Monday, September 14, 2009

Doubly Challenged - Happy Bee day

I stopped everything on my "To Do" list to play. I was inspired by this week's Get Sketchy Challenge and the inspiration challenge at BasicGrey Challenges. I used BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers (I can't seem to put them away; I've used them on my August 21st and September 2nd posts, and you will be seeing it again for my Cuttlebug post this Wednesday.) Do you do that? When I first purchased My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow, I had to put it away because I knew I would want to use it for every card :)

I apologize for my utter lack of blog commenting this month. The end of summer was so hectic preparing for school, and last week was crazy busy for the first week back. Our computer acted wonky off and on all last week, then died Friday. Ack! I have lost so many emails. Thank you for still coming by to see me; I treasure all of the lovely comments you left me! I hope I can keep up with my blog reader starting today; so you'll be reading comments from me soon.

The first week of school was fabulous. With the girls gone, I was able to take care of oodles of errands and chores (but no crafting or blog visiting). The girls have wonderful teachers this year, and both girls had a great first week of school. Friday, September 11th, was a terrific day in particular. I have 3 friends who were born on Septmber 11th...Tracy, Amy, and Jean). I enjoyed breakfast and craft time with my Design Diva friends (Deanna, Sheryl, and Chris). Then I left to have a birthday lunch with Tracy and our friend Mary. Later that evening my daughter, Julia, lost her first tooth! Her twin sister, Kathryn, has lost 4 and has had a loose tooth (#5) for at least a month. I love all the differences between these two cuties---Kathryn will have a loose tooth for MONTHS. Julia discovered her tooth was a little loose on Labor Day. She went OCD over it (I wonder who she gets that from...LOL), and four days later it's out :)

Saturday morning I went to Amy's house and wished her a belated happy birthday (I did call her on Friday, though!)

It is so good to be back in blogland...

22 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, great composition on this one. I truly love how all the components complement one another!.........deanna

Bree said...

Okay girl.. this one is too fabulous. i love all of it. it is just plain old brilliant. U amaze me.
Thanks for playing with us at GET SKETCHY!

Grammy and Olivia said...

Great card. I know what you mean about no time to create. Since school started and Olivia came back two days I have been extra busy and creating gets the back seat. Still love to see what you are up to for great inspiration.

~amy~ said...

Love this...great job...LOVE the urban prairie line...thanks for playing with us over at get sketchy!

Kay Sibley said...

Oh my, that is the cutest little bee!! I love the fussy cutting, too! I have this paper and you've inspired me to bring it out again! ♥♥ Kay

Rica said...

Hi June, welcome back - missed you!! Poor Julia, it must have been disappointing for her to have to wait for her twin to lose 4 teeth befor she lost one.
Just love your card - fantastic the way you've matched the paper to the image so perfectly.
hugs Heather xx

Angèle said...

Lovely card and what a cute stamp!
Thanks for playing with GS!

Silli said...

OMG June, your card is so funny. I love that urban paper and the cute image...;-) Happy happy day for you my sweetie! Hugs Silke

Chris said...

Hi June, I'm glad I'm not alone in the lack of commenting lately :), I don't know where the time goes! I'm glad the girls are off to a good start at school and it made me smile about the teeth situation. Glad you've had some lovely times with your friends too. I received a beautiful card in the post yesterday, thank you so much, it's beautiful! I'm glad your package arrived safely and that you liked it all. Looking forward to seeing what you create with those girls :). Your card is really gorgeous, I know what you mean about some papers and they just have to be put away! Great layout and the papers are perfect for that cute little bee. Hugs to you, Chris x

Tara said...

This is so sweet June and I love the layout! Fab paper choice too, it really works beautifully!
Hugs Tara xx

Rebekah Williams said...

That bee card is creating much buzz, it seems. I love it!

Glad to see you back, my friend.

Oh, and I totally got the cuttlebug/cricut comparison. Die cuts? Love them from my teaching days.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wonderful card June! I just love the papers too. I've been MIA too for a while -- it does feel good to be back! Hope to see you soon! hugs, anjou

Tracy said...

a wonderful lunch it was - :-)
i love the card - that is pretty paper - i can see why you cant put it down! and your little bee... crack me up... so cute!
congrats to Julia - did the tooth fairy come?

FresaBonita said...

Such a super cute bee... Really love your card..!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love this paper. Ya know what? I HAVE THIS PAPER! I just got the new BG at Angela's - it arrived while I was shopping. :-)

Sorry I missed you today! :-( Just bad timing on my part. I'll plan a day in October during my staycation.

TaraG said...

Oh this is just darling, June! I love Urban Prairie too! Such great colours and perfect for the BG Challenge! What a great card design and I love how you cut around the pp...love the long card and sweet image too! Fabulous!

I totally get what your saying about gravitating to the same papers...I do the same! I can't seem to put my Lemonade papers down right now...just love them,lol!

Thanks for playing along with us at BasicGrey Challenges!

Hugs,
Tara and the BasicGrey Challenges DT!

stampmonkey said...

Glad you had a fun weekend, Julia's tooth is out, and both of your Bee cards are adorable. Thanks for giving us the Rx for the Hex. ;)

Linda said...

Beautiful...

Windy Hills said...

Bee, I love the card especially the presentation. The style of the card is a nice change from the usual A2 cards. Great job!

Dora said...

Beautiful take on the sketch!

Liszha said...

I love how the shape of the paper comes back in what was the circle in the sketch. Nice colours!
Lisette

lauren said...

to fall behind on email AND blog commenting?! omg--that must be AWFUL, i cannot imagine! (ARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHH!!! dude, i SOOOOOOOO hear ya!!!)

i know i am BEE-lated but nonetheless i am BEE-sotted and BEE-dazzled by this BEE-autiful and BEE-rilliant (ok, that one doesn't really work, but go with me, k?!) BEE-g creation!!! ♥♥♥