Monday, November 17, 2008

Forever...yours!

Happy Monday!

It's been a crazy weekend, frustrating and fun at the same time. Anyway, I found out Friday afternoon that I wouldn't be able to get the house/condo (long story) and I was pretty upset all weekend long. And then, my realtor called me Saturday afternoon to let me know that we have to start all over again :(. Yesterday, I met with him and we saw couple of places that I was interested and place a bid ... again. I'll find out by Wednesday if they accepted the offer and we'll be in contract... again! So, back to square one...again :(

Anyway, for the fun part...I had some time last night to create and I haven't been playing with my Sarah Kay stamps and I thought it would be nice to do the Magnolia vs Stampavie Challenge. I always have a hard time with big/long cards and when I saw the sentiment on this sketch, I thought why not use a huge sentiment also...LOL! The sentiment alone is measured 2" x 3 1/2", but I thought it's just the perfect sentiment for these two.

Main image is from Summer 2008 Sarah Kay Collection, A Kiss for Chloe and was stamped on Whisper White card stock and colored with Stampin' Up re-inkers and matted with Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment Forever is by Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. The card is measured 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half, I told you its HUGE.

54 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Man! I am so sad for you :( Just know that God must have something better for you and his plan is always the best. I hope it all works out the best for you. I know how stressful things like this are:( I will be thinking about you today. HUGS!!!

((I love your card!!! it is just SOooOO Sweet!!!)

pescbrico said...

Oh, I'm sorry about your Condo... It may be really desapointing now but well it did happen to me when we bought the house and beleive it or not it was for the best... We got a better deal at a better house! Keep faith and in the mean time keep creating because this card is just gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sorry abut your condo, bummer. Love your card, so darling.

~amy~ said...

Oh Catherine...sorry about your home search but I just know that you'll find "thee perfect place"....hang in there!!! SWEET card!

Laurel said...

Sorry about the condo. Things happen for a reason, perhaps something better is going to come along. I hope so anyways. I love the card, the sentiment is perfect!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so adorable, Catherine!! So sorry about your condo! I hope you find another one you like even better! Hugs!!

Ashley said...

This card is so cute! Glad you got back into the creative mindset after the bad news. I think that means it wasn't meant to be yours - for whatever reason. Keep on trucking, girl!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Sorry to hear about the condo, keep your head up, something better will come along for you! BTW, I love the card, it's so cute!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I love the colors you used! Very cute. Sorry to hear about the condo falling through. ((hugs))

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hi Catherine! No worries hun, your dream house is out there waiting for you! I'm sorry that you have to start all over though, it's such a frustrating thing to do in the first place, so being back at square one stinks. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Hugs!

Love your card, super cute image. The colors and flower really add a vintage feel. Beautiful! :)

Lauren said...

This is so sweet. I love the image and sentiment. Perfectly matched!

Holly said...

Sorry you were upset over the weekend, but I know ya'll will find the perfect place soon.
This card is so sweet! I love your coloring on it, and that paper you used on the background is really nice! Great sentiment for this image!

fishlips said...

This image from Sarah Kay is so so darling and your colors are just perfect...what a fantasic looking card!!! So Sweet!!!

Hang in there The PERFECT place will pick (you) soon!!!! I'm sure of it...

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful card Catherine! I can relate to your condo dilema, we also had a hard time getting our first home, but it ended up being the best outcome! I am sure the next place will be the perfect fit! Good luck!

Carmen O. said...

What a great card Catherine! I love long cards, but usually do not have envelopes. Someday I'll give it a go.

Like everyone else said your dream house is out there and there's a reason for everything.

Take care and keep creating because I love seeing your cards!

Savitri said...

CUTE! That stamp is just adorable and you did an awesome awesome job coloring it!! I don't usually get these types of stamps because I can't color and blend. I love seeing other people's work though. GORGEOUS!

Elena said...

I am really sorry to hear about Condo... but everything will be all right, just because it can't be the other way!
Love your card! So precious! And your coloring is gorgeous!

Rita said...

So sorry that it didn't work out for you but there is a reason for it...that house was not meant for you, the house for you is on the horizon & will be well worth the wait, I have faith that you will find what your looking for!

I luv this card it's so cute! I just made my first long card too last week, their so much fun!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this card is truly a sweet treasure!! Just wonderful!!! And lots of good vibes and hugs coming your way so you can find a most wonderful home for you and your dd soon!!!!

Joy said...

I'm so sorry about the falling out of your house/condo. we were wishing you well and excited for you. Well, it wasn't in God's plan for you to get this one, but maybe the next one will be the right one for you...as the saying goes: "if God brings you to it, he'll bring you through it". just believe and trust that he has your best interest at heart.
oh, btw, great job on the card and using the big sentiment. I have a hard time doing these long cards too. thanks for inspiring as always.

Sandra Smart said...

Oh Catherine, I know it is disappointing but just remember that everything happens for a reason. So there must be something more special out there for you!
The card is adorable! Love it!

Ann said...

So sweet! I love the ribbon and flower! :D

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Catherine, love the SK image and the beautiful big bow & flower detail. Debbie x

Alysabeth said...

