Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Cows come from CALIFORNIA!!!

And... Cosmo Cricket!



Oh, just LOOK! What an incredibly darling illustration! This little gem is included in the "Elements" page of Cosmo Cricket's "Garden Variety" collection and I'm in LOVE! {Could you have guessed that, after considering my blog title? hee hee} Yeah, so, every time I purchase an Elements page, I try to tell myself I can do with only ONE. Ha ha! We all know they are double-sided, so c'mon! Well, needless to say, after I recently scored the entire collection pack of Garden Variety, I quickly REALIZED I couldn't live without MORE!!!!! More, more, MORE! Thank goodness I was able to secure at least 5 more Elements sheets, and now, it's okay to use... some.

Yeah, so I've been known to hoard a lil' bit of paper every now and then...

But regardless of my [*now*] handsome stash, parting with this image STILL doesn't come that easily.... Rest assured, I used it for a card that I was inspired to make for an incredible lady...





And, as I sat down to create this card, I realized I'd better shop for a little inspiration, too! So, off to CARD PATTERNS Challenge site I went! Once again, time has been extremely short and I have been Challenge-challenged...

I am DELIGHTED to have found this week's sketch and to be influenced by the powerful talents of the Card Patterns ladies!!! Yee Haw! {Thanks for making this project come together for me!}



I flipped that lil' baby and had me a FARM-THEMED card-craftin' party! Moooooooowweeee! I did, indeed! What a fun, festival of some of the MOST adorable and inspirational paper - EVER! I wish I could decorate my ENTIRE house in this line! I love it SO!

So, back to the lovely gal to whom I was inspired to thank... She's not a blog personality, but IRL, she's the generous soul who opens her home to our local 4Hers, at least once a month and then some! She also happens to be the AUNT of a fantastic blog {and REAL LIFE} friend, and she sets family graciousness and charm to new heights in my experience. I won't say too much more, because I have a feeling that she'd prefer her privacy... {Not like you will be driving up her driveway, any time soon... hee hee...} What I really want to express is that I am so impressed by the way she lives a life, in complete accordance with the guidelines of what makes 4H so impressive to me. Tomorrow night we'll be celebrating the end of the 4H year with a picnic and party at this gal's ranch, and I will be giving her this card along with some drippy sentiment, much like what you {might!hee hee} have just read... and THANKS for indulging me, if you did!



Anywhoo, not a lot of stamping went on here, but I do want to refer you to the FANTASTICALLY fun clouds from WPLUS9's latest HOT-HOT-DARLING, and HOT!!! release, The Birds and the Bees!!! It's very subtle, but I used the solid cloud form the B&B set behind the button "barn" image. {Dawn, you clever thing!} I'm so happy to have a cloud in that size, I can't even TELL you!!! Anway, loves, I'm off to complete some more goodness for our 4H party tomorrow night. Hope all is well in your neck-of-the-woods!

Have a great rest of your weekend!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket; October Afternoon (background "script")
Stamps - S/U! - Sentiment; WPLUS9 design studio - Clouds
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Button - My stash!
Scallop and Circle Punches - Stampin' Up!


20 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute. Even your blog title made me smile. I love that barn!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

oh my gosh I love that Moo paper on the left of your card. I was already intrigued by your blog title so when I clicked to investigate further I was tickled by your entry! Fun card!

Karen said...

There's a whole lotta goodness here...oodles and oodles of it!! I love how you threw caution to the wind and dived into your treasured paper pieces! And guess what?! I even caught myself reading the text paper when I enlarged the pic of your FABULOUS & FUN card!!! :>

Dana Gustafson said...

OH my! You have earned your self a blue ribbon prize for this beauty! I know my aunt will love it. You are so right, she is a wonderful part of our program and YOU are gonna make her smile with this!

~amy~ said...

You my dear, design thee most fun cards...ever....happy monday and here's to a fabbie week!

Rosemary said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet card! I just love reading your blog posts! It's just like being there in Scrapland with you as you lovingly look through your papers and make your choices! So fun!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Adorable card!!!!!! What a super gift! Loved reading the story..

Dotty Jo said...

Sweet card, sweet story and super sweet YOU! Hugs, Jo x

LeAnne said...

Waaaah! I want some of this too....gonna go check out my CC store! This is ADORABLE!! I can hear the mooing right now! Takes me right back to my childhood!

Vanessa said...

OH, I love these kind of images!!! Psssst, don't tell anybody - I ordered the October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers! Just couldn't resist. But I tried. A bit. Can't wait to get them! Your card is so adorable, have to get out my Cosmo Cricket Elements paper now! Your fun comment made me laugh out loud again! Looove reading them! Have a beautiful day sweet friend!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

What a beautiful creation Elise! Where do you find something like that?

Laurie said...

Dang Girlfriend. I LOVE this card!

dstandard said...

What a cool card - love the image! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Jinny Newlin said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I, absolutely, love this card with all those yummy papers!

Steph Zerbe said...

Darling illustration indeed! Great use of sketch too! Super cute.

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

What a darling Elise! So glad to you could join us again. I really love the image and the how you even added that little barnyard on the side. Fabulous take on the sketch!

Savitri said...

Super nice and totally you!! Yes, hoard on... that way I won't feel so bad when I do :P

whoistracy said...

How perfectly vintage and fun! I love that little barn you tucked on the bottom right.

Erin Glee said...

In my web-surfing I washed up onto your happy 'lil blog and you made MY day brighter! I also discovered we are "neighbors"!
Erin Glee from Petaluma~ (I'll be back!)

Mandy said...

How perfect! Love this! :)