Friday, January 23, 2015

Oink...Retro sketches #149, Cure for the Monday Blues #40

Hello, my friends...

We arrived at my mom's about half an hour ago...sooooo wonderful to be back, to give mom real hugs!  Yayyy....! To all of you who asked me to pass your hugs to her, consider the task done. The  'glow' you see in the sky: that's her, beaming with delight and sending love back your way!

My husband has a meeting and some race organization to deal with before this weekend's biathlon competitions begin tomorrow.  The new 'used' blue Volvo didn't travel with us this time; rather, he rented a mini van to transport all the race equipment. He'll be back in a couple hours, so between now and then, mom and I have chat time, a couple episodes of the new Stacy London show to watch (I miss What Not to Wear!), and opportunity for me to write this quick post for a card I made yesterday.

New Clearly Besotted stamps are making their debut, with inspiration drawn from Retro Sketches #149


and Cure for the Monday Blues #40, where I focused on the pinks and the big circle (translated into polka dots)...


Are you ready?? 


Snork, snort, chortle...I just love that finger-print piggy (although I think I should have stamped his face higher up. Oh well, he's a cutie regardless...snort)! Yep, I used paint chip paper for the frame!

Hope this makes you smile...

This set has a bunch more adorable critters, so stay tuned...I'll be inking them up soon!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs...





26 comments:

Jeanne said...

So glad you had a nice visit with your mom, complete with real and really long hugs! Biathlons? Wow, that sounds hard core! Good luck to him! Ohhh, I watched the Stacy London shows. I think I like it, but it seems so short with the 1/2 hour episodes. Finally....love the card. The little pink piggie makes me grin. Great job! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

~amy~ said...

absolutely fun.
yay for time with your momma♡

Susanne Vargas said...

Your little pig makes me laugh!
So glad that you are able to spend more time with your Mom!
Hugs to you both,
Susanne

Vicki Dutcher said...

Not sure what I smiled more from - the cutest fingerprint pig [ever!] or your "snort" - LOL

Carole said...

I think these stamps are great from Clearly Besotted. They had sold out so have to sit on my hands a while! I love your piggy. Real cute and a clever use of those paint charts. Great card. Enjoy your weekend with Mom....create some memories!.........the pleasure of a return eh? makes the leaving time easier you think? Hugs xx

KayM said...

Hahaha!! Your card made me laugh out loud! That's so darn cute! And so happy to see the paint strips making comeback too! I swear, I'm going to dig mine out soon! I used to love What Not To Wear! My husband did too. We watched it all the time. Haven't seen the new one, but hope too soon :) Hugs to you and Mom! :) Enjoy your time together :)

Monika Reeck said...

hihi cute face you draw on that finger print Carol cute and makes me smile hihi
and great idea using paintchip as the frame
I love the simplicity on your card
and I am happy I am not at behind to visiting you cause I follow you per email now I can jump to your blog post Miss C
hope you have a wonderful weekend with hubby
Hugs, Monika

PS: seems like my card not yet arrive at your home Miss C... :(

I Card Everyone said...

Squealing with glee... such a cutie, and cannot wait for more! We really are having fun with these chips... oh now I want dip and real chips!
=] Michele

Anita in France said...

Hahaha ... snort, squeal too, Carol ... so fun and cute ... yep, smiling all over my face!! Enjoy your time with your Mom! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol too funny, that piggy is a snort! So cute, I love his face! I hope you enjoy your time with your Mom, I know the week must have felt so long for you both!

Brenda said...

I'm so happy that you are back with your mom giving her hugs from all! That is so awesome Carol. Sounds like it will be a busy weekend for your hubby though. I hope next time you will be able to go in your new to you car!! Now about this card....Adorable!!!! I saw these little fingerprint critters when Jennifer McGuire used them and fell in love with them! You paint chip for the frame is fabulous, I love the polka dot embossing as well. This card sure put a huge smile on my face! I love cute little piggies! Enjoy your weekend with your mom my friend and good luck to your hubby! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

He's a real oinker, that piggy of yours. So cute and funny at the same time. Glad you got some Mom time. I love What Not to Wear and we are getting reruns at 1:00 EST on TLC. Haven't tried the new one yet.

Taunya Butler said...

So, so glad that you are able to be back with your mom - I know you are both blessed by being able to be together!! As for this piggy-licious card, it is just that - so fun and smile bringing!! I simply cannot wait to see what other cards you create both with the other mentioned stamps and with more Paint Chips!!! You, my friend, are a marvel and you take marvelous to an amazing dimension!!! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy every minute you have with your mom!!!

Dana said...

Hehe so cute!! I love the polka dot texture and yay for paint chip paper!! Hehehe!

Marisa said...

That piggy is too cute LOL! Glad you get to hug your mom lots this weekend :) I agree, I totally miss WNTW. Love, Lust or Run just isn't quite the same without Clinton. She still does an amazing job, but not quite the same. Have a great w/e ((hugs)) and glad to hear the card go there safe and sound :)

Kim Heggins said...

How fun to be back with your mom and I am sure she loves you being there with her. What a sweet sweet card...love your little piggie, just adorable. Love your paint chip postage stamp frame, so fun and so perfect for your cute little pig! Enjoy your weekend.

Geri said...

Where do you find these amazing stamps? Snort I did, when I saw this sweet porcine! Great way to incorporate the 'dot' aspect of the inspirations photo into your card! Sounds like you are doing well and time spent with your mom is just what both of you need. XX OO

Kylie said...

Awww Mr Piggy is adorable!! Love the dotty background and great use of the paint swatch xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love your 'outside the box' interpretation of the inspiration image! Love that little piggy! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Deepti said...

Awwww so cute :) love the way u used the paint swatch

Barb Ghig said...

LOL! You are too funny, Carol! I absolutely LOVE this card! Thanks so much for making me smile!

Kylie said...

Soooooo cute! The little pig is just darling. :)

maria f. said...

Snort! What a riot. (Still haven't thought of my typing teacher's name. And my yearbook's at my folks' house!) This is just too cute (send it to your niece). I love that die cut paint chip!

Greta said...

Oh too funny! So cute, Carol!

Tracey McNeely said...

Here we begin a catch up mission. Your card is funny, I love the fingerprint piggy and your use of the paint chip Carol!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for sharing at RetroSketches!