April 28, 2014

Calendar Girls - April

Here were are in all of our Calendar Girls glory!  It is the 28th and time to share our blog posts, welcome!

Carol, was our hostess for April.   She challenged us to create a card with our mother in mind.  Going back to her childhood, there were color themes for flowers based on the status of your relationship with your mother.   Pink or red flowers for your mother if she is here, and white if she has passed. 

I am fortunate that my mother is still here and she likes pink!  So, I created a card with pink flowers.  Since we are now talking about my mother, we have to switch to mom.  She doesn't like being called mother! 

I'll tell ya, my brother and I gave her some grief along the way!  LOL  She would get mad and call us by our whole name and we would answer "Yes, Mother" because she didn't like it!  I still stand by my brother being much older than I and that he knew better and led me the wrong way!  LOL

I decided since we are talking about my mom, we will have to go old school.  So, I pulled out an old Stampin' UP! set The Art of Life.   I decided I had better stamp old school, since I was at it.  I used Stampin' UP! inks and markers.   I did add some dry embossing, which I guess is kinda middle school now. 

The second part of the challenge was to share a memory growing up.   Now I feel bad everyone on the SCS Calendar Girls thread were thinking of sweet things and the first thing that popped up to me was a totally funny story.  Imagine that!   It's kinda how we roll!  
So, we still to this day laugh to tears on this one.   I think we recently talked about it, so probably why I thought of it first.   My mom and I went to go get her hair cut.  Well, it didn't go so well.   My brother was out washing the car when we came home.  My mom's hair was sticking out all over the place and he commented that she looked like Rod Stewart!  Oh the laughing that ensued.  She was pretty upset and went to the bathroom to see what she could do.  We were in fits of laughter.  The result, her hair just had to grow out.   Oh, we danced around that house singing Rod Stewart's  'If you want my body and you think I'm sexy', well that went over like a lead balloon.   Big trouble.   So, we changed it to 'If you like my haircut and your really want one, come on sugar let me know'!  Less of a lead balloon.   Still trouble.   We resorted after to humming the song.  My poor dad...he really wanted to laugh!  It was kinda obvious when he would bolt out of the room! 
In case you want to remember.  Here is Rod!   I'm going to go text my brother the lyrics.  Have a good day.  Please be sure to check out the rest of the Calendar Girls - I am sure they will have sweeter stories to tell! - their blog links on the right sidebar.

April 18, 2014

Happy Easter

I hope that you all have a great Easter weekend planned!  I saw a cute sentiment at Create with TLC and made a quick set of six cards.

Keeping in theme with 'use what'cha got', I did not have any cute bunny paper!  Nor any Easter paper at all.  Perfect, sometimes this challenge is a challenge!  So, I did some digging and thought I would go outside of the box.  I went with a non traditional color for Easter - black! I also found some loud and proud paper(s) and here it is!

Now get out there and save a bunny for pity sake!!!

April 15, 2014

Dueling Darlings - April

Hello and welcome to the Dueling Darlings from SCS monthly post!  Some might look at today as 'tax day' but we all know that cards are more important, right?!   ;)

Kadie, was our hostess this month.  She sent an adorable kit with an image from My Favorite Things.  This A la Mode Polished to Perfection is so cute!   Perfect for the Diva's theme of Girl's Day Out.

The first thing I thought of is my favorite nail polish OPI, which the bottle the image is holding looks just like.  The second thing I thought of, is I really need to do my toes!  The OPI color names make me laugh.  Will it be 'I'm Not Really a Waitress' or 'Queen of deNile' this time?!

Included in the challenge is a request to share who our longest besties are and our favorite thing to do with them.  I feel so fortunate to have such good friends, from back in the day and more recent years. 

My two oldest friends are the Eye Batter {remember she could get us out of most anything by batting her eyes} and my Eat Pray Love friend {who is on a living her life journey and finally stateside}.  While we have not lived close in proximity for years, or do not communicate daily, we always pick up right where our sassy selves left off!  Thankfully, cellular phones were not the thing back then - you know that would mean pictures - which in turn would be documentation of trouble!  We couldn't have that!  It does make me think of this song!

Please be sure and stop by the entire Dueling Darlings group.  Their blog links are on the right sidebar.

Have a great day!

April 3, 2014

Hope & Love

I needed to make two cards today.  One for someone who might need some hope and for someone that has some anniversary love.  I used some mid-century Stampin' UP! stamps that I have!

I had two pieces of DCWV printed 4 x 6 DP {please note the semi grandma paper, because we love grandma paper remember?!} and I worked the scraps to make the two cards.  I liked the embossed flowers on the DP, you know the ones that never show up well when photographed?!  LOL

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!