Sunday, April 11, 2010

bloom...


Before I jump right into today's sketch, I wanted to remind you of the blog hop starting tomorrow...you certainly don't want to miss out on all the fun!!

Check out this super fabbie sketch... I thought Prima flower...

I'm trying really hard to not hoard what I buy...it was actually a little difficult to de-hoard that gorgeous Prima bloom and bling...I bought that bloom when I was in Florida shopping with the very fabbie Naomi.


It's actually a 100% Prima card...patterned paper and all {obviously not the kraft card base though..}. I hope that you join us...I can't wait to see all of your creations!!!

Here's a Momma moment...

So yesterday was actually a gorgeous {although cold} day in the Pacific Northwest. The kids and I went out to lunch and {gulp} I took my girl out driving...as in...she got behind the wheel! She got her drivers permit last weekend and I haven't had the pleasure to go out with her since the kids spent this last week with their Dad for Spring Break. I needed a kidlet fix so I took them to lunch and my boy wanted to check out the new iPad. Well, after lunch and window shopping I found a large, fairly deserted parking lot to drive in. Poor girl has to majorly change up 3 mirrors and the seat...LOL.

Anywho's....she slowly lets off the break and we go coasting...keep in mind that she starts drivers school on Tuesday...no classes yet....Here's a snippet of one of our conversations:

Girl: All I know about driving I learned by watching Sponge Bob

Me: {insert thought bubble... "Sweet Mother of Pearl"....scary...on top of the fact that Sponge Bob is one of my least favorite kids show...it makes my eye twitch...the show, not her driving} OY

Girl: Sponge Bob didn't end up getting his license {or something to that effect...or is that affect?}.

Me: {insert another thought bubble...how can I be old enough to have a child that is driving...driving...} this is when I do my nervous laugh...

Well, she did a really good job...I was really proud of her. When we were all done the boy chirps up with a: "My Turn!"....yeah no, he is 12...


40 comments:

  1. such a beautiful card, amy! LOVE the prima :)!

    you're too cute! ahh the joys of teaching young ones to drive. i bet my parents were holding onto their seats...i used to think driving 10 mph in a parking lot was fast, haha ;p'.

    have a wonderful sunday! *hugs* steph :)

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  2. Such a lovely card! Love all the bling and pink.

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  3. Your post is so great! I laughed so much! I also dislike Sponge Bob.
    Your girl is great and she's doing fine!
    And the card....Oh, I just fell in love with it. Pure perfection. I love it very much!

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  4. Great post Amy and I love your beautiful card!

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  5. Stunning work Amy! I love all the Prima goodies! :)

    You don't like Sponge Bob???? Why? He's the cutest little thing ever...gotta love his optimism! :)

    Hope your gal enjoys driving! ;)

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  6. LOL..... I'm sure your daughter will do great... but learning from Spongebob? :P HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA


    Great card, by the way :D

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  7. your card is soooooo pretty, Amy! i wouldn't want to use those pretty Prima flowers and swirls either! =) I can see those thought bubbles popping up next to your head. LOL! love your fun post! Hope your girl have fun learning to drive!

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  8. Love your beautiful card Amy...
    Have fun learning to drive....
    (I just dont get spongebob either!!!):)xxx

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  9. Amy beautiful card and I love the Momma story. I am sure there are many more to come.

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  10. Oh that card is so just perfection. delishiusly girly!!

    Ps Spongebob is the pits, in total agreement!

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  11. I really had to laugh...
    and your card is delightful, it is gorgeous!

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  12. Another gorgeous card Amy! I have about a year and a half before driving lessons - yikes!

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  13. Your card is breath taking! I'm in total beauty chock here!!! AYyyy! And ohhhh, you are cracking me up with your thought bubbles! LOL!

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  14. Gorgeous!! Love the fantabulous bloom and your take on the sketch! Perfect! Great story...ohhh my, it is my youngest not my oldest that will potentially gets her permit in a month. We just had this conversion yesterday. I'm sooooo not ready to have my BABY be driving! So glad to hear your dd did a good job despite her Sponge Bob tutorial! haha!

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  15. Thanks for the laugh this morning Amy! I can't quite feel your pain yet in the driving aspect but I can with Sponge Bob. I dislike that cartoon the most out of all of them-do you think that is why kids like it so much? In any regards, your card is beautiful and you did the flower and pearls justice.

