Wednesday, June 5, 2013

nonpareil: adjective

having no equal
 
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Hello to my wonderful WOYWW friends.
First I want to thank EVERYONE who voted for me, sadly I didn't win, but it sure is nice to know I have such wonderful friends who took the time out to vote and encourage me on. I will still have the book made ( and they will give me 2 ) so I plan on giving one away.
So keep tuned for that if you are interested. :)
((( big group hug )))
 
 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well, just in case it isn't I added a few words of my own on it! HA! The Gardening Mojo is stronger than the Creative Mojo today but they are fighting for equal control over me on most days.
 
Hope everyone is having a fun peek around the world :)
I know I will!
and if you are new to this concept, anyone can join, take a picture of your crafting table and link up, it's fun and you'll meet a lot of great ladies and a few men :)
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Started trying to be a little healthier aka dieting last month. If you are interested, you can go here to read about the recap of last month, won't bore anyone with the deets on my blog so this is a seperate account. It's called
Journal of a Lazy Dieter....uhm, yep, that would be me!
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Simon Says Stamp and Show - Brought to you by the letter S ( stickles )
Simon Says - Anything Goes
 
I didn't have a Smooches stamp that I felt would work with the gold theme so I used the free digital stamp, which I love. Those gift bags are too cute and very easy to color! I'm not sure this is a CAS card but since I sell my cards; my customers want a little more layering and frou frou sometimes. And my girlfriend birthday cards for the ladies are my top selling cards, so I cannot disappoint them!
 
 
The gift bags were printed out twice. Once on the base card along with the sentiment and then on card stock where I used several different golds to get different textures and dimension.Cut out the image and then pop dotted up it up.
 
Ranger - Gold stickles
Faber Castell - Metallic Gold Gelato, Metallic Gold PITT Pen
Sakura - Gold Gelly Roll Pen
misc. Gold floss and ribbon

51 comments:

Nikki said...

Very pretty Card and I hope your allergies don't give you too much of a problem. I know I should buy stock in kleenex so I can get some of my money back lol
hugs Nikki 2

Krisha said...

Hi Sandee, Love the card, and the sentiment is perfect. Will have to check out your dieter blog, sounds right up my alley!!
Krisha #11

Ali H said...

Fun card ! I know what you mean about the garden calling louder than the craft desk this week ! We get so little sunshine you have to head outside when you do ! Have a great week ! Ali #25

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wish my inner gardener would make an appearance! Love the card, my fave colours. Hugs. Pam#9

Belinda Basson said...

I do love the card and the sentiment...Will check the diet blog later once I have done as many desks as I can...#38

VonnyK said...

Your card is gorgeous, love the words. I can see why it's one of your best sellers.
I'm on a permanent diet from diets (he he), love food too much.
Have a great week in the heat you lucky thing, I hate winter.
Von #14

Helen said...

Great card! Happy WOYWW, have a good week. Helen 5

Ria Gall said...

I love the card and what you have done with the little bags is fabby.
I think a lot of people are being drawn into the garden but you will find some crafting time
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #40

Dan said...

Such a fun card! Great use of Stickles too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Anne said...

Hi there love the card. I am enjoying gardening at the moment as well though do have cards etc I must do!!! Not sure if my sniffles are a cold or an allergy!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #53

Roudi said...

Love your card Sandee!
Yes, you were the one to introduce me to the ladies at WOYWW. And what a job you've done!
I've been desk snooping for a little less than a year and I feel like you guys are family in some way!

You go girl! :)

Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi#3

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, that is a fabulous card - and fun too, must remember that sentiment! So sorry that you did not win, I know you got lots of votes and it was a beautiful book. Big hug back. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #52

Neil said...

Hi there,
Just popping in briefly, I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn!
Still, this is a better way to spend the morning in my opinion.

Hope you have a great week.
Neil#34

Monique said...

Lovely card and yes the garden is calling loudly today.
Have a lovely week xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really pretty and inventive card. Such a shame about the allergies. Have fun, anyway!#59 Julie Ann xxx

Twiglet said...

Enjoy your garden - your desk will wait - it looks all set ready for action. x Jo #49

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sandee so agree straight after did WOYWW post went out and gardened for couple of hours then collapsed after shower in chair..yes it needs heaps more too! love the card fab work!! and loved labels on pickie too :Dhappy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #7

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS started back on WW this week too need to fit into some winter gear :P

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Sandee
I'm not playing WOYWW this week as I am interstate visiting my Mum but I couldn't resist dropping by a few of the desks.....Oh I like the pink nail polish LOL. Great card too and funny saying...just perfect though!!
hugs
Annette In Oz

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely card! I like the sentiment too - it's so hard sometimes to find the PERFECT one, isn't it? The garden is calling me right now - DH is coming home for lunch and I think sitting outside with the fields all around will be very restorative...

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (10)

voodoo vixen said...

