Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Love You Dearly

Miss me? :) I have a little card to share with you today. It's a quick and easy Paper Smooches card I made ages ago but never shared. It's a shaped card made with Reverse Wonky Rectangles and stamped with hearts from Falling for You and a sentiment from Pretty Phrases. This would make a sweet quick and easy gift set, too!

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The past week has been a blur, especially the last four days. Moving day went really well but it was exceptionally hot and it thunderstormed in the last quarter of the move. Luckily, the truck was able to back up right to the porch and they were racing across the ramp with everything. Still, that didn't make for any wonderful smells in our new home which hubby had cleaned from top to bottom before we moved in! I can't get it clean enough and the washer and dryer have been running non-stop. Hubby and I have been working 18 hour days trying to get as much done as we can to make the house feel like home. He and our son love it. Me? Not to much. We thought our son might have a hard time adjusting but it turns out it's me. Almost everything feels wrong and awkward. Well, it'll probably take some time, right? Hopefully. It's just my personality to want everything perfect... like right now! I'm so demanding. :)

I haven't felt crafty at all. The tiredness might have something to do with it and also the fact that I didn't have internet for three days so I got hooked on reading The Help. Thanks to Lindsey and Meg for recommending it. It is so good. Now I'm recommending it to all of you!

Oh, and don't forget to play in The Moving Challenge! Click on the link or on the photo on my sidebar for all the details. Gorgeous baker's twine from The Twinery is up for grabs to three random players!

Sources: Cardstock: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Falling for You & Pretty Phrases; Memories Black ink; SU Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red & Cherry Cobbler inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Basic Rhinestones

29 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE those Paper Smooches stamps!! Great C&S card!!!
Hope the move is going smoothly!!! (=

Jen W. said...

Fabulous CAS card, Miss Emily! Glad you guys are in and hope that as the days go by you feel more settled and comfortable in there. Glad the little guy has had a smooth transition though - must be a bit of a relief. :) Big hugs to you!

Annette said...

Sounds like you are making progress... You are going to need a spa day soon... So glad to see you made this cute little card...love it and love paper smooches..

*Alison* said...

Emily,
This is beautiful.. I love the border of hearts and the little bling you added so fun! hugs

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous card Emily! So glad to see you back... we did miss you :)

Karin said...

The card is darling and I hope you feel better about the place once you are all settled. The Help was wonderful and the movie is good too :)

Lisa Lara said...

I love this shape Emily!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your card and I'm sure it won't be long before you'll be wanting to give it to your new house! Take your time with everything!

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! So nice to hear from you! Glad you are in your home, now just take a deep breath and everything will come together, I promise! I can totally understand that you want it to feel right immediately, I am like that too, but you need to settle into it over time! Love that CAS card! I think I may need to get some Paper Smooches to come my way!

Lindsey said...

Glad you're back! Great card, the wonky rectangle is totally awesome. The bling makes this card just that extra bit WOW!

Emily Keaton said...

A very sweet card, Emily. Love that big loopy sentiment! So glad to hear that your move has gone mostly well so far. I hope you are able to feel settled in and happy in your new place soon. I know you worked so hard to get there--I'd love to hear that you are enjoying it!!!! Hang in there, OK? Sending you smiles!! :) :) :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Emily this card is amazing I love the shape!

Lisa Petrella said...

FABULOUS design! LOVE the wonky shape of the card too!! So glad to hear you're reading The Help---such an AWESOME book!!!! And the movie is really great too!

Gina said...

Super cute card, I love the shape and the bling in the hearts. I hope things get settled in quickly. I am the same way when I move, even if I love where I am living, it takes me a while to get adjusted and feel like it is "home". Moving out of my house and into my husband's after we were married took me a while to get used too. As we moved the last boxes out I burst into tears! Hoping you are settled soon.

Julie E said...

Simply sweet! What a great shape :>)
Happy new house too, before you know it you will be all settled in and wanting to change wall colors etc - then it will be your "home" :>)

Isha said...

Love your CAS Card Emily. I was actually missing you and then saw your last post with the challenge. Somehow my reader is playing with me these days:)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

certainly did miss you!

Jen said...

These stamps are soooo cute! You have such awesome mojo Emily! So sorry to hear about your perils of moving...it will get better soon! There will be light at the end of the tunnel, when you finally get to relax and enjoy your new home...so glad to hear your little one hubby love it! Try to enjoy the process even though it's not perfect...yet...it will be soon! Take care!

Meg said...

Very cute card--love the wonky rectangle and the perfectly placed bling.

So glad you enjoyed The Help!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Emily this card is amazing almost magical!

Bee's hive said...

Ok so I came to look at those incredible cards you made and I just figured out I lifted your idea, Here's the post link, and I talk about you to:) your answer to me still makes me giggle!
Ok here's the link http://beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-thoughts-exactly-design-team-post-or.html I put your name and blog link to the post that was my inspiration :D

walchowDesign said...

Great card and love all the heart shapes with the blinkies! Moving is always very stressful and I'm sure you will love your new home soon once your craft room is organised!

kasia c. said...

super cute card! I love the row of mulit-coloured hearts.
Glad to hear the move went mostly well. I totally understand wanting everything perfect....like right NOW!! I hope that you feel comfortable soon. :)
{hugs}

onecraftymama said...

I'm glad to see you pop in - love these wonky rectangles, and like bicycles, you are making me covet something I originally had no interest in ;)
I loved "The Help"- I couldn't put it down. I want her to write something else, quickly.
It will take time for the house to smell *right*, and obviously to get everything how you like it. That doesn't make the process any easier. That's why, even though our house is in need of a lot of work, and is way too small, I still say all the time that the only way I'm ever moving again is in a body bag. And I'm only partly joking.

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Emily!! It's about time that Paper Smooches sat up and took notice of your rockin' creativity with P.S. stamps. I know you'll knock our socks off as September Guest Designer. Go get 'em!!

donna mikasa said...

Woot woot! Congrats on the guest design spot at Paper Smooches! Can't wait to see your creations! Soooo happy for you!

Angela said...

I'm thinking this might be the card that brings your mojo back -- it has certainly brought you luck already! Congrats on the GDT gig!!

Julie E said...

Yay, so happy to see that you are a GD for PS!!! I have been waiting for your name to come up each month :>)

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