My Mom turned 90 in April. It was really hard to think of gifts she wanted (and needed) to buy for her. What do you get a 90 year old? When I went to visit her earlier in the year, she handed me a Miles Kimball catalog and had picked out three things she wanted. She said my two sisters and I should each buy her one of those things. Normally that would be okay but each of the items she picked were under $15.00. Actually, one was $14.99 and the other two were under $10. Now I know Mom doesn’t like us spending too much money on her but $10? I don’t think so! I ended up buying her all three items myself. My sisters were on their own!
I also made her a set of these cards so she could use them as thank you cards for any gifts she got from friends. Turned out I should have made a lot more than I did. She had three birthday parties and lots of gifts! The problem is she thinks the cards I made are way to nice to use! Sigh.
It is that time again for another Watercooler Challenge. This time Marsha gave us this picture to use as inspiration for our creations.You could use the colors, the flowers or the idea of spring for your card. I chose to use flowers (gee, I bet that is a surprise!). Here is my card:
I used the stamp set in the 2015 Occasions Catalog called Painted Petals. The really nice thing about this set is you can get it in your choice of wood mount, clear mount or Photopolymer. It is a two-step stamp set so I chose to get it in Photopolymer because you can see exactly where you are stamping. That makes it so easy to line up.
Check out the other Watercooler Artist creations using this picture by clicking HERE.
Today is my son, David’s birthday! He is 35 years old! How the heck did that happen?? Wow. That is a tough one for me. I remember when I turned 35 a couple of years ago. I flunked my eye test for my driver’s license renewal. That was pretty depressing. I had to go to the Optometrist to get my eyes checked and I needed bifocals. That was even more depressing! I hope David has a better day than I did. I will do my best to make sure he does have a good day but at his age, he doesn’t always let me do it my way anymore! What is up with that??
The sad thing about this card is everything I used to make it is retiring! The stamp set, the Framelits and the Designer Series Paper is all leaving. If you like these products, you better hurry up and order them before they are gone for good.
I would like to introduce to to Madelyn Cecelia Horr (also known as Pancakes)! She was born April 29th at 12:26 AM weighing 6 lbs 14 oz. She has a head full of light brown hair but every time you take her hat off she cries so you will have to wait to see that. It was the saddest face ever I can’t become a brand new grandmother and make her cry already!
I can’t wait to spoil this child rotten. “Pancakes, what would you like for breakfast?” “Can I have ice cream?” “Yes you may!” It will be so much fun!
Just be warned that you will see a lot of pictures of Madelyn from now now!
Today is Karin’s birthday. If you pay attention to my blog at all you would notice that she is makes the most comments on my blog. It is so awesome that she takes the time to say such nice things about my cards. She is an awesome friend and a great cheerleader!
Not only is Karin a good friend, she is also in my Stamp Club. The only thing is, this year she will not be joining. I am very disappointed that she is leaving for such a silly reason! Turns out she got a job. In Italy. For 3 years. Yes, Italy! Can you believe she would want to leave my Club in order to go live in Italy? I will have to figure out a way to have her be a virtual member!
In any case, Happy Birthday Karin. I hope you have an awesome day and the most amazing time in Italy!
As you know, Stampin’ Up! has discontinued their line of alcohol markers called Blendabilities due to manufacturing issues. Don’t despair. There are still lots of ways to add color to your cards. Here are a few videos showing different techniques. I am sure one will become your favorite!
One of the sad things about the retirement list that came out last week is that all of the Designer Series Paper from this year’s catalog is on it. I especially loved the paper called Gold Soiree. Some of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Specialty Paper because it is usually thicker or has “more oomph” (as the catalog says) and Gold Soiree is one of them. Usually I am a DSP paper hoarder but last year I vowed to start using it. I managed to do a pretty good job at it. I think it is so pretty that I hate to see it gone so I “save” it. I forget I can always buy some more. That is until it retires. So if you like this year’s DSP buy it before it is gone for good!