Adorable:o) So glad I have that set on the way!

dpkennedy said...

Sorry about the house...that stinks! But the right one is waiting for you! Very pretty card! Great use for that giant sentiment!

Hey, ever get the birthday card I sent? It was returned for postage but I added and remailed...

Happy Belated birthday if not!!!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card,love this cute image and the colours you have used,great sentiment like you say for this couple....and a beautiful bow to finish off...perfect,
Sandra x

Ret said...

Hi Catherine, I'm so sorry to hear about the house. Such a bummer.
I'm a great believer that everything happens for a reason. Something better will come around & you'll be sooo happy with it.
You hang in there!!!
hugs,
Ret

Joanne said...

Catherine,
I, too, believe that everything happens for a reason. I know it's hard when you're walking through the experience yourself, but trust me. Something even better will come along. You hang in there!!! In the meantime you have all this amazing creativity to deal with! Keep making these awesome cards! (hugs)

Kristie said...

I'm really sorry about the house...but something better will come along for sure, just hang in there :)
Your card is absolutely spectacular! I love that image, your colouring is awesome and the sentiment is perfect!

Alexandra said...

So sorry to hear that Catherine, that is always frustrating - but, you never know, this one might work out better!!

Your card is totally adorable, I love the colors and that sweet image! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

tracie said...

oh wow Catherine gorgoeus card, love this cute image and the beautiful flower - love it :)x

Courtney said...

Oh bless your heart! Realestate is not fun!

You're in my prayers that the perfect home will come through at the perfect time!

xoxo!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Catherine. Love the way you colored it and the image is adorable.
Take care
Karen

Tina said...

Sorry about the condo, I know it must be hard. You'll find your perfect place.
Your card is lovely, I struggle with long cards too.

Tina said...

Sorry about the condo, I know it must be hard. You'll find your perfect place.
Your card is lovely, I struggle with long cards too.

Diane said...

Better things to come Catherine,
like they say everything happens for a reason. Maybe you would of had problems with that place.
Your card is super gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

sweet card - sorry you have to start all over with the contract but maybe there is a reason for it all *hang in there*!

Enjoli Bennett said...

I'm soooo sorry to hear the bad news. I'm still crossing my fingers and hope that you are able to find another place. Love your card.. It is super cute. =)

Lorie said...

This card is just so sweet...amazing job! I'm so sorry about the condo! Buying your own home is [such an up and down experience...hang in there! HUGS!!

Julie Masse said...

What a sweet image - your card is adorable!! :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

I hated hearing about the condo and having to start from scratch all over again:( I know it stinks, but it just means something better is in the works for you. I know the home you get will be perfect!!! I am sending you my love.

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors, and who doesn't love Sarah Kay:O)

Hugs!!!
Carolyn

Michelle said...

that was such a pretty card! Sorry to hear about your house! Hope the right one comes along for you.

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Catherine! I am sorry about the condo, but I have a story for you that I think will put it into perspective. I had a friend who was looking to buy her first house several years ago. She had her heart set on this particular house but long story short, the deal did not go through and she was heartbroken. She ended up with another house, but she still never forgot about "that" house. 5 months later, she was watching the morning news while getting ready for work, and saw "that" house had burned to the ground! The cause of the fire was bad electrical box in the basement. Fortunately the people were out of town at the time and no one was hurt, but it was a total loss. They lost everything! Can you imagine?!?! So, everything happens for a reason! Hang in there kiddo, something better is just over the hill! Best, Curt

Theresa said...

What a super adorable card! Gorgeous coloring. Fingers crossed that you find the perfect place soon.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hang in there Catherine. I know buying a home can be an experience, and it will happen. I believe that there is a reason for everything..and it is times like these when I am frustrated it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had one of those moments with my daughter over the weekend. Your home will find you!!! Love your card! The colors are exquisite!

nessy said...

hope things sort themselves out very soon ~what will be will be ~everything happens for a reason!!(or not)
wonderful card ~lov the ribbon and bow ~very elegant
vanessa xx

Janine said...

Such a beautiful card CAtherine!!!

Deb Wood said...

Sorry to hear about the condo, but everything happens for a reason! This is absolutely precious and oh so pretty!!

Kathryn said...

Wonderful card!

((((((HUGS)))))))) I'll keep you in my prayers --I hope the house stuff goes through this time.

Manna said...

Sorry about the condo, Catherine. But you know what there is a better one waiting for you! I know waiting and not knowing is always hard. Just hang in there. You have many who love and will support you here :)

Your card is GORGEOUS! Cool paper and pretty flower! Love it!

Dani said...

I'm sorry you didn't get your place. I bet something better is in the works for you though!

Super cute card! Love that flower!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card! So sorry that place didn't work out for you. :( I'm sending good thoughts and wishes you'll find an even better place! Hugs!

Jodi said...

I love the colors you used here, and great card for the challenge. =)

Anki said...

A very cute card! Thank you also for your sweet words on my blog and also for the nice comments regarding my drawing (the girl on the box). Wish you a wonderful weekend. Anki