Thursday, January 13, 2011

What’s Black and White and Red …

Say it in Style_Jan 2011… all over? A newspaper, for one thing. Or, a zebra in a blender (yuck). And, this card. As for why the old childhood riddle popped into my head, I dunno. So far today, there is not much rolling around in my head that is making a whole lot of sense. Bear with me, friends.

As for my card, it was inspired by several pretty cards on the Wings of a Butterfly blog. As always, I am grateful for the inspiration provided by other talented stampers/bloggers.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Black cardstock; Holiday Red ink pad; Hero Arts Friend Definition and Flowing Flowers and Leaves Cling background stamps; CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Black/white mini check ribbon from Wal-Mart.

A Slice of Life: Well, I pulled off my first 12-hour overnight work shift. It was OK. I have a lot to learn, which is what will make the job fun and challenging. What I did not know was how hungry I would get in the middle of the night. Tonight, I will bring lunch and some healthy snacks. The Snickers, Twix bar, and bag of potato chips I acquired with quarters scrounged for from the bottom of my purse just didn’t do it for me last night. LOL.  I do wish I had slept better when I got home. Falling asleep was no problem. Staying asleep was. I woke up every couple of hours and finally got up at 12:30. Thus, I am on my way back to the bedroom to see if I can nap for a couple of hours before repeating the process. All in all, I think this will work once I get into a routine.

I hope you are having a great week! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs!!


Jeanne said...

Great card, Kathi. I like the pop that the black has against the pretty red.

I'm glad your first night went okay. Bringing your own goodies sounds like a healthier and less expensive option. LOL I hope the transition continues to go well!!

Alanna said...

What a fun and vibrant card. I love the background.

I'm glad to hear the first night went okay. I love what you had for snacks that night. :) Here's hoping that your sleep patterns will fall into place.

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi,

I've been thinking of you with your new schedule. It takes some adjustment, truly!

Your card is great - I love red and white together!

I'm so glad to just get a few minutes to go visiting - not complaining, though! :-)


Stampin n da Hood said...

zebra in a blender? *snort*
Black and Reds are always so stunning for me!
Love the card and hang in there!