Jan 27, 2010

365 Cards: 3 G's Challenge

Hey there all! Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is a continuation on a theme that will be running all week. You have seen Gloria's 3 P's and Audrey's 3 R's.  My challenge (and yours should you choose to take it) is the 3 G's;  Green, Glitter and Grosgrain!!

Here is what I came up with:

My card ended up a lot more elegant than I had originally planned, but I still like it. I started with green cardstock and stamped the first green medallions. I then overlapped them with some cream ink medallions and sprinkled glitter over it all. The cream ink helped all that glitter stick!
Then I added in my black elements which include my grosgrain ribbon. I love these new labels die cuts I got and find them quite useful! Add in a little more bling and you have an elegant birthday card. 3 G's: done, done and done!

Ok so here is a baby update:  My DH should be coming home today. I will find out if they will really let him leave since he has been running into a lot of snags with the execution of his design (which he is doing for the broadcast of the Olympics in Canada) So, IF they don't make him stay a few extra days to problem solve, then hopefully I will see the doc. tomorrow and try to get this labor started for the weekend. Of course there is also Parent Teacher Conferences that need to be done and my 3 yr. olds birthday party, but I should be able to get a baby out during all of that right ; )  And of course if DH doesn't get to come home until the weekend, I am just going to try and hold tight until he can be here. I will let you ALL know the minute our new one arrives!!
Overall I feel pretty good. I usually have a productive day and then a tired day, but all in all life is still moving along and I don't have a lot of pain or frustration (knock on wood!) and considering my DH is gone and also SO stressed with work (oh and the fact that yesterday I couldn't get ahold of him and really thought he was hurt or something) I am holding it together quite well.

So that's it in a nutshell. Can't wait to get the next phase of life started. Should be exciting and painful and fun and tiring and you know.... like having a baby!  
Thanks for all of you checking in on me and seeing how I am doing. I hope to keep the cards coming so keep checking back!

Have a great Wednesday!

Stamps: Giga Guide Lines, Vintage Labels (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink) Black Graphite (Brilliance), Old Olive (SU!)
Paper: Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Grosgrain (Papertrey Ink), Glitter (Stampendous), Rhinestones (Stash)


Dana said...

Love, love, LOVE the colors of this card! Big, bold, fresh adn glamourous all at the same time.
Good luck with labor!

Tammy said...

Wow--Kristie--I have no idea how you do it all!! You're a super-mom and super-crafter!! Love this card!!!!! All the best with the new baby!!!

Lindalou said...

Thanks for the update on the baby front. I keep checking and am continually amazed that you keep pumping out cards...but no baby yet.

Hope DH gets home soon and all goes well.

Great card. I like the background you made. The picture makes the ribbon and such look brown, which looks great with the green.

Scrapaddict said...

Wonderful card Kristie, good luck!

linzi said...

so beautiful. you amaze me!

Tammy said...

I love love love this card Kristie! The colours are fabulous!!!!

Darcy said...

I don't think the doctor will let you bring your glue and paper trimmer into the delivery room, so you will have to take a short break from your adorable creations. : )

Glad you are doing well and hope that Little Baby Boy Larsen waits for Daddy to come home!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, it is hard to believe you stamped that amazing background! LOVE all of it.

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