You know that song "it's my party and I'll cry if I want to" well, just think of my subject title being sang to that tune.
Today, Friday, June 24th, I was born 33 years ago!
My birthday this year has been just as uneventful as it has been the last few years. My hubby is, once again, on my birthday laid up in bed from surgery, I as usual, have no real life friends or family in town to spend my day or night with, three people have said they would "be right back" on yahoo messenger and never came back, I talked to one of my good friends, Laurie, a fellow crafter, for a few minutes on yahoo, and then some people that I talk to often on yahoo didn't even bother to message me at all, KNOWING it was my birthday! The only people I've actually TALKED to on the phone is my daddy and my ma! I knew they wouldn't forget me (at least I hoped, I mean, they are getting old, so ya never know, LOL!!). but, I guess my sister and both of my brothers forgot :-/ I make them cards for their bdays, I call them, and they don't even email me or call me. makes me upset!!
Ok, ok, I did get LOTS, that is, A LOT of birthday wishes from people on my facebook. Some I know in person, some I've only talked to on the computer, and some are good friends that I haven't yet met in real life. Don't get me wrong, it does feel nice to have so many wishes sent to me there, but once, just once, I'd like to actually DO something special for my birthday. I did get dinner from wendy's, but their frosty machine was broken, so I couldn't get a frosty or one of their new shakes or nothing. :( It has been YEARS since I've been taken out or actually "done" anything on my birthday. I'd say about 8 years now. yep, that sucks!
Well, anyways, what I did do today is make more cards and watch a movie :) Granted I only made 2, but that kept me busy for an hour. The movie I watched was the new yogi bear. It was NOT as good as I thought it would be. I am very glad I didn't pay to see it at the theater on half price day, I still would have been mad. LOL
I will watch little fockers tomorrow sometime, and we still have paranormal activity 2. We've had it sitting out there on the shelf since May 4th, hopefully hubby will feel good enough to watch it soon!! Ahhh, the joys of netflix, no late fees! haha.
Well anyways, about the cards I made today. I've actually made cards everyday for the last 3 days. here are the 2 cards I made today.
I got the idea from the Scrapbooks Etc. post from their facebook page. it had a sketch and a sample. I don't work with sketches too often, but I really liked this one, so I tried it. You can read the "Not-Just-A-Card Sketch article HERE.
This is the sketch:
And here are the 2 cards I made from it. I liked it so much, I just made 2 identical cards. I actually had "similar" deco cardstock that I was able to use.
The green paper is cut from some DCVW deco paper. I used a nestibilities template (I don't own any nesties, a friend in a scrapbooking group I'm in was nice enough to cut me one of each size of several nesties onto thick chipboard.) I just traced it on the back side of the deco paper and then cut it out. The red cardstock is from Best occasions.
The big green flower is a recollections flower. It is green with small red splotches on it. The blue flower is a prima. The brads are red brads, don't know the company though. I used my deco small scalloped scissors to cut the red cardstock and then I used my colorbox catseye to ink the edges of the bottom layer of red cardstock so that it would stand out against the top layer.
Well, I have several other cards I've made over the last few days, but I don't really feel like posting them right now, or writing any more. My crying has come and gone most of the day, and it's starting to come on again, so I think I am just gonna go take a hot shower.
I hope you like the cards I did. click the link above to go to Scrapbooks Etc. and read the article and see the sketch and card made.
Take care everyone!