Thursday, September 24, 2009

I wish I was a glow worm...

Good Morning!

Yesterday, while reading a daily post at Kimberley's Kard Kreations, I noticed that she has a Thought for the Day. I couldn't help but 'borrow' it for today's card! (Kimberley has an adorable blog - be sure to drop in and say hi!) I'll tell you what it was in a minute or two!!!


First.... every Monday morning, Nina posts a free digital image at There's Magic in the Air. What makes these extraordinarily special, is that Nina designs and illustrates these herself. Very talented lady!!!


This week's free image was Eldon. Now Eldon is just absolutely the CA-utest worm that I think I've ever seen! When I saw Eldon, I knew that I had to find time to work something up using this adorable image. Then when I saw Cindy Hafner's fabulous sketch (above) at Crazy4Challenges, I knew exactly what I was going to create with Eldon!

Back now for a moment, to Kimberley's Thought for the Day... It was this:


I wish I was a glow worm,

A glow worm's never glum.

'Cos how can you be grumpy

When the sun shines out your bum!


See what I mean? How could a girl that is about to post the CA-utest worm she's ever seen NOT use that little poem? Lol...perfect for this lil' Eldon, isn't it?

I am entering this card at:

Pile it On: Use Punches

Recipe: Image from There's Magic in the Air, DCWV CS and DP. Nestie, Kooh-I-Noor Colored Pencils and Low Odor Mineral Spirits, Ribbon brads by Karen Foster, Tombow Markers, Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi, Starburst Gel Pen.


This next card also features some artwork by one of our own bloggers! Stef, aka, Glitterbabe, drew this gorgeous daffodil! She offered it up free yesterday, and I couldn't resist. I snagged it, and created this card with it. Stef - you go girl!!! Head over and check out Stef's blog - I guarantee you will laugh out loud today!!!


I used this sketch, from Inky's Delight, and added some butterflies for Flutterby Wednesday. I think it turned out very soft and pretty, but as is the case sometimes, the photo doesn't do it the justice that real life does! You can't tell in the photo, but the DP (by Provo) is Glitter paper (in honor of Glitterbabe, of course!). Colored again with KIN/LOMS.

Okay, my friends... It's Thursday, and I have a ton of chores to do. I sort of put them off yesterday. I did, however go back to Curves, so Kudo's to me for that! I had approximately 400 excuses and reasons to NOT go back, and DD overruled them all! She's right...I know I'll feel better if I take off about 80 lbs... It's just SO tough! It surely goes on easier than it comes off - one of life's NOT FAIR moments! lol...


Hope your day is fantastic!

Blessings...Patti J.

~Only in America do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway, and park all of our useless junk in the garage!!!


StampOwl said...

such a cutie

Scrappinangler said...

Very cute little worm! Love the poem - too funny! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog this morning! I am also a huge fan of Gidget with Sally Fields - I used to watch the re-runs as a kid! LOL!

Danni said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super cute!!!

Stef H said...

that glow worm is just tooooo cute as is that little diddy about it - LOL.

girl, you do me proud! your card with my image is awesome! you brought a huge smile to my face and shivers down my up as it's the first one (other than mine) that i've seen. thank you soooooo much for your kind words and fabulous visits. you're the first one in the drawing - good luck!

big hugs, my friend.

inkstazonme said...

Great job! Thanks so much for playing in my challenge! And that little worm is just too cute!

Lisa Foster said...

These are both fantastic cards! Adorable!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Thanks for making me chuckle today! Love the glow worm...bum and all!

Cat said...

Wow! Patti, you're cards look great! I am so proud of you for taking the plunge into both digis and Curves! You rock, Girl!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love the glow worm! I remember my lil sister use to have the stuffed toy Glo-worm and it drove me crazy! LOL!
TFS :*)
~ margie

Nina said...

What perfect saying for this little fellow! And thank you so much for such a wonderful write-up about Eldon! I love how you did the three pieces of ribbon and brads on the right bottom corner! Such a Cute card! Thanks for stopping by and playing along this week over at TMITA!

Kimberley said...

Thank you for you comments and making me 'famous'. Not that it will change me at all - I always wear dark glasses come rain (always) or shine (rarely)(that was a Scottish weather forecast)!

Thanks once again and I love both of your cards.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hello my dear friend! Visiting your blog (and getting your emails and comments) ALWAYS makes me smile! I love your glow worm card... and daffodil. You are cracking me up about Curves and losing weight. I'm inspired though. Heaven knows my kids are constantly on me about exercising and losing some weight. Not fair is right...easy on, hard off!

Now, on to see what other lovely things you've created while I've been otherwise occupied...

Hugs and love across the miles,

Teena in Toronto said...

Very cute :)

Happy blogoversary!

Curt in Indy said...

You did an absolutely fabulous job with Eldon! And I laughed out loud when I read that poem. How cute! I've never heard it before. And you are right, the poem is perfect. You also did a great job with the other digital image too. Great work! In answer to your question about my pencils, I use 3, Seargent, Crayola, and my personal favorite. . .Cran which I bought in a set of 72 colors for $7.99! LOL and they do a wonderful job. So when I say "cheap" I mean cheap! Best, Curt

Nilla said...

Patti, this is wonderful, love the poem and your coloring of Eldon! The other card is beautiful, too!! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA! Hugs Nilla

kssdesigns said...

Darling cards and what a cute sentiment for the glow worm!! TFS

Nicola said...

Ooh these are gorgeous cards Patti and I am very impressed with Stef´s gorgeous daffodil, you have done her proud.
Thank you for playing along with FBW.
Nicola -x-

Amy Johnson said...

Oh Patti what a cute image and card. I love the funny and cute is that. Lovely daffodil card too!

Michelle said...

Great cards - love how you used Stef's image for you FBW card. Thank you for being a loyal follower to my blog - I enjoy reading your comments. So glad you played along with the FBW challenge this week!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ha Ha, love the little rhyme and the bug is super cute too!

Deanna said...

So totally cute!

Thanks so much for playing!
Dee at Pile It On DT

Brenda said...

Super cute Patti!!! Love the poem too! congrats on the win over at Cinema Saturday. What set did yo pick?

Thank you for playing.
Brenda-Pile It On GDT