Wednesday, November 11, 2009

jolly-ness (2S4U) and owls

hi! how are you? tonight, i am FANTASTIC. i feel so accomplished! why? you may be asking yourself... well... because i met my NaNoWriMo goal today! i was over 6,000 words behind schedule (you're supposed to write 1,667 words daily to stay on track in order to complete the 50,000 word goal for the novel by the end of the month), and i was a little upset... especially because my students ask me about my progress--which i asked them to do :D and i'm slightly competitive. so, anyway, since i had the day off, i knew i could spend some of it catching up. and i did!

as of 10:34pm PST, i am at 18,504 words! :D that's 37% of my goal completed :D oh, you don't know how happy i am. yes, i am crazy, yes, i am competitive, but most of all, i am HAPPY :D

so this card i made tonight (i know! i fit card making in as well!? amazing!) embodies all my joy--it says, "be jolly." no problem following directions tonight :D plus, i used some Cosmo Cricket with this cutie of a card--so really, how could i go wrong?

i followed Kazan's lovely sketch over at 2sketches4you for this one (see it at the top)--i haven't posted this early for a challenge in a while!

and check out the back here! i covered the inside with a panel from BG's Eskimo Kisses to cover up the extra ribbon, and then i thought it would be super cute to add a detail to the back of the card--you know, kind of like a little surprise. do you ever do that?

oh, and here's something else that makes me happy...

i just couldn't resist the Embellish Magazine color and owl challenge... so i made another card/ tag. i used some coral, green and brown, along with a cute Hero Arts owl/ sentiment. i love the chunkiness of all the ribbon i added to the top.

and that button with twine? DeNami Design goodness--oh, how i love their buttons!

and here's a picture of the whole thing. i added some fun fluff (via DeNami Design again) and the owl is embossed. the pompom trim comes from the CK shopping spree (yes, i know i bought a TON), and so is the new border punch from Fiskars. generally in love with this little tag--it's so cute. :D

what do you think? thanks so much for looking, and for leaving your comments--they're so sweet :D

also, just a reminder that my blog birthday is coming up in a couple of days--if you haven't entered my giveaway, you should! check it out HERE.

okay, have a lovely evening, and go be happy! :D


~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute...can't go wrong with a Cosmo'licious card Ginny...and how smart are you to not only dress up the inside of the card but the back...oh-so-clever of you!!!

LOVE your owlie tag...OMGoodness...delish...I need that fiskars border punch...

woot woot on meeting your writing goal!!!! You are crazy lady..that's a ton of writing...

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks so much for playing in Embellish Magazine's challenge!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

such fantabulous cards! love them all!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous card!! I love all that fabulous pink!

Such a super cute owlie tag too!

(-: Heidi

Lea L. said...

Very cute card!! Love the sentiment! Great job with the sketch!


Kazan Clark said...

Ginny they are gorgeous - wow! I love how the pink card is finished front, inside and back
:) Kazan

Amy said...

WooHoo Ginny!! Congrats on making the fab 5!! I ♥ your cards!!

Smita said...

Very pretty cards, Ginny. I love the way you have embellished the back of the pink card...
And congrats on making it to the Fab 5 at 2S4Y :-)