Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In a PERFECT World !!!

 

I must tell you that my daughters mean the world to me !

So this sentiment was the perfect one to add on a card I made for my daughter Theresa who’s birthday was this week & who never even got a card from me on her special day. No one feels worse than I that although I own enough supplies to rival any craft store I didn’t get a card sent to her in time.  We all  know how life gets in the way of things we MEAN to do but don’t always get done.  Are there any other card makers out there that procrastinate like I do ?  My other daughter, Bridgette has a birthday in October so maybe if I start on it now I’ll have a card ready to mail her so it won’t be late .  I made her an anniversary card years ago & it was so pretty but the sentiment didn’t look quite right so I took it back to redo & never did give it back … Now that was not very nice was it !!! I have SUCH good intentions !!!

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This sentiment is from Whipper Snapper & is so Perfect & true !!!  I used the Cheery Lynn screen door for this card & the cat is actually part of the die. When you cut it out you not only get an awesome door but a cat also … I cut the door out of cardstock then cut it again out of a woodgrain paper (which I also stamped the sentiment on) & glued it together. It comes with a little piece of screen but Bridgette who had just redone her screens just happened to have a large piece  leftover which she shared with me. That girl can do anything !!! I’m such a “gatherer”.  Sounds better than a “hoarder”… LOL … I’m always picking up tiny pine cones & moss & little pieces of cedar boughs to use on my cards but before I use it, it dries up …. I brought a little baggie of moss home from Florida but it didn’t dry well enough & was pretty smelly when I opened it. Guess I SHOULD have not sealed the bag.

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I couldn’t leave the card alone & kept finding little things to add on it until it now looks a little “busy”. But that’s the way Theresa is, always busy…  She’s always working or cleaning or running here & there for her family & for work. She LOVES her cats & her birds & then it just didn’t seem complete without adding a mini Tilda sitting there watching from the back door … I ran the “siding” on the house thru my Cuttlebug for a little texture & used a wonderful Cheery Lynn Flourish die for that leaf swirl & the flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punches. The birds are a little hand punch that is one of my favorite “go to” punches for a little added something. That gorgeous butterfly is also a Cheery Lynn. I LOVE all their dies !!! The grass on the bottom was made using my friend Ruth Ann’s Doohickey die. Can’t believe she has something I don’t have !!!! Maybe I need to go visit Diana’s wonderful Magnolia shop & pick this one up as it is very nice.

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I printed out a little August calendar for the inside so I won’t forget what day it is !!! Ok I didn’t forget I just didn’t get it sent in time … Happy birthday Theresa even if it is late … At least I made sure the gallon of Huckleberries we picked for you made it before your birthday so you could have our world famous Huckleberry pancakes for breakfast. I actually shipped them clear across the US & didn’t know you could even do that & they would still be fresh.

The inside sentiment is from Just Rite stamps … And Theresa we all wish you were here !!! Alabama is tooooo far away.

Happy late Birthday from all of us.

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Hugs, Mom & Janie

67 comments:

  1. Such a cute card. I'm glad you just couldn't leave it alone.

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  2. Aww Janie~
    Such a sweet touchy birthday card, I'm sure your DD is going to luv this card... I also luv your sentiments and tilda is only so cute sitting up their watching over those pretty cats.. Great flowers and layout too!

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  3. Wow, this looks so fantastic.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  4. this is such a heart warming card! i love the details and how you created a scenery. love it and i'm sure your daughter did too!

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  5. Amazing card Janie and I loved reading through your post! I think you must be the perfect mom and your girls are lucky to have you too! Love that screen door, it looks so realistic, fabbie job you did on this beautiful card. I'm sure when your daughter looks at it, she'll see why it came a little late as it's a very special card!

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  6. oh this is one stunning card,just love the detail on this its amazing hugs cherylxxx

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  7. great and beautiful card janie.

    greetings karin

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  8. What a wonderful work dear Janie, i love every detail...happy delated birthday to your daughter!

    A big hug, Francesca.

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  9. This is gorgeous Janie, love it all. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  10. oh i think it was worth waiting for Janie .. its stunning.. i love all the different elements .. its gorgeous
    Lisa x

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  11. Janie this is amazing and certainly worth waiting for....Adore your tiny Tilda....Your sentiment is beautiful your girls are so lucky to have a mom as lovely are you...

    Anne

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  12. Another perfect card done by my perfect mom.! Theresa sent me her post to post for her. She's still having troubles logging in. Not sure whats going on, but we'll get it fixed. Thank you for being you and for doing all you do for us. You're an amazing, talented, and wonderful woman. I'm so proud to tell everyone you're my mom.! I love you...

