9.30.2011

Sometimes My Daddy Calls just to tell me I'm the Gold at the End of the Rainbow

After I got home from work yesterday my Daddy called. You see, he works in the same city in which I live and he was looking at a GORGEOUS double rainbow that was absolutely brilliant in color and perfect in shape. You know how when you are looking at a rainbow it always seems like you can see where it begins and where it ends....well, from the spot he was looking, the end of that rainbow looked like it landed right on my house! So...he called me and asked if I could see it! I went outside and right there in my backyard was a GORGEOUS, brilliant rainbow! The top one (of the double) had started to fade, but the bottom one was perfect! It was so gorgeous! And...it DID actually look like it was super close! It was really neat. And that, my friends, is what inspired this card that I created for Friends with Flair Friday over at Unity Stamp Co!

smile


Isn't it fun?! I actually had created another card...if I'm feeling brave I'll tack it on at the end of this post, but I just wasn't loving it, so I was so excited when the inspiration hit for this one! I love it! It is a happy, happy rainbow card! I used the Sunny Happy Skies set and the Heartfelt Sentiments set. I inked the rubber with Momento ink (Tuxedo Black and Tangelo) and the gem stones are some Teresa Collins ones that I got in a goodie package I won from Scrap Street magazine!

Smile (detail)


So, I pretty much love it! As for the other one. Well, I'll show you, as some of you might like it. It just wasn't doing anything for me for some reason. I started with the Less is More sketch and it went all haywire from there! LOL!

A Little Birdie Told me


So...I LOVE the clean and simple rainbow card and it makes me happy so I'm focusing on that one today! HA! I hope you all have a SUPER HAPPY Friday! We are going to a Hawaiian themed party tonight, so that ought to be interesting! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!! I KNOW, RIGHT?! I'm totally excited! It's gonna be pretty much awesome and stuff. Just say'n.

Jingle Out.

46 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

I love the rainbow card!!!!

have a great weekend!

craftattack said...

The cards are wonderful, but not nearly so great as having such a wonderful Dad! Valerie

richardbreaks said...

Totally dig the rainbow! (Especially the limited palette!)
What a nice Dad you have! Cheers!

Kai said...

What a terrific dad you have! Think he may want to adopt a round, 61-year-old Comanche? (Hope, hope!) LOL! Your rainbow card is straight to the point and makes me smile! But I also like the other card a LOT! The colors are peaceful & they appeal to me! Have fun at the Hawaiian themed party! PICTURES, PLEASE!!!

Kary said...

Love the rainbow card!! Love the story about your dad, he is really sweet!! Your second card is cute too!

Shauna K said...

fun cards- the smile one is fabulous!! sooo CAS just great!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love both of your cards, but the rainbow really caught my eye! Great OLC! :)

Jen said...

Love that rainbow!!!

jackie 4124 said...

How sweet of your dad. Lovely cards

Johanna said...

Well, I wish I could make cards like the one you don't like!

As for the other one, it is also really really nice! So simple and yet gorgeous :)

JPScraps said...

Great cards and I love the story. Hubby called my daughter to tell her about the double rainbow he saw. Your story reminded me of it.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Reading your post made me smile! THANKS! LOVE your rainbow card!

Jimmi said...
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Jimmi said...

(wrong comment 1st time, sorry, hehe!)
OK, BOTH of these cards are FABULOUS!
and happy Friday ;)

Becky said...

How fun is that rainbow? That would make anyone smile! I think the second card is a great fall card :) Will you be sporting a coconut bra and grass skirt tonight??? :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

...and you are really awesome yourself! (-:

MiamiKel said...

What a positively UPLIFTING and fabby post, Jingle! I'm SMILING HUGE!!! x0x0

Emily Keaton said...

Your clean and simple rainbow card is absolutely perfect. And I just loved your rainbow story to go with it!! Have a great weekend!

chickadee3357 said...

CUTE cute CUTE rainbow card and the story that goes with it! Awesome! I really like your other card. It has many fun elements. The problem you might be having is that you have two focal points, the doily with buttons and the clock. They are competing with each other. Still love the card!

Ruby said...

I love the rainbow card.

michib said...

love the rainbow card - very cheery and bright.

Martina2801 said...

Love the rainbow card!
Beautifully created.

~Tammy~ said...

Both are fabulous creations!

Marjie Kemper said...

A rainbow in your backyard is a VERY good thing! Love the bright fun card.

charli said...

You lucky girl--what a great dad! Does that mean you have a pot of gold at your house?! Love the rainbow card btw!

Amy said...

I absolutely love the rainbow card.....it could be on the shelf in Hallmark!! Sweet story as well.

Terry said...

Both cards are wonderful! Sweet thing for you dad to say! Have fun!

Marlene said...

Two cards for one stop today! YAY!

We saw that double rainbow here yesterday, too!

Roslyn said...

I love the rainbow card and the story of the inspiration behind it!

Linda said...

what a happy bright and cheer card. it makes me smile.

Deb said...

totally love the rainbow story and that it inspired you to create this beautiful card, have fun at the Hawaiian party!
have a fabulous weekend, Debxx

Debbie Carriere said...

Wonderful cards - so different!! Love your rainbow story, too!!!

trisha too said...

They're both delightful, thank you for sharing!

Lindsey said...

I love your rainbow card, too! I like your also-ran card, too. And how wonderful to have such a sweet dad! :)

Jaspere said...

simple is lookin' good.

Sarah said...

Love the rainbow--soooo fun!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

I love the very clean and simple look of your rainbow card!! I'm so glad you had some fun with the goody package you got at Scrapstreet!!

Aleks said...

Goodness, your dad is so super sweet! I *love* that rainbow card. I love cards like this but never think I could pull one off myself!

The other card is also very nice!

shuggy said...

love the rainbow card!

Laurel said...

Oh I love these, especially the rainbow one!

sharon g said...

We saw SO many rainbow flags, etc on our trip up the coast to Oregon. It is nice to get back to seeing a rainbow and thinking happy thoughts. :)

Anne Tussing said...

Adorable cards!

SHartl said...

The simplicity of your rainbow card just speaks to me! Somedays simple is best!

lisa arana said...

LOVE the rainbow card big time. Fabulous.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

CAS perfection!

CanadianScraps43 said...

I so love this story. You sound like your maybe a Daddy's Girl! He sounds like such a great guy. Love your card. So simple but yet such a wonderful and powerful statement. Love the punch of colour.

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