Ya know as a person with a couple three personalities (like a few of you), you can image the difficulty I run into trying to make one card fit multiple challenges. I'll just let you take a minute and think about what that must be like. Thank you. I knew you'd understand. Clamor and chaos vs. CAS and calm. I don't do clamor and chaos and, okay, I'm shallow, so I usually stick to one card for one challenge.
But then there's Time. It runs out.
So, I sat at my desk last night with a pile of challenges that I wanted to play with before time ran out. Picking two, I said to the other peeps in my head, "What is warm and blue and appropriate for a one-layer card?"
As usual, Smarty Pants started bouncing up and down in her chair waving her left arm madly in the air. Mezamerized, I stared as her elbow swiveled around and around, making the whole long dervish look like a weather vane in a tornado. Unable to stand it another minute, she yelled, "Miss, Please! A baby boy's blankie!" I'm not gonna lie. I love having a Smarty Pants up in there in the party in my head.
And away we go to visit the incredible artist Heather Telford at her web studio, Bits and Pieces, where she is hosting this week's "One Layer Wednesday" and choosing for her challenge: "Warm." Easy for her, she has an Arty Pants up in her head, so she simply made her own sweater and wrote her own words. Yeah, okay.
Next, we arrive at the always fun challenge at CASology, which is almost over, where this week the cue card is "Blue." Yeah, okay.
Is it just me or are the CAS hostesses getting more and more cerebral? I love it, actually. It gives a whole new twist to challenges.
Armed with Warm and Blue, I made this card for you.
The adorable old-fashioned quilt stamp, which I've embossed, has absolutely no marking on it, sorry. The sediment is from an unknown SU! set. This card would look equally cute in pink. Or even red for a lovely country Valentine.
Speaking of old-fashioned, at a recent outing to visit a navy ship museum, the twins were FASCINATED by a rotary phone set up on a desk on the tour. Here is Henry, trying it out:
As the twins took turns dialing this unknown mechanical antique, wide-eyed and excited, Mister said he felt like a mothballed old ship himself!
I don't want to beat a dead anniversary horse, but I do want to thank all my friends again who set our little blog world on fire last week! I am still overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and still visiting all of you who left your best wishes.
Speaking of MWAH, here's a picture of my HERO, Betty White, who turned 91 on January 17, 2013!! I want to be her when I grow up!
*Life Is Too Short!
(Unless you're lucky enough
to be Betty White!)