Friday, November 20, 2009

Dental Mnemonics

Daughter Amy just called - she completed her oral comps for her master's program in accounting. I don't know who is more relieved her or her support systems. Now the wait is on for the results...

The challenge at Our Creative Corner was to create a card with a postcard theme.

I didn't have a postcard stamp so I improvised. Last week I received a dentist appointment reminder postcard in the mail so I re-purposed it! I cut the edges katy-wompis-like (that is my 'I hate all things math" response to a heptagon). I didn't, just off the top of my head, remember this term from those horrific days spent in geometry class. I have to mentally say 5 - penta - like the building; 6 - hexagon (both have an x); octagon (easy - I played piano).

Luckily I don't have to generate all these synapses for a simple triangle (probably because I grew up in the Catholic school system - we like things in threes!); angle (ok - I know THAT one is 2 because it is similar to angels and THEY have two wings - DUH!!!(don't ask me about degrees). I automatically know squares have four sides (I'm SURE you don't want to know the mental permutations I have to conjure up to distinguish rhombus from a quadrilateral. And being a female - I just NATURALLY know that a diamond is ALSO a member of the 4 sided geometry family. Gee, I wonder if it would have been easier just to learn the actual content then making myself make up mnemonics, reminders, and rhymes?

On with the card recipe:
After chopping the postcard to fit the card front (why didn't I just say that?) I smudged up the edges with lime ink. I covered the actual postage stamp with a cupcake leaving the cancellation mark showing. I added glitter (Stickles) to the candle flames, re-purposed the birthday greeting from an old Hallmark birthday card. (OMG I can hear the wheels turning now....I'm going to have all my transfer peeps saving and sending me all the ready-made-cards they receive.) I covered the address block with a fresh one.

Now, I only hope I remember when my dentist appointment is....

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

All good wishes,


  1. Awesome job on the post card challenge! You really nailed it with repurposing the post card like you did! So happy that you could join in the fun this week at the OCC. Hope to see you back again next week!

  2. Congratulations to Amy! Your card is wonderful, I LOVE the fun design and yummy cupcakes!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  3. Love that card. Congrats to Amy.


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