Monday, April 7, 2008

Two posts, one day?

No, do not adjust your monitors. It really is true - I'm sending out back to back posts. Okay, I'll admit it - I had too much cake for dessert tonight, and it's kicking in a bit....yeah, you're right, a lot! It was better than sex cake - what can I say - I just HAD to have an extra big piece! So, I really just wanted to show you this card that I made for a wedding we went to last weekend....I used those new Carousel Notes that are in the Occassions Mini catty. You know those ones that at first I didn't like because they looked to femmy for me. Yeah, well, I got them and now you know what - I love them. And yes, they are pretty girly, but I am female and sometimes I like to be a little frilly when the mood strikes. Oh, mood, that's what must have done it to me, a mood swing....well, anyway, I think that for this card they worked out just purrrrrfectly!

I used my blender pens and ink pads to color in the dress, and then went over the top and highlighted some areas with two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds. Aren't they gojus??? Don't you just love it? Oh, the stamp set, yeah - I'm sorry - it's a retired hostess set...

And here I was being ingenius - I made the carousel note into an actual card. I cut out a circle with my Coluzzle Cutter and then scored just the top of it and attached it to the note card with a piece of sticky strip. I thought that was quite clever of me. What do you think??? Please, please, hold your applause!

Happy Birthday MOM!

Today is my mom's birthday. I won't reveal her age - she doesn't look her age, so you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you how old she really is. It's that Mary Kay that she's been using for eons...I can only hope that it works on me!!! If I could have, I would have made a batch of brownies and grabbed my Steele Magnolias movie and we would have sat down and watched that today. But, I had to work....We used to watch Steele Magnolias ALL the time - we even had it memorized for the most part, and honestly, I could probably still repeat it almost word for word. I still think one of the best lines that comes to mind right away: "Looks like two pigs, fightin' under a blanket" or, "That Jackson, he's one hanging man". Lord, I could go on and on. I always referred to my mother as Ouisa, who's best line might just have been, "I saw Drum Eatenton in the Piggly Wiggly and I smiled at the son of a bitch before I could help myself"! Damn, that's a good movie. Note to self: must watch real soon! Anyway, here's to you mom! Happy Birthday!!! And here's what I made my mom for her special day:

For this creation I used Porcelin Prints Designer Series Paper, Taffy Alphabet, Make It Count (Hostess Stamp Set), Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou Classic Stamp Pads, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Very Vanilla Cardstock. Frame from WalMart. Pretty darn cool - eh? *Patting self on back* Must make more of these. They are simple and quick and just so cool! Dontcha just love me!