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  13. And here is the post from Theresa....Oh momma! Thank you so very much for my beautiful birthday card!! I don't care if it's a little late - it means the world to me that you love me so much that you take the time to put your heart and soul into everything you do for us! Yeswe are two very blessed daughters who have a perfect mom who loves us with everything she has and there's nothing she wouldn't give or do for us! Thank you for the huckleberriesfor the perfect card and mostly for being the best mom a girl could ever have! Without youI wouldn't be here! I love you!! :) Theresa

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  14. Finally!!! I think I found out how to fix my problem thanks to my brilliant sister! Thank you sister for reading the "HELP my sister cuz she's not able to figure this out" section of the blog. I appreciate you.

    Once again, beautiful card mom and thank so much for making my birthday so special by taking the time to create such a wonderful gift. I love you!

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  15. OMG, Janie... I absolutely love it! The layout, sentiment, colors and the kitties, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to share all of your beautiful work! I'm your newest fan.
    Cheers,
    Lisa
    >^..^<

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  16. OH... And the textures and that FABULOUS screen door! Very awesome.

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  17. Welcome back, Janie! This card is an absolute delight! Your girls can be VERY proud of a wonderful mother as you. I don't what or who you don't do things for. And whatever you do, you put your heart and love into it. I would love to make a card like this someday...I have all the dies and they've never been used, and here you are, home after a while and crafting away with tons of great ideas in your head! Your creations are always a delight to see.
    Big Hugs,
    Cami

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  18. Janie...the reason it takes you a long time to do a card it because each card is a masterpiece. Every detail is perfect. I know your daughter will love and cherish this as she does her mother...because you are the best! hugs patty

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  19. Love your card Janie. All the details are so perfect. I am sure your daughter will love it also.

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  20. What a awesome card! I didn't know there is miniature Tilda's. From one procrastinator to another... Bravo!

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  21. Love this card, such a lovely cat card en the text is perfect for this occasion ! hugs, Marion

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  22. Hi Janie what an unusual card - I just love cats have 3 of them! Thanks for joining my new blog I have become a follower of yours and hopefully will be able to add this comment now. Hugs Susan x

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  23. This is a gorgeous card Janie.
    To add pics to your blog list....I've just checked what I set mine to when I first started blogging. Go into DESIGN - MY BLOG LIST - EDIT - everything has green ticks except snippett of most recent item which has been left blank. Hope this helps if not come back and I will try to figure it out.
    Diane :-) xx

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  24. I don't think this is over the top at all, I think it is just personalized and I am amazed at all the detail you were able to use. The siding using the cuttlebug was brilliant! Great card and I hoped she loved it!

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  25. Just popped by and noticed you managed the pics in blog list, oh.... and I've just spotted mine LOL. Your in my blog list too. It only shows 25 but when you publish new post you'll be on there.
    Diane :-) xx

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  26. Hi Janie, thanks for the lovely comment, it gave me the chance to visit you back. :o) Love your fab blog. This card is gorgeous, love all the details and beautiful sentiment.

    Donna x

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  27. Janie you always make the most amazing creations!! I love that awesome scene with that very cool door and all the other elements! Hey I hear you...seems time runs away and those special days for our special people are there before you know it :)

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  28. Hi Janie,
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
    I have only used a die of Marianne Design: the creatable Lr0112 and some papers of Tilda
    Here you can find it. http://hobbynu.nl/product/list/131?gclid=CPKgmavs-aoCFYJO3godLyKfFw
    but I think you can also buy it in America.
    Hugs, Agnes X

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  29. Wow! this is stunning Janie! Love the design and sentiment. The cats, flowers and butterfly look perfect and I love Tilda sitting pretty. I think you've got the balance just right! Wonderful card!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  30. This is fantastic. I love the scene you've created here and I bust out laughing when I saw the inside. That's gorgeous. Exceptional mad skills when it comes to creativity and inspiration.
    Truly a masterpiece for the time capsule. :D
    Lisa xx

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  31. Wow Miss Janie! This is Fabulous! I am so Loving your screen door! Too Cue! Love every detail and the inside is just as Fab as the outside! I know you daughter is just going to love it! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  32. Hi Janie,
    Firstly I love this creation - absolutely gorgeous! Secondly, thank you so much for the lovely post you left on my blog. You asked if the perfect pearls were easy to use - I realise I have made a mistake! It was a viva decor pearl pen that I used, not the perfect pearls like I said in my post (oops!) The viva decor pens are really simple to use, and I do have some perfect pearls for adding a subtle shimmer, and these are also really simple, the packs have instructions on too for a few different techniques. Hope that helps! Katy. xxx
    (http://katybooscards.blogspot.com)

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  33. Stunning card. Thanks for visiting my blog, I have been trawling through your blog and you have some stunning work :-) Very inspirational. Thanks so much for visiting me.

