Today's challenge at the Outlawz Copic/Promarker group is a theme of Easter, Bunnies, or Chocolate. I usually make Easter cards for the granddaughters, so I had no problem with doing something for this challenge. I fell in love with this Marci image, and knew I needed to use it. I am not sure if it will be the card for the girls this year, as I have other images to use for Easter as well. But it certainly fit the "Bunnies" portion of the challenge, right?
I would like to make different cards for each of the girls, but I am concerned that one or both would be unhappy with the card she got, and wishing that she had received the one her sister got. You know how kids can be. So I go with the same image for both, and that way neither one gets jealous. (You can thank me later, Angela!)
I can hardly believe it's been so many days since I posted last. Where does the time go anyhow? It's almost time for vacation again, and I'm not ready!!!
OK, for this week's update: let's see, I had my mammogram on Monday. I heard today that it was normal. I knew it would be, but it is always nice to have that confirmation. And I got the results of my Lifeline scans--they were pretty good, too. So, for an old lady, I am really, truly, in great shape. Bwaaaahahahaha! Oh, we all know better than that! I am in my "big girl" clothes right now, so my "shape" is not great. It might be super-sized, but it is definitely not great. However, I am in fairly good health. Which would be even better if I could manage to lose some of the extra poundage I am carrying around.
I had this talk with my sister, Merrilyn, just yesterday. She was telling me that I look good and skinny. Yeah, compared to what? The Goodyear Blimp? How dare she! She is getting thinner and thinner due to eating right and swimming an hour a day, everyday. So she is doing everything right for her health now, and me, ah, not so much. But, before I take the next step to even bigger "big girl" clothes, I will do something about my weight. Perhaps I'll have a tummy tuck. Yeah, that's the ticket. That should get rid of about 20 pounds, give or take. Oh, I'm just kidding. It would get rid of 30 pounds, at least. Nah, I really am kidding. I would not have surgery to fix my problem. I hate going under anesthesia for surgery! Instead, I have to bite the bullet and eat better and work out. Gosh, this sounds familiar. I think I was saying this last summer before we went to Maui. Then winter came and the weight piled back on, and now I have to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. Ever have that problem? B.O.R.I.N.G.
We went to dinner at J & G Steakhouse at the Phoenician Tuesday night for Gary's birthday. They have great steaks, which we had; but honestly, their shrimp salad is unbelievably divine. I didn't even need the steak after that salad. (Yeah, but my body was screaming for more calories, so I just had to oblige.) Maybe the next time we go there, I will only order the salad. Yeah. Right.
Then we went to the Deli on Wednesday for another yummy wine dinner. We went with our football buddies, Andy and Amy. We sit next to them at the Cardinals' games. We renewed our season tickets for this fall and chose to stay in the same seats. Rather than upgrading those seats, the four of us are going to buy Diamondbacks' 10-pack tickets for this baseball season. I know we will enjoy those games, too. It is nice to live in a metro area that gives us a variety of ways to spend Gary's hard-earned money!
I found another way to spend his money. I broke my paper trimmer, so I finally bought myself a new one. A very expensive one. It's a professional model Rotatrim. OMG! Does it cut beautifully! It takes a little getting used to, but it makes fabulous, even cuts. And it cuts paper like buttah! Hopefully, I will never need another trimmer. My daughter, Angela, recommended it. I can see why! It arrived today, and I am so very happy to have it! Gary is very happy for me. Sure he is.
I am currently working on a card for several challenges. I hope to get it finished before Sunday, but since I am spending all day tomorrow at the Copic Intermediate Certification class, I have my doubts. I'll just have to work really hard on it today. I will post it when I get it done. In the meantime, I will leave you with my "Bunnies" card.
This darling image, (and sentiment), is La-La Land Crafts Marci with Bunny, which I stamped on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. My colored CS is from Stampin' Up. The color scheme was dictated by the patterned paper from the SEI Sunny Day collection. The die cuts were made from Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Floral Flourishes, and Parisian Motifs. I added Queen and Company pearls and some flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Marci was accented with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. My Copics used were: Y17, G94, G99, YR12, YR15, YR16, RV52, RV55, C00, C0, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E25, E31, E50.
I am going to enter this card into the Anything Goes challenge at the CMC classroom:
CMC Copic Challenge