Tuesday, March 15, 2011


 hello there...hope you all are doing wonderful.
we started receiving school acceptances from my son and i can't wait to see where he decides to go. so far we have received 2 out of 6. one of them already told about how much aid he will be getting. i do not want to jinx anything so i will wait to tell until we have a final decision.
BUT, i do have to add my son was awarded with the "Student of the Year" and he got another award for "Altruism". remember he was awarded with the student of the month and we went for a dinner on his honor? we have another dinner to go, i just do not have the date yet. :)
anyhow, Congrats to my son who well deserves it. he works very hard at what he does. he puts his life and soul into it everything he does. we are so very happy and proud of him. 
let's wish him well on all his endevours.

well, today is tuesday, march 15 and our term with the cuttlebug spot is coming to an end at the end of the month. But in the meantime, let's continue enjoying the process.
this week we have:
twine or string... any kind like cotton or hemp to work with.
i did not have any twine or hemp avail so i used some bits of raffia i had left over and tried to incorporate it onto my design. talking about my design...my design was a scraplift this time. i saw it at paper crafts magazine and decided to use it. 
below is the photo of my inspiration
and i wish i did a better job, but i guess i was still in a rut even when inspired by a beautiful card like this one.

Happy Easter 
4.25" tall by 3.25" wide
i used "a child's year" for the card base: image#19 (using the hide contour for the star).
the card base is a teal color from bazzill and the patterned papers are from making memories vintage findings collection--bought at michael's for $1.39 (48/8x8 sheets) excellent buy. that was a while-while ago :(

you can see the raffia here. it is supposed to represent an egg nest.:( the eggs are from the same cart (acy) image#6 using shift and the icon feature. they were cut at one inch. the spots you see on them were done with a versamark watermark ink using one of my pink stamper stamps first releases called 
"simply sweet occasions". the eggs were also embossed using my the cuttlebug "swiss dots" embossing folder. the "happy easter" greeting is also from my pink stamper . this one is from the "happiest moments" collection.
the golden dots were made using a dimensional fabric paint in a light bronze color.

and this is the inside of the card. 

i do not know if you have been playing along with us at the cuttlebug spot but if you haven't...stretch yourself out and join us in the weekly challenge.:P
we will have two more challenges and we will be done at the end of march, and most of the time nilda has some kind of giveaway for a lucky participant. 

click here to see what my other team mates have made for this challenge, get inspired and have some fun with us. good luck on your entry.

remember this is for fun...

love you all--!!


  1. very pretty card and tell your son congrats and he is lucky to have a mom like you no wonder he is getting so far. hugs dear friend.

  2. Agnes, your card is gorgeous. I think it came out way better than your inspiration. You totally kicked it up a notch! Congrats to your son and YOU. His accomplishments is a reflection that you did a wonderful job raising him!!!!!

  3. Congratulations to your son Agnes!! What a magnificent accomplishment, you must be so proud!!

    Your cards are just adorable, fabulous work!

  4. Congrats to you and your son. To you, for raising such an outstanding citizen and to him for reaching his goals. :)

    Very pretty card indeed!

  5. Congratulations to your son!! That's awesome news! :) And you can go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back too for raising him right mama! :)
    Your card turned out very very pretty :)

  6. Congrats to your Son!!!The card is cute..I love the bright colors and that pattern paper :)

  7. Such a son!!! One to be so proud of!!! Please give him my congratulations.

    Your card is beautiful (as always).

    And, thank you so much for the big hug!!! It felt wonderful!

  8. Congrats to your son! BEAUTIFUL cards!

  9. Hey girl! Sorry i didn't have time to post on the hop.... Your cards are very pretty...love them all...HUGS...SK :)

  10. Great cards. I have not had time to post lately. Hope all is well. THanks for sharing.


  11. I love your rendition of the card! So bright and happy :) Your son sounds like a wonderful young man, congrats to him (and you)!!

  12. A huge congrats to your fabulous son, Agnes! Obviously you've raised him right and you must be very proud! Love your bright Easter card and the raffia grass. Too cute, girlfriend! xxD

  13. What a fun way to use the raffia, Agnes. Love your card and it's bright colors!

  14. What an egg-cellent idea for a card! Love your take, it is so festive and happy!

    (And what a great set you made for your MIL as well!!)


  15. Agnes, you are waaaay to hard on yourself! This is beautiful!!! Love the colors, and the eggs are sooo pretty the way you embossed them!!!
    Big Congratulations to your son!!!! I know you and your husband are very proud of him.... As you should be!!! Take care!!! Hugs!!!

  16. Well done to your son and great card.

  17. Fabulous card - love the bold bright colours!
    Helen x

  18. WOW! This is just amazing.. all the details are just...WOW! I love your take on the card too! It is so colorful and happy! As always your work is fabulous! Congrats to your son and to you for raising a wonderful human! Seems we only hear bad things about kids today.. so nice to hear something positive!
    As always thanks for inspiring all of us!


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