Friday, January 4, 2013

Homespun Hugs--WMSC129!!

Are you out there? I hope so!!

I am one happy girl... yep' home from the travels and grabbed a moment to make a card!! Well, happy and sad... sad that this is the last WMSC and sad that my old computer failed me last nite and I wasn't able to post it in time for the challenge....(was clicking on the insert image icon and there was no "choose files" or 'browse' button to pull pics from my computer... had to save to picasa web album and pull from there.... sheesh, sometimes blogger likes to stretch my brain cells, LOL!!

THRILLED that I have a new computer (Xmas present) and it's working like a charm!! Just have to download/ set up some programs that I didn't have time to do before I left on my travels.

I had a wonderful time visiting with family... when you laugh so hard... sides ache... wiping the tears... dang, I miss them already!! Even with all the serious business... (FIL's estate finally settled... that was a project!!! Hubs and I have a farm... one that I lived on when I was a newlywed....it's "gone to pot"... the house anyway.... but, Bill and I have plans to slowly fix things and get the house in a liveable state!) And, the weather in the Midwest... a little cold, a little snow, a little rainy (had to watch for freezing temps/weather to plan driving routes) but, we accomplished everything and my SIL can now head to Florida!!

It's a bright one... lots of color.... yes, I am HAPPY!!


I am a paper hoarder... there I said it!! Decided this year I had to use up some of the patterned papers I own before I can buy more.... hard to do... went looking today.... picked some out... placed in my card... but, I didn't check out!! Found these papers in my stash before I left for the Midwest so, when I got back I decided to use them with Waltzingmouse Stamps Sewing Box Hugs... perfect fit!! Stamped and fussy cut several flowers from the set, sprayed with water, crinkled, and layered for a somewhat 3D effect. The background doily and sentiment flag are MFT die-namics. Added some twine, seam binding bow with pearly center.

The sketch....


Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!! Ha... I'm sitting here working from two computers since everything is not switched over and keep grabbing the wrong mouse...and, Windows 8 is different from previous versions.... I will persevere!! Honestly, I am gabbing up a storm!! Sorry!!

10 comments:

Marisa said...

Soooo good to have you back, Vickie :) Thrilled to hear your trip was a huge success and you had a great time with family. Nothing better than good belly laughs with family.

Jealous over your new 'puter. Yeah for you and double yeah that you were able to conquer the issues you had to deal with. Go you :)

Card is wonderful as always. Fun papers and love how you used the flower.

Have a great weekend and Happy New Year to you my friend ((hugs))!

Wanda Cullen said...

Hehe! So glad you had a safe and fun trip and are home safe and sound! Missed you in blog land and missed your fabbie creations! Gorgeous papers and flowers on this one! Homespun hug right back at ya!

Karin Ă…kesdotter said...

WOW!! What a wonderful card! LOVE your sewingbox flowers and beautiful patterned paper !!!
Have a great Saturday, hugs, Karin

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Vickie! Love the flowers and the background paper! I wish you all the best for the year 2013!! Hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

Welcome back -- sounds like a fabulous time!

Cute use of the sketch -- love the sentiment with the images - very cute.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

LOVE the colors and papers! Pretty! Pretty!
Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Happy is always good!

Renee said...

Love this!!
The papers and colors...
I die over them!
A perfect ending to WMSC...
I have loved visiting you each week to see your gorgeous take on the sketch...
I always leave with such inspiration!:)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Vickie, such a shame you missed the deadline, I think blogger was up to something last week as I had trouble with it too.
Love those papers, and the sweet layered flowers, one of my favourite WMS sets.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Vickie, don't know how I missed this beauty! Love the dimension you added to the stamped flowers and that black doily looks stunning!

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful card! I love that stamp set!!!! It is still one of my favorites!!! Such a lovely and fun card! And congrats on the computer too! No fun when they quit working but nice to have new too!
:)