Monday, July 9, 2012

CloudWPlus9 #1



I cannot believe that I was on the computer and saw a post on Facebook from my UBER sweet friend Suzanne ( LOVE HER ) that there was blog hop today and I had 20 minutes to spare, only because I had the kids doing homework.  YES I am aware that the summer is here but too bad!!!   Since this card, about 20 minutes ago, I have broken up bat man and cat woman fights and now Emma is in time out for not listening ........ OH how I love the summer!!!  But lucky for them I am happy to keep to the rules so they do not have a problem getting back into the swing of things when school starts in 48 days and 18 hours but who is counting?

My friend is very sick and I try to send her cards on a regular basis because she cannot remember conversations, but when there is something tangible she can hold it and remember.  Her husband told me this morning that she holds them and looks at them so I thought this was the perfect time to multi-task.  

Here is the inspiration photo.
Seriously perfect ~ my friend Nela has a smile and eyes that can light up the darkest of days!!  


I went more with the white space of the cake and cups below it and the beautiful flowers.  Love the raffia so I had to use a bit of twine as well.  


And since my card was standing against my MOST favorite bowl filled with fresh North Carolina 
PEACHES........I thought hey why not throw in a photo of Wilbur ~ 
My husband knows me so well........ it was a gift from him!!!



Have a great day!!
  Gotta run and do the CEO of Hallinger and Halinger thing~

Sue Ann

28 comments:

Renee said...

SueAnn I LOVE it!!
The colors are so rich and brillant...
and love the way you framed the sentiment with the greenery!!
Just gorgeous!! :)
And I know your friend will love and appreciate it so much!
Have fun managing Hallinger and Hallinger...
we only have about 21 days left...:)
Which I hate going back so soon...
but we'll be at war and blood stage by then so perfect timing! *giggle*

Cathy Weber said...

Sue Ann...you nailed that sketch with those gorgeous flowers so perfectly stamped. You did such a great job and your friend is going to love this one. You are a great friend and I am sure her family appreciates it.

Susan said...

This is gorgeous!! Your friend is going to love it. I have been keeping her in my prayers.

And I am right there with you playing referee this summer. Ugh!! Mommies need time outs too and I take mine in my craft room sometimes. ;)

Cassandra said...

Great layout and colours, so strong and vibrant.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Sue Ann and what a sweet post :) Surely your friend will treasure all the pretty flowers!

Laurie said...

A post! Yay!! I love this card! The frame with the leaves looks awesome!

Joyce said...

What a sweet card for your friend. You have managed the perfect balance of riotous color and white space.

Suzanne D. said...

You are hysterical, Sue Ann! I loved reading your post. Homework? Are you the teacher? I love Wilbur too!

It makes me so happy to see your beautiful cards anytime you post, but I am extra happy in my heart that you joined us today. You are a true stamping artista! This so reminds me of your gorgeous calendar that is hanging in my office. I love it!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!! Your friend will love it!! How did you get such a perfect diamond in the center??!!

Cammie said...

Sue Ann, your post made me smile this morning--first with your clever reporting of life in the Hallinger household, then with the beautiful card and loving gesture for you dear friend. A tip of the hat to you for designing and stamping such a gorgeous card while playing referee.

Kara said...

beautiful SueAnn!!

Dawn said...

Not only is this a beautiful card, but a beautiful back story as well. Thank you so much for sharing that as well, it's truly touching.

anya said...

What a beautiful card, Sue Ann! I just love the way that you created the frame with your flowers. It is a perfect place for your sentiment. Just stunning! So glad you joined us for this month's hop!

Sharron said...

Your card is gorgeous and such a wonderful gift for your friend! It is so cheerful and beautifully stamped with just the right of white space--love it!

Christina said...

Fabulous stamping, Sue Ann! The diamond shaped frame is amazing, and I love the touch of texture from the raffia.

Alyssa S said...

This is gorgeous! That framed sentiment is fantastic!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful stamping, Sue Ann! Love it. So glad you played with us @ Cloud9 :)

christy compton hall said...

Ohhhh, LOVE it! Has a folk art look that makes me weak in the knees... but How do you get anything done with all 3 at home? :) So sorry to hear about your dear friend. I'll be sending some healing energy. {<3 u}

Karen B. said...

Those peaches look yummy! Wow, what a great card, love the pattern and frame you've created by just stamping.

Amy said...

Girl, how in the world did you get your stamping so perfect??? This is beautiful in these colors! I love that you used New Leaf....bold and beautiful! Thinking of you and Curt! Fingers crossed!

Ingrid Danvers said...

It's been ages since I visited your blog (sorry!) and I missed a lot of gorgeous projects. I love this card. It makes me happy! Great colors and design.

xxx

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, gorgeous colors, love this!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog return, Sue Ann! You always make me feel so loved :)

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Sue Ann! What? No posts since July??? I hope you are doing OK. . .I wanted to stop by and say hello and thank you for your kind comment on my last post. It really was appreciated. Hugs to you and your sweet family. Curt

Curt in Carmel said...

Checking in on you. Do I need to call the blogging police and file a missing person report on you???? Well do I????? Hope you are doing well. Hugs, Curt

Curt in Indy said...

OK Kiddo. . .I'm really very concerned about you! I hope you are doing OK and your family is well. Wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and wondering if you are OK. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Best, Curt

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely bright card Sue Ann! I'm not sure you will be able to convince me on sprouts but I think it's worth the visit to see! ;o)

Curt in Indy said...

Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a very happy Spring! Hope all is well in your world! Best, Curt

Curt in Indy said...

You crossed my mind today, so I thought I'd jump on over to say hello and let you know that I was thinking about you and missing your beautiful work. I hope all is well with the you, the kiddos, and hubs. Take good care and if you have a spare moment, I'd love to know how you are doing! Best, Curt