Wednesday, March 9, 2011

soaring by...

Hi all!!

First and foremost I want to give a big shout out to Jen for her sweet comments about my blog in the PTI forums *big smile* I woke up to so many comments on my blog that I was on cloud 9 all day~thank you everyone for leaving me some blog love!!! I am feeling so BLESSED!!

I hope I don't disappoint, LOL!!!

Here is a quick card that I whipped up last night; since I have not used my Everyday Button Bits stamp set in quite a while, I decided to ink it up!!! I needed a card for a high school friend of mine that I reconnected with recently thru Facebook (I love that site for that very reason!!). Since she lives far away from me~I thought the balloons would be the perfect image for the card.

EBB soaring by_0005

And for some randomness...Yesterday Ashley called me and said her car would not start, since I was close by, I said I would be right over (glad I have jumper cables in the back of my vehicle). Usually Mike or Josh do that sort of thing for us girls; But Josh was working and Mike was in a meeting. I have seen it done numerous times and, it was really pretty easy!! Thank goodness!!

I followed her to the auto parts store, where they tested her battery~it needed to be replaced; but thankfully it was still under warranty *woot*. The guy came out and put it in for her while we supervised, LOL!! We chatted about how awkward we felt in an auto parts store/parking lot~kinda out of our element. Thankfully, we girls took care of it all on our own!! We were feeling pretty liberated!!

Make today a great one!!

11 comments:

June K. said...

I love your card. Such beautiful color selections. Just love your style.

I am SO impressed not only with your cards but your auto repair skills. Way to go!!!

Laura Isham said...

another gorgeous card! I am glad Jen pointed out your blog on the PTI forum.....you have become one of my favorites!

daisykl said...

I'm so glad Jen gave you that shout out - your blog is now bookmarked for me to read everyday - and it's great to know that there is another PTI fan in Phoenix. Maybe we can finally have a PTI get together of our own someday.

Nancy L. said...

love the card!
love that we can sometimes do things that are "guy" things :)

Jodene said...

You could never disappoint Gretchen! I always look forward to seeing what you make next :)

And way to go with your auto skills! It's amazing what us girls can do when we have to isn't it. I remember being so proud of myself when I changed a tyre on my car for the first time!

Susan said...

Great card Gretchen! I just love your CAS style. You make me want to pull out my older sets and get stamping!

Karen said...

Gretchen I am just so IN LOVE with your stytle of cardmaking! It's simple and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! This card is just lovely!

I find your blog via the PTI forums and have added you to my blog so I can see when you update -cause I'd hate to miss anything! lol!

Can you please tell me how you get such gorgeous clear shots of your cards?

Luv Karen
Australia
x

Diane Jaquay said...

Disappoint? IMPOSSIBLE, your work is amazing and I'm so happy to be a subscriber now to your blog! This card is stunning on so many levels, the colors, the outstanding design, the adorable little balloons, LOVE it all!

Amy said...

Jen and I are great friends and I can remember we talked about your blog right after the PTI blog hop! We both thought your blog and card were fabulous! I have been a follower ever since! I'm glad Jen gave you a shout out! :)

Jen Carter said...

No disappointment here!! This card is fantastic!! I LOVE the big scallops down the side. I see lots of the other sizes of scallops used, but not the largest one as often. The colors are beautiful too!

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