So today I was sick. So sick in fact, that I stayed home from work. Now this NEVER happens to me. I usually am well enough or tell myself I am well enough to just deal with whatever I have and go to work. This morning however, I spent all morning basically in the bathroom with a stomach ache that wouldn't go away. I drank 3 bottles of water and ate some crackers in hopes it would flush out whatever "badness" was in my system. I then went back to bed. I woke up an hour later, read some Harry Potter (I'm trying to finish book 6 before the movie comes out) and after that another power nap. I woke up eventually and felt not 100% good, but better.
I then decided to make some cards in hopes that it would calm my head and stomach. I got my Fun-Frilled card already done for next week (my goal is to be always a week ahead, so I don't stress about it). It was a tough challenge, since I don't have much for the theme, but I think it will do.
Among the cards I made, I created the following birthday card for my step-dad. Seeing as his birthday is Thursday (exactly a week before mine, which is Feb. 26th) I thought I should try to get it out. It won't be sent out till tomorrow, but at least he'll hopefully get it in the general time frame of his birthday. I also made another card, which technically can go with next week's Fun-Frilled theme (besides the one I made specifically for the theme), so I'll wait to post that till sometime next week. I also made one card, which I think is hideous, and therefore not even worthy of giving to anyone I like or even posting here. Only the good stuff is worthy of blogging. :)
The fun part about the birthday card, is it is a punchout kind of card. I haven't made any of these kind before, so it was fun. I know the bling, sparkle and scallop are really not "manly" but hey, guys can have bling too! lol... I know it looks simple, but it was a challenge to get all it to line up and things to work inside and out.
Hope you all are having a great day/night (whenever you read this). Make sure you check out Fun-Frilled everyday for a new take on the daily theme, and I hope you all can join in on the challenge. Especially since there is some blog candy for it this week there!
Enjoy the card!
'cuz its Your Birthday!
I getting better at stamping these puppies!
These turned out great, and they took very little effort!
Happy Birthday on the inside! kinda like, Surprise! Happy Birthday!
- marvey 2 in circle punch
- gold and white paper by Paper Reflections
- designer green paper on inside of card: K&Company Berry Sweet 4x6 mat paper
- stars: Holiday cheer foam stars from Michael's
- fiscars scallop punch
- Darico self-stick gems
- stamps and ribbon??