June 16, 2009

You're hot...

My sister and I made yet another fun trip to Atchison, Kansas for a Nell Hill visit. It's our most favorite place ever to shop for home decor, decorating ideas, garden and party ideas. This time, we took a home tour of the owner's house and it was simply divine!! We ended back at the shop and boy did we shop! I always feel inspired to redecorate when I leave there.

Here's a few photos I took of some colorful, summer tablescapes. The ladies at Nell Hill sure have a good eye for putting the elements together. The colors in these two vignettes were so fruit punchy and fun!!
When I started to plan my project for today, I knew I wanted to imitate the fun colors on my card. I reached for some Wild Raspberry K & Company patterned paper and then selected my Copic Sketch Marker colors from there. I colored Karen Lockhart's Electric Fan stamp to match my papers......
...then cut and embossed the image with Spellbinder's Circle and Pinking Circle Die Templates. I love the glitter and shimmer and sparkle!
I finished my card off with Papertrey ribbon and Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Twine.
I have a specific recipient in mind for this card, so I wanted to create a personal sentiment for the inside of the card. My sister (who I went to Nell Hill with and had so much fun), recently hurt her toe big time. She peeled back her big toe nail and had to make a trip to the emergency room to have the nail removed and to stop the bleeding (yes, you can pass out here like I did).....and she lost her prized pumpkin patch due to two hail storms. She had all of her grand kids help plant this huge field of pumpkins and had such fun plans for the Fall. We had a contest going to see who would grow the best pumpkins. Eric said, "We win"......I'm not telling that to Karen though!

So anyway, this card is for her. I just turned 40 this year and she turned 50. She's been experiencing some of the dreaded heat flashes that I call *personal summers*. I tease her all the time and she tells me........just you wait, Sistah!!! My time's coming I'm sure. So for the inside of my card I typed *You're 50....You're HOT (literally)........hope your personal summers are going great!!* I know it will make her laugh.
Do you know someone that could use a good, cheer up card? Or perhaps their own little pocket fan? Snort! Now is the perfect time to send them a card. You'll make their day!
Note: Did you know that Karen Lockhart now has a printable stamp registery that lets you keep track of your Lockhart stamp collection? Just to the link above and follow it back to the home page...you'll see the downloads. Cool, Karen!

22 comments:

resmith said...

Oh, I just love this card!! I could of used this a little while back. Once in awhile I still have those "heater" moments.
Your shopping trip looked so fun. I know the next time we make a trip to Kansas, I am going to have to check Atchison out. My husband is from Kansas.
Hope your sister's toe heals fast!!

patriciad said...

This is so cute and clever. Love it and as someone who has experienced her own personal summers I'm sure it will make your sister giggle. And listen to your older, wise sister - someday you WILL see what it's like and hopefully Jordan and Josey will make you a cute and clever card to make YOU giggle!

Troy Louise said...

I really need that fan stamp - you make it look so cute & the personal sentiment is just a riot. I am having those "personal summers" & need to get the fan out! Thanks so much, hope your sister's toe is better.

Nancy in CA said...

Michelle, I LOVE this card! Of course, I love all things you do and could really use an in-person, hands-on, get your creative juices going class. Have you thought about doing a class or two. Copic cloring, sweet cards or anything else you would like to share in-person. I live in Calif., but would be there in a flash. Please think about it??? Nancy in So. Cal

Ann said...

Okay, these colors ROCK, and the sparkle looks amazing!!! I'm sure she'll love it!

Becky said...

This is so cute, I love this fan.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

You're so cute Mish! I'm sure your sis will just love this card, and on a personal note...I can relate! :)

Cammie said...

I love this card! I just had to adjust the air conditioning for a few moments because of my personal summer.

jo anne said...

hi--what a darling shop, nell hill!! just my kind of place. i tried to find them on the internet, hoping they sold their merchandise online also, however, no luck. do you know if they have a website???

as always, love your cards and am crazy about the new vintage picnic set, which i must order.

thanks much, jo anne

MichelleY said...

Mish....this is an ADORABLE card. I love your play on words with the fan!

Also....I'm in CRAZY LOVE with your new PIT basket stamp set! OMW....could it get any cuter!!! That set MUST come to my house!

ReneeK said...

Darling card...and I love your "personal summers" take on the Big M! Thanks for sharing - love your blog, love your art, love the new PIT baskets!

Linda Bandow said...

Mich: So glad that store is nowhere near ME.....sorry about the toe-thing, I share her pain. Love this card and think the story is too good!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

OUCH! I know what your sister is going thru. I dropped two Pampered Chef bread pans (they were stacked together) on my big toe and ended up losing the nail. That was so painful!

I had to have an emergency hysterectomy when I was in my mid 30's so have gotten to "experience" the "personal summers" (Love that phrase!) earlier than normal.

What a sweet sister you are to cheer her up with this card.

Bummer about the pumpkin patch! I love pumpkin patches. We got hail last nite, but still have our garden.

Donna K said...

Mish - I love your card and all your inspiration (and your humor). Karen Lockhart is coming to Minneapolis in July and I have signed up for a class with her on July 10. I can't wait. I also love her artwork and cute sentiments so it should be a fun time.

Diana said...

Personal Summers....love that title...and I am sooo there now :)

My kids are getting used to seeing Mommy with a cool rag on her head, too...

Thanks for the Lockhart stamp registry info. I'm off to check it out now.

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful card. I'm going to have to drive down from Canada to check out that store. The displays are beautiful. Your little fan was sure completed with the glitter.

Sandy said...

How Cute!! You sister will love it. I need to make one for my older sister. She too, is going through the "change"LOL. I am glad to hear someone else turned 40 this year. It was a hard one for me. By the way, you sure don't look it. Thanks again. Sandy

Susan said...

So cute! I'm right there with your sister. My family laughs at me cause I move a fan with me from room to room - don't laugh...your time will come!!! Between you and Dawn talking about Nell Hill, I think I need a road trip from Georgia. Thanks for entertaining and inspiring us with your blog!

Tammy said...

I love the card and the fact that you and your sister get along so well. I TOO ripped my big toe nail out of the nailbed, but I was in Florida and wouldn't go to the Emergency room. I pushed it back down into the bed, (insert dreaded"whump" here) and wrapped it back up until I could get to North Carolina. Sonnn, it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Mish,
Beautiful card, and so thoughtful, those personal summers are a drag.
Something for you to look forward to. I found Nell Hills website (to be) it will be up and running soon. Wonderful discovery thanks to you. For us on the East Coast we have never heard of the store or the owner and all her wonderful books. Thanks again for another find.
Looking forward to your porch decorations for the 4th.
Patty rad

Dorothy said...

This is great - love the card and the words! I am gonn ahave to copy this one day!
Dorothy

Ashley Vaerst said...

"Personal summers" I love that. I am 34 and have had my own personal summers for the last six months or so. I love the card and your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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