Monday, April 19, 2010

Stamping Anya and My Bucket List

My big sis Shannon, from my sorority, got me a Starbucks gift card for my birthday and I made this thank you card for her. Though it's been 2 weeks since my birthday, I finally got movin' and finished all of my thank you cards. I will be mailing the rest of them today.

I have just enough paper to make one more card with this Lollipop paper. I am sad, but happy to be using up stuff. I will need to remember to get more Sassafras paper in the future. I also used Sketch Girl #16 for this.

Paper: Sassafras Lollipop
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
CTMH Brads, MS Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, and Glitter



I've been following Kelly Purkey for awhile now. If you don't know who she is, she works for American Crafts and is now also teaching classes for Creating Keepsakes. I truly regret never going to CKC when Ali Edwards was still around.

Ironically, Kelly is only 2 weeks older than I. :) Each year she makes a list of things she would like to have accomplished by her next birthday. I really considered doing one...but then thought that adding 28 more things to my goals and resolutions seemed really quite crazy, lol.

But the more I thought about it...I thought why not at least share my bucket list. It might be fun to see at each birthday what I've been able to do that past year. Some of these are things that I've always wanted to do, even as a child. I'm sure I will continue to add to this list too. At 28, I am happy to cross off a couple of things.

Visit China
Visit Laos
Visit all 50 states
Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, West Virgina, Virgina
Visit Europe
Go to the Olympics
Go to every Disney park
Disneyland, Disneyland Paris
Get published in a magazine
Get my Masters degree
Create all day, every day

What are some of the things on your bucket list? Everyone have a fabulous Monday! It's back to work for me!

43 comments:

  1. Cute card-- awesome papers! I heart Kelly P too! Some of the things on my list are go to the Olympics, visit Europe, run a marathon!

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  2. Awww... So sweet! I love kp...she has amazing style! Good luck on the bucket list!:)

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  3. So cute Sparks, love the image and the butterflys.!

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  4. I love your card, but really enjoyed "sharing" your bucket list as well.. Thanks Sparkle

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  5. Oh she is ADORABLE, love your papers.

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  6. Cute card! I love those butterflies!

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  7. So very cute! LOVE those butterflies!

    Neat idea to start/add to a bucket list on your birthday. It's fun to see what others' hearts desire. Hmmmm...I've always wanted to go on a cruise and to visit Australia. Meeting Kathi C in person, too would be on it! I'd have to think about other things.

    Have an awesome week, Sparkle!

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  8. Super cute Sparkle. I love the sentiment on her shirt. And your butteflies are gorgeous with all their sparkle.

    Thanks for sharing your bucket list.

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  9. Love your card! love your bucket list too!

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  10. Oh I LOVE your card...such sassy goodness....the pink stitching is just the frosting on the cupcake:)

    Ahhh...gotta love KP...gotta love your bucket list...your last two are on my bucket list too:)

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  11. Oh Sparkle,
    your card is too cute!!! Spring Anya is adorable!!!!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  12. What a cutie, love Stamping Anya and that butterfly punch!

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  13. Oh, this is just way to cute Sparks! I think it is really good to have a list of things you want to do...good for you for being able to cross some off!

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  14. adorable card, and what a great bucket list! I have a bucket list of "Life Goals" like that. It's fun to cross things off, and I hope I get them all crossed off before I die... I'll need to visit NYC for a lot of them, lol!

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  15. This card is super cute! Love that paper too.

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  16. Awesome card! Your friend will love it. Have a great week :)

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  17. Sparkle, this is SO sweet and cute! :-)Traci

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  18. Okay, the last one might be hard to do if you're doing all of the above! But that's a great bucket list, Sparkle, and I hope you get to do every single one of those things!

    Your card is adorable! I love the sparkly butterflies.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

    P.S. Forgive me for taking so long to come around to visit. I've been dealing with some "stuff." Ugh.

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  19. What a nice way to say thank you! Adorable card, Sparkle!

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  20. This is so adorable! I love the colors and all the sparkle! Just too cute!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  21. This is such a super cute card Sparkle! Best of luck on your bucket list. They all seem to be doable and getting published for you I think wouldn't be a problem at all.

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  22. Super cute card! That paper sure is yummy and I love the butterflies!

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  23. This is an adorable card and I love that you have crossed off a couple things on your bucket list!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  24. lovely card...this came out so pretty and bright! what a great idea to start a list...but I think I would be such a procrastinator and never do what I set out to do. I am too afraid to even try. lol! have a good Monday!

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  25. This is way coute, sparkle! I know what you mean about a long list of stuff to be acocomplished!

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  26. So cute! Love the paper, and that image! Looks like a fun list you have going! I would love to visit all the Disney parks too!

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  27. Super cute!! I love the butterflies, those are adoreable!

    You can come to MT and visit me, and check off a state. Great list tho...esp. the last one!

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  28. What a cute card! And love your bucket list. I have a few of those on mine too :)

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  29. Very cute Sparkle! And great idea on the list; I could never do it! :)

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  30. So cute!! She looks so happy... but then i read her shirt.:) No bucket list here.
    Hope you get to do everything on yours!

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  31. I love Stamping Anya! Too cute, Sparkle! I want to travel to Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Australia/New Zealand. I also want to move back to the Carolinas :)

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  32. Super cute! Loving the colours ad fabulous layout! Adorable card Sparkle, the only thing i have on my wish list is to visit the moon oh and date johnny depp but neither will happen lol!
    love tasha xx

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  33. What a cute image and fun patterned paper you paired her with.

    We have one item in common from your list - vist all 50 states. So far I have visited 41 so I think I have a chance of accomplishing this goal in my lifetime.

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  34. So very cute and those butterflies are so adorable!!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  35. Such a sweet card, love the colours.
    Hugs Emma x

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  36. Gorgeous! Fun colors and an adorable image! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Girl!

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  37. Fantastic card! Love that cute little girlie! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Girl!

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  38. This is sooo sweet! I love Sassafrass too. they have such great patterns as showcased by your fabby card.

    I've been to Thailand twice. I would like to go to Australia and visit Steve Irwin's zoo. I would also like to do better photography and have that as a job. I will also settle for being able to create everyday.

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  39. Fantastic colouring! and I like how you used all the different paper designs. Beautiful butterflies.

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  40. What a cutie - so fun with the colors and glittery butterflies. Great way to use the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Girl!!!

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  41. Super cute!!! Love those papers, thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Girl!

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