Sunday, July 25, 2010

Big Bold Flower Pot

I'm beginning to think we've time-warped into that '40 days and 40 nights of raining' around here. It's been raining every day and so hot and muggy-humid around here lately. I really should have melted off at least 5-10 pounds in the past week alone! Much to my surprise, when I weighed myself this morning, there had actually been no change at all! Not how is that possible when I've been sticky and sweaty most of the time this past week? And I actually have been exercising too! I really want to understand why the pounds are not just 'melting off' of me! (Could it have anything to do with the German Chocolate cake I've been nibbling on?? No, of course not!) So if this exercising stuff isn't going to work, there really is no good point in putting myself through this torture! Should it really take more than a week and a half to work?!? lol At this point in my life, is this all really necessary anyway?

Ok, on to more interesting thoughts. I have one more card that we made at the punch class this past week. This was cased from Dawn Olchefske who makes some awesome creations. Her card idea was so cute, I pretty much left it as she made it with just a few tweaks. (I can't help myself, I have to make changes!!!) Here's the card, isn't it a little cutie?? We left it free of any sentiment so it can be used for just about any occasion you can think of. It's always prudent to have a few extra cards on hand for those last-minute needs. Yeah, I know. You're way too organized to need anything at the last minute, but I seem to have those last-minute problems on a regular basis.

Stamps: absolutely none!!
Cardstock: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Ink: none!
Accessories: Big Shot and Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit Dies, Perfect Pindot Embossing Folder, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon (retired, but it made it so cheerful I used it anyway), 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and Dimensionals

If you're trying to figure it out, the cake part was trimmed down for the flower pot bottom. The frosting was trimmed for the flower pot trim. The candles and flames are the stems and leaves. Now isn't that just way too cool?!! I flipped when I saw Dawn's original and knew I had to make some of these for ladies at church. I know they will really like them. Hope you like them too. It doesn't take too much time to make these once you get the dies set and paper cut. Doesn't this just look like a friendly little 'hello'? I can envision several different color combos for this, so I'm off to make some for my stash.

Have a blessed Sunday. And let's hope the rain and thunderstorms stop before I float away!!

1 comment:

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful card! Wish I had that sizzlet. Great colors and I love that you used the Dusty Durango ribbon-I think it coordinates great with Cajun Craze!