Monday, June 13, 2011

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Happy Monday, all! Things are going well here in New Mexico and yesterday was a great day full of fun and directionless quality time with my mom. We went to church, hit Michael's Arts and Crafts Store, Borders, and grubbed on some McDonald's chicken nuggets (they are a weakness of mine).
While at Michael's I found that the Making Memories $50 "grab bags" of goodies they've had around for the last month or so were marked down to $10 each. I love me some MM, and the embellishments in the bags were pretty recent and very fabulous so I had to pick out three. :)
My mom and I stayed up until 2:30 am chatting, me working on the card below and her coloring in a new coloring book I bought her for Mother's Day. I had to bust out some of my new embellishments and other goodies for this card:

I used some of my new Echo Park papers (Life is Good, line) from Hobby Lobby, along with some MM embellishments like the button brads and mini metal-rimmed tag to show off this too stinkin' cute stamp by Hero Arts. The adorable toad stool and lady bugs were an idea from my mom and are by DoodleBug...PERFECT!

I really adore everything about this card and it will be tough to give it to my mom's neighbor! On Saturday I was walking my little brother (age 10) to the park and we passed a garage sale where the gal gave my brother a bunch of Barney VHS tapes and a talking Barney stuffed animal. The woman's 19 year old son has Downs Syndrome like my little brother, which sparked her generosity; I wanted to be sure and thank her properly...the way us crafters do best!
Have a fab start to your week and maybe involve yourself in a RAK of your own! ;)
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia

1 comment:

  1. This is way cute, too! You are on a sizzling roll, my dear! Love it! Love you!