Looking in on You" challenge to make a window card. Sometimes there's nothing else to say except life isn't fair and sometimes it just sucks, and usually dealing with cancer is one of those times. The inside of the card has one of my husband's quotes: "Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug." (Alternate version: "Sometimes you get the elevator, sometimes you get the shaft.")
If this card seems familiar, I made a red version a while back for the Market Street blog. This is some new Aspire Petallics shimmery paper I got--thanks for everyone's suggestions on where to find some metallic paper. I will definitely be checking out Hobby Lobby and discount stores soon. This Aspire stuff is pretty, but also pretty thin (almost copy weight). So the good news is the Silhouette cuts through it like butter, bad news is you couldn't make a card base out of it. This set uses Market Street's Gone Campin' set and if you've been eyeing up some Market Street, this week is definitely the time to do so! Be sure to check out the blog for the newest anniversary deal AND sign up for the new "neighborhood" ning forum for an added bonus.
Hang in There" challenge. I colored and paper pieced this sweet little Sugar Nellie stamp, who now looks a bit tipsy when she didn't before. I took advantage of the two sided Amuse paper so she'd have a night sky background color. Although now I'm thinking I should have stamped some stars back there. But I didn't and I can't because (YES!) I mailed off 12 cards to MD Anderson yesterday. The postal worker only looked at me a little askance when she saw I had written "LOVE ENCLOSED PLEASE DO NOT BEND" on the envelope. They should add that to their "anything potentially fragile, perishable, liquid, or hazardous" question. I can't tell you how much mailing that package helped lift my mood during a difficult month and I would highly recommend playing along!
Only one book today since it's almost dinner time, and don't mock me for liking it!
It's the newest Chet and Bernie mystery! As told by Chet the dog (aka "Chet the Jet")! How could I not love this entire series? Oh, except for the end of the one book where Chet has a suspicious lump which is TOTALLY NOT COOL! Why would Spencer Quinn do that? I think he got told to wise up, though, because within the first couple pages of the next one the vets calls and everything is ok. WHICH IS HOW IT SHOULD BE. I would definitely recommend this series if you like (a) mysteries (b) dogs or (c) dogs and mysteries. Amazon Link.