Friday, April 15, 2011

My Late Night Project

I picked up the phone and dialed our office cafe's phone number to order a cupful of good old energy-boosting coffee. It was mid afternoon and I needed something to wake my brains up.
Me: Hi, Mildred. I'd like to order a latte please.
Mildred: Coming right up! By the way, will my orders for a layout and a card be ready by tomorrow?
Me (with dignity and confidence): Yes, of course. You can pick them up in the morning.
Then to myself, "EEEEEKKK!!!! It's April 15 already?? What am I gonna do, what am I gonna do?!?!"

And so that's the reason why I had to go to bed at 2AM this morning, why I woke up and came to the office late, and why I'm such a sleepyhead today. :) I completely forgot about her 5th year anniversary gift for her boyfriend!

Naturally, I had to stick with a clean and simple theme for these projects just to be able to complete them. But I got home at around 8:30PM already and had to do a few chores after dinner so I got around to crafting a lot later than I'd hoped. Still, I'm happy to say I enjoyed the process and I even managed to fit the projects into some challenges. I used what's left of my Lily Bee papers and added in some embellies from a local craft store.

A matching layout and card set.

12 x 12 LO

Embellies! Gems, charms, flowers, strings,
a ribbon and a glitter sticker.

Stamped sentiment.

6 x 6 matching card

On to the challenges..
Pals Paper Arts - flowers (with blog candy)
Paper Romance - paper flowers
Pixie Dust Studio - say it out loud (include a sentiment)
Rainbow Lady - springtime
Sassy Studio Designs - spring
Art Impressions - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
CCEE Stampers - use pink and black
Charisma Cards - pink, black and green
Colour Create - pink, black and white
Crafty Purple Frog - texture and ribbon
Digi Doodle Shop - stripes
Little Miss Muffet - glitter and shine
Creative Card Crew - spring
Stampin' Royalty - spring has sprung
Paper Variety - flowers
YNS Challenges - texture it
A Spoonful of Sugar - all creatures great and small
Anita Be Stampin - anything goes
Karen's Doodles - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - spring has sprung
Tuesday Throwdown - sparkle and bling

Thanks for dropping by my blog today! :)


  1. these are both lovely! hope she is pleased. Thanks for joining the Stripes Challenge at DDSB x

    Debbie - DT

  2. What lovely projects - thanks for joining us at DDSB

  3. Two totally gorgeous projects - I love them and I'm sure Mildred will too!! Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week xx Denise (DDSB - DT)

  4. WOW! Stunning!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!


  5. Great project. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  6. Lovely work, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best

  7. Very pretty!

    Thanks for participating in our Sassy Spring Mix challenge. Don't forget to be present at the chat party tomorrow to be eligible to win!

  8. Wow, just love this card! Thank for joining us at DDSB.


  9. WOW! You do good work at 2AM! Thanks for sharing this with us at TPV!

  10. Beautiful projects.Love how you made them to match.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  11. Gorgeous project - I can't believe that was last minute! I hope she loves it! Thanks for joining us in the Little Miss Muffet Glitter and Shine Challenge!


  12. Beautiful card and layout, well worth staying up late for, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled, hope you got her to put an extra shot of coffee in your mug lol. Thanks for joining us at the DDSB Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  13. This is gorgeous,well worth the late night. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  14. Such a gorgeous projects!! Thank you for joining Art Impressions Challenge#12!!

  15. Ah, a fellow procrastinator! :) lol These are both simply lovely! I'm sure she loved them and so will her boyfriend! Thanks for playing along @ SSD!

  16. Beautiful card and layout. Thanks for joining us in our stripes challenge at DDSB

  17. Beautiful card and layout! Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  18. wow, both of these projcts are amazing! thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  19. Lovely project and great embellishments. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  20. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  21. So beautiful! Love this gorgeous clean and simple design!! Thanks for playing along at Anita Be Stampin!

  22. Hi Rochelle, what a gorgeous card and layout. I love all the different textures and embellishments you've used. Thanks so much for taking part in my colour challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. I wish I could work this well under pressure lol!

  23. fab work....thanks for playing with the CCEE this week.

  24. Hi Rochelle

    WOW!! This layout is absolutely STUNNING!

    You certainly do work well under pressure. No doubt Mildred would have been thrilled with this.

    Your attention to the little details really gives your work a professional finish.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  25. I think you did an awesome job on both of the projects. They are quite lovely. Love different colors of stripes. Hope you will stop in and join us on our next challenge at DDSB. Hugs, dj

  26. This is beautiful The layout and textures are fabulous.Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  27. Very nice :D Thanks for playing along with us at TPV!!

  28. Such neat embellishments and colors! Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Romance!

  29. Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin and sharing this fabulous project.

  30. Super layout and the embellishments are fab. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week.
    Christine x

  31. Such beautiful projects and so very glad you managed to get them done! Smiles.
    Thank so much for joining us for DDSB's stripes challenge. Hugs. Karen.x

  32. Really beautiful LO and card! Thanks for joining Charisma cardz this week!

  33. Simply beautiful! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  34. What a lovely Spring project with wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew! I have blog candy that ends on the 18th if you are interested!

  35. Very nice! Love the layout for the scrapbook page and the card. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps this week.

  36. This is stunning Rochelle...I had to laugh at your story...I am the same...sure I can make you some cards and then panic sets in and I think when will I get the time!!!
    Alicia xx

  37. It's a great project! No matter you've forgot, still it's great gift and I'm sure she loved it!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week

  38. Bless your heart- been there myself, more than I'd like. LOL! Great creations. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT! :)

  39. SO Pretty! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

  40. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! thanks for sharing with us at rainbow lady's challenge this week. Hugs Elizabeth x

  41. Fab layout,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  42. Super layout and card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  43. fabulous layouts! Thanks for sharing your talent at TPV :)

  44. I do like this, super embellishments and layout. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  45. Amazing projects! I especially love the embellished heart die cut. Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

  46. These are gorgeous, very balanced and elegant.

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


  47. lovely projects! the twine totally makes 'em! thanks for playing along at Charisma this week, and good luck. :)

  48. What gorgeous projects. Love your colors and details. Awesome take on the texture it challenge at YNS! Thanks for joining us this week.

  49. Beautiful! You are an awesome crafty girl!
    Thanks for joining us at Audsentiments!

  50. Gorgeous work! Last minute??? no way!!!
    Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps!
    With best wishes,


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