Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hello...TIME OUT Challenge #22

Hello...

Wednesday already, and the past few days have seen me scrambling about in an effort to reorient myself to routine.  Work is its typical crazy self given the the semester-end time of year; spending time with my husband is just plain fabulous (although he's had evening meetings every night, including Sunday, after we arrived home!); and although I'm missing my mom immensely, our thrice- a-day calls - my husband has morning phone duty, I or she have the remaining two - reveal that she's holding up alright.  Tonight she babysits my nephew while Ms. T attends ballet; an evening of fun and frolic guaranteed!

My  mobile crafting unit has been reunited with my regular stuff, a re-organization has occurred (sort of) and I've managed to eke out some ideas and an actual card for a couple challenges this week. Of course, as is usual, I'm last-minute sprinting in to TIME OUT Challenge #22, where we're inspired by this welcoming room.


My card is a nod to the red hello, the pillow next to the blue one, that I've decided is 'floral' *grin*, the shape of the orange one, that bears a resemblance to a certain 'something' I haven't used for a while, the boards reinterpreted as wood panel patterned paper, and the edging of the couch that reminded me of the lovely embossing folder I received from a sweet Inkspirational teammate (thank you, Shauna!!).  No paint chips evident at all...but stay tuned. I brought home a bunch!



The NBUS embossing folder also means I'm off to our darling Darnell's NBUS challenge

where the gallery has - at this precise moment - 529 entries!! Let me rephrase that: FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE!  Staggeringly impressive!

Time to get ready for work; wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday!

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


25 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

I'm glad you found some "me time" in the hubbub to create this lovely card. That embossed background is super cool and I love the funky colors you've used on the butterfly.

sandie said...

And you made it! So wonderful how different bits of the photo inspired you card. The edging of the sofa is a first and so well spotted. So pleased you joined us at Time out x

I Card Everyone said...

Glad you're home and settled in for a bit of crafting/me time, c... love your card and the fantastic embossing. I would be highly disappointed to never see another paint chip card from you...
=] Michele

Monika Reeck said...

That butterfly with that colors hmmm I have never seen but only on your stunning card...love that embossing paper too...great idea using that photo inspiration..and I miss your visit on my blog miss C...and did you get the card from me..hope already there...hugs..Monika

KayM said...

I'm so happy that you are home safe and settling back into your routine. I know it must be nice to have all of your supplies to work with again :) I'm glad to hear that your mom is holding up alright. Your card is just amazing! I love your interpretation of the photo! The embossed background is perfect and the pretty floral "butterfly" is wonderful!! I was missing the butterflies :) heheh! ((hugs))

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card! Love your butterfly!
Glad to hear your home and getting back in your routine! Sounds like your mom will certainly have a fun-filled evening! ;)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! I really like your flowery butterfly!

Greta said...

Glad you're home safe & sound & surviving re-entry, Carol. Sweet card!

Anita in France said...

Deliciously textured and a wonderfully pretty butterfly, Carol ... such a great take on the inspiration! So delighted you sprinted in to play with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I love how you interpreted your inspiration to us, Carol. I think I have some of that "butterfly paper".

Brenda said...

I'm so happy to hear that all is going....well like regular life! I'm glad you are getting some hubby time in even though he has been busy with meetings. And I really glad that you are keeping in touch with your mother many times a day and that she is holding up well! That is very good news!!! Now this card of yours is such an inspiration to me! I love all that you saw in that photo and pulled out on your card!!! Amazing is what you are and I really need to rub elbows with you, hoping your talent would rub off on me. lol You did awesome and I can't wait to see more paint chip inspiration! Hugs, Brenda

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty, your interpretation of the photo! Glad, you are taking time to create, it's the best therapy for everything!

Kim Heggins said...

Welcome home Carol...I am sure all your craft supplies are so happy to be reunited! And you card is as sweet as can be. I love your beautiful butterfly and that hello is amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Hey you, welcome home! Good luck reacquainting yourself with your home. It will be easier to create with having all your familiar stuff aroun. Chat maybe Thursday 😀

Gerrina said...

Great textured background and beautiful elegant card! Thank you for taking TIME OUT and join us!

~amy~ said...

529?! Wow!
Your card is gorgeous...love the combo of the embossing folder {love that one!} and the pretty patterned paper on the butterfly!

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Carol! Love how you have interpreted the photo. xx

Jeanne said...

Welcome home! You've created a beauty right out of the gate. That sure didn't take long! :) Glad to hear your mom is doing well and to see that your creative touch is still intact! :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love your embossed background, Carol! What a unique way to interpret the wood background...so clever! I also love your pretty patterned papers you chose for the butterfly!

Dana said...

Aww i was looking forward to more paint chips!! hehe!!! Fabulous card anyway!! I love the texture of the embossing!! And i LOVE the hello!!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my darling C, what a fun and great interpretation of the inspiration photo - so clever how you picked out some key details and went with those - My favorites have to be the floral butterfly, completely awesome and then that cool embossed background looks so good as a foil for the butterfly and hello!! So impressive and I just love how you shared with us your thought process in what you decided to pull from the picture!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome home, Carol! In spite of the meetings, I'm sure you and hubs are so happy to be back together! I'm delighted to hear that your mom is doing well on her own, although I'm sure she misses you terribly.

I just love the CASliciousness of your take on the photo inspiration! That butterfly is a smile-maker, all the way to the adorable tips of her antennae and I don't think you could have used a more perfect e/f!! Thank you so much for taking the time to play in my NBUS Challenge #3 again!! And thank you for your kind words, my friend!! If you are still going back to your mom's this weekend, be safe on the road and give her a hug from me! Hugs, Darnell

Marisa said...

That gorgeous butterfly reminds me that spring is little by little getting closer - happy dance in occurring here. Great EF too. Glad to hear your mom is fairing better on her own. Time is a wonderful healer especially with such wonderful support from you at a distance when you are not there with her.

Beverley said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. My apologies for my lateness in commenting. Hugs Bev x

Kylie said...

So great to hear your Mum is doing okay! I think about her often. I'm glad you got time to create too. And what a great card. I love how you interpreted the picture - it is wonderful. Oooh...sidetracked...I was at a craft shop yesterday and I bought some butterflies stamps because I always love how you use them....now to dream up something to do with them. lol Anyway, your card is amazing!