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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Good morning! oh what a day yesterday.... I took the dogs out first thing and was attacked by the most ferocious vampire ants! eek! We so rarely have any ants around our house at all, so to discover these nasties was a true horror. and to make it worse, I am SOOOOOOOOOO allergic to them. so I got to spend the day taking loads of medication trying to ward off a really bad reaction. virtually nothing accomplished other than a wonky head that visited the outer nebula, Saturn, and other interesting places in infinity & beyond. plus lovely little bitesies that completely cover my feet & legs. add that to me hobbling around already on a twisted ankle from a Starbucks misadventure over the weekend and I am one funny looking old lady!

so on to something much more fun - a card! Claire at Jellypark is offering up this adorable little bird house & set of sentimetns as a freebie in her store. be sure to check out all of the delightful things she has up and down every aisle! :)

I used Cosmo Cricket Togetherness papers, dies from My Favorite Things, a SU! punch, some ribbons, (dyed the golden one exactly to match for the first time ever! cool way to get all matchy matchy!) and little buttons from both my vintage & regular stash. someday I will get a sun die, but until then I thought the flower punch worked out okay.

have a good one, folks! and only about a dozen followers needed before July 17 for some fun blog candy! I have been gathering some goodies together! :)

---> there is a contest going on over at the Jellypark Friends Friday challenge blog, so hurry to check it out! also, as soon as the Jellypark Paper Craft Planet group reaches 100 members, Claire is going to offer up a freebie! wooo hooooo!

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Birds of a Feather
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes with optional buttons
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Polka Doodles - Home Sweet Home


inkydoodlecrafts said...

Those papers are gorgeous Jennifer, I love the card it's really cute, I wonder what effect you would achieve from squashed vampire ants rubbed on some paper lol, best place for the little blighters.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

this is very sweet and pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Michelle said...

I love the card Jennifer! So sweet!

Anita said...

Stunning card! Sorry to hear about the ants and ankle. I hope you heal quickly.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly!!!! and i thought the vampire blood bankers were bad! yikes! but your attitude is fabulous and hilarious!

good thing i wasn't drinking coffee when i read the comment you left me about doing my errands without my undies! too, too funny.

you hang in there sunshine and get out that RAID!!!!

hugs :)

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Jen!!! I love all the die cuts & punches you used, especially those patterned clouds, love that everything is matchy matchy!!
hugs & blessings

Ros said...

So pretty and colourful ... thanks ever so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Cat said...

Oh, Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about your misadventure with the Vamp ants! How terrible! Hope you are feeling better soon, and that your ankle heals quickly.
btw, your card is beautiful!

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful card! Such fun papers.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine GDT for July xxx p.s I have candy, feel free to enter!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jennifer I do not envy your 'attack of the ants' adventure it sounds quite painful, hope that you have improved since then. I love your card the colours and design look great also the bird box is fab, thank you for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges.
Lorraine x

Atc Sisterhood said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us for "Anything Goes" week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. ~ Jamie

Anonymous said...

Such lovely colours.Really delightful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Fliss said...

A very cute birdhouse Jennifer and love the sunny colour theme.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Home Sweet Home challenge and good luck.
Fliss x

Andrea said...

This is fab! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Linda R. said...

This is such a cute card.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Tip Top said...

Well, helloooooo!!! I trust the insects are now long gone?!

Love the card (not had chance to use the image myself!) Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Love your card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

tiggertastic said...

what a cracking make.

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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