Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Lots of Layers

Howdy Wednesday! And today is a really special day :0) I am now official 1/2 way between 40 and 50 years old... today I turn 45. Shocking! LOL Why is it when my parents turned 45 they were SO OLD. And me.. now.. not old at all! HA!   So today is my birthday... and I want to show you my card for today's Whimsy Stamps Challenge!

(smooth transfer to the challenge there huh?)

Here is  my card for the Lots of Layers theme of this weeks challenge -

Don't you just adore the Whimsy Turtle?  He just makes me smile - And I think he is good for those tough "man" cards, as well as a frilly girl card. That is where I went... Lots of layer for the challenge of misc. Glitzy papers, with cream colored card stock mats and base.  Sewed down the layers, and then die cut two of Whimsy's Double Scallop Border Dies out of the same cream card stock, I stacked them and then sewed them down. A band of dotted Satin Ribbon finishes off the band. Whimsy Turtle is cut out with a circle nestie, matted with the same green paper. I added LOTS of mulberry roses, with Martha Stewart Frond leaf and branch punches. They are really hard to see, but there are also crystal drops added as well. Man they are really hard to see! For my sentiment I used the Whimsy Ticket die and one of the matching stamps - I love this sentiment from the Ticket Notes set. Finished off with corner dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen in cream color.  Have to tell you... I almost messed it up totally. Phone rang, just as I was putting the dots down. I came back after chatting, and picked up the Pearl Pen bottle and just as the dot started to come out.. I saw it.. OH NO.. I had the graphite in my hand! Somehow I picked up the wrong one and almost messed it all up. That Graphite... dark stuff there. I have had what Captain Jack Sparrow would know as the black spot on my hand for a couple of days now... whew.. but I stopped just in time and all cream was used.

I used some scraps for a simple inside - yes, I cut too much ribbon for this one, so needed to use it up too.

Here are the Copic Colors -

Now I hope you will make a Path and head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge and see all the Layers from the DT. Really cute this week! And then join us. You don't have to use a Whimsy stamp to enter, we love when you do, but it isn't a requirement. So no excuses!

Better get going - Day with Hubby ;0).  No not some grand birthday trip  - normal errands. Running by the Doc's office. I go every Wednesday... I haven't said anything, but I have been doing a Dr. weight loss thing, and Wednesday's are my Weigh in day, so every week try and schedule all our errands so as long as we have to drive into town we get lots of other things done as well. Oh.. 33lbs. lost so far :0)
-  So first by there, then post office, then accountant, then bank...all BORING -  but then... Lunch, my choice, and then if time a stop by the mall.

Hubby asked what I wanted for my birthday. I really have been wanting new dishes so I want to see what there is in person. I have internet shopped... I know what I like, and showed to Hubby and he liked, but haven't ordered yet. I just need to feel them first you know? And then the other thing I told him I would like... new dining room chairs. All the furniture is looking so great with the new paint finish and my chairs, just don't match. I have been drooling on some gorgeous upholstered chairs. Only can get them online... scary! But I have looked all around here and not found what I want. He gave me the ok to order them, but I just have been so nervous to click that complete order button. What if I don't like them when they get here? They don't sit well? I did order a swatch of the fabric, so I know I'll love it. But man... I am so chicken! Have you ever ordered something like that online? Am I just being a dork?  Well you know what? "It's my birthday and I can be a dork if I want too!"  Now I really am.. on that note I will say toddles and run -

Have a wonderful day!
HUGS and -


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Happy Birthday my dear! I hope you will have a wonderful day! Oh and I love your turtle card ♥.

Jay Jay

Bernice said...

Happy birthday - I reach that milestone next year! Well done on your weight loss programme - just mind what you order now for lunch!! Go right ahead and order those chairs - I got my desk that way and it was perfect - they shipped it very reasonably and delivered it right into my hall - the tricky part was getting it up the spiral stair case to my craft room! You can see it at

Niki said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats on the continued weight loss. It's a hard road, and well worth effort to get to the destination. Enjoy your special day!

Carol Dee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) Love the fun card. I am right with you about being nervous about a big purchase online. Upholstered chairs look great but would not work at all in my home. MESSY MEN!!!! (o.k. me , too!) LOL' Have a fun day. hugs...

Rhonda Miller said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I just love your card, that turtle is so cute. TFS.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday and hope you have enjoyed your lunch. I have never ordered such big things online (always like to see/feel them live). I already turned this lovely age last October and I don't feel old at all, so we are young 45's. Hugs, Helen

Helen said...

By the way I forgot to tell you that your card is lovely.

okienurse said...

Happy Birthday! 45 isn't so bad...I turned 60 a couple weeks ago and I was sweating that but now...oh well beats the alternative...Hope you had time to shop a bit and get your dishes. Beautiful card. I love the turtle! Vickie

Anonymous said...

Texas Cropper says...

Birthday Blessings, may you have an awesome year ahead! Congrats on the weight loss!! Cute card.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!!

Do you have any more handmade cards for sale? There are only 3 at your blog. Do you have any that are cheaper/less fancy perhaps? I can't pay more than $3.50 per card sorry. There's shipping + shipping since I need to send abroad. I'm thinking something cute without flowers (they get squished) just a layered card with harmonious colors. My friend loves pink. If you have anything you want to get rid of, or can custom make, please email me IN PLAIN TEXT ONLY (sorry HTML and attachment bearing emails are not delivered here!) reserved01 [at] hmamail [dot] com

Please send me a link to what you have for sale. Thanks and again, have a wonderful birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

oh & if anyone else who handmakes cards has anything that is overbearingly cute that's what I need so please email me your prices and a link so I can see what you have for sale. I'm looking for a friendship card, preferably in pink hues, with glitter (non-messy) and NOT a birthday card but a friendship card. A cute animal rubber stamp would be best. Thanks everyone!!! reserved01 [at] hmamail [dot]com