Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pillow Talk...and Seeing Stars

Well, now that I've got your attention...I hope you won't be too disappointed to discover that the 'pillow talk' I'm referring to is most definitely NOT what you're thinking. lol

Last night as my hubby and I were getting into bed, we both noticed a little 'love note' on each of our pillows, which were evidently left there earlier in the evening by our 7-YO daughter (she's known for surprising us like that with all sorts of pictures, cards, and other gifts). It seems that she and her 9-YO brother had been conspiring to trade places with us in an attempt to free themselves of their 'chores' and school work and to gain other apparent privileges they're not yet old enough to earn. What really cracked me up was the 'musosh' (I'm told that meant 'massage' -- I never get those, so how on earth would they come up with that??). Kids -- gotta love 'em! ;) Anyway, the two lists were nearly identical (only the days were reversed), and they were just so cute that I simply HAD to share them with you! I hope you can read it -- we thought it was just hysterical. Here's mine:

P.S. While these were so creative and had us literally laughing out loud, the kids' list of demands were not met. And they're okay with that. lol

Now for a card share. Ironically, the star images came from two different stamp sets: Star Struck by CTMH (large star), and Starstruck by SU! (smaller stars). I just thought it was rather funny. ;D

Anyway...I made this for my oldest son's birthday coming up this week. It's so hard to believe he's going to be 22! Seems like it was just yesterday he was being cradled in my arms, my first child, weighing in at only 5 lbs 9 oz. Of course a LOT has changed since that day -- he's now muscle-bound, towers over me, and is about to graduate from college. So...wanting to keep this card very masculine and somewhat youthful (he's not that old -lol!), I went for the distressed look and had to resist my urge to glam it up a bit by adding some sort of sparkle to the stars with Stickles, clear embossing powder, rhinestones, or something (and it was very difficult for me, I must say).

I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge as my jumping-off point (thanks, Beate!), which I'm finding really speeds up my 'production' time. Having a sketch design to work from really frees me up to concentrate on the products and other creative aspects of the card. If you make a card using this sketch, please post a comment here and include a link to your card -- I'd love to see what you come up with!

I hope you enjoy your weekend and find some time to stamp!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope to see you again soon! Until then, many blessings!

Supplies: Cardstock: Colonial White, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Good Times (CTMH); Stamps: Happy Birthday, Star Struck (CTMH), Starstruck (SU!); Inks: Chocolate, Twilight (CTMH); Other: small and large Star punches (SU!), edge distressor (CTMH), glue dots (CTMH), stipple brush (CTMH), satin ribbon (unknown), sandpaper, pop dots


cathy whiteman said...

Your card for Beate's sketch is fabulous. I love the colors, papers and stamps!

Anonymous said...

How precious is the love-note from your daughter!!! What a kick! And I love the masculine look of the card you made. Your son is sure to love it, too. Thanks for sharing. A fan in Arizona -- Desertrose

beate said...

Awesome card! Happy birthday to your 22 year old!

Thanks for sharing your pillow talk! LOL

Hugs and smiles

Kathy said...

I love your card!! I always have a hard time with masculine cards!! That one turned out great. Thanks for sharing!! BTW - Love the letter from the kids.. gotta love their moxie huh...

Jeanne said...

Oh the letter is great! Thanks for sharing. The card looks terrific. Great job on creating a wonderful masculine card. :o)

Tanya said...

I participated in Beate's sketch challenge too, so I was browsing what other people did. I really like your star card! Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautiful distressed look to your card, so lovely!

SmilynStef said...

Love those stars ... another great guy card.