Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm Being Invaded.....

by screaming girls!! That's right, it is time for another sleep over, and I swear, the more they are over, the more I wanna SLEEP!!LOL!! So, what would possess a normally sane person to let not 1, not 2, not 3, but 5 girls under the age of 9 stay over for the a nutshell, it is like my stamping, everything in EXCESS!!!LOL!! This time should be better though, no storms in the forecast, and my DH isn't out of town(although he wishes he was) so I will have help(as much help as a man can be). Don't get me wrong, I love my girls, but it is hard to enjoy them when they are ALL here, and I feel bad if only a couple come over at a time because then I feel like the others are left out. I swear if I could only keep them a couple at a time, I would have them all the time, but 5, it takes weeks to mentally prepare, and weeks afterwards to repair the damage. But anyway, enough babble!! This is my card for today's Sketch For You To Try. I used the Simply Special stamp from Paper Pretties and stamped it twice, once on Very Vanilla and once on my DP. I cut out the watering can and paper pieced it. The flower was also stamped yet again and cut out and colored. The rest of the image was colored with my SU markers. My paper is from the Paper Loft and is SUPER YUMMY. I used the back side for the watering can and the flower center, and the reverse for the flower and the layer under the main image. I used some chocolate taffeta ribbon and Soft Subtles buttons on the side and pierced a border around the whole thing-by the way, totally and shamelessly stole that from my pal Jody. I saw it on a card she did the other day, and loved the way it looked, and this sketch completely worked for it!! For the sentiment, I used my Chocolate Chip marker and only colored what I wanted to show up so that I could separate it. I love the way it turned out. Be sure to check out what Jen, Amy R, Amy S, Carole, Shannan and Susan have done with this awesome sketch, and check out Jen's blog to see the card I made exclusively for it!
So, that is it for me now, right now(this was set up ahead of time to post), I should be at work, but after work, the invasion will take place...wish me luck...I am gonna need it.....COME ON HANNAH MONTANA DVD-DON'T FAIL ME NOW!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Simply Special
paper-Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Paper Loft DP
ink-Black Stazon
tools-SU markers, chipboard flowers, buttons, chocolate and cream taffeta, spiral clip


  1. What a great card. I love the colours and that big flower! It's beautiful.
    Hope your Hanna Montana movie co-operated and that everyone had a fantastic time at the sleep-over. I've had 6 17-year old volleyball players sleep doesn't end for a while. (Must say, they were good though....they had to be, to get up early for a tournament the next day - LOL) Have a great weekend. Joan

  2. Love your card, so cool, and good luck with your sleep-over.

  3. Oh I have been eyeing this set and this may just the card that pushes me over the edge. I love the colors and the piecing!!!

  4. This is so cute Jessie! You make me laugh with your stories about the girls too! Enjoy them (and your Hannah Montanna DVD) - snort!!!

  5. Oh my Gosh...five girls over...all at once??!! Yikes! I imagine it's VERY loud, LOL!

    Great card! It's gorgeous!

  6. You are BRAVE!!! Five - wow, really, I can barely handle 1 - LOL! Hope you all fun and try to get much needed rest tomorrow!

    Love what you've done with this sketch and the flower is just gorgeous! I'm off to play with the sketch and see if I can post it before we head off tonight!

  7. Wonderful card --- and good luck with the girls, you're a brave woman!

  8. Looks like the mojo is coming back :) Hopefully the weekend won't scare it away - LOL!! Best of luck with the sleepover - hint: set a bedtime curfew and stick to it. Girls may not like it, but everyone will be happier because of it in the morning (been there done that!!)

  9. Have FUN, fun, FUN with those girlies!!! LOL I've got a full house too, but the ages are all varied!!

    Your card is gorgeous.......well, besides's got dp I've never seen before!!! Wow!!!! And that big flower is just amazing!!!

  10. Another gorgeous card, Jess! That's some yummy paper!

    I'll trade you my three boys for your five girls, lol!

    Sounds like you're gonna have a fun and exciting night! Hope we both survive.

    Stampin hugs, Becky:)

  11. Your card is so beautiful!!!!! I love every single detail, and you are right the paper is awesome.

    God bless

  12. Welcome to my daily life - LOL!!!
    My girls are wearing me out too - he,he,he!!! Hope you'll sleep good tonight...???

    Fab card - Jessie - I love the layout and the stamp you have used plus the big added flower is a awesome touch too the beauty!!!

  13. Oh, I have sooo been where you are - LOL!!! I look at it as good pics to scrap, teehee!! My dh never liked it either, and wished he were elsewhere - his biggest thing was, why do girls squeal so much - LOL!

    Your card is fabulous, love the colors, and that image is awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  14. This is a gorgeous card! Great take on the sketch -- love the paper pieced watering can!

    Hope you survived the sleepover! :)

  15. what a lovely card, Jessie! You are the best Aunt--such a sacrifice to out up with (um, I mean entertain them) bless your heart!

  16. This is gorgeous Jess! Fabu layout and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper piecing!

  17. Beautiful card Jessie!! I just LOVE the colors :-) Have fun with the girls! LOL Bless your heart I just can't begin to imagine!!

  18. Haha! Wowza girly! That's a lot of screaming, hyper girls under one roof! I have been overwhelmed by my 7 and 3 year old nieces, and my 5 year old nephew! :D I can't imagine having ALL girls! Your card is fantastic though and I am so glad that you are Jen's guest designer because you are just so talented and I love going to you for inspiration! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend! Have a wonderful day!


  19. Andrea Leigh ScovilleJuly 21, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    It must have been in the water... I had 4 extras sleep over Sat night also. 8 and 9 year olds. Together with my 5 and 8 year olds it was a handful. At 12:45 AM... I had to lay the law (would have been earlier if I hadn't fallen asleep myself).

    I just love the simplicity of that stamp and you did a beautiful job with it! Thanks for all of the inspiration!


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