Monday, September 7, 2009

Daughter, Dives, and Dozens of Cards

Labor Day Weekend Review: Well okay maybe not DOZENS of cards but I did spend some quality time in the bubble. Let's hear it for Fiber Therapy!

Miss Amy was here! We had a great time. We watched a couple old DVD movies. Friday night it was Sneakers (1992) starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, Mary McDonnell, and Ben Kinglsey. Nice evening - good flick, popcorn, mama and Amy time. Both of us attached to our laptops.

Saturday evening another movie – The Ice Pirates (1984). A cult classic no doubt – but not a do-over in my book. Even starring Robert Urich I can’t believe I sat through the WHOLE thing. Amy and I did have several giggling episodes regarding the campy-low-budget cinematography. What a HORRIBLE, goofy, insipid movie. But I got to watch it with ‘my girl’. A simple quiet night. Pizza from the Town House, mint chip ice cream for dessert! Both, again, attached to laptops: Amy checking US Open Tennis Scores, me checking in on facebook, work, and blog hopping.
Sunday morning. We took Memere Old to breakfast at Harvey’s Restaurant in Riverside. Harvey’s is a total dive. Good home cookin’. but wouldn’t make the radar of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives… Nothing fancy except the individually wrapped tooth picks at the checkout.

Mother seemed to enjoy getting out of the house for a few hours. Here are a few of the cards I managed to create this weekend. I vote for mandatory 3 day weekends!!! Let’s hear it!!!

Card details:
Vertical Sunflower Card~Base Card - gold Stampin Up cardstock
~Layer of olive green cardstock which frames the design paper
~The sunflower image is stamped on PaperTrey White. Image colored with watercolor pencils. Dots added to center to make the appearance of seeds Also dotted a little SU Crystal Effects. Once the image was colored in I lightly passed the 'old paper' ink pad over the top for a smudging effect. The sunflower images i layered on two colors of cardstock and attached with dimensionals.
~The sentiment 'thank you' is from Hero Arts.

Horizontal Card
~Base card is SU Cardstock
~Striped design paper on layer of orange cardstock
~Several off-set layers of design paper layered on coordinating cardstocks
~The sunflower is heavy felt - it was on a stem - I yanked out the wire stem and there you have it - a card embellishment! The flower was from a package of stemmed flowers - bought off season - deeply discounted - 80% off at Hobby Lobby
~Three tiny buttons along the lower edge complete the card

You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the images.
All good wishes,

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