Friday, January 23, 2009

just buzzin by

Good Friday morning everyone! Gosh it feels like I've been gone forever and it is so good to be back! I should be able to start posting regularly again so look out!

As you may have figured out I was out of town for a couple of days. Todd's dad has been having some heart problems and it just was the right time to go to Wisconsin and visit our families. I have to say that we had a great time! We started our time there by having dinner with Todd's mom and dad at Texas Roadhouse. Ummm...ever been there? Ever have their loaded sweet potato? Well, I'll just tell ya that you don't need dessert after you have it...yum! The next day we got to see my dad, Todd's grandma, and had a pizza dinner with Todd's entire family (his three siblings, grandma, and parents) and we played Apples to Apples. Have you played this...no? Well, you should...it is great fun! We had dinner at my favorite little Italian place the next night with my dad and his wife and then played Apples to Apples with them too. The final night we went with Todd's mom and dad for dinner to Applebees ('cuz my meet up with the fabulous Chris Dickinson didn't work out). Now...we did lots of eating out and not much paying so this is where my card comes into play. I need thank yous. I've been wanting to use the super cute, new set from Stampin' Up! called Just Buzzin' By and I have been loving my friend Dani's super cute, super easy cards that she's been posting so...the card you see is the one I came up with!

This card was made with PTI white, a strip of So Saffron patterned paper from the Washington Apple DSP pack, and Basic Black (paper and ink). I colored the bees with Creamy Caramel and So Saffron markers and then used my COPIC Spica black glitter pen as well as my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to add glitter to the bees. Inside is a layer of So Saffron and the rest of the sentiment. Super simple but super cute (or so I think...lol!).

And, today, I want to point you to some blog candy but not just any blog candy. Do you have teenage girls? Well, a brand new magazine is being put together just for them and it is called Susie. Susie is the creator of Brio magazine and since Brio is no longer in publication she decided to start a new magazine. What is neat about this is that she is asking your input into what she should fill her magazine with. Being a mom of three boys you'd think I wouldn't have anything to say but...I did. I know my boys have been frustrated with the stereotype that they have been stuck with and my thought was it would be nice to address that not all boys are after only one thing and that they would like friendly relationships, too. Anyway, go to Susie's Blog and leave a comment. You could win a great Word in Life Study Bible and help shape the content of a magazine!

Alright...this is really long (although I feel as if I'm missing something) so I'll let ya go for now! Have a super Friday! See ya tomorrow!

21 comments that make my day!:

Maria Gurnsey said...

Shot, i did pretty good, i didn't order this set and i was okay with that....until NOW!!! This card is just adorable, now I NEED this set ;)

Kerry D-C said...

Such a beeeee-u-tiful card!! mmmm...mmmm...I love Texas Roadhouse!

Dani said...

Glad you're back, girl! Super cute card, I love those bees!

Angie said...

Those bee's are adorable. I'll have to put that stamp set on my wish list :) .

Sparkle said...

Glad you had a good trip. Apples to Apples is the greatest game! :) Your card is just adorable and congrats for making the Limelight DT!

Missy said...

Oh, this is so cute. I love it. The bees are adorable. Great job!!!
I am so jealous. I love Texas Roadhouse. Hubby and I used to go all the time when we lived in Oklahoma.

sari said...

such a pretty and bright card! makes you smile!!

Lori Barnett said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family :) I also LOVE your card...and I have that set...but haven't used it. I think I will CASE your card...if ya don't mind. TOO CUTE!! And it's clean & simple...just my style! Welcome home XX

Lori Barnett said...

I forgot...please keep my dad in your prayers. He is having back surgery this coming Wednesday. MAJOR surgery. Thanks sister {{hugs}}

Emily said...

This is so cute Lorie! Love the simple design with those cute bees! TFS!

Kim said...

Lorie sounds like you had a great time in freezing WI! Hope Todd's Dad is doing good. Keeping him in my prayers! Apples to Apples...I love that game! My family laughs so hard when we play it! Love your little bee cards! Super cute!
Hugs~ Kim

Creative Mish said...

I'm so glad you had a great time visiting family. I love family gatherings. Your card is so cute! love it!

Christi said...

Your card is adorable!! And of COURSE I've eaten at Texas Roadhouse. Have one about 10 minutes from me. Yummy!!! Glad you guys had a good time!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Such a cute card, Lorie! Glad you had a nice trip and hope that your fil recovers completely. I am sure everyone enjoyed your family's visit.

Yes, I went to a Texas Roadhouse in La. and yes it was great! We celebrated my oldest granddaughter's 10th birthday there. we don't have any of them in MD.

Bev said...

Glad to hear you were able to spend some fun time with family. Great cards! I LOVE Texas Roadhouse - it's my all time fav!! There are only 2 here and kinda far out, so we make the trek for special occasions!

Huggs...

Renée said...

I love this card! So simple but so so cute! the three bees look adorable!

Kristine B. said...

sooo very cute! Love them stamped on the white card--I'm gonna have to try a simple white card again.

Chrissy D said...

OH My Word! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!! I am totally Casing it!

Chrissy D said...

OH My Word! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!! I am totally Casing it!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I love this card. And this set. And the Texas Roadhouse. And Apples to Apples. :)

Justine said...

So cute, I just received my stamp set yesterday. It's dying to be inked up