Thursday, October 6, 2011

BIG HUGS

hello my friends
i thought i was going to have plenty of time to be around and craft more but sadly it hasn't being the case.
i do not always feel good and when i do i have been trying to play catch up with the house, garden and life.
it is always something with me, but hey, i am alive!

after doing some errands today and taking Lulu for a well needed walk i started making a card. just a simple card because if i get too picky i wasn't going to finish it today, lol.

Big Hugs
4.25" x 5.5"
the background papers were scraps i have been organizing again, lol. 
did i mention i re-organized my room again? ...it is a never ending chore. wink-wink

i made the card front but i was not sure about what i wanted to use to embellish it.

while looking out the window i saw our with hazel tree we just planted last week and thinking i can't wait until i see the flowers next year. it then hit me, lol. since i have the fringe scissors from martha, i decided my embellishment was going to be a witch hazel flower---flowerdisco's style that is, hehe. the strips were going to be thin and messy---just like the witch hazel one. i glue the strips one by one on top of a small round scallop. i trimmed off some ends, inked them -of course, and attached that beautiful chipboard circle i had for a while and had forgotten to open the box. the colors matched so well to the already made card front. don;t you love it? i do---i love it a lot
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BTW---THIS IS HOW THEY LOOK LIKE
photo courtesy of gardenguides.com


a my pink stamper "Big Hugs" stamp, and voila...what a pretty card in about 30 minutes.
(not counting the deck sweeping-lol)

enjoy!

and i hopefully i finish my son's room this coming week and have it ready for when he comes for thanksgiving break. 
i still have some plants to plant before the ground freezes and Lulu needs a bath. that is at least half a day fluffing and fluffing---the never stopping shedding of pugs, lol.
well, love you all!
and even i haven't been around much i have seen a lot of you are doing great and have been doing very well with your blogs. i am so happy for you all.
---Big Hugs---

12 comments:

  1. Love it. I am going to lift this. love the flower. so my taste. Thanks for sharing. you do such a great job. I have to get back to my blog. I've done tones of projects just have not had time to post. ugh. hugs to you.

    dawn

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  2. Agnes your tree inspired embellie is incredible!! Great card, and I hope you get to feeling better---take care of yourself!!!

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  3. Love Love Love this! You are so creative! This is super cool. Great photos. Your so inspiring.

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  4. NOT TOO PICKY?!!! LOL!!! Sister-friend, your card is beautiful. And I vitto loving the flower!!!

    Big hugs! Always a prayer that you feel well!

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  5. Wow! I love the flower and I love where you got the idea from. So Pretty!

    Hugs Dear Friend!!

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  6. Great card! Just love your inspiration photo!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  7. What a Beautiful Card Agnes. I have those scissor and have yet to use them. That fringe flower is a great idea. Take care. Smooches... Felicia

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  8. Agnes, very nice flower.... lovely story.
    Carole

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  9. Oh I can SOOOO Relate Sister, lol! It seems nothing Ever gets caught up and I just get worn out just thinking about it, lol! I love your flower card and as soon as I saw it on my dashboard I thought of Witch Hazel even before I read your post. But I hadn't been able to post till tonight. You know trying to get projects done and posted, I can get the projects done but Hate to do the posting part. I keep trying to get the Hubs to do it and he just laughs, says he already helps with the cooking and had no interest in learning how to use a blog, LOL! Oh well a girl can try can't she! Well I'll see you tomorrow, gotta check out my blog post for tomorrow for BBTB2. I sure had fun with this one and it actually went together pretty fast, thanks for a fun challenge. Well try and take it easy and See ya later Girlfriend!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  10. Agnes, this is just BEAUTIFUL. Your inspiration was spot on. The Flower is so pretty. Great job!
    BTW you had to mention sweeping the deck, mine is a disaster right now. We are finally having a Landscaping company come and do our entire yard...it will be such a relief to have all the overgrown bushes and landscape under control...aaahhhhhh!
    Take care and have a great week!
    Dee B

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  11. Agnes, Just wanted to let you know I can't get your new Blinkie to work on my Blog. I had your old one and deleted it and have tried different days and several times with no luck. I apologize for bringing this up in a post, but I did not see an email address or contact info.
    Let me know so I can put it up again.
    Thanks
    Dee B

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Have a fun day!!!