LOL.. fab card!! The colours are lovely but its the sentiment that has me in giggles! Getting warmer where you are? Its officially winter here in Oz now... bit chilly in the morning but gets up to about 22 degrees C by lunchtime so I am not complaining! Happy WOYWW from Annette #8

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Sandee - that card is a laugh - my daughter gave me one that said I wanted to give you a hug for mothers day - when you open it it said but I couldn't wrap it - LOL... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #98

Alison Scott said...

Pink toe nails can only make you smile. Even if Mr Mojo has gone on holiday.
It must be tough having allergies. I know my youngest and my grandaughter both have it and it's torture. Luckily they are near the end of their season. (It seems to be tree pollen they react to)
Your card is great. Brilliant sentiment.

Carole Z said...

Love this card, not only is it very pretty, but it made me smile, hugs Carole Z X

Kelly said...

Sorry you didn't win! Am checking out your other blog (I have one of those too lol). Love the details on the card. Lovely! Creative Blessings! Kelly (not playing this week)

Kelly said...

Hey Sandee. I couldn't leave a comment on your diet blog without an account. Just was going to leave love, encouragement and a link to my weightloss blog. Hugs! Kelly

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOO cute! LOVE the pretty layering - and great use of the digi! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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wwilloww said...

Love your card, Sorry you lost, and I always thought gardening was a creative endeavor (one I do not pursue... LOL). You are creative whatever you do!!! I haven't checked out your other blog but I'm heading over now.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab post and pics as always. I totally get the allergies, and nail polish, except mines Turquoise not pink!! Take care Zo xx 65

scrappymo! said...

That card is hilarious! Off to check out the freebie!

Karen Ives said...

What a clever card, pink toe nails rock!
Karen #38

BJ said...

Oh must paint my toenails too. I wonder who'll win? Me doing my toenails or you stencil bumping?
Ready steady GO! BJ#22

Alexa said...

Love the way you've labelled up your desk - really fun! Sorry you didn't win but your entry was gr8 and you now know how many friends you can count! I know that gardening bug feeling - I can't get into mine due to work but I am optimistic that I may achieve a bit outside tomorrow otherwise my latest bedders & tomatoes will be completely eaten by either the big bunny or my sickly chuck! xx

Katie said...

From one lazy dieter to another - I totally hear you. (I type, as I sit sucking on a lollipop and wondering how bad it is if I have french fries with dinner just this once...)

Your desk is great, I love how you captioned the photo (or not captioned exactly, wrote on it? My brain is confused!)

And the card is too funny, love the sentiment!

Rita said...

Cute card! Love seeing your desk, too. :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I laughed at the card! The glitz really adds to the sheer fabulousness of it all.
Nice nail varnish too :-)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

MaryH said...

Boo-Hoo on the allergies. I feel for you, t'ain't no fun. Hope you feel much better real soon. Loved your pretty presents card, and tfs the digi site. Could come in handy..IF I remember I've gott'em on the pc. Take care. Hugs

Enejy clemens said...

I enjoyed seeing your desk picture. Very creative! Hope your allergies leave alone soon.

Have a great day!
Nora

Gita said...

Allergies - :-(
What a bummer you didn't win. Love your card though and the gifts are too cute. Brigita #113

Tara Bruening said...

Such a fun card. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Neet said...

Hi - Waving back!
Love the pink for the toenails and love that picture with all the deets on it. Don't mention allergies!!
Great card great sentiment - what a fabulous card to receive.
Hugs, Neet 17 xx - thanks for visiting me earlier - sorry I am late I have been crafting outdoors trying to enjoy this sun whilst we have it.

April Story said...

I like the added words. We have turned on our air conditioning in Kentucky. But my family has already said they're hot. I have kleenex littering my desk, too, allergies.
April #137

Nan G said...

Love the card! Great colors and cute sentiment. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #103

Spyder said...

I'm a bit late" love your picture this week was wondering what would happen to my crafty space if I put a fan in there! Chaos I think!!

happy woyww ((Lyn)) 31#

Debs Willis said...

Glad I;m not the only one who rips cards apart when not happy with them!

Debs #74

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL! I love the descriptions in your picture. The humorous sentiment in your card is great too, as is the elegant color scheme. Blessings!

fairy thoughts said...

Hi sandee
great card... very funny and I'm so glad you managed to paint your toenails
janet #26 late this week

Queen Lightwell said...

Allergies just stink! Hope your diet is going well...bit of a lazy dieter myself but I have discovered an effective one recently...just have gallbladder attacks and then you don't feel like eating anything and wow does the weight just drop off! lol I don't actually recommend it but I did vote for your book and was sorry to see you didn't win, still I'm interested in signing up for the giveaway whenever you have it so I'll have to stay tuned, huh? I like the words on the picture. I wish everyone, including myself would do that! It makes it so much easier to understand what's going on on a desk. Anyways, enjoy the rest of WOYWW dear! :) Deeyll #144

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Such a FUN Card!! I LOVE your take on the Gold Challenge!! THANKS so much for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Pamela said...

LOVE your desk despite the mess :P And I love the gold stickles on the presents! Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I love your work area!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gold presents on the front of your card!! FUN! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Trend Watch challenge! Hope you stop by and join in the fun this week!!!