Despite the fact that I know I am on the young side, tonight I am feeling old. Earlier today I had to have a ct scan (nothing major just checking on a pain that was assumed to be a hernia but i don't think it is?!?) and I had to drink TWO huge containers of that Stuff (aka...watered-down-gatorade-with-a-dash-of-toothpaste-and-a stick-of-chalk-thrown-in-for good-measure). Yummy...the test was a breeze compared to choking that stuff down (and keeping it down!) and it is now winning the battle to escape my body--so this will be short....
Dinner Conversation: (to make matters worse)
Ben (my almost five year old): When are we going to light that lighty thing (candle that he put in the middle of our table when we were decorating.)
Mom: Oh, how about when your brother from California visits.
(Ben has two "imaginary" brothers--one lives in California (not sure why!) and the other lives in heaven. The numbers of brothers and locations change but usually these two are the constants.)
Ben: Oh, well....he is dead. He really really died.
Me: That is a shame. Why did he die?
Ben: He was too old.
Me: How old was he?
Cara (my 11 year old takes this opportunity to pipe in): Haha...mom and dad are WAAYYYY older than that.
I lost my appetite. (again!)
I have two cards to share with you tonight. They are both sneak peeks at two new releases from My Favorite Things (http://www.mftstamps.com/).
They will be available for purchase tomorrow night after a kickoff party on Splitcoaststampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers/) from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN time. Hope to see you there!!!
This card is made using Icing on the Cake (there are tons of images in this set---I just ran with the cupcakes, since that is what I have to do to if I ever want to get one in this house!) The cupcakes have a shiny cherry (red stickles) and the background paper is the digital paper now available at My Favorite Things. (Yes, I finally downloaded some--what fun to print dp out of your printer!) The card opens at the top using my easel design (two word window punches to create the opening!)
Materials used: MFT-Icing on the Cake; cardstock-turquoise, white, digital dp from MFT; Ink-pretty in pink, red, black; ribbon (SU!); circle punches (SU!); word window punch (SU!; stickles-crystal, red; copics; prismacolor pencils; dimensionals.
This card is made using the new set called "Rain or Shine." You will see more at the release party . There are lots of cool greetings and other elements to this. I applied a layer of crystal effects over the rain coat for a neat shine (irl!) and there are crystal stickles on the raindrops.
Materials used: MFT-Rain or Shine; cardstock-pumpkin pie, banana, white; ink- black; ribbon; button; dimensionals; copic markers; crystal effects; thread; stickles-crystal; nestability dies.