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March 16, 2010

A Green challenge and my whining!

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! Can you believe we've been challenging you for almost a whole year! To think, when we started, digis were just getting popular!!!

Stamps: The Stamping Boutique (Irish Audrey)
Papers: K&Co DP, gray cs (?)
Ink: Copics
Other: ribbon/stash, gel pen

Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique!!

Checkout what my lovely team mates have done!...
Michelle R

Here are some challenges...
Digital Tuesday chall~green/Irish & a digi
Timeless Tuesday~ribbon.
Sunflowers & Dragonflies~Irish/St Patty
Die Cut Dreams~2 punches...my sentiment circles
Raise the Bar~use green.
For Fun Challenge~green.
Cupcake Inspiration chall~green clovers
Stampin Royalty~mostly green
Corrosive chall~St Patty
Cupcake Craft chall~green
Clearly Inspired chall~green

*****On the homefront & inside my head...

I have been so overwhelmed lately with blogging! Please forgive me for not visiting like I should! As many of you know, we homeschool and I'm not sure if its the nicer weather, but our schedule has not been moving along smoothly! Everyone seems to be needing Mom more than usual! And I'm getting behind on all the record keeping which our state demands! PA is one of the stricter states for homeschool record keeping!

I've been decluttering the house, I think I need to declutter my brain! I'm not quite sure what that means right now, but will take it to pray! I hope you all will allow me this chance to get my head together and get back to routine!

You all have shown me so much love and friendship and it always makes my day! THANK YOU!
Sending you all a big bunch of LOVE & HUGS!!!
I pray that each of you truly knows what a lovely blessing you are to those who know you!!!
Have a beautiful day!

PS, I will be announcing the winner of my Creative Card Crew Celebration Candy a little later today!


Joan said...

Oh I like this a lot.....reminds me of RiverDance!!! Great card Maria.

Tina said...

great card Maria - love this image and your coloring amazes me.


Esme said...

Fab card Maria - very cute Irish Audrey and I love the green paper design & the ribbon!

Esme xx

Crystal said...

Maria AWWW cute cute, great sketch and love this darling image!!!

Debbie said...

Ahh this is so cute Maria,love the little Irish Dancer,Hugs Debbie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is adorable. Love this Audrey image, in fact, used it last week and had a blast with it! Fab stitching in the corners!! Hope you have a wonderful St. Paddy's day!


Holly said...

Maria, I think your card is just precious and the coloring is wonderful! We've all been where you are now - feeling overwhelmed with all the things we have to take care of and so frazzled that we don't know where to begin! You just take the time you need and don't worry!

margie c said...

We all get a bit frazzled and need a break every now and then ;) Sending you lots of happy thoughts, hugs and prayers :)

Your card is adorable! Such a sweet image for the occasion!
hugs, margie

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Maria, this is just adorable hun!! I love it!! :) The colors are fabulous!! And I understand what you're saying sweetie!! BIG HUGS

Suzanne said...

She is excellent and definitely Irish to boot! On another note, take a deep breath and count to 10
Everything will look better soon!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my!!! Both of these cards are gorgeous!!! I love the delicate feel of your first card...the paper piecing...and the gorgeous papers. Your St. Patty's creation is positively adorable:o) Awesome coloring and perfect design elements on both of these lovely creations!!!


Marlene said...

Adorable card!!! Heehee....I'm whining today on my blog, too. Maybe it's all the crap weather we've had recently. SUNSHINE TODAY!

Helen Dooley said...

What an awesome card Maria! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Donna said...

Hey Maria, your card is a little beauty and I love how you have coloured Audrey...such a pretty card! I understand where you are coming from with the blogging thingy...I have been struggling recently too and I think sometimes we need to take a step back and take time for other things...this has worked for me recently and I hope it does for you too...sending you some big hugs :) Donna x

Danni said...

Such a wonderful, pretty card!
I've been struggling with leaving comments myself..think we all have spring fever..no worries!

Beth Norman said...

She is a cutie. Thanks for playing in our challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

Great card Maria!! I will keep you in my prayers may our Lord help you find direction and peace in your thoughts!! HUGS!!!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Maria, Audrey is darling! Your coloring blows me away - the little freckles on her face are too cute for words! I'm so sorry that you're struggling with life these days. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers that things will start to settle down for you soon and that you'll be able to find a better balance. Love your work, my friend. Hugs!

Debby said...

I'm not sure you realize how many of us are going through the same thing. Don't sweat it. Take care of priorities. Your friends will always be here, there & everywhere. Love your card. Your coloring is fab!

Sandra Farrell said...

Great card - you do beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at SR.

Katie Renz said...

Maria, what a super cute image and great card. Thanks for joining us :)

debbies said...

Great card - love the layout!

Rachel Hope said...

Fun image and card!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really cute Maria and I wish I could do the dance steps. Cathy xxx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Fab card Maria, i adore the image.. not one ive seen before, great colours and layout and the ribbon is just the perfect accent. Thankyou for playing at DCD this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Beth said...

Love your card Maria and I can definitely understand what you are saying sweetie take all the time you need between the blogging and DT it definitely gets overwhelming I adore your work

JoanOttevanger said...

Great card your dancing girl.Thanks for playing with us at Corrosive Challenges

Biscuitlid said...

another fab creation, I love that ribbon

Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Dreams and Cupcake Craft this week

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card and colour combo and such a sweet image too Maria.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Nicola -x-

~Christina~ said...

I love the layout...great card :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

soooo very adorable!

enjoy *~*

Kelli said...

Beautiful card! I just saw that it made top 5 for the Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, congrats!!