Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mary Fish Do-Over

Happy Tuesday?

I'm not sure if it is or not!  My youngest is sick with the flu and while I love that I'm a Work-at-Hom-Mom for just suck sickness emergencies it sure keeps you from getting much done around the house!  This week was SUPPOSED to be my "crazy busy every single day of the week" week ... so I've had to call in Grandma for back-up, cancel a few things and shift a few others.  One thing that WON'T wait is Rebecca's birthday.  Sickness or not, big sister's 10th birthday is Thursday so hopefully my wee one will be up and about by then ... Rebecca and I have our "Special Mommy / Daughter Day Out".  I'm letting Rebecca play hookie from school that day ( ... a) it IS just a half day at school and b) it IS her birthday ... and really?  Shouldn't we all get a day off on our birthday?  Adults shouldn't have to work and kids shouldn't have to go to school!!)  SO let's hope Alicia feels better SOON ... like by NOW!  Today I am SUPPOSED to be attending an important meeting with Stampin' Up! Head of Canadian Operations Dale Hampshire as part of the "Team Canada" group I am part of.  150 demonstrators from across Canada are working together under Dale's guidance in order to make being a SU Demonstrator even more rewarding.  I DON'T want to miss the meeting!!  Mom said she could babysit but Alicia is pretty adamant she wants Mom ... we'll see how it plays out.  There IS a teleconference for those who can't physically make the meeting but it IS important to attend ... but family has to come first, right?  Oh PLEASE just let her better in time for the meeting so I don't have to make a hard decision!!!

Speaking of decisions .... back to SUnday's Stamp-a-stack for my project today.  The CASE I did of Mary Fish's card just wasn't sitting well with me.  In fact, the more I looked at it the more I disliked it.  So, yes .... with less than 12 hours before the SAS started I had to rework it.  Here was Mary's original card:

Here was my first CASE:
... and here is my CASE - Take II:
*lol* ... ok ... yes, it is now much closer to Mary's original card ... and I like it much better than my first CASE.  On this version I didn't put the Bitty Butterfly inside the Elegant Butterfly ... I added a rhinestone (uncolored) for the body and I added a strink for (3) rhinestones to the left of the sentiment.  Ya, ya ... I know ... next time just do what Mary does ... she knows what she's doing!

That's it for today ... I have to go get some things done!!  Until next time .. have a stampy day!



  1. I love your CASE, Tamara! I think it's awesome, and I may CASE your CASE!

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  3. Thanks so much Deena! I like the do-over much better than my first attempt. ... So lets see ... If you CASE it ... That would make it a CASE of a CASE of a CASE ... AWESOME!! *lol*