Monday, March 9, 2009
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Week Seven-Do it yourself!
Good morning! Had a lovely little trip away this weekend. We attended my cousin's baby shower in Pembroke, which is about three hours northwest of home. My cousin Nikki, is expecting a little boy, Jensen James to arrive around the 23rd of April.
One of my favourite memories of Nikki was that on the weekend of her sixth Birthday her Mother Karen brought her up to my apartment in Whitby. We piled into my new Mustang and headed off to Canada's Wonderland for the day..........burnin' up the pavement in my new wheels.
Funny, but on the way to Pembroke, I had an appointment at the car dealership to talk about what I was going to do when my lease expired in a few months. I had been thinking about whether to keep my truck, purchase a new one and in the back of my mind I was thinking how nice it would be to have another Mustang. So we got there and I test drove a couple of cars with my Mother (she was also having to decide what to do with her vehicle within the next few months) and then I took this baby out.
Well, I really like my truck, but within less than a minute of being behind the wheel of this Beauty, I KNEW that it had to be mine! It's a convertible to boot! I pick it up later this week yipeeeeee.
It's a funny coincidence that I would purchase a Mustang on the way to Nikki's shower. See the SOLD sign in the window??? It's for me!!!! lol! Yeah, I am just a WEE bit excited...............Perhaps I will remotely resemble a Rock Star in this baby????!!!
Anyway, the shower was lovely. We don't take the time often enough to get together with my aunt and cousins, but we always enjoy our time together!
In the back row is my Cousin Suzanne and my Aunt Mary. In the front is the expectant mommy to be Nikki, who will be 27 this year (we have all been fairly blessed with the "youthful gene") My mom, who just turned 69 last month, me and My cousin Karen.
Ohhh and the reason that you came??? the CARD!!!!
This week was a Do it yourself Challenge. Maria challenged us to create our own Sketch. I have had this Snowman image in a drawer for five years and never.........yes NEVER used it. So I thought it was time I blew the dust off of it and inked it up! The actual image is the Snowman Face with the words Frosty surrounding it. As you can see, I paper peiced the letters with two different papers from the My Minds Eye Christmas Stack, which I also used in two bigger sections on the card. My Base Colours were Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky. I cuttle bugged one portion of Soft Sky paper to add dimension to the card. I stamped the sentiment onto Soft Sky and punched it out with the Large Oval punch, layering it onto a brown scalloped section. Some Snowflake Brads and of course more of the Delicious Satin ribbon finish it off quite nicely!!!!