Monday, May 16, 2011

Thanking of you card made using Floral Embellished.

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend. Mine was not productive, but I really enjoyed it. I even had one thing that turned from being a bad thing to a really good thing. Let me explain...

I am the oldest of 5 children. Three of my siblings are boys and I love them lots, but they drive me a little nuts. I know this is pretty typical, but my brothers are an acquired taste to say the least. So imagine my complete surprise when for Christmas three years ago they got me the best present ever! They usually get me nothing or something kind of ridiculous. However, that Christmas they totally surprised me with Tassimo coffee machine. They pooled their money (and they did not have much) and got me a gift that I did not ask for, but really really wanted. The thought that they put into this gift was something that was completely foreign to me. I use my Tassimo everyday... seriously, everyday!

Anyway, on Sunday it breathed it's last breath and that was it. My favorite Christmas gift ever gone. I was so sad, but then knew that it was going to happen eventually. I called them and thanked them again for this wonderful gift which really meant a lot to me. Then set off to Macy's to replace it. In doing this I actually discovered another machine that would suit me even better than the original. Joy has a Keurig and just loves it, so knowing this I took a leep of faith and bought it. HOLY CANOLI, I love my new coffee maker! It is FABULOUS. It even makes one of my favorite drinks which is half lemonade and half iced tea. So basically, I almost literally turned lemons into lemonade ;-)

Today's card is made using the Florals Embellished cartridge and papers that I printed out using Lori's Garden and my Imagine.
I cut the butterfly out at 4 1/2".
The stamp is from PTI(Papertrey Ink).

Thanks so much for stopping by today and listening to my story! See you guys back here tomorrow!

Have a MAGICAL Monday!


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62 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Beautiful card! I guess you need to have a heavy-duty coffee machine to stay up and create all these wonderful creations. Have a cup-o-joe for me today (trying to cut back on caffeine). :)

Joan Smith said...

Holly Cow...I'm the first today..wow!
Love the card...ever so pretty gotta love the floral Embellished cart.....and love your story....I used to have a Senseo coffee maker....went thru two when it went the last time I bought a Keurig and love it ever so much..so loved your story....enjoy!!
my hubby enjoys the hot cocoa and I luv...my coffee!!

Crhiga said...

Beautiful card!!

Carol

Auntie Em said...

That is a very pretty card! Love the posies on the butterfly wings.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Scrappin Melissa said...

cute card. That was so sweet that your brothers got you the coffee machine for Christmas. While the machine may be gone, that memory will last you forever!

Kelly Massman said...

That is one gorgeous card!
thanks for sharing your story!

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Mary said...

I totally enjoyed your story about your brothers. I have 3 of them also and would have been blown over if they had ever done anything like this. I had a Tassimo and now a Keurig, I love it!!! Thanks for sharing this great card.

Sahily said...

Have to get the Floral Embellished cartridge.. It's a beautiful card!!

MICKEY DELVALLE said...

wow...you outdid yourself...this card is soooo beautiful...i love the colors, the paper, everything about this card....very feminine and it has a vintage flair.

great job!!!!

mickey

R said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Rhonda

Dreama said...

Pretty card and love the coffee maker story. I never had a brother, but had a son so I understand how brothers are.

Carol said...

Beautiful card! My sister has the same machine and I love it! TFS

Northwoodszoo said...

Love a card that's as pretty as its sentiment! And I totally get the brothers -- got four myself. Adds more adventure to life!

surfnfroggie said...

I have that coffee machine and I love it! Your butterfly card is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
surfnfroggie

Kaycee said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the color/paper choices!

Meghankelly said...

Such a wonderful card! And I totally know that a good coffee maker can make all the difference in the world!

mimikat33 said...

Gratz on your new Keurig!! I wrote a Hub on those and plan to get one soon. I love your colors and designs. Question...do you use a 3D adhesive to make the flowers "pop" off the page?

Kat
http://cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com/

-mandy said...

Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Love the card, it is so nice. Brothers can be wonderful when they want, love mine to pieces usually.

Carolee said...

Lovely card and story. I ready your post every day with my morning cup of coffee. What a great way to start my day. Thanks.

Emily said...

This is a gorgeous card!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Gret story! But, hey, no fair to boys! I have 3 and I love them to death, My youngest took his own money and bought me an Edible Arrangement for Mothers Day, so sweet!
Love the card, so pretty
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Cassandra said...

Lovely card! Enjoy your new machine....I don't drink coffee, but my BFF has that machine and she LOVES it!

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Nati Tristan said...

I'm so happy that you got your new coffee machine!I've heard only good things about the one you bought! I hope it lasts you a long time! And that card is fab! I love that butterfly!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful!

Amy said...

I love this card--it makes me happy!

A splash here and there said...

I want a Keurig too :( My sister has one and I've been wanting one forever!

Lovely card, BTW! I don't have this cart yet but it's definitely in my wish list. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Nadia's World said...

OMG! I Love this card! It is so beautiful!! You have certainly helped to inspire me to use my Imagine, if even to just print the beautiful patterns on Lori's Garden. I do really need to explore my imagine more!

