Sunday, February 14, 2010

Zero Gravity

I can't believe it - just because I color in cute little images - my husband asked me to color in a map of county district lines for a work project of HIS. REALLY? How BORING - not to mention I am directionally challenged. He came up with some weakly flattering request to color because, "You're sooooo good at it". Oh PLEASE! So he read from a BORING list of counties/cities and I was to color using different colors. Most NORMAL people would say, "just to the right of Oto", NOT him! NO... his HELPFUL narrative was more like, "slightly east of the southwest corner of..."! OMG!!!

There is an Iowa town call Ricketts...geezzzz wonder how they came up with that name. Did you know there is a "What Cheer" Iowa? But then there is also Gravity, Diagonal, Zero, Tingley, Last Chance, Lost Nation, Crab Town, Crisp, Hard Scratch, and Somber, Iowa. Besides - who am I to guffaw? The FAA's designation for the airport in my home town is SUX.

Well because he helps me out with my work and is very good at running errands (as long as you send a VERY detailed list with him) I guess it's only fair that I help him out. I did make him drive up to my office to get highlighters - I would need right wrist physical therapy using colored pencils to color in all of Northwest Iowa. Doesn't he know? Iowa is a BIG state! Doesn't he know...I color in cute little penguins, angels, flowers?! SERIOUSLY! I'm coloring in MAPS?

I did have a nice afternoon in spite of the snow (and the maps)...I wish I had kept track of all the consecutive days that is has snowed. But maybe I'm better off not knowing. I drove up to campus to attend a choir concert. It was so wonderful - nothing like 60 some young voices belting out a few songs to put some warmth to a blustery cold winter day. I got to have Bubble time and attend a concert today so I guess I shouldn't complain about coloring in a map. (Did I mention map coloring is BORING?!)

I bought a few digital "stamps" from Mo Manning's site - Mo's Digital Pencil. Her images are so cute - well actually they are more than cute - they are very artistically rendered. She is simply very talented. And I should mention GREAT at customer service.

She also has card challenges - yea! Challenge #18 called for a Mo image, and the colors pink, red, and white and to include a heart. This image seemed perfect for the challenge since the remaining cupcake has heart sprinkles. The satiated fairy's name is Dee.

~Base card - Paper Trey Ink
~Layer of pink cardstock
~Layer of American Craft rick-rack design paper
~Mo Manning Birthday Fairy Dee ink jet printed on Paper Trey Ink cardstock, colored with colored pencils and Copics, wings, cupcake hearts, and tu-tu topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, Stickles glitter dotted on tu-tu and top of cupcake
~Sentiment printed using ink jet printed on PTI cardstock
~Assorted ribbons

This is another Mo Manning image - this one a FREEBIE. How cool is that? This card features Monique. I think I'm in snow overload, which reminds me of Christmas, so I decided to put Monique to work as a Birthday Angel.

Birthday Hoots
~Base card PTI Soft Stone
~Layer of PTI Ocean Tides
~Layer of DCWV Pocketful of Posies cardstock
~Image - Mo Manning Monique~Sentiment printed on ink jet printer
~Hoots - printed on ink jet printer and layer on paint chips
~Assorted ribbon

And for my final entry - a card for the challenge at Stampin' B's which was to create a card using Red, White and Blue but not a patriotic card. Here is what I came up with.

Red White and Tulips
~Base card PTI
~Layer of glittery blue re-purposed gift bag
Image - Stampabilities Tulips, colored with Copics, topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, layered on re-purposed gift bag's gift card and layer of red cardstock - polka dot red ribbon
~Vertical layer of gift bag and polka dot red ribbon and blue cording (part of the handle from the gift bag)
~Sentiment from Michael's dollar bin stamped on Spellbinder's/Cuttlebug oval - blue gel ink dots around edge

French Toast Frenzy and finals are this week. I'm driving Andi and Mollie (students) to Omaha Thursday evening ... long includes a 4 am trip to the airport, a choir trip to Hawaii, and sista Gail. I'll let you know the details later in the week.

Winter break is next week...maybe I can sneak in a day off to spend in the Bubble.

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.
All good wishes,


  1. Very nice cupcake card! Love the added colors. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  2. Very cute card! I love your color choices! So glad you could join us at Mo's Challenge this week!

  3. This is adorable.. I love the images you got.. So glad you could join us at Mo's this week..

  4. I really like your tulip card! (Gotta love those $1 stamps from Mike's!) Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's!!


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