Banana Birthday

March 24th, 2010

Happy Wednesday!  It’s been a bit of a crazy week as I’ve been on call for possible jury duty which means I haven’t been abale to make any solid plans and I’ve been trying really hard to get everything done that needs to be done as early in the week as possible in case I’m not available later.  Wow – was that a run-on sentence or what?  LOL!  I’ve had a card ready to share with you since the weekend, but with SCS being down (including my blog) on top of work etc.  I haven’t been able to get here to show you until now.

Last week I saw a challenge on Kim Hughes’ blog to use yellow as the primary focus of a card.  Only today did I go back to read the entire series of posts and discover that there were prizes involved and the deadline to enter was midnight last night.  Waaaaahhhhhhhhh!  Oh well – I enjoyed working on this challenge very much and am very pleased with the results.  This is a birthday card for a special friend.


I had a heck of a time getting a decent picture of this and it’s so much prettier IRL.  I really need to set up some better photo lighting!  That yellow is Barely Banana and it’s so soft and yummy looking with the white and SU Basic Gray cardstock.  I have NOT been a fan of the yellow/gray combo, but I know it’s very hot in decorating, fashion and paper crafts so I pushed myself to work with it…and I’m glad I did.

The stamp sets I used are both retired SU – Echoes of Kindness and It’s Your Birthday.  I actually pulled out my watercolor crayons for this and it was really fun playing with them again.  Flowers are highlighted with Diamond Stickles. Border punch is SU and the tiny little pearls are Adorn It.

I just had to call in for jury service again mid-day today and found I don’t have to report this afternoon, but I do have to call back again tonight for possible service tomorrow.  Off to accomplish everything I possibly can this afternoon.  I hope you’re having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.


3 Responses to “Banana Birthday”

  1. rache Says:

    Love that card! It is beautiful. And again you have inspired me. thanks

  2. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Wow! Sorry you missed the prizes, but I get the eye candy. This is just gorgeous Jami.

  3. Queen Mary Says:

    Jami, it’s so funny because I don’t really care for the yellow/grey either but boy am I glad you pushed yourself because your card is beautiful and now I’m going to try it! TFS!

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