Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bubbles in my Pockets

The final week of school, honors convocation, French Toast Frenzy, baccalaureate ceremony, graduation and the parking at school just got LOTS easier! What a crazy busy week. Oh and the bribe payoff - wow it HAS been a busy week.

Where to begin? Sunday was the day I paid my bribery debt. I 'coerced' a few football players into attending an event for the president of the college. The bribe included home cooking. What was I thinking!? Well schedules never permitted (or should I say subjected) students to come to my house for dinner. So instead I baked (and baked) (and baked) and took the guys a car full of study break goodies. They were very appreciative - as was I - when they attended the event for me several weeks ago.

French Toast Frenzy - I was on scrambled egg detail. The staff and faculty cook and serve up French toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, and cinnamon rolls. It is always done the night before finals start and the serving begins at 9:30 pm. It is a very popular event! The 'kids' love it.

Friday evening - I ushered at Baccalaureate Services at the Cathedral of the Epiphany. I dashed out early enough to make it to granddaughter Bailey's school operetta. Daughter Amy was in town to make her annual pilgrimage to Orange City to the Tulip Festival so she went with us to the Operetta. Bailey gave me the obligatory smile and wave and then she saw Aunt Amy! She just lit up! Boy did I ever feel like chopped liver!

Saturday - Graduation at the Orpheum Theatre was lovely. Just the right amount of Pomp and Circumstances! I missed out on the Tulip Festival which includes an annual quilt show. Could have used a clone of myself - but then I'd need TWICE the card making supplies! Careful what you wish for...

Now on to the cards.

Bubble Buttons
~Base card Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart~Layer of design paper (don't know the name)
~Yellow printed ribbon from the Michael's dollar bin
~Three buttons
~Yellow circular cardstock
~Image by Sassy Cheryl's, colored in with Copics, bubble top coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Sentiment printed on the laser jet printer
~Challenge from The Pink Elephant was to include the color yellow, design paper, and buttons

Birthday Tiers~Base card Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides
~Layer of Dasiy D's design paper with brads in the corners
~Layer of stripped ribbon from Archiver's
~Layer of Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides and layer of Daisy D's design paper
~Scallop circle of PTI Ocean Tides
~Digital image colored in using Copics, Stickes used on candle flames and flower centers, cake plate and base top coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Challenges: sketch challenge at Lord Have Mercy and the Little Red Wagon's challenge to incorporate brads

Mo' Whimsey
~Base care Papertrey Ink white cardstock
~Layer of Miss Elizabeth paper from the $ Tree
~Circular layer of green card stock topped with more of the same design paper
~Layers of blue then green cardstock
~Image by Mo Manning colored in with Copics, balloons top coated with Crackle Accents
~Yellow corner flower brads
~Challenges: Mo's Challenge to use flowers (corner brads) and the challenge at Our Creative Corner to make a masculine birthday card

Pocketful of Posies
~Base card Papertrey Ink New Leaf~Layer of stripe design paper
~Layer of Papertrey Ink cardstock and another layer of stripe design paper
~Metal clip
~Layers of yellow and green cardstock, then digital image colored in with Copics, hair bow and flower topped with Stickles
~Challenge: Crazy for Challenges (C4C37) the challenge is to incorporate pockets

Mocha Java Latte' Double Expresso Lite
~Base card Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides
~Layer of Basic Gray design paper
~Layers of Ocean Tides, coral, light, and bronze cardstocks, digital image colored in with Copics, sugar top coated with Stickles, foam created with Liquid Applique
~Sentiment from Stampin' Up Express Yourself
~Challenge: Stampin' B's to use food or drink in honor of International No Diet Day!

I'm hoping to score some more Bubble time soon! Maybe with school over I won't be working 15 hour days and can actually work on cards during the week.

You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the images.

All good wishes,


  1. Mo's card is sweet! You got a lot of challenges out of this one!

  2. it sounds as if you had a very busy week, our cards are adorable, each one precious....have a fantastic coming week!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Adorable card! Love the polka dots paper and the buttons too. Thanks for joining us at TPE!


  4. Love your "Mo" card! Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  5. You have been so busy.. What lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

  6. wow, what a great assortment of cards! you did a fab job on all of them. Thanks for getting Whimsy with us xoxo

  7. Great card! Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week x

  8. All of your cards are lovely... Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge. Hope you get some 'bubble' time soon!!

  9. This is a really great card for the masculine gender:-) tfs and joining us at OCC!

    Hugs, Julie.


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