Sunshiney Day!!!


What a gorgeous Sunday morning!! It's still really cold, but the sun is shining and the birdies are singin'!! It's beginning to look a lot like.....spring!!! Well, at least I think we're done with the snow for this year, anyway!!!

Yesterday I worked all day at the library. It was a VERY busy day too! I was pooped by the end of the day. Now my husband works nights, as you may remember and normally he doesn't get home until later in the day on Saturdays. But yesterday he actually got done around 6:30am and was able to come home and go right to sleep. So he was well rested when I got done work. So I picked up Emileigh and her girlfriend, Kelsey and we took off for a quick trip across the border.

My favourite US crafting store is Hobby Lobby!!! Unfortunately, it is closed on Sundays and usually that's the only day we have together as a family with time to do anything or go anywhere. So it's a real treat to be able to zip over there on a Saturday night. That was our first stop since it closed at 8pm and I ran right in there while Al and the girls went next door to Best Buy. I spent all my time in the scrapbooking and stamping section and picked up a few things that I can't get here in Canada! I love that!! I got some lovely little embellishments that were on clearance, a bag of pretty coloured buttons, some little sparkly floral embellies, an ink pad, some clearance 12x12 papers and a couple of cute stamps!! Hopefully I will get to play with some of them today! They did have some of the individual Copic markers and they were on sale, but I had no idea which ones I don't have and I didn't want to waste money buying duplicates. I think I'll make myself a list of the ones I've go for next time I got shopping over there.

Then I dropped Al and the girls over at the mall since they closed at 9pm and the gals had money burnin' holes in their pockets and they wanted to shop at Hollister, their favourite shop! I went over to Joann's and was rather disappointed. Their scrapbook section seems to have diminished greatly since I was last there. This particular one is a small Joann's, not one of those Joann's Superstores. I went across the street then, to Target and found that they too carry the Wausau bright white coverstock that I use with my Copic markers. They have it in packages of 75 sheets for $3.99 and over here it is in some Walmarts in packages of 100 for $6.99. So if you live in the US, you can pick it up in Target. It is 65lb weight, for those of you that were asking.

After the mall, we went to Wendy's to grab something to eat and the girls were a little punchy as they had a sleepover the night before and stayed up late. And I was also tired from working all day, so we were all a little silly! The whole evening was just a hoot actually! It's nice to just hang out and be goofy as a family after a looooong week!

Then we went to Meijer since it is a 24 hour store and picked up a few things. I got a really cool tool in the stationery department! It was on sale and so were the refills so I snapped it up! I've seen a few people use it on their cards before, so I wanted to give it a whirl too and see how it looks. I'm not gonna tell you what it is, you'll just have to wait and see!!!

OH!! Did you wanna know about the card?? hahahaha!! I'd almost forgotten!! Well this card is made using Dala Tilda. I just love the sitting Magnolia stamps and being able to make a little scene with them. It's a very simple design and layout using some patterned paper that Magnolia sent me as well as the pretty Hydragea flowers. Mindy asked me yesterday if I choose my dp first or colour and then find dp to match. Well, actually I almost always pick some dp to play with first. That's often where I get my colour combos. Even if I don't end up using the dp on the actual card, I often use a sheet for inspiration. This time I used the red coordinating patterns. The card base is Kraft paper and I added some River Rock grosgrain ribbon, added the flowers with glitter brads and the sentiment is stamped through the oval punches, using the word Friendship from the MFT set, By the Seashore.

Okay, that's it....I've done enough rambling for today. Time to get busy stampin'!! Everyone else is sleepin' and I've got my cup of coffee and some new things to play with!! Yaaaaaaaay!!

Have a sunshiney day!!!

9 comments:

Whimsey said...

I have zero Magnolia stamps; but I sure love seeing them in cards.

This is so cute; just wanna give her a hug!

~Hugs,
Michele, SBS10

Anita Knits said...

I've got that one, but have yet used it, I'll have to get it out and have a play. Great card, love the colours they go so well together.

Deborah said...

Sounds like you have been all over the place!I am worn out just rading it all! He he! Adore your card today, just precious! Deb

Ila said...

Fabulous card Kimmie!!
Sounds like you had a great time in the US....I love Hobby Lobby too. I don't think I could ever actually get enought time in that store. The last few times I've been to Joeannes..I have found the same thing...and I use to love going there...oh well.

Claudia said...

wow.. fabulous card and thanks for the paper tip kimmie.
i have a target right around the corner - pretty much.

keep us posted if you see a good paper deal at costco canada... i talked with my mother in law she will buy it for me :-) cause last time i went to mine and they do not have it.

thanks

Jessie/knightrone said...

Sounds like you had an awesome evening with your family!! I agree with you about the smaller Joannes, their scrapbook sections are pitiful(but I love their holiday decorations). Thanks for the tip about the paper you use!! Super cute card too!!

Heidi said...

Wonderful card-love the colors

megastamper said...

oh kimmie, what a lovely card, the colours are so wonderful and precious.
hugs, bea

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the colors and the flowers... and the Magnolia image... I so have to check out Hobby Lobby one day... We don't have one nearby... and you also need a membership... right? TFS!

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