March 21, 2011

Magical Monday - Vintage Card or Tag

Carol West brought us a vintage theme over at the Paper Cupcakes Challenge blog and not only is it a vintage theme Paper Cupcakes is giving away the image "Doodle Flower 4" as well. So, why don't you stop by and join in with us.

Now, I am never really sure what falls into a vintage theme, so I am not sure if I am really good at this. Vintage always seems a little challenging for me, so I am not sure if my card fits it or not, but I do like how it turned out overall.

I went with blues and a subdued green color. I colored my image with my Bic Mark-its and then chalked the edges of my image.

The large die cut is from spellbinders and the small corner pieces are from Cuttlebug.

I am still fighting a horrid cough and Avery came home from school on Thursday last week and ran 104+ temp for two days. Saturday it finally went down to 103 and Sunday he woke up with a normal temp, but then it went to low grade again. I will be taking him to the doctor on Monday and hopefully me to med-check. Really, I am over this stuff. It just seems like we keep getting it in cycles. This week I start a job with a faux finish so the week should go quickly. The last 4 days we have had some fairly nice weather, although I wish I could have enjoyed it a bit more. I have taken naps the last two days, which is rare for me, but much needed. Here to a good week and hope that everyone starts feeling better.

Morgan's friend bought her a parakeet for a birthday gift and she decided to buy one herself one as well so she had a set. They are very pretty and they seem to be getting comfortable in their new home. She named them Angel and Artemis

I think Artemis is in love with his reflection. He has sat in front of the mirror since he discovered himself!


I also made a cake for a silent auction for a local youth baseball team. They wanted it to have the logo of the team; which I designed as well. Not like I didn't have enough to do this week. Now remember I have never taken a cake class in my life so this is just me borrowing my neighbors stuff to decorate a cake, but I think all in all it turned out OK. It was fairly large, two cake mixes, one chocolate and one white. It made it a tough day with a sick little boy though that wanted to be snuggled.

Well, that's my week in a nutshell and I am hoping for bed early tonight, so have a great week!


CraftinGranny said...

Wow, this is a beautiful vintage card Nina. You do vintage very well! Fantastic coloring! That is an adorable cake and the kids are gonna love it. Bet it tastes good Now you can hear birds chirping year round and if you have a male/female you just may get baby parakeets.

Have a wonderful week and get everyone well quickly. "Hugs" Carol

Stampin Lucy said...

Super Pretty!! Love the embellishing that you did to this card.....So glad to be a part of your team =0)

Miss Molly said...

What a great tag - love the subtle color with the black!!

Toni said...

How are things with you and Avery? So sorry to hear that you have to get the Dr. involved. I love your cards, but also not sure what they mean by vintage. I know that it can mean something old. Am in the middle of making the card and not sure how I want to go. Morgan's birds look so very pretty. Tell her I like the names she gave them.

Toni said...

P.S. For your first time decorating that cake, I will give you an A+. Very nice and that is from one who once decorated cakes and not just because I am your Mother.

Unknown said...

Hi Nina, hope yr little one is feeling better. Love your card and it is a Vintage looking card