Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In a PERFECT World !!!

 

I must tell you that my daughters mean the world to me !

So this sentiment was the perfect one to add on a card I made for my daughter Theresa who’s birthday was this week & who never even got a card from me on her special day. No one feels worse than I that although I own enough supplies to rival any craft store I didn’t get a card sent to her in time.  We all  know how life gets in the way of things we MEAN to do but don’t always get done.  Are there any other card makers out there that procrastinate like I do ?  My other daughter, Bridgette has a birthday in October so maybe if I start on it now I’ll have a card ready to mail her so it won’t be late .  I made her an anniversary card years ago & it was so pretty but the sentiment didn’t look quite right so I took it back to redo & never did give it back … Now that was not very nice was it !!! I have SUCH good intentions !!!

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This sentiment is from Whipper Snapper & is so Perfect & true !!!  I used the Cheery Lynn screen door for this card & the cat is actually part of the die. When you cut it out you not only get an awesome door but a cat also … I cut the door out of cardstock then cut it again out of a woodgrain paper (which I also stamped the sentiment on) & glued it together. It comes with a little piece of screen but Bridgette who had just redone her screens just happened to have a large piece  leftover which she shared with me. That girl can do anything !!! I’m such a “gatherer”.  Sounds better than a “hoarder”… LOL … I’m always picking up tiny pine cones & moss & little pieces of cedar boughs to use on my cards but before I use it, it dries up …. I brought a little baggie of moss home from Florida but it didn’t dry well enough & was pretty smelly when I opened it. Guess I SHOULD have not sealed the bag.

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I couldn’t leave the card alone & kept finding little things to add on it until it now looks a little “busy”. But that’s the way Theresa is, always busy…  She’s always working or cleaning or running here & there for her family & for work. She LOVES her cats & her birds & then it just didn’t seem complete without adding a mini Tilda sitting there watching from the back door … I ran the “siding” on the house thru my Cuttlebug for a little texture & used a wonderful Cheery Lynn Flourish die for that leaf swirl & the flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punches. The birds are a little hand punch that is one of my favorite “go to” punches for a little added something. That gorgeous butterfly is also a Cheery Lynn. I LOVE all their dies !!! The grass on the bottom was made using my friend Ruth Ann’s Doohickey die. Can’t believe she has something I don’t have !!!! Maybe I need to go visit Diana’s wonderful Magnolia shop & pick this one up as it is very nice.

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I printed out a little August calendar for the inside so I won’t forget what day it is !!! Ok I didn’t forget I just didn’t get it sent in time … Happy birthday Theresa even if it is late … At least I made sure the gallon of Huckleberries we picked for you made it before your birthday so you could have our world famous Huckleberry pancakes for breakfast. I actually shipped them clear across the US & didn’t know you could even do that & they would still be fresh.

The inside sentiment is from Just Rite stamps … And Theresa we all wish you were here !!! Alabama is tooooo far away.

Happy late Birthday from all of us.

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Hugs, Mom & Janie