.

Here is a close up of the image, I pop dotted it on the clouds pattern paper so she is flying!!

The inside is simple with scraps from the front - but I cannot find the photo I took anywhere! grrrrrrr

Hope you enjoyed my card, I had a lot of fun with it! Make sure to visit the Little Darlings Rubberstamps web site and see all the cuteness there! Great new release too! 

Here are a couple of challenges that it qualifies for :0)
Let's Ink It Up - Use your favorite embellishment ( ribbon is one of my favorite embellishements )

HUGS and - 


Sheri said...

WOW! You did great at the storage war! Love it! No, I bet they don't do their own dirty work. And your card is so cute. Great job.

Di said...

That Secretary's Desk is beautiful! Great find -- even though there was a lot of hard work it more character! Love the card as well!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a find. I'm sure it'll look great in your house.

Your card is gorgeous.

TA Carbone said...

what a fantastic piece of furniture. Always wanted something like this. You should of taken a before and after picture even of the unit with the things on top of each other. Cant wait to see the other finds. Still waiting for the pricing of your labels on your last find.

Great card also


Jingle said...

Fun find! Your card is fabulous!

Jingle said...

Fun find! Your card is fabulous!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Niki said...

Wonderful card, I think you captured the spirit of growing and looking forward to opportunities. Your storage war find is a real treasure, congratulations

SuzanneK said...

Fab creation, wonderful attention to detail. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the draw, Hugz Suzanne

Sonia said...

Fabby creation MIchelle!!
Wonderful funiture!

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Michelle, what a sweet card .. love the colours and fun image.. and that cupboard is beautiful, really shows that it had a good clean up :D well done.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful card. Love the patterned paper. Thank you for joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma