Sunday, January 16, 2011

Horsing Around

Hey y'all!  Can you believe we are in the middle of January and heading towards Valentine's Day?  It seems just like yesterday we were celebrating Christmas.  Our oldest daughter and her family spent Christmas with us this year.  Stacy and her husband left the Tuesday after Christmas to return to Raleigh, North Carolina.  But wait a minute, they forgot something.  They left their four kids with us! Sarah is three, Joe is seven, Caroline is nine and Nicole is eleven.  Wow - what a week that was.  After returning these little "angels" to their parents, Art and I headed for the coast of South Carolina.  Parris Island to be exact.  Our oldest grandson graduated from Marine boot camp.  It was a two day event full of excitement, pride and lots of tears.  Before heading home, Art and I did stop off in Charleston for a little history, wonderful art and architecture and lots of low country cooking.

This is my first card for 2011.  It seems that Tilda is in trouble with her Mama.  She cannot make any valentines until she writes all her thank you notes for such wonderful gifts as socks and underwear which I must say she was less than thrilled to have received. Learning manners sure is hard and Mama insists on keeping up appearances.

Mama wants to make sure Tilda understands Southern etiquette when receiving gifts such as socks and underwear.


Pat said...

Hey girlfriend...another darling creation from my little Mountain Mama!! I love this image...and you have colored her beautifully!! Great layout...and the orange flower pulls it all together and really makes it pop!!! The inside is so dang cute!!!! I want to spend some time vacationing in your brain!! It would be SUCH FUN!! So tickled that you entered this little darlin' into this month's color challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Hugs...Pat

Karen said...

Love your cards!! Your humor is awesome! : )

Card Crazy said...

Ending my day with another great laugh at one of your delightful cards. I'm sure Tilda's learned her lesson, so let's see what she can do for Valentine's.
Sue S,

Chris said...

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy - your card is adorable. Your coloring was worth the anxiety as it is perfect! Your sense of humor is wonderful! Your fantastic card made me smile! I love the background paper. Let me know, please the name and mfgr. please.

Great job

Chris Christensen

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Oh my gosh, Sandy! This is awesome! I love everything about it......

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
I can always rely on you to give me a laugh. Good medicine that we need.
I love the front of your card. you have done a fabulous job. I love Tilda's dress color and the orange flower is lovely. Now the inside...what a hoot. It's hilarious. You are such fun Sandy.
Bless your cotton pickin socks.
Hugs Maz

Deanna Mulder said...

Sandy your card is wonderful! Your coloring is great.

Sharon Caudle said...

You're truly a hoot! Love your card, Sandy! No need for hyperventilating so use those brown paper bags for something that you really need them for! And I am NOT talking about your hubby's head!!! Fabulous work my friend!
hugs, Sharon

Rene said...

You DID give a seriously DELIGHTFUL card!!! The outside is sooooo pretty! And the sentiment and that horse...PERFECTION!!!!! Just wonderful!
You are so I wish we didn't live so far apart!
Thanks for sharing this fantastic card!
Rene :D

Kathy Billings said...

Sandy...I love everything about this card...the flower, the papers, your grat coloring job...and the inside is to dang cute!!!!!

Fran said...

Sandy look at all the love you got so far. Your card is so darn cute. And the coloring is right on girlfriend. Stop hyperventilating and trust your creative instincts because this card really shows how good you are creating the Front and Inside (love that horse & saying). Hugs, Fran

Barb Hardeman said...

Another adorable card by Sandy D. with a 'kick' on the inside! You are so creative with your cards - you make them so special. Love the horse and the sentiment! Your coloring is wonderful, stripes on the socks and all! Super card...Barb

ScrappingDeb said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Cute and funny card! I think you've got the coloring down - it looks wonderful. No more fretting for you! Great job.

Catherine Atkinson said...

I would like to know which Copics you used on Tilda's socks -- strange question, I know, but I'm struggling with some sunflowers!

What a wonderful post and cute card. I love your sense of humor!

Julie said...

Just darling Sandy. I love the horse with the present on his hoof. Too cute!


Candy said...

Oh Sandy!
I love your sense of humour!!
Such a darling Tilda on the outside doing as she should and them WHAM - the inside has me laughing again!!!
What beautiful colouring, Sandy! Shucks you are right up there with the 'pro's' already! Great paper and pretty flower.
Fantastic card for our new challenge and am thrilled you had time to enter once again :o)
Love having you in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Backyard Nature said...

Wow........Gorgeous job and your coloring is great! Sooo professional, I can't find anything wrong with it!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, good to see you back. I love your card, and had a good laugh. Your colored Tilda beautifully. Just love the horse inside, too cute.
Hugs. Danielle.

Chris said...

Sandy, she is adorable. I love the DP and your coloring is great!

Kathy McMahon said...

Lovely colouring and you have done well with that difficult colour combination.

Unknown said...

