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 -