Thursday, May 27, 2010

Judy Saves the Day...with a Suitcase

Never give a procrastinator a legitimate excuse to put something off! The count for wedding cards has now increased to seven. I’m not complaining…I just don’t have a seven-wedding muse sitting on my shoulder. What is it with me and wedding cards? I just can’t seem to capture the mojo necessary to pull it off! Focus Nancy!!! Think white, satin, flowers, bells, rings, hearts! Maybe THAT’s the problem – I’m not a traditionalist. After all I happen to think THIS is a really cool wedding!

Sister Judy called last evening and managed to get her card request in before the battery on my cell phone died. (I REALLY need to take the time to order a new charger – the only charger I have is the one in my car and when it only takes, literally, five minutes to drive to work…suffice it to say I am lucky to have one charging bar on any given day) Anyway…back to Judy. She has neighbors who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. These neighbors travel ALOT and every year on their anniversary travel to a different state. (Wonder what they’ll do once they run out of states?) (Do people really travel to, say, North Dakota or New Jersey for anniversaries?) The ‘kids’ of this couple are requesting postcards from all the parent’s friends (postcards????). The ‘kids’ will then put all the cards in a suitcase (I’m assuming a NEW suitcase) and gift this to the parents. Hmmmm….. Whatever! I’m just the card maker what do I know?!

Luckily Judy’s plea for a quick-turn-around card was JUST what I needed to escape from making wedding cards!

Larry and Diane's Travel-Themed Anniversary Non-Post-Card

~Base card PTI Kraft
~Layer of Imagine That Travel (All patterened paper is from this collection)
~The frame I resized to fit, put rust colored backing, and added a Stampin Up! Hodge Podge clip
~Next is the brown cardstock and green layer of Travel rectangle shape
~Navy blue and rust cardstocks support an antique looking map
~Top, off-kilter square is a dye cut from same Travel collection~Chipboard suitcase - more of the Travel collection (Imagine That Travel Collection purchased at Wal-Mart)
~Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC280
~Vertical sentiment from Inkadinkado Adventure

Judy, you can expect your card in the next couple of days. Holiday weekend - so not promising speedy delivery. Gail, Mary Lee, my peeps....just gonna have to wait for the inspiration tsunami to hit! Cuz' right now...I got Nutin!

The good news - I'm done with the weird traveling anniversary neighbors (the oddly worded and difficult to understand card request from the couples' kids -NOT Larry and Diane - they are very nice, not weird)...The bad cards are NEXT! Why is the attack soundtrack from Jaws playing in my head?

Thanks for clickin' in and have a memorable weekend.


  1. Thanks - Your great, Love the card, I owe you

  2. What an awesome card Nan! Love the "old-world", Vintage vibe! :) TFS


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