Thanks!!

Nicole T.

4kids4 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your story...I have 3 boys...I hope they're good to their sister when they're older! :-)

~Sharon C.

Angela said...

Sweet story. Pretty butterfly card.

Dakota Bear said...

Love the butterfly and card! I just got the Imagine last week and set it up over the weekend, I love it.

AShu93 said...

Great story Melanie! I can totally relate. I have 3 brothers also & I'm just as likely to get nothing for a present because they couldn't think of anything to get. They're just as happy if I buy something myself & send them the bill - lol! So imagine my surprise on my 40th b-day trip to Manhattan when I find myself picking up seomthing from them at Tiffany's. I guess they're keepers after all.

Great card too. Such a pretty butterfly.

flscraplady said...

I am just loving the cards you are making with Lori's Garden and floral Embellished. You are doing great things. I am just not a coffee drinker. Green tea is keeping me going. I'm glad things are working so well for you.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!! I have one brother...who probably doesn't even know my birthday. He's the one that doesn't remember Mother's day...even though it's advertised all over the place...brutal!

Windy said...

Pretty card! I really like that cart. Enjoy your new coffee maker. As I recall, there are lots of choices of flavors...so many decisions! Enjoy.

Debbie said...

lovely card, I have a Keurig coffee machine and it is the best I have had it for a little over 2 years-at the time I got it you could only get the cups online, would not part with it
upnurse at aol dot com

SallyP said...

I HAVE to get the Florals Embellished cartridge - too many cute ideas come from it!

Scrapper69 said...

Great story about the coffee maker Melanie! I'm not a coffee drinker myself but I hear a lot of my friends LIVE for it! LOL Love the card too! Very pretty using one of my favorite cartridges! :o)

Katherine said...

Love the card and congratulations on the Keurig. I've had one a little over two years now and just love it.

Tara said...

Just beautiful!
Tara

UnikeByYes said...

This card is beautiful...By the way I've heard so much about the Keurig coffee maker I want one now!!LOL...

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, again thank you for sharing!

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Thanks for sharing that story Melanie. It was very touching. I almost forgot that you even made a card reading it...lol. Anyhew, Beautiful card. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com & frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Karen said...

Love the butterfly card - the paper on that cart is among my favorite. We just got the Keurig coffee maker too. First time EVER for me to use a coffee maker, since I drink tea. I got some Chai Latte & Raspberry Iced Tea pods cups. Fabulous!

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Luria said...

I love the butterfly on this card. Very elegent. TFS

Luria

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers you printed - so awesome! We have a Keurig too and it is wonderful! Hope you have a wonderful week!

jamme said...

Ooooooh what a pretty card. Love that Imagine but I know I will never have one. I do, on the other hand, have a Keurig and an Expression so life is still good.

Karen said...

Love the card and your coffee maker story. We have a small Keurig that we use for coffee and hot chocolate. I haven't branched into anything else yet, but your lemonade and tea combination sounds yummy!

Peg Toth said...

very nice card. You really are creative. Thanks.

Cynthia B. said...

oh my, I do love this card! So lovely with all its layers and beautiful detail.
Wonderful story too - siblings can surprise you - in a GOOD way. ;) Glad you're happy w/ your new coffeemaker too - gotta have a good cup 'o joe in the mornings!

Cricutbug said...

Your card is simply beautiful! I really enjoyed your story too. I can totally relate to the brother situation! I have the same coffee maker and love it! Enjoy it!!! Craftelicious.blogspot.com

mamaj said...

Family is so special! Memories! Butterflies were a favorite of my mother who passed this last August. I am so drawn to anything to do with butterflies! Wonderful card.

Deanna said...

Beautiful card. I love it, and love this cartridge. Glad you were able to get a new coffee maker.

SHELLEE said...

LOVED your story!! And understand how special the first machine was to you....This card is very pretty--the soft mute colors are quite soothing!
Shellee

Lana said...

What a gorgous card! I would love to have a cricut imagine! It's just not in the budget, being a SAHM. :( One day!. . . My mom got me a Keurig for Christmas and I just LOVE it! Enjoy your Keurig!

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you moved into the fabulous world of keurig. Everyone in my office LOVES it. It has literally changed my life and my coffee drinking world. Welcome aboard!!!

PS great card!

Lorri W. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the story about your brothers...very sweet. Enjoy your Keurig...I love mine. They are so easy to use and there are so many flavors available.

Scraprelief said...

What a great story. I have 4 younger brothers so I know the feeling.

Anonymous said...

oooh love butterflies. Joan B. jsmk426@yahoo.com

Sandy Bayles said...

Love the butterfly card. I love butterfiles. Stop by and see my butterfly card. I would like to have you comment. I am a long time follower of yours and Joys........
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
Butterflys are my favorite.
Thanks for all the you do for us.

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing .... this card is really cute... we were looking to get one of those Keurig coffee makers too.... but, we're skeptical...
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Love these intricate designs!

 
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