28 Sep 2007

Busy! Busy!! Busy!!!

Oh my goodness, this has been the day from H-E-double hockey sticks! Just so freakin' busy...

First thing this morning, I am just about ready to go out to the barn to gather eggs, and my daughter called me up and asked if I could look after her little guy while she put out her garbage. We are in the country you see, and the laneways are loooooonnnnnnnnngggg. Her hubby is travelling so it was just easier. So, sure, I go over. Well, didn't we get talking about stamping and cardmaking......and cruises....

Then I had to race back to the barn to gather the eggs.....get that done and then I remembered that I had to make and ice, 3 dozen white cupcakes for a ball banquet tonight. Okay, so of course I only have 3 chocolate mixes (from scratch? what does THAT mean?) So I called up my daughter and she had one (whew) and she brought it over. But it wasn't white (I was sure I asked about white) it was rainbow chip. Well too bad, the little guys will have to get revved up on rainbows tonight. I'm feeling this bad about it {showing 1/4"}

I can't help serve anyway because I am going to an art show tonight. My sister's boyfriend is showing his art between 6 and 7 pm. He really is a fantastic artist. If I find his website, I will post it.....but NOT NOW....

So it is now 3:07 pm and my daughter just left with her little guy, I have the cupcakes made but not iced, I really want to post this blog today ( because I love my card!) and I have to figure out what to wear to an art preview. I would say blue jeans and a Tee, and my mom and sister would not even care, however......AND in between all this I am trying to watch The President's Cup on television (GOLF YAY!).

Oh my gosh, I also got a package from UPS today ...I LOVE the brown truck!!

My Stampin' Up order came! No, I am not a demonstrator or anything, but I missed a chance to go to a card party so I grabbed a catalogue from a friend and e-mailed my order. I got word window punch, woohoo!, my ticket corner punch, yippee!! and a slot punch YAY! and a package of paper which is gorgeous!! This is my first time (sadly, yes) ordering from Stampin' Up, but definitely not my last!

So, I HAD to make time to ooooo and ahhhh over my package --you understand.

Well, down to business and my card.

I made this one for the Paper Pretties Card Challenge. It was to use something from your office on your card. I was thinking, sure, I can use paper clips, or staples, but then I had a brainwave (which does not happen very often with this old brain!)I found some old(er) postage stamps (yes, they were old ones honey...) and stuck them on some cardstock. Then I stamped my Pompomabella on the stamps in black ink and cut out her teeny tiny outfit and glued it onto another Pompomabella stamped image. Stamping Bella has teeny tiny scissors on her site, I need to look into those! I tombowed her hair, and did her pom poms in Stickles. Then outlined the pompoms, her shoes and the "hip, hip hooray" in gelly roll pens. Gotta luv 'em!! I mounted her on brown cardstock and doodled around the edges.
The background is mocha cardstock, and I textured it with Sizzix templates - they are similar to Cuttlebug, but just different textures and you use the Sizzix, or Big Shot machine(which is what I have). Then I took my pink inkpad and rubbed it lightly over the texture, turned out kind of pretty I thought!

The award was cut out with those crazy scrapbook scissors that everyone started out with, stamped with Technique Tuesday's "hip, hip, hooray" stamp from the Small Talk set, American elements ribbon was stapled on and then I popped it up on the card.
Heidi Swapp photo corner, paper clip and three pink brads finish it off!!

Well, it is 3:40 pm and I still have to ice the cupcakes, shower, get ready for the art show and then get there, all before 5:00 pm!
You know what?--I am soooo fortunate to be able to do all these things, maybe not so well sometimes, haha, but healthy and happy and ohhhhh so LUCKY!! (and thinking about that cruise.....)

1 comment:

  1. Whatthescrap!09:47

    I never thought of distressing the cuttlebug backgrounds before...(like you did with the pink ink). That's a great idea! I'm gonna try it today!


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