Friday, April 30, 2010

Bloggers challenge ~ some type of embossing

Good Morning Friends!

I made a card for my mom this morning. She's sick in bed with pneumonia. She called me yesterday to tell me she took the BUS into Boston, then took the BUS back home after she found out. Arggghhh. I wish she would have called me.

Anyway, today's plan is to make her some soup, get some groceries and head for her house when my little one gets out of school this afternoon. Just to check on her and make sure she has what she needs. She told me yesterday that she hasn't been eating, and knowing my mom, that might be because she doesn't have any food in the fridge for herself.

It's always harder to cook when you're only cooking for yourself.
I used the color combination, from Patti's Stamping 411 color challenge from yesterday morning. The colors are garden green, certainly celery, chocolate chip, and so saffron. Thanks for the great color combo. i actually colored my doggie's face a little green!

Anyway, I just cant imagine trying to make a card without using the big shot in some form or fashion these days. One of my favorite new toys is the lattice embossing folder which will be available starting tomorrow, along with all the other goodies from the summer mini!
The embossing folders are so easy to use and make such an impact on my cards, that i forget to talk about how to use them. You simply cut a piece of paper, put it in between the folder. put your cutting pads on the top and bottom of the sandwich, and run it through on "tab 1" using the multipurpose platform.

Now ~ anything that's not a regular die (thinner) goes through on tab 1.. so once you figure it out, it's super simple to do.. and I like simple!

Speaking of simple.... I also have started playing with the new smoosh spray. I just love the lighter colors. I think the dark colors would be good with resist techniques and I cant wait to try those as well. Anyway. When I was done making my card, I simply set my card up in the color catcher and sprayed it. I used two colors here. The white, which leaves shimmery yummieness all over the card, and then a touch of the yellow.... My mom is feeling so crummy, I thought the yellow adds that touch of "you feel yucky". I know this picture is dark, but here you can see just how shimmery the new smoosh spray is! Wicked cool!

I hope this card makes my mom feel better. I'm looking forward to see what the other bloggers challenge members are up to before I head out today.

(rubbah hugs)
Selene Kempton

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Hope your mom feels better! Cute card! I love that sick puppy.

Patti Chesky said...

Selene, tell mom that I hope she feels better. Pneumonia is so awful to be sick with!!!

She is going to LOVE her card!!! When I saw the specs of yellow, a messy sneeze immediately popped into my mind. Yuck......LOL!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the shimmer from the smoosh! What a sweet card for your Mom- hope she feels better soon!

Lisa Somerville said...

Sure hope your mom feels better! Such a cute card, love that embossing folder and the added shimmer!

Basement Stamper said...

Adorable card, I'm sure your Mom will love it and I hope she gets to feeling better. I love that smoosh spray!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a great card. I love the Shimmery spray, it really adds to the look of your card.
Hope your mom is better soon. Give her a Get Well Hug for me.

Tami Black said...

Sorry to hear about your mom and sending prayers her way! Love the card -- that little dog really does look like a sick puppy! And like Patty, that smooch spray could really lead one to believe this poor puppy had an accident....

BarbaraW said...

Hope your Mom feels better soon. Great card.

GCgirl said...

This card is sure to bring a smile to your mom's face. Nice job!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your artwork is gorgeous, Selene beautifully created.

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the sparkle and shine on your card! I sure hope your mom is up and better soon!!!

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo cute...love those colors...great job with the sketch too! {SMILES}

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very cute. I haven't played with the smooch sprays yet.. Time to break them out!!

Lori said...

Hope the card cheers your mom up! Cute card!

Connie said...

Oh dear...hope your mom is better! That's tough to get over! Love the bright colors!

Heidi Hihn said...

I am sure this will brighten up your mom's day! Great card!

Connie Paxman said...

perfect card for your mom...hope she gets better...I love that embossed background..
connie paxman

njburk said...

Girl you have been a busy gal! Love your projects. Your cute dog wth the shimmer spritz is a great effect. Love the embossing you did--great job as usual, Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute get well card Selene! Hope that your Mom is doing better! :D

Jane Bosi said...

Very cute--I hope your mom is doing better!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wicked cool for sure, Selene! Mums! They often give "aaarrrgghh" moments ... but we wouldn't be without them. Hope she is feeling better soon. But ... she will feel washed out for quite a while afterwards. Take care! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What a cute card!