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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Hip to be Square

Happy Soggy Morning!

It's your typical wet day here in Southern Ohio. A great day to stay inside and craft. I used to say "read," but not since stamping has taken over my life:) I made a very quick card last night for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 100!

I really liked this card until I decided at the last minute to outline the "OCT" in Choc Chip ink. AHHH! I hate when I ruin a card by adding "one more thing." I didn't have time to start over. This is a shaker card and I haven't done one in FOREVER. It's always so fun to go back and revisit old techniques. My step mom's birthday in coming up. I'm embarrassed to say that I have never made her a card before. Shame on me! I'm trying to be a better person and I know with all that she is dealing with this card will make her extremely happy. I can bet that the next time I go visit it will proudly be displayed in the kitchen. Just knowing how much it will mean to her that I remembered her birthday makes me feel good.

I used some Jenni Bowlin paper again. This time I paired it with the coordinating chipboard buttons. I also used ANOTHER stamp from my Unity KOTM. I circled her birthday in red and the inside says, " Celebrate! It's Your Day!"

October 16th is an important date for another reason. It is the last day to be entered into my drawing for blog candy. Make sure you check that out HERE. I still have a very long way to go in my goal for raising money for Priscilla. So if you haven't donated yet, please take a few minutes to do so. $5 is all it takes to be entered into the blog candy giveaway. Just think....that's less than a trip to Starbucks, eating out for lunch, a stop at a gas station for a pop and a snack or a pack of cigarettes. For less than a small treat for yourself you could be helping someone to pay for medical bills. I hope to spread the word today to get closer to my goal. All your help is very appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!
What's In It?
Stamps: Aug KOTM Unity
Ink: Choc Chip, Summer Sun craft
Paper: Jenni Bowlin, white, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Other: clear acetate, seed beads, red marker, Janome Sew Mini, JB chipboard button, TPS button, chocolate taffetta


Gwen said...

Great card! I did the same thing with my calendar stamp on an anniv. card I made! I ended up putting a star on the month and a heart on the day. Filling in the letters just didn't work!
Yours turned out super cute with the shaker window. Happy B-Day to your step-mom, she will love it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday dear step-momma! Hope her day on the 16th is special! Your card is perfect - she will love it just the way it is. The circle just gives it another touch of you! Great job, dear friend! I'll put out some more pleas on my blog for donations for Priscilla and see if that helps... I'm so sorry she's going through such a terrible time. You are so sweet to help her out!

DottyJo said...

We've all been there Nikki, that final little touch that should make the card - but turns out to be a step too far! Honestly hun, I think it looks fine so I agree that its ok to leave it as it is. I am sure your step-mom will love it and appreciate that you made this card especially for her! Jo x