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Good evening, girls!

It’s day #2 of the July Release for There She Goes!   If you arrived here from Faith’s blog, you’re in the right spot, otherwise, check back at Jessica’s blog for the beginning of the hop.

I’m going to get the niceties out of the way first, then I have a little rant.   The set we are sneak peeking tonight is called BLOOM.   You know, we always love a good floral set and this one is AWESOME!   The flowers are gorgeous and there are tons of sentiments.   It’s like getting two sets in one!

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I was a little over-zealous when making this card.   I received my new Butterflies impressionabilities today and *had* to use it on the pink layer…. then I went and covered it up!  DOH!    I wish you could see it, it is gorgeous!    I will definitely be using it again :)

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Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes‘ Bloom

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose Dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, white gel pen

Accessories: 1/2 pearls, ribbon, SU eyelet border punch, octagon nesties, butterflies impressionabilities, dimensionals, oval punch, MS branch punch

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Ok now it’s time to move on to Jessie’s fabulous blog!    She is sure to have some great eye candy for you :)

If you have stuck around…. I need to rant a little.

We are in a recession, right?   People are out of work.   Homes are being lost to foreclosure.   Gas prices are on the rise again.   So, today in the mail I receive a letter from the Weed Control Board.   Ok, seriously, we have a weed control board?!   Who’s brother-in-law needed a job?!   The letter stated that the weeds in our yard (in the backyard more precisely) are above the limit of 6″.   If we do not knock them down by the date on the letter, we will be fined $1000 per day that we are out of compliance.   So, you’re telling me that weeds at 6″ are ok, but weeds that are 8″ are not?!  WTH!?   Seriously, the weeds in our backyard are in the waaaaaaaay back down a little hill that cannot even be seen from the house.   My son told me that the extention cord he uses for the weed whacker will not reach that far, so he hasn’t knocked them down.   Fair enough, we get a longer extention cord.   In the meantime, I have this silly waste of time letter staring at me.   I am so writing my mayor.   Or maybe the local newspaper could have fun with this.

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Thanks for stopping by!!   I really hope you have a blessed day :)

~~ Holly ~~

31 Responses to “~ There She Goes… Hop Day #2 ~”

  1. on 26 Jun 2009 at 21:48Connie

    This is just so pretty, Holly! I can not count how many times I have HAD to use something on a card, and then I end up covering up most of it…LOL! Happens to the best of us! :) Your flowers are just so beautiful, and I LOVE the white ribbon!

    So sorry about your weed problem….kind of crazy if you ask me!

  2. on 26 Jun 2009 at 22:06Jessie/knightrone

    This is beautiful Holly….sorry about your weed problem, that is nuts!!

  3. on 26 Jun 2009 at 22:12Sandra MacLean

    Loving all that texture in your card Holly! It’s gorgeous! But seriously?!? A weed control board?! Haven’t they got better things to do with their time then to go around measuring weeds?? What is this world coming to?

  4. on 26 Jun 2009 at 23:13Lisa Helmts

    super cute. love the colors

  5. on 27 Jun 2009 at 00:46Kim

    Love your card! I hope the “weeder” finds something better to do! You should go pick some and do something crafty with them for him/her – tell them you were growing them long specifically for this project (ha! ha!)

  6. on 27 Jun 2009 at 05:42Viv

    Fabulous fabulous card Holly! Sock it to the mayor!!!
    Viv xx

  7. on 27 Jun 2009 at 06:59Kim Prakken

    Beautiful card. Love everything about it.

  8. on 27 Jun 2009 at 07:20steph zerbe

    Wow, very pretty.
    So much detail, I love it.
    Colors look amazing.
    Thanks for the extra angle, I noticed the pearl accent.
    Nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

  9. on 27 Jun 2009 at 07:47Cathy Green

    Fabulous card! I think your local paper would definitely enjoy this. Or your local TV station. They sometimes have the reporter who does segments about harassment of people by local officials or bad business practices. That kind of thing. You might be famous in no time!

  10. on 27 Jun 2009 at 07:53Tracey

    Your card is gorgeous!!

  11. on 27 Jun 2009 at 08:21Ida

    Your card is gorgeous! Such pretty colors.

    Gosh I wish we had “weed control” around here. Some of our neighbors yards look like garbage dumps. But I can understand your frustration as that does seem a bit silly.

  12. on 27 Jun 2009 at 09:02mdcash

    Very pretty card! The colors you choose are perfect together.

  13. on 27 Jun 2009 at 09:17Justine

    Gorgeous card. It’s so pretty you could frame it.

  14. on 27 Jun 2009 at 09:35~Q~

    Beautiful card! I love the colors you used – just gorgeous! And so weird about the weed control board – I never heard of something like that.

  15. on 27 Jun 2009 at 10:17Sarah

    Such bright a fun colors! I always loveee pink and green together- such a great combo! I really love this card and all of its detailing!!

  16. on 27 Jun 2009 at 10:26Christi

    This is wonderful!!!

  17. on 27 Jun 2009 at 10:33MakiJ

    Just gorgeous, Holly!! All the layers and dimensions are wonderful!! Great trimming, too!!

  18. on 27 Jun 2009 at 11:19Belinda

    So pretty! Love the pink and green together!

  19. on 27 Jun 2009 at 12:00Jackie

    That card is just beautiful! The layers and the colors are just stunning!

  20. on 27 Jun 2009 at 12:22valerie

    You go girl.Write the newspaper.What a waste of taxpayers money to pay someone to draft the letter,make and sign it,the paper and envelope.the stamp!!!Oh yes your card is very lovely.

  21. on 27 Jun 2009 at 12:22Maureen W.

    Really gorgeous card – love all the layers and the pearls!

    Sorry about the weed thing – hope you get it cleared up soon!

  22. on 27 Jun 2009 at 13:51Lou

    Fab card and love all the layering you have done. I had to read your rant twice because I couldn’t believe that you had received a letter about your weeds ! Say what? I hope they don’t bring anything like this to the UK because we would probably end up as a country of concrete gardens!

    Lou
    x

  23. on 27 Jun 2009 at 16:10Jessica

    Beautiful job on the card Holly! I love the ribbon down the side :)

    Doesn’t the city no better than to anger a stamper?! The will now 😉

  24. on 27 Jun 2009 at 17:21Jada

    Very pretty! Love your coloring!!!!

  25. on 27 Jun 2009 at 18:12Kristin

    Beautiful card. Love how dimensional it is.

  26. on 27 Jun 2009 at 18:44Silke Ledlow

    Simply gorgeous – Holly!!! Love this design!!! Hugs ~S~

  27. on 27 Jun 2009 at 19:45Lori

    Beautiful card ~ love the colors!

  28. on 27 Jun 2009 at 20:07Pat M

    Love your card! And, yes, in today’s world, weeds are the least of our prooblems!

  29. on 27 Jun 2009 at 21:13Cathy

    Fabulous card. Love the colors and dimensions you did with it. Very nice…

  30. on 28 Jun 2009 at 08:12Lynn Everett

    This card is really beautiful. All those flowers cut out. Whew! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

  31. on 29 Jun 2009 at 18:42Becky C

    This is gorgeous!

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