Saturday, May 15, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #88

It's time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge! Woo hoo!!

I just love these challenges! It has helped me to take time and dig around in some Etsy shops that I normally wouldn't take the time to do (even though I have wanted to for a long time). Anyway... let's get to it!

This weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge shop is Creation Designs! The shop owner is offering up a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner. This weeks sponsor is Limelight Papercrafts. Limelight is offering up a great prize pack so you can visit the Etsy Inspired Challenge blog and check out those details here.

You have until Friday, May 21st at noon EST to enter to win! Make sure to link your blog post on the Etsy Inspired blog or if you use an online gallery... label your creation with EIC88.

Here is the inspiration picture that I chose from the etsy shop.

Here is my card...

I thought it would be a great card to slip in with a dinner for sick friend, etc.!

Make sure to check out the other DT's blogs...

Clare Prezzia (May Guest Designer)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I promise that one of these days... I will get back to normal. Did a lot of cleaning out yesterday and took more stuff to Goodwill. I am working now on minimizing the amount of pictures that I have on hand. My husband built me shelves a year or so ago in our living room to house all of my photo boxes and albums. Well... I am 2 years behind on printing any pictures and I have already filled up the whole wall. Anyway.... that is what I am focusing on at the moment. I hope to make a lot of progress on that over the weekend.

I am also trying to get my head around NOT printing pics unless I am going to use them on a scrapbook page or to display. This is a HUGE deal for me as I have always... always wanted to have prints on hand. I just realize that as many pictures as I take... I just can't afford to print all of them any longer and I am going to have to have a new house just for pictures in a few years if I try to keep up the 'old ways'! :)

I have had some people ask if I am okay (and I appreciate that). I really am okay... I am just in 'home mode' and working on projects around here... trying to get my house and my life back to basics! Knowing that I will not have any other children is really driving me to get rid of stuff. I have kept a lot (didn't realize how much) of stuff thinking I may have a girl one day. Anyway... all of that is fine... I am just ready to get rid of everything! Let's just say that I think Michael is stunned at how serious I am about it.

Okay... enough rambling. I just really feel bad ... I know ... I know... you say I shouldn't feel bad for not visiting but... I do. I miss you guys. I am just really focused on home stuff right now. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel and I will be back to 'normal' soon (i hope...ha)! There just aren't enough hours in the day and I am sorry that I am letting my blog hopping, etc. suffer but ... again... with a 3 year old under my feet all day (not complaining... I love him!)... it has just taken me longer to get things done than it would normally if he were in school. I have to wait until Michael is at home and with his busy schedule... well... it is just taking a long time.

Okay... sorry... really enough rambling this time. It is late (or early... however you want to look at it) and you guys know how I get when I am tired... chatty! :) Thanks for 'listening'! :)

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Handwritten Notes (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, corner rounder, Hambly rub on (these things are really coming in handy!)


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so cute love the colors and the pearls are such a nice touch!!!Totally understand we do need more hours in the day I need to get into the organizing mode. Have a great weekend!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is one cute CAS card. I just love your take on this challenge.

Jackie said...

Excellent CAS card Kelley! Great work gf!!

de said...

Kelley love this card! I was hoping I had silverware stamps when I had my creation in mind, but no go. This is amazing!

Hang in there with your home projects! It feels so great when you get those types of things completed!

Ann said...

Girl, would you quit apologizing? We all LOVE you no matter how often you visit our blogs, and we look forward to seeing you again whenever you can find the time. :D

This card is CAS perfection! I love the bits of bling you added!

Mandy said...

super cute!!! i would love to get a meal with that card attached! ;)

Karen B. said...

What a fun card, and I think perfect for what you will do with it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE this card Kelly! I was going to use those spoons/forks for my inspiration too! Hmm...hope you don't mind;) Great stuff as always--also, did I see you in the CARDS May mag??? CONGRATS (if it was you!)!! Love visiting your site:)

Alice Wertz said...

very lovely simple card as always, Kelley! so happy to hear that all is well!! =)

Janelle said...

So cute, Kelley. Love the colors. And, you're right -- perfect to tuck in with a meal you're delivering to someone who needs it. Food is good. Food plus a card, better. :)
I'm so proud of you for doing all that cleaning out. I really need to be doing that, now that my kids are gone. But now I'm thinking, well -- maybe I'll have grandchildren one day... haha. (Always an excuse to be found!)

Winter said...

Too cute! I love the rubons and what a cute sentiment! I know what you mean about trying to get your house in order! I have been trying to work on mine in between everyday life! I know it is hard to get everything done, but we can only do what the time allows! Hope you get all your stuff cleaned out soon! :)

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. And those rhinestones are just the perfect touch.
Of, house cleaning and reorganized. that's a big issue here, I'm really depressed. I try to do something every day but with two kids (4 and 1+) no chance.
I'm just happy that my friend has got a boy and now most of my son stuff are to her. But a big amount is still in my basement. A lot of work and I have no idea when to do it.

Ok, a big hug for you and take care of you.

Alanna said...

What a fun card Kelley. Good for you for doing things around your home that you are wanting to get done. Take good care sweetie.

Stephanie said...

just saw a utensil stamp on Sunday and now I'm wishing I bought it!!

and I understand how you're feeling guilty! I have felt this way too, but we don't have unlimited hours. I'll be in home mode during my first few weeks feels so good to get everything in order