Monday, January 23, 2012

FOSTV-Happy Birthday

Another weekend gone and I must say it was no fun. We're having work done in our house and the upstairs is completely destroyed with furniture and all kinds of things piled in all rooms. I can hardly get into my craft room. That is so maddening and to think of all I have to do when it is over....dust must be knee deep already. Ugh!
 
Then, last night the tornado siren sounded, as we expected, and up from the bed we came. That is rather an odd occurence for January...guess it has been too warm this winter and back and forth with cold and warm. We just have a lot of unstable air. Hope that's it until Spring when we know there will be plenty of tornado activity.

On to more pleasant things....my card was made for the FOSTV (Friends of Speedy TV) challenge #4 and the challenge is to make a birthday card. I use more of those than any other kind so I have another one for my stash. Sorry, Marisa...inside joke. :-)  She'll understand. Happy Birthday, Marisa!! I know you'll see this.

My image is from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company and is called Pucker Up. The sentiment is also a MFP mini stamp set called All About Love. I used a Heartfelt Creations layered scallop posy die cut and a Memory Box Amira Flourish die. The button is studiog printed buttons. I colored the image with Copics, cut out, and popped on. The designer paper is from a local scrapbook store and has no name listed.

You can find the challenge at Home of Speedy TV.  Hope to see you there.

19 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

I understand your feelings when you have mini renovations in the house. It can get so irritating isnt it!
the chequered pattern looks good!
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NanaConnie said...

Fabulous gingham paper, Benzi! Love the lemons -- I have that stamp and have never used it. Now I have some inspiration to dig it out. TFS.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the color combo and design! Sorry your house is giving you fits! Hope it will be back to normal soon! We were woken up by the tornado siren at 3:00 this morning. No damage here, but a lot in Trussville. Crazy weather!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beauty, Benzi! Sorry about the tornado warning. Yikes! I hope your house is put back together soon. :)

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a not so fun weekend. I didn't get to stamp much either, mainly because I had let the rest of the house go and it really needed cleaning. Anyway, I'm glad a tornado didn't rip through your home and that you got to share this bright and pretty card. I hope today is a better day for you my friend.

Basslady said...

hun, this is so vivid and bright!
perfect for our cold and windy weather here...brings me a bit of summer-feeling! yeah!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

Sorry to hear about the tornado warnings!! Someone has to tell them it's the wrong time of year! Lovely touch with the gingham and flourishes.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful coloring on those luscious lemons!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, that's a bit early in the year for tornados! Hope its the last for a while. Gorgeous card, glad you battled through the dust to get to your craft room LOL!

Janine said...

Hope the work completes soon and the dusting isn't too awful. Your card is very cheery despite your plight!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty, I love the colors and the checks.

Dawn B. said...

I feel your pain. We are having our basement worked on.. It has been so frustrating for me but I get a new craft room out of it. After 20 some years of craftiness my hubby caved.haha. Glad you are safe. Your card is beautiful. I love lemons. Try out Google Chrome. I love it and have not had one problem with blogger since.

Pat Garvin said...

So bright and cheerful.

Carol L said...

very pretty card with these hot pinks!! I like the lemon branch and cute chipboard button. Great birthday card!
Stay safe in the midst of all those tornadoes!!

Pam~ said...

I'm feeling spring after seeing this colorful beauty! Your lemons look fabulous against the pink! You are the Queen of details ... love 'em!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Brenda! Love the pretty paper and adorable button! You can never have too many birthday cards!!! Glad you're safe and sound after the tornado sirens went off. Very strange weather we're having this winter!!

DJ Rants said...

Very pretty!! I love the pink and yellow together!!

Bernie said...

Oh my goodness I’m glad you are okay I have several friends in AL, they are okay too.
My heart goes out to you, remodeled the kitchen a few years ago, about drove me mad.
Your card is a delight. Love the color combo and your coloring is superb, those lemons make me pucker. :)
Hugs & Blessings Bernie

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This card makes me feel like going on a picnic. I love the pretty lemon colored to perfection and the gingham paper. So pretty. Hope you get your house back in order soon!!!