Another 'what a week' week! Fortunately, tomorrow's Friday and I'm off to see my family for the weekend. On Sunday, my just-turned-five-year-old niece is performing in her year-finale ballet recital, as a butterfly. How perfect is that for her slightly butterfly-obsessed Aunty C! I promised her a couple months back that I would come to see her flitter and flutter across the stage, as I've not seen her dance 'for reals.' My husband, however, won't be joining me, as a couple weeks ago, his sister invited us to his niece's high school grad celebration. Talk about crazy timing, right! Oh well, we'll both have the pleasure of seeing our nieces 'cross the stage', ready to spread their wings in readiness for new adventures. I'm nervous about my four-hour solo drive but...putting on my big girl pants and heading north!
Anyway, in the midst of various hectic-nesses this week, I etched out time to make a card (actually I made three, but two were ewwww!) for the amazing, talented, energetic and fabulous Amy's Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop
Check out the sponsors she lined up...nothing short of amazing!
The popularity of this hop is exponential; last count, showed 434 fabulous creations in the gallery!
Here's my card...all STAMPlorations images coloured with my Chameleon pens (still working on a relationship with them...)
I'm entering this in the STAMPlorations Anything Goes gallery.
AND, since I have your attention, below is the card I made for my niece. The ballerina (isn't she adorable!) is one of several that sweet Bev sent me a while back. I finally got up the nerve to colour one and I'm happy with the results. The HUGS is another gift, from sweet Barb, who sent me a variety of 'hug' die cuts, along with some other treats. I sponged it in rainbow colours because Ms. T is all about rainbows. Mega THANK YOU, my wonderful friends, for sharing with me; I'm feeling mighty blessed. All because of you, I was able to make something super special for Ms. T!
Hope she'll like it...
ETA: A visit to Sandie's blog, and her revelation of a new-to-her challenge - Sovushka Slavia - sent me on an investigation of my own and...WOW! My card 'resembles' the fabulous muse card created by Vanessa, so I am linking up! Love when unexpected wonderful things happen!
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