Monday, May 30, 2011

BAD blogger...

BAD!  I'm a bad blogger for letting almost a MONTH go by without a post.  (You can't see it, but I'm shaking my finger at myself in a "tut-tut" manner.)  I am in total awe of those who can blog daily on top of a regular job and life. 

This month saw computer problems (boo), then a new laptop (yay!) which turned out to be not-so-great, so I returned it (boo again).  I finally decided to get a large monitor (26"!) to hook up to my netbook since this little thing has been so great.  Got the monitor hooked up today.  When/if I do decide to get a new laptop the new monitor will be repurposed as a TV.

Next month (June 20th) I'm having carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist and will be off of work for 2 weeks to recover.  I'll either be blogging like crazy, out of boredom, or not at all because I can't type.  I wonder if I can get Jim to do my typing?  =)

This card has rattling around in my brain for weeks, today I finally had a chance to get it out and on paper!  The inspiration for the card is the song "Getting to Know You" from The King and I.  It's such a lovely song, and a great sentiment.  So, in honor of new friends and old, here it is:

The teacup and it's decorations are from a file called Hot Cocoa and More, the swirls in the corners are from What Matters Most.  Both files are by the lovely and talented Ileana Russell.  Her designs can be found here.  The text is from my Silhouette, using the pen holder created by Amy Chomas. She has them for the Silhouette and the Cricut.  I used a grey Copics marker to fill in the text.  Then I used Perfect Pearls mist on the steam and the corner decorations.  I took the picture from an angle so you could see the shimmer.

Do you like it?  Should I have dressed it up more?

I'm headed to my recliner to enjoy the rest of my Memorial Day. 

Oooo, that reminded me.  A lady named Beth, that Starla and I met at Archivers once and have been trying to coordinate schedules to meet up again, texted me this afternoon to thank me for my service.  It made me cry!  So sweet.  Thank you, Beth!

1 comment:

Starla B. said...

Love it!!! It absolutely does NOT need anything more! It's a perfect CAS card!