This is going to seem strange, but I didn't post this yesterday when I actually wrote it. I had to take a photo of the card, and I waited until today to do so. Does that make sense? Didn't think so. Sorry about that. So, this was yesterday's post today. :^)
Oh, gosh, I am really out of it today. I stayed up until 4:15 a.m. working on Angela's birthday card. And it is not done yet. At some point, before midnight, I decided I didn't really like the color of the little girl's shirt. So I tried to lighten it up and made an ungodly mess out of it. You ever do that? I was so ticked off at myself. So I tore it up. Into little pieces. Yeah, just like that. And then I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and started all over again. By the time I was done coloring and messing with different elements for the card, it was 4:15. Imagine my surprise! I had no idea. I wasn't even yawning.
So forgive me if I make no sense on this blog. I feel like I am running in reverse. Oh, and I have a small confession to make. I didn't list all of my "ingredients" for my sister's birthday card. I neglected to mention one. You see, I used Glossy Accents on one item, and waited for it to dry before mounting the image. And when I went back to check on it, I noticed that it hadn't dried evenly. It had pulled away from the edges and pitted a bit. Crap. So I added another layer of Glossy Accents and waited again for it to dry. OK, so it was a little better, but still not the usual results. What the heck? I reached for the Glossy Accents bottle again, and realized that it was actually a bottle of glue. Duh. What? Oh, good grief. Giggle. No wonder it wasn't working like usual. Slap to the head. Giggle some more. And then actually use the Glossy Accents for the right effect. Giggle again. I checked it later, and was very relieved that it looked much, much better. Wink.
Have you ever done that? Used the wrong item and gotten the wrong result? I did--many, many years ago. (So this is not, I repeat, not, due to old age.) This happened in the early1960's when I was in grade school in Whitefish, Montana. Lovely town then. It might be now, too, but I haven't been back since 1964. Anyway, our water in Whitefish was extremely hard. Like a brick. Well, not really. But it was hard enough that we had to add softeners to it. And so I did before every bath I took. (We didn't have a shower in those days. But the tub was porcelain, not tin. I'm not that old)! So one night I got into the tub, and I sat down. On grit. Yew. Yucky. And after sitting in the grit, I realized that all the moisture was being sucked right out of my skin. What the heck? OMG! I had used Ajax cleaner instead of Calgon water softener! No wonder the bottom of the tub was gritty. And my skin looked like someone had used sand paper on it! Yeah, see? I did it when I was just a kid. Chalk it up to carelessness, not Alzheimer's. Yeah, that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
Back to our regular programming. Angela's birthday card. Where was I? Gosh, I'm tired. Oh yeah. The image. I redid it. A cute image, don't you think? It is Lucy and Kitty from the Stampavie Sarah Kay collection. I stamped the image with Memento ink on Cryogen CS. I also used Stampin' Up CS and Basic Grey Sweet Threads DSP, which I distressed with my Zutter Distrezz-it-All. I die-cut leaves with a die by Marianne Designs, a doily and flourishes with dies by Memory Box, a doily with a die by Cheery Lynn, and a leaf with a die by Spellbinders. I also used a border punch, a tag punch, and a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up. I inked the edges of the image with VersaMagic Dew Drop chalk ink. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stampin' Up and Prima, with a pearl center from Martha Stewart Crafts. I found a bit of miscellaneous ribbon from my stash to add to the flowers. I accented the image with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. And, of course, as always, the image was colored with Copics: R81, R83, R85, G40, G82, G85, YR20, E000, E00, E11, E13, E31, E35, E42, E43, E44.
I am entering this card into an Outlawz greeting card challenge:
Now I need to get busy and make Valentine cards. Yikes! I haven't got much time left for those. Wish me luck; I have a feeling I'm going to need it!
Here's hoping everyone everywhere has a wonderful week! And a very Happy Birthday to both my sister, Merrilyn, and my darling daughter, Angela. And remember, Angela, 40 is just a number. You look much younger than that, and you have years left ahead of you!