Thursday, October 20, 2011

For the babies

For some reason it has taken me a long time to get my mojo back. I finally sat down yesterday to work on the baby card, and it was like pulling teeth. You know, slowly rocking the teeth back and forth, while exerting extreme pressure, but this time with no anesthetic. Yes, painful would be a good word to describe what I was going through. The design just would not work its way to the surface of my brain. I futzed with it, slowly rocking it back and forth, etc. Egads, it seemed to take forever. And then I gave up for the night and started reading a new book.

Sooooo, I got back into it today and FINALLY! Some semblance of a design inched its way out of my very tired brain. I let it simmer on my desk for a while. So I could look at it with fresh eyes. Not really. That was just an excuse so I could go finish the book I started last night after I gave up on the card. It was a freakish thing, too. The book, not the card. At least I don't think the card turned out freakish. But the book certainly did. I would not recommend it to anyone, so don't even ask. The book, not the card. Again.

Okey dokey. Well,  after I finished the freakish book, I went back to my craft room and the card for the twins. And I decided that the design was OK, so I glued everything down. Certainly wasn't what I pictured to begin with, but my designs seldom are. They morph into something else by the time all is said and done. I am satisfied. Good thing, too, or I would start pulling out my new haircut.

Oh yeah, I got a new haircut on Tuesday. I was supposed to get it from my hairdresser, whom I have been to for 20+ years. Ever since she got out of beauty school (do they call it that anymore?). But I got on my computer a half hour before I was supposed to leave for my appointment, and managed to zone out while working on my fantasy football leagues. The next time I looked at the clock, it was 20 minutes after I should have left the house. OMG! I've never gotten out of the house so fast! I called my hairdresser to let her know I was late, but she didn't answer her phone. So I left a message explaining that I was 20 minutes late, but I was on my way. And if she couldn't see me after all to please call.

Well, unfortunately she did call, but not until I was almost all the way there. And she could not see me. I got off the freeway and headed for home. I was so bummed out, because I wanted to get a new hairstyle in the worst way.  And suddenly it hit me--I could try Toni and Guy at the San Tan Mall. It was on the way home. I called and got an appointment right away. I showed the new hair stylist a photo, and she did a good job replicating the hairstyle in it. Then it dawned on me how close this salon is to my home. And how far away my other hairdresser is. And I decided to make the change to save me time and gas. I called my "old" stylist and told her of my decision, and she understood completely; she thanked me for letting her know. Apparently not all people notify their hairdressers if they are making a change. Anyway, due to the distance after we moved, I had already changed my dentist and my doctor. Now that I have changed my hair expert, my ties to the old neighborhood are finally cut. But I digress.

Back to our regular programming:  here is the baby card recipe:

Baby Bundle Stamps by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up CS and inks
Basic Grey Lemonade patterned paper
Me and My Big Ideas rhinestones
Swirl dies by Marianne Designs
Spellbinders Labels 22, 23, and 12
Spellbinders Circle and Leaves dies
Doohickey swirl and leaf dies
Copic markers: E000, E00, E11, W1, W3, YG21, YG23, YG25, R81, R83, R85


  1. That card is too adorable! What a sweet stamped image, and the whole design and colors are awesome. Great job!

  2. Awww, thank you, Ang! I'm really glad you like it! Now here's hoping that Greg and Angie like it, too!

  3. Are you kidding? They'll love it! Talk about a perfect keepsake!

  4. I just realized that the colors I used were the colors in your bedroom on Yano Court at Fort Benning. Remember, you had that big green stuffed dog your dad got you in Indiana? And I think your dresser was painted green, too, with pink rug, etc. How funny that you like the combo now! :^)

  5. I remember the colors, but not the dog ... :( Didn't I end up with that rug out in Arizona, too?

  6. I don't think so. We had a new house with new carpeting--I don't think we would have brought the rug with us, but I honestly can't remember. Old age, doncha know.


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