Mar 26, 2010

BC144 - Upsy Daisy Friendship

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Hello! - Well I must say not only was this sketch a bit of a "challenge" for me but trying to get it posted was an even bigger one.  I have no clue what was going on but Blogger wouldn't put my photo's in right or align the typing the way I wanted it etc...It's been about 2 frustrating hours of deleting and reentering everything so hopefully this time is a go. This week the BC challenge is a "Sketch" challenge.  I tried several different papers, stamps etc...before settling on this one.  Which I happen to like so it was worth all the time and effort in the end.  Card details follow at the end of this post.  Below is a bit of what I've gone through this week.
We had a bit of a scare this week with Coleen.  She became ill on Tuesday morning and her mom took her in to the doctor.  I was at bowling at the time but called to find out how things were going.  The doctors did a bunch of tests and thought it was appendicitis.  They wanted her admitted to the hospital right away.  Needless to say my bowling stunk and I headed out to the hospital as soon as we finished bowling.  It was a long afternoon and one I hope to never repeat.  The poor child had actually started feeling better but they wanted to give her an IV and after 3 tries and her screaming and crying about how much it hurt her mom and I finally told them to stop.  Then when Coleen wanted something to eat/drink they said the doctor didn't want her to eat for another 4 hours.  The poor kid had gone without food all day long.  We ended up signing her out of the hospital against the doctor's orders and brought her home.  They spent the night with us and Coleen ate spaghetti and drank some milk before going to bed.  She was just fine the next morning and has been doing great since.  We think it was some kind of a stomach bug but I sure was disgusted with all the needless tests they took and what they put that little girl through.

Card details:  Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper Whip, DP (Source Unknown). Embossing Powders (Winter White - SU retired), (Bold Black), Clear
Ink Pads, Versamark & Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk ink (Color Box).
Ribbon - American Crafts, Scallop Punch-SU, Circle and Scallop Nestabilitie Dies, Swiss Dot embossing folder.

Be sure to stop by the other BC members blogs and check out their takes on this sketch.

Thought I'd leave with a picture of these tiny little red tulips blooming in my rose bed.  Aren't they cute!


26 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is fantastic! You're making me want to pull this old favorite set down off the shelf! So pretty!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Great use of this weeks sketch, love the colors and the stitched ribbon is just perfect!

MJ said...

I love love love this. Beautifully done, you really rocked this sketch! Impressive.

Chrissy D said...

So sorry to hear about Colleen's ordeal! Hope she is feeling better soon! Your card is beautiful and I love the embossing! Tfs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- what a brilliant idea to use the flowers on the smaller circle as well! Love that sketch! And, your flowers are lovely- not up here yet in Illinois....!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

I've never met one of your cards that I didn't love -- this is fabulous and completely caseable. I love this set and have not inked it up often enough -- consider me enabled!

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the positive-negative aspect of this. You really made all the elements rock!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I LOVE how you've put this together Ida! What a wonderful way to use Upsy Daisy! Just perfect! :D

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! Love how you did this sketch....{SMILES}

BarbaraW said...

Your card is fabulous. I love how you used the positive and negative flowers. The tulip photo gives me hope for spring too!

GCgirl said...

Beautiful tulips...I can see how they would inspire you ;-). You did a great job in nailing this sketch and the color combo pops!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love how you did the opposite colors of the Upsy Daisy. So glad to hear that Colleen is doing fine, but I've been there with unnecessary testing and it is frustrating!

Claudia said...

I just LOVE this card. Especially how you've used the same image and just flipped the colors, very neat!

Margaret Raburn said...

I love your daisy card! Ingenious color reversal! Gorgeous card!

Lisa said...

Love the way you did this card! My daffodils are just starting to peek above the ground...won't be long!

Allison said...

Oh wow Ida...do not be surprised if I decide to CASE this one! Amazing!

Connie said...

Perfect image for this sketch! Sorry to hear what Colleen went thru...

Lisa Bohler said...

I love that color combination! The polka dots are super pretty!

Patti Chesky said...

Wowza!!! Ida, I love the positive/negative theme you've used. It's gorgeous!!

maryr917 said...

Ida-I love the upsy daisy card-Ihave this set and have never used it-I may have to case your card-love your beautiful tulips-mine are about 2 weeks away from blooming

Elena said...

Oh, I am really sorry to hear this about Coleen... I understand you, Ida... Sometimes doctors can be really dissapointed...
But so glad that she is doing fine right now! :)
Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing take on the sketch!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card Ida, love your presentation....and thanks for the little tulips, they don't grow here, sure sign Spring is here! Hope things are better. Have a Glorious Easter!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this!!! That black/white with the image is just awesome!!

Lori said...

Beautiful, Ida! Black, white and red is such a great color combo. Glad that Coleen is doing better!

Kristen said...

Great card Ida, I love the paper and the use of the stamps. Love it!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!!!