Monday, February 11, 2008

It's All About LOVE Countdown - Day 11

My card for today was inspired by a beautiful card I saw here on Bonnie's fun The Lucky Clucker blog. I didn't have a suitable heart stamp or the pretty background paper and thus, had to "make do." Provocraft came to my rescue. To create the background, I inked up the negative side of my Textile Texture embossing folder with my Hollyhock ink pad and ran a piece of Blush cardstock through the Cuttlebug. I thought for certain that I was going to end up with a pink embossing folder, but it didn't happen. A quick wipe with a baby wipe, and the ink was gone. I cut my hearts with my Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I ran the Hollyhock heart through the Cuttlebug, too, using the same embossing folder and then swiped my Hollyhock ink pad across it. I love the way the background turned out. Instead of a Valentine's Day stamp, I stamped "Best Wishes" on this one, thinking that I will be be able to use it for a wedding card.

Aptly, Valentine's Day weddings is the subject of today's trivia. The following are couples who tied the knot on February 14: The Captain and Tennille in 1974, Elton John and Renate Blauel in 1984, Talk show queen Leeza Gibbons and Stephen Meadows and Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid in 1991, Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Deborah Koons and Roseann and former bodyguard Ben Thomas in 1994, and Prince/The Artist and Mayte Garcia in 1996.

While not famous, my youngest sister, Kim, married her husband, Tim, on Valentine's Day, too. I'm a bit embarrassed to say I don't recall what year it was. I think our boys were around eight and nine, so I'm guessing it's about 20 years for them. Of the couples I listed, I don't know who's still married, with the exception of Kim and Tim.

I don't know if I'm going to stamp tonight or not. An incident at work today ticked me off, which doesn't make for a creative Kathi. I'm a team player and had to deal with someone today who obviously isn't. "It's not my department," isn't in my vocabulary, and I was surprised and disappointed that it was in his. While I've been back in the work force for more than 10 years, I am still shocked at the change in attitude that occurred during the 18 years I stayed home to raise kids. It makes me wish I'd stayed home longer! Thanks for listening to my little rant. I'll probably go stamp now. It's my "real world" escape after all! Later . . .

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Blush, Hollyhock, and Black cardstock; Hollyhock and Black ink pads; Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp set; White grosgrain ribbon; Black mini brads; Cuttlebug w/Textile Texture embossing folder; Cricut w/George and Basic Shapes cartridge; Corner rounder; Rectangle Nestabilities; 3M Mounting Tape.


Lynn said...

Your Valentine card is very pretty, I really like the embossing, rounded corners and bow!

Sorry you had a hard time at work today, that stinks!

Bonnie said...

Kathi!! This card is be-oo-ti-ful!! I LOVE it!! You took me back a few (heehee) years....I used to watch Captain and Tenille ALL the time!!

Jeanne said...

This card is fantastic! Okay, I NEVER EVER would have thought to ink up my embossing folder, but now that I've read your post, I want to go try it! Alas, I'm on a self imposed "cannot play" until the taxes are done. (this is one part of CTMH I will NEVER miss now that I am no longer a consultant)

So why am I commenting now and not working on taxes? Well, Amy couldn't sleep and was sitting on the couch for a while and I had to turn the lights off. She finally went to bed a few minutes ago and I'm getting tired. Me tired and working with numbers doesn't sound like a good combination.

Okay, more than you wanted to know, but oh well!

Love the card!!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my tutorial!