9/25/2011

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Sunday! I hope you have been enjoying yours! Mine is great - compared to yesterday, everything is perfect! Want to know why? Because it was one of THESE days. I will tell you in the end of the post if you are interested (and just have a good laugh - I will have soon, too! No need to be sorry for me!). But first to my card for 






Here is the inspiration photo for September:




And here comes the card:






Pretty prominent what inspired me. I had started with nested squares, but then I experimented and cut them apart and ended up with the stripes. Love the happy colors! Can't wait to see what everybody came up with for this challenge! You will find the blog hop on Nichole's blog. Just go here.


Now, for those who would like to know about yesterday, here is the story. Be warned, this will be a bit gross. It all started ok. We went to a small street festival in the morning, enjoyed it a bit, got our little daughter a waffle and went home. After she woke up from her nap (which was quite short), Alyssa came to our bed to snuggle with me. Then I found out that the waffle was a bad idea. My poor little girl suddenly started throwing up the aforementioned. In our bed. Over the pillow, the sheet, the mattress. Yuck! She is not the type of child throwing up very often. And she hates it. As do I! So, after I had cleaned and calmed her, I started cleaning, washing, scrubbing our bed. Fortunately, it was ONLY the waffle and no infection and she felt well again. THEN in the evening I started cooking dinner. Cannelloni with a ricotta and spinach filling. First I burned myself in the hot steam when I took off the lid of the pot. Ouch! And then I wanted to fill the cannelloni. I use a pastry tube for this. It works really well. Usually. But yesterday something went wrong. I put the filling into the tube, closed the lid and started to press the handle down. No good. Everything exploded backwards and the whole thing flew onto the radiator. The filling INTO the radiator. That I can't open. Here is what it looked like:






Aw, isn't spinach the most beautiful thing to land on a white wall? At least the cannelloni were yummy. After I had filled them successfully with the remaining filling. So, today is perfect! How is your weekend?


Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day (and a hopefully more boring day than my yesterday)!


Hugs and Love,
Vanessa


Supplies:
Everything Papertrey Ink, except for:
Ink: Colorbox
Square Dies: Spellbinders

25 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Love the clean lines of this fun card Vanessa!

Barb said...

I could pretend I'm not laughing but you probably wouldn't believe me. :) That spinach on the radiator? What a mess that must have been. Love your card though, Vanessa! It's the perfect take on that photo!

Kay said...

Oh, dear! So sorry about the spinach/ radiator mishap, but if it's any consolation, your card is beautiful! I really love the diagonal stripes!

Marge said...

What a truly happy little card!!!

Cristina said...

Totally and completely perfect, Vanessa.

Rebecca said...

I love your card - and sorry about your spinach mess! I once dropped a pot of sauce that was cooking and it flew EVERYWHERE - the walls, the ceiling - oy what a mess!

Kelly S. said...

Oh dear, that is not a pretty picture! Spinach in a radiator is no way to spend a weekend...oh and your poor little one, eek! So glad you managed to make that cheery card! I love how you added the color to the sentiment die cuts!

Karen C. said...

Your card is a really a 'happy' and colourful one! Hope your day goes better today!!

paperella said...

Ouch! Hope both little Alyssa and your burnt are better today! (and the spinached radiator too). Your card is sure to brighten anyone's day!

Agnieszka said...

Love your take on the challenge, Vanessa! So sorry to hear about your poor little girl! I’m glad she’s ok now! And that the cannelloni were tasty, after all! ;)

Stephanie Lee said...

Sorry to hear about your bad day but if there is any consolation - your card is beautiful, clean and crisp! I love it.

Tracey McNeely said...

The diagonal stripes are awesome, they really make the card pop.

Susie said...

Very beautiful card. Lovely design.

Terri said...

What a fun card. Sorry to hear about your day yesterday. I hope today is better for you.

Ally said...

Oh, man! What a day!! :-S

Glad it was just a one-time thing with your daughter, and I hope the radiator cleans up well.

Your card is fabulous! I love the way you incorporated the stripes with that sweet birthday sentiment and die. Awesome! ;-)

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Love the stripes on the diagonal. I like how you used color behind the word "happy".

Lindsay said...

Ohhhh Vanessa! Your card is such a delightful interpretation of the pic! Great work!

Sonia said...

Stunning, Vanessa!

Dawn said...

love the bright card Vanessa. No wonder it made you feel better than Saturday's incidents. Poor you! Good you can laugh now at the time I bet there was NO laughter! Glad the little one is okay

Katie Gehring said...

This is awesome! Great take on the inspiration photo.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun card design--where did you cut that sentiment out??? I love the colors and your design.

As for your second pic--OHHHHHHHH MY! I read the story and had to immediately scroll up! LOL:)

Linda said...

Great take on the challenge,Vanessa. Glad your bad day didn't affect your creative process!

Stephanie said...

Vanessa........Your card is so beautiful and striking! Someone is going to have an awesome birthday when they receive that! Love your take on the challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

such a pretty and delightful card, Vanessa! love it! so glad to hear the Alyssa's illness is only because of the waffle. well, as long as the food came out good, i'll call it a good day, LOL! =)

Kristii said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Love the diagonal stripes and the sentiment is fabulous!