Friday, October 10, 2008

TGIF

Is anyone else looking forward to the weekend? I know I am! My hubby is off work on Monday for Columbus Day and he took yesterday and today off to make it a long weekend. The kids are off of school this week for Fall Break so little Rachel has not been at preschool- both a blessing and a trial. It will be much easier on me now that Dan and I outnumber her- teeheehee! Thursday is Mary Elizabeth's riding lessons and since Rachel usually has dance at about the same time she has been going with a friend. Dance was canceled this week for the break so we are all able to enjoy watching her ride yesterday. We got to experience a couple of firsts with her. It was her first day of jumps and it was her first time to fall off the horse. She was not hurt, in fact she got up smiling and climbed right back on his back. She is definitely a horse loving girl!

My card for today didn't start out as a "get well" card but while I was making it, I discovered that a friend was having a rough time health-wise and decided to make this for her. The cute little raccoon is from none other than the new Artful Inkables set, Critter Country. I started by stamping the little guy on gray CS with a glue pad then added black Fun Flock. After I cut him out I decided to add Petal Pink Liquid Pearls to the inside of his ears and Pewter LP to his nose. I had previous stamped and colored the stump and "weeds" on to white CS and colored them with Copic markers. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to fix the raccoon on to the stump. The PP is from BG's Mellow line and I used So Saffron CS to accent. I inserted 2 SU jumbo eyelets in the corner and added yellow gingham ribbon from my stash. The tag is cut from the gray CS with a Cuttlebug tag die and the sentiment is from AIs Basic Sentiments. I fixed the tag to the card with hardward from WRMK. The little button in the corner is SEI with a tiny knot of the gingham ribbon. Hope everyone has some super plans for the weekend (even if those plans just have to do with getting some rest-lol)! Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers! Take care!

13 comments:

Bekah said...

Super cute card. I love the little raccoon!! TGIF, indeed. It has definitely been a testing week here at work for me. It sounds like you are having a fun weekend! :]

Jill said...

Darling card! I am looking forward to the weekend too (although it is often a lot of work to have all the boys home at once). It is nice to have a bit of break from homework and not have anywhere that we have to be on Saturday. Enjoy your time with your family!

Dianne said...

Another cutie! ! ! ! ! I love him!and the flocking just set him off! Keep those fingers inky!
luv ya!

Rose Ann said...

This will surely cheer your friend up!! I love the dimension and Flock!! Adorable, Beth!!

pammyrn said...

Beth, this little guy is just gorgeous. I love your coloring.

Lynda Benden said...

This is just darling Beth! I love the way you colored and the DP is awesome!

Terri said...

This is absolutely darling, Beth! LOVE your use of the Fun Flock!

Dee Jackson said...

I love this one too!! I have never used flocking but wow it adds so much to this image!

shel9999 said...

Awww...this is so cute, Beth! I love the gingham ribbon and dimension!

CAKVD said...

Oh, how cute!! Love the little raccoon!! The dimension is wonderful - I need to play with flock more often!! Take care!
Cheryl

Julia Aston said...

I love the DP on this cute forest scene - love the raccoon on the stump! the yellow looks great with the green! I'm sure this critter will cheer your friend!

Terri said...

Darling card, Beth...love the "Country Critters", just did a card using them myself! TFS!

Kristin said...

What a cute card; certainly it will make the recipient feel better just looking at your beautifully colored Raccoon.