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  16. Such a pretty card! LOVE your flower! :)

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  17. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Card Amy!!! Love this to Bits!!!!

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  18. This card is SUPER gorgeous.. love the flower and the bling is very beautiful.. I m just happy that you are a proud mama :)

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  19. I am so proud of you for using your hoard! Lovely card!!!

    But, the driving thing. I was ROFLMBO! My odest has been driving for 3 years...but Friday night was the first time in a long while that I was a passenger while he drove...it's STILL scary! My dd will get her permit in a year...one small tiny year...and I'll have TWO drivers! And my baby will be double digits this year!!!! How can that be when I a only...ahem....29!!!! Hang in there mommy! This too shall pass!

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  20. OK your card is awesome and love the bling,but your girl learning to drive? yikes!! brings back memories from long ago LOL i found it best to let others teach my kids to drive ;)

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  21. that spongebob driving story makes me giggle...i am scared to death when adam starts...i can't even get him to pay attention to a piece of paper on the floor let alone a car next to him....OY is right!!! :) i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the card...that prima flower is gorgeous and loveeeeeeeeeee the PINK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  22. Stunningly beautimous card!!! I love that idea with the blingy stem!

    Oh, and about the driving-- nice job! You'll have to come help my daughter learn to drive too! lol

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  23. I sooooooooooooooo much love this card! I love all Prima bling and bloom!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend, sweets!

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  24. First, I love this card!! It's gorgeous and elegant is every possible way! Second, I had a good laugh between your conversation with your girl! To be honest, Spongebob is one of my fav cartoon! I don't know why but the talking sponge just amused me....lol :)

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  25. What a luscious card, Amy! I think that's the first time I've used that word to describe a card. It's so beautiful.

    LOL on the conversation with your driving daughter!

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  26. What a beauty of a card! Sigh, so much gorgeous bling on one card! Good for you with the dehoarding! And yikes, I feel for ya with the driving! I remember learning, not sure how my mom survived it!

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  27. Beautiful card again Amy! And I didn't know Sponge Bob drove?! LOL

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  28. Love your card! What a BEAUTIFUL flower and bling! (=

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  29. Somebody just told me this weekend that having a kid who's learning to drive really enhances your prayer life. I have 8 more years before that happens. Yikes! Thanks for sharing. It made me laugh! And I'm with you about Sponge Bob.

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  30. what a beautiful card!! love the soft colors.
    (congrats on winning alice's blog candy...yum!)

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  31. LOL! Is it wrong that I know of the Spongebob episode your Girl is using as her driving reference!?
    Sorry I digress! Gorgeous card, that flower is a stunner, as is your stitching (I'm jealous btw; me and Machiney are still not on speaking terms LOL!)
    x

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  32. The card is cute, cute, cute! The story...scary, scary, scary. Oy!

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  33. HA HA HA!! Your story is hilarious, Amy! She learned how to drive from Sponge Bob?!!! I LOVE it! And the comment from your son really cracked me up! I'm sure he would have proudly gotten behind that wheel! YIKES! ;o)

    Your Prima card is crazy gorgeous! Seriously... the pearl stem and "leaves" is SO stunning! This is fabulous, sista friend!! ♥♥ Kay

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  34. oh yum, YUM, ♥YuuUUuuuUUUum♥ what a luscious prima card!!!!!!! and it's an utterly spectacular version of the sketch, as well! (tho i think pretty much ANYONE would let it in whatever challenge you'd want to put it in...it's totally dazzling enough that they'd just forget all about whatever you were supposed to do and let it win, anyway!!!) ♥

    the driving story is toooooooooooo funny! what a fabulous (& brave!) mama you are!!! (ps: SPONGEBOB??!?!? yeah. i think "official" & sanctioned driving lessons are money well spent here!) :)

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  35. Learning how to drive + sponge bob = disaster :P Ok, I just don't like sponge bob he he... your card is GORGEOUS!! Love the flower and bling!

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  36. Oh my flippin' word!!! Stunning Amy!

    (-: Heidi

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  37. Super Sweet! My name is Lola...and I'm a hoarder (too). 12 steps here we come!

    LOL - I have many years before my girl drives, thank goodness!

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  38. I remember learning to drive with my mum, she was so nervous! Feels like a lifetime ago now tho :)

    Love your card that bloom is stunning! I would have put that in my stash and never let it go lol xx

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  39. NO WAY! I can't believe girlie is driving!! So excited for her.

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Cheers,
~amy~