I've been so blessed by being asked to join the Calendar Girls this year. It's full of all my SCS friends and such a great inspiration to follow their blogs and keep adding to mine. Our first challenge for the year, find a photo for inspiration and make a card for it. So I went through my cell phone photos (where all my photos seem to live now) and found quite a few that I could work with, but this one stood out.
This is the Furby sitting in Walmart on the shelf. My three daughters all ended up with a Furby for Christmas this year, but it was my 9 year old that had one on her Christmas list since September, or whatever day they were announced on tv that they were arriving. The funny thing is, first she wanted an all Teal one, so that's what I bought. Then they started selling them in the grocery store around Thanksgiving, she found a black and white one with different colored speckles in his fur. Then about 10 days before Christmas we were in our local Walmart and she found this guy with the spikey hair. In an effort to appease her, I took a picture of him so I would "remember" what he looked like when I could get back to purchase him. What She didn't know was that I was quickly texting the picture to my husband who was also in the store so that he could purchase the little bugger before someone else got to him because he was the Only one. So the original Furby that I bought in September could not be returned, but I wanted my 13 year old to have one anyway, so we gave him to her. The second one from the grocery store, was returned to the store. Christmas day the two girls open their Furby and by the end of the day, my 18 year old is planning a 7am shopping trip the next morning to purchase her own (she got quite a bit of Christmas cash and offered to buy her own). So we now have a family full of Furbys, though my oldest has taken hers to the college dorm for the semester.
Here is the inside. I kept it simple, she's only 9 and will barely open the inside anyway.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
It's been cold here and my daughter is back in Boston at school. I have a package of chocolate mint penguins to send to her. I was going to save it for Valentine's Day, but we haven't seen her for a couple
Here's the inside. I'm going to write her a nice note about how proud we are of her doing so well in school. She has really found her "happy place" there at school and is doing such a good job.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Finally, I got this to post on my blog. It's a horrible picture, but I tried to make it like a pizza shop and I put clear over the pizza guy so every time I try to take a picture, I get the shadow images of me and the camera or the lighting. Anyway, this is my card for Jeanette's hosting of the mystery image. I found the image a little challenging at first, then I thought of this.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013
We started out the new year with some sad news of my best friend's father in law passing. Such a wonderful man. My friend and I have known each other for over 35 years. I've been to all the family events in the past years including many with her inlaws. He was such a wonderful, fun and loving man and will be greatly missed by so many.
With that said, this is the card I made for my friend's family, her mother in law and her sister in law. I knew I just had to have this giant butterfly when I saw it in the new SU Spring Catalog. I stamped it in black memento ink on a confetti cream background.
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