Thursday, March 07, 2013

Have a little cake with your candles

is another way of saying - you're old! Considering the card-ee (recipient of said card) - I can say this - I'm older than her. My little sister shall be celebrating a big birthday in another month and since I'm the older sister I can say this kinda thing, right?
What precipitated this card? Well I was looking at the Moxie Fab blog (which I've been so enjoying! Love all the fun posting of images etc) and Cath Edvalson has been showing the 11th edition of Card Creations - and along with it - posting challenges all week. The Speech Bubble Challenge caught my eye. The little sentiment I came up with is a derivation of many things we used to say in our house growing up. For example: there'd be a LOT of whipped cream plopped on a piece of pumpkin pie and someone would say - "hey, have a little pie with your whipped cream". Or maybe a lotta of hot fudge on the ice cream "hey, have a little ice cream with that hot fudge". See what I mean? 
Of course I don't have a stamp for that little sentiment, and I didn't have a birthday cake stamp with a whole mess of candles.... so I made my own. I drew my card - probably not kosher ? for the challenge but I did use some Copics to color it in and mounted it on some Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock. Maybe that'll count. I don't know if there are rules for such things. Heck I'm entering it for the challenge anyway!
It's the first card I've been able to make in a week. I've been busy. First addressing wedding invitations for an old friend of mine. Her daughter is getting married and she wanted my handwriting on the envelopes (go fig. She hates her handwriting and loves mine.) That took a week. Lots of envelopes - inner and outer. Oyvey! I've addressed "Save the Dates" for a niece (she also likes my handwriting :-)) but wedding invitations were a whole 'nother level yaknow?
We also bought me a new car the other night. Yes! I have had my van for 13 years and now that we've made our last college tuition payment - time for Tracy to get a new car. To say I'm a happy girl is a bit of an understatement.
Okay. I need to get on making dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a good one!


sandee said...

Love the speech bubble, looks just like a snarky...errr...older sister off to the side making that comment! LOL How's the new car? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Cath said...

Hey Tracy! Thanks for linking this up to the Speech Bubble Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)