Monday, May 5, 2008

I'm Back and Random Cards

Happy Cinco De Mayo, Everyone! I'm back from Nevada!! We were there to attend my husband's grandmother's funeral. She was living there for the remaining few years of her life. My husband's grandmother was a very optimistic person who loved to gather with family, enjoy life, and basically, enjoyed parties . .so, in honor of Grandma Cels we decided to celebrate. It wasn't a time for mourning but more of a celebration of her life. While in Vegas, we stayed at the Bellagio. We usually stay there because we love that hotel. It's a beautiful and "clean" hotel and not very crowded. Vegas can be such a zoo. Below is a picture of my daughter taken at the Bellagio's conservatory and botanical garden. Isn't it gorgeous!!

Anyway, I actually found the time to squeeze in a few cards today. All I cared about was to finish a card! LOL! It just seems that I've been having less and less time to craft. I'm not sure why? I think it's the unexpected interruptions that has been causing me problems. It's hard to return to a "crafting" mode when something occurs that takes me away from what I am doing. Are you that way too? It's like the "mood" disappears and I have difficulties getting the mood back.

Anyway, I had actually colored this image from the SU Always stamp set a week ago. I had created a card for one of the SCS challenges using this image and created two thinking I needed two of them. Instead, I really didn't need a second image so here I am now using it.

Nothing much to the card. The striped paper is from ATD designer paper that I bought from Wal Mart. The color combo is SU Wild Wasbi, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip. I cut scallops using Fiskar "Cloud" Scissors and the brads are from JoAnn.

This card was totally random! I don't think the designer paper suits the image but hey, grandma looks like she's having fun so why not use a fun designer paper!

The stamp image is by Inkadinkado. The designer paper is by DCWV - I think the glitter stack but I'm not positive. I pulled the paper from my scrap pile.

Anyway. . .gosh, it's almost 11:00 pm. I guess I won't have time to make another card. I'm so behind on my card making.

Maybe I'll have more time tomorrow. . .we'll see. If I haven't visited your blog site and commented for a while . .I'm so sorry, I just haven't had the time but I'll try to stop by tomorrow!!
Hope y'all have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Beth Norman said...

My condolences on the loss of your grandma in-law. Glad to have you back. Your card is so adorable.

Diane said...

It is nice that you celebrated her life Maria.My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
The Belagio is gorgeous isn't it!
Love both sketches and cards,your
cards rock girl!!!

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kathleenh said...

Maria, the Bellagio looks gorgeous. I feel the same way that you do about stamping. My creativity flows much better if I stamp everyday. It's hard to get back into the flow if I have been away for awhile. Your cards turned out great! That grandma card is funny!

Laurie Hines said...

So sorry for your loss. I am glad you got some time away from home to relax and enjoy though.

I think your Always card is very cute. It would be a nice mother's day card.

Flossie's Follies said...

Glad to hear you are back safe and sound, and it is always so wonderful to celebrate one's life. Love your heart card, the coloring is fantastic.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Again, sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother... it does sound like she had a great life.
Love the cards... especially the first one... that heart is great and I like the colors. TFS!

2 Worlds said...

Its really a beautiful place there,
that grandma is funny !

Craft Girl ! said...

Cute cards ! Always fun to see what you do. Sorry to hear about your grandma.

Ila said...

I love both of your cards!! I think it's wonderful that you celebrate your husbands grandmothers life...what a wonderful way to honour her!!

~Michelle~ said...

beautiful photo of Bellagio!
Looks like you're back in your stamping groove to me! Cute granny card!!

malieta said...

Celebrating Life is a different approach and the more I say it the more I like the idea.
Wow...I have never been to Vegas and the Bellagio is breathtaking!
I love the stamped heart and the granny takes the cake. I love it.

Rita said...

I luv your cards Maria their awesome!!!

I totally agree with your husbands grandma, celebrate the life not mourn it, she must have been a great woman. I luv Vegas & we love to stay at Caesars when we go, have never stayed at the Bellagio, but love gambling there.

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