If you know me at all you'll KNOW that today is my favorite day of the week. Ahhhh ... silence is golden! ... well that and I'm a "good girl" during the week ... I eat properly, drink my water, excercise and get things done. Weekends ... not so much. I think this weekend I ate my weight in Goodies. In my defence it WASN'T MY FAULT!!! Craig BOUGHT them ... and then he made the fatal error of TELLING me they were in the house. Well ... he only has himself to blame when he went to have some Sunday night and found only 17 of them left ... I TOLD him I can't be trusted with a bag of those within a 2 mile radius of the house! Fresh, candy coated blobs of licorice (boy does THAT look like it's spelled wrong!! Note to self ... read the label on the next bag of Goodies that enters the house to find out how to spell licorice ...) ... wait a minute ... we interrupt this rambling ... because ...Oh! look ... the dog just walked into the room with my yoga pants in his mouth ... oh well ... better yoga pants than undies! ... I think he's feeling ignored today ...
Yes, this is exactly how I've been ALL day:
My first crack at this card was a bust ... I tried to eyeball the lining up and spacing of the word "happy" ... but since you have to stamp each letter one at a time it was crooked. Of course being as anal as I am I simply couldn't live with it like that so I had a do-over. This time I drew a faint line with a ruler and pencil and then grabbed my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the letters lined up perfectly. Seriously. I love that tool. Of course once the sentiment was in place I erased the pencil line. The "birthday" sentiment is from Wacky Wishes ... no ... wait ... no it's not ... I lie ... it's from Sassy Salutations ($21.95 clear; $28.95 wood - yes, it's carried over to the new catalogue). I inked the "birthday" with my black marker. I used my 3/4" circle punch for the circles. The colors: Bermuda Bay (yummy!!!), Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. The Tangerine circle is popped up with a dimensional (the rest are flat) and it has a rhinestone on it. The mat is Melon Mambo. A little too time consuming to mass product this one but FUN for a kids card! I wanted to try one more thing on this layout so I made another card ... lookie:
Now! Tonight's plan was to go back down and work on that wedding card but I just got notice that my hostess had to cancel her class *sad face* ... so instead I'm going to go price those 4 BOXES of retiring products that are waiting to be snapped up by my lovely stampin' gals! ... or maybe I'll go play with another new set I've been drooling over all week and see what I can come up with! Pop in soon to check it out! Until then ... have a