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  34. all card look are wonderful i recommend you to make this card as a Gift card for your Friends and Family.....

    Membership Card Printing
    Plastic Business Cards
    Custom Gift Cards
    Scratch Card

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  35. What a lovely card for your daughter, Janie - I'm sure she wouldn't mind it being a little late with such a special sentiment! I think that's it the time taken to make a card that makes it special rather than it getting there on time! Thanks for being a follower! Lisa X

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  36. Unbelievable ! Your card is amazing. And yes I do the same thing sometimes with my girls, don't get it to them in time. Sometimes I'm ahead of the game, make the card and then forget to send it out. I know your girls understand and are just happy to get the card from you anytime. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Take care.

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  37. Beautiful little scene you've created here with beautiful layers and texture! Fun! ;D

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  38. woww how great this is, i become your follower too and i saw your other creations ,i am your fan hihi xx

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  39. Hi Janie. Such a beautiful card. Love all the details and the scene you have created. Hope you daughter had a good birthday. Donna

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  40. Hi Janie how are you busy by the sounds of things I am always forgetting to send stuff I'm sure she understands but it is beautiful so much going on with it to take care
    Jacki xx

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  41. Oh that is so clever, lovely make. Kim

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  42. This card is fabulous Janie. Love all the dies you have used.

    Judex

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  43. Hi Janie, Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me the chance to look att some great work overhere. Lovely card.....great idea with the door and such a lovely text. Like it a lot.
    Hugs Sinikka

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  44. Absolutely Gorgeous ! Love this card and your sentiment is perfect. I'm sure that your daughter was delighted
    Hugs Julie P

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  45. it's a fabulous card, and you can see you put lots of love into it. CoB

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  46. Hi sweetie, wow this is just stunning hugs pops x

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  47. What a beautiful card. I'm sure your daughter will forgive you for it being a little late!!

    I love that screen door!!!!!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Maria

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  48. Hi Janie, what a gorgeous card. We can see the love for your daughter went into that beautiful creation. Angela and i know what you mean when you say your daughters mean the world to you....we have 5 between us.
    Love and hugs
    Rachel and Angela
    xx

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  49. Hey There Janie, Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. I am packing up all my crafting supplies and getting out of this place. I'm just glad I don't own as much as a craft store like you, lol. I'm going nuts with my little corner. I just feel so afraid being home. Don't know if they'll be back for more.
    Again Thanks for Stopping By. Oh and those are some Pretty Amazing projects!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  50. Hello Janie,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and become a follower! And when I read your blog I am feeling with you. Your card is sending much love and emotion! Great job. And when you are sending it now she receive it on time ;) Hope you visit me soon! O ande you have one follower more :)

    Greatings, Karin

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  51. I love your sweet card to your daugther! The door is a perfect symbol for the distance with the sweet Tilda sitting on it! :) And the cats and swirls I do really like! It is great to do cards perfect especially for one person!
    (Sorry for my bad English writing!) :) Hugs

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  52. Hi Janie, thanks for the really lovely comment. The image you asked about is on this CD

    http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=4782&reviews_id=139

    Donna x

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  53. Hi Janie
    I love this love the way youve used the leaf flourish.Thanks for visiting my blog..
    Happy Crafting
    Myrax

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  54. Wow Janie, these cards are just stunning..really beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  55. Truly a heart warming card. Gorgeous.

    Hugs Kim

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  56. AWESOME card!! When I saw this on Darlene's site, it was this card that is making me buy this die! LOVE it (and love how you have mini Tilda sitting there, just adorable!)

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  57. Hi Janie,

    Thank you and Welcome on my blog.
    What success! Very beautiful realizations! Bravo!

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  58. Hi Janie , thanks for becoming my follower !! Now I found your blog.... but it's not up to date. Do you have another blog maybe ?? I would like to follow you too. Christa.

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  59. Just joined and then realised you haven't posted for a while, gorgeous cards, I wonder whether you ended up making a card for your daughter's birthday in October?
    Sandy

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  60. This is a beautiful card! I'm sure your daughter will just LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration. Cathie
    www.creatievcutterretreat.blogspot.com

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  61. Christmas Must be nice
    and provide peace of mind.
    Let all the problems
    become smaller and disappear.
    Let the days to come
    be good and fine.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  62. What lovely cards you make, they are an inspiration and thanks for sharing them with us. Kath

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  63. Its just adorable,the detail You have provided is helpful for me.


    plastic cards
    plastic card printing
    scratch cards printing

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  64. First time on your blog. Love this card, and I too am a procrastinator. Muc h to my sorrow I am often late with cards. I haven't seen the screen door used much, but like it used this way. maybe it would be of use.

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