After we decided to bail on the camping trip...we drove home and got everyone back into bed around 2 a.m. My husband and I collapsed into bed too.
When I awoke the next morning, my husband and son were coming in from grocery shopping (the girls slept in!) My husband told me that there was only the "mostly" dead flowers left in the store for those last minute guys who left buying them until the very last minute (like himself!)* But when my son Ben saw this--he HAD to get it for me because he knew I would love it:
Yep..a Beta fish. The kicker is that my husband let him. Knowing my aversion to fish...
You see--I have a lot of allergies and when my now almost 12 year old was about 6, I told her she could only have a fish because I was too allergic to dogs. So she got a beta fish. That sucker lasted three days--it developed some sort of fuzz fungus and was so gross and eventually died while she was at school. Well, knowing she would be very upset that he died so soon, I did what any mother would do....the switcharooney. I went to the pet store and found a fish that looked exactly like it and replaced it ---thinking that she would never know.
She didn't and all was fine....for about two days. I had to replace that fish two more times and then I just gave up...mostly because it really grossed me out to keep seeing a dead fish in the bowl.
Soooo.....I could have killed my husband when he pranced in with this thing. But, I can write this post because---IT IS STILL ALIVE. I have had "fishy" (named by Ben of course!) for 4 days and he is still happy and showing no sign of fungus! Woohooo!!! (Of course, now that I wrote this he will probably die tonight.)
(*BTW: I should add that my hubby cooked me a wonderful Mother's Day dinner too!)
Now for the card. Well, life is throwing me a lot these days and my stamping time is suffering. Our house sold (whoohooo!) and we are going house hunting this weekend. My son is having his much awaited dental surgery (cracked tooth and cavities) this Friday. With so much going on in the next few days, I wanted to get a bit of stamping in before the weekend.
I loved today's sketch on Splitcoaststampers so I used that as the springboard for this card.
I used the Share Laughter set from Hero Arts (available at Stamper's Dream) for this card---it is a fantastic set and has about 17 images that paired in different ways can produce wonderful designs. I can tell I will be grabbing this set a lot!
I stamped the flower design and cut it out. I layered the Prima on top and then added the SU crystal brads that I keep forgetting that I have!
I used my rectangle scalloped Nestabilities to frame the sentiment. The punched scalloped piece was too wide for the sentiment so I cut a section out of the middle and re-attached the pieces. I added the strip of decorative paper in the center to cover up the overlap!
This card was easy and came together very quickly! Just what I needed today!
Materials used: Stamps-Share Laughter (Hero Arts); ink-celery, blue bayau (Stampin' Up!) cardstock-white, blue bayau, SU designer paper; ribbon-celery (Stampin' Up!); crystal brad (SU!); Prima flower; paper piercing tool and mat pack; dimensionals (SU!); Cuttlebug and scalloped rectangle nestability dies (Spellbinders).
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