Love them! Toooo Cute! Made me smile:o)

paola said...

you're such a hoot!! good for me as you always make me feel better, laughter is food for the soul. Great coloring dahling, you sure are coming along in leaps and bounds, and the layout sure has the wow factor!

Kathy said...

Well it turned out beautifully! Why do you stress about coloring ~ you do a fabulous job! Love this cute image too!

Deneen said...

So cute, you did a great job with your colouring!

Iulia said...

Hi there and Happy New Year! I was looking forward for a sign from you and this lovely card really does its job! Making cards with children around is something like the toil of Sysiphus. I know I have mine 24/24 around. So I see what kept you away from "work". 4 kids? Gosh, I'm glad you're still alive!
I love your coloring in this one and the lovely choice of colors. Great storyline too! Anyone would love to receive such a beautiful card. I reckon someone has received too many socks and underwear this Christmas?:)) (sorry, I'm not an English native, so I may have got it wrong:).
Thanks for the fun and have a great year!
Hugs, iulia

Crafts2do4fun said...

What a cute card, love it.

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Adorable card and absolutely hilarious on the inside. What a surprise. I love the coloring and the paper choices! Great job! I'm still giggling...


Caroline said...

Sandy you make the most amazing cards! Everything is perfect!!! xxx

Silvie Z said...

wonderful card, Sandy! Very nice papers and layout! And the inside is so funny :-) Great sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Sandy this is another cutie patootie!! You're work is awesome and I can't wait to come back and see more....TFS

Anonymous said...

It's always a pleasure to read your blog posts - puts a smile on my face for sure!! ;) Sounds like a fun adventure you went on!

Your card is lovely Sandy! Beautiful layout and I love the all the images you chose to use on your card and that cute sentiment!
Awesome job with your copics - your coloring looks wonderful!

Have a great day sweetie! big hugs, Angela

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Thanks for the laughs. I love you card and the colors you choose for Miss Tolda, yesa we must write those thank you cards. Great job!!

Myrna said...

You are soooo funny!!! I'm glad you got to have a week with your grandkids. The memories are wonderful to look back at! Love your card. You have a unique look at card-making. Love it!

Eve said...

beautiful coloring on Tilda! Nice placement of flowers. wow, you did the inside of the card! another great coloring on the image! Luv the whole card! :-)

charlene said...

Sandy you just make me smile ! Sounds like a great time you have been having :) Your card is just adorable and love the inside !

cathylynn said...

Hey Sandy, I wondered where you've been and have been waiting to see what you would be posting next. This was well worth the wait. A delightful card with genuine humor!! Equals a marvelous combiniation. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Judy K. said...

Adorable card Sandy and your story telling is sooo fun! I know what you mean about the copics lol. I try so hard but some STILL creeps over the lines!
Great job!
Judy K.

Sheri said...

I think you are one of THE most creative card makers I have ever had the pleasure to know! I love your fresh take on your gorgeous cards!

Tracy Valure said...

This is just adorable!! I love that tilda and you have colored her beautifully!
Tracy V

Pen to Paper said...

Sandy, I love this, it's so funny and awesome. And the horse stamp is perfect for this card! Can't wait to see what else you have in store!



Norma said...

Sandy, it's beauuuutiful! I love this image--she's my favorite from the So Jolly Collection. And your colouring is gorgeous. Love the layout and clean look of your card.
Thanks for playing with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Love our sense humour. You make me smile!


Zoe said...

Oh Sandy, You are an absolute HOOT! Love your quirky unique ideas for cards. Any of your cards would brighten someone's YEAR!! heehee Sounds like you had a wonderful break and holiday. hugs xxoo

cabio's craft corner said...

gosh Sandy, that's so bright and happy card. Firstly, the green & orange cheery coloring. Secondly, the theme and the cool sentiment sure brighten up the recipient's day totally :o)

Kathy said...

Hey Sandy, I was wondering where you've been! Glad you enjoyed some family time and travel. Love this card orange is my fave, the front is just beautiful. And of course a funny inside! Love the sentiment and horse, you are always so clever! Wonderful card!

Scrappinangler said...

Sandy - love the commentary you put in your cards!! Does that Southern Etiquette go something like, " Bless you heart" or "How nice" (long and drawn out like a southerner?) LOL! I am from the South and it is funny certain things us Southerners were taught that others were not! Great card and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving love! ~Tori

Monique said...

What a beautifull card Sandy !

Hugs Monique

Janie Printz said...

Sandy your Tilda is colored so wonderfully & your inside just cracks me up !!! What a "kick" !!!
Hugs, Janie

H said...

So cute Sandy, you did a great job with your colouring!and I love the saying never look a gift.........
Hugs harma

Tracy Valure said...

Me again! I forgot to thank you for playing along with us at magnolia-licous challenge blog!! Hope that you join us this week for the inspiration challenge! Did you have a nice time in's one of my favorite places to visit!! Just beautiful!
Tracy V

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