Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why I Haven't Been Posting

I think Kitty Noodles from Eat Cake Graphics has had the same type of day (or week, or month) that I've had recently.  :)  It's been so crazy, I made this card for last week's Splitcoast's sketch challenge and a new one is already up.  I thought Kitty's whirlwind day would coordinate great with the Journal Blotch Circle.  I printed the sentiment on my computer, after doing a few test prints and using my stamp-a-mag-jig to make sure everything would fit.  Kitty Noodles is stamped and heat-embossed, then painted with an aqua painter and Wild Honey Distress Ink.  The patterned paper is Studio Calico's Anthology collection, and the kraft paper was stamped with Skipping Stones Design's Grunge stamp set.  Core'dinations paper sanding, sewing, distressing, and tim holtz tiny attacher attaching finished it all off!

I also have some happies to share:
I won this fabulous blog candy from Angela of Paper Cupboard.  Look at that fantastic card she included--she has magical powers when it comes to mixing patterns.  Maybe some of her powers will rub off on me when I use those great flowers!  Thanks, Ang!

Emily of Art from the Heart sent this wonderfully glittery St Patrick's Day card--doesn't it just radiate happiness?  Thanks, Em!

I was also featured last week on The Facebook for PTI's Make It Monday challenge and I won Embellish Magazine's Music Challenge.  Yippee!!

Even more exciting, I've been awash in comments and followers.  Each time one of y'all takes the time to leave a happy or even, gasp, choose to follow me, it warms my heart!

But the best happy of all?  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, BABY!!!!

Share your recent happies in the comments!


~amy~ said...

such a fun card...lucky girl with all the fun RAKs:)

Karen H. said...

OMG your card is so cute! That image is perfect for that sentiment. I love how you used the red paper to focus on the kitty. And your stitching is awesome, love the two types.

Angela said...

Mmkay, I think Kitty Noodles and I are on the same wavelength! (and I love the card, of course.)

Hope you manage to find time to play with your new goodies -- glad they made it to your house to live.

Happies all around!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun card, Meg! Gotta agree that it's been "one of those months" for me, too. Crazy! Congrats on all of your recent happy news--you so deserve it all!

Karin said...

That's a whole lotta happy news! It has to have helped a Hope thing brighten up permanantly! You stitching on the card is very cool and of course the card from Emily is super cute :)

Cheryl said...

I LOVE your card Meg! Cute and so perfect! I have been having one of those weeks too.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Congrats on all the good things that have been going on!!
Honestly - I can't believe you don't have more followers!!!! Your work is amazing!!

I love the different stitching on today's card! Straight to zigzag. I'm just weeks away from possibly getting a machine. I want one...but I know it will also make my cardmaking take even longer!!!

Hope the next few days, weeks, months settle down for you :)

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, your 'windy' cat just made me laugh! It's super awesome, as are all your RAKs and winnings. I'm thrilled for you! You are Wonder Meg! ;D

Lindsey said...

Meg, are you sure you aren't secretly a cat person? You certainly have the best cat images, and you use them in all the best possible ways! Fab card. Hope the happies keep on coming!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Hi Miss Meg!
I love your card. I am having one of those months! LOL! I can relate to that cat.
How awesome that you won those goodies and got a fab card from Emily! You lucky girl, you! :)

Charlene said...

Woo,Hoo...I'm just catching up after a bout with my nasty RA...I see you've been busy collecting well deserved cudos! Congrats, Meg!