Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tagged and Yes, A Card!

Hi There!

I am so sorry that my posts have been so few and far between. My husband has been working long-long-long hours lately, and to be quite honest, many days/weeks I feel like a single mom - I really have a true appreciation for what they do, I can't even imgine throwing a full-time job on top of this! My husband is out of town this week, and of course we (the kids and I) are all sick. Bowling anyone? I'll offer you my head...

Anyway, my dear friend Beverly tagged me (three weeks ago! - eeeeeeek!) so I thought I would play along since I don't usually share much about me! So here goes:

The Rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Since it has been so long, I will just share my facts and not tag anyone at this point, as everyone has probably already been tagged :-)

So here are my little facts:

1. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters in Counselor Education.

2. I hate the telephone! I would so much rather email, write a letter, or talk with someone in person than to ever pick up the phone. No I wasn't always this way, I could talk for hours with my friends and boyfriends in high school!

3. I went to Catholic school all my life until college. Now I am not sure if I should be Catholic anymore??? Hmmm...

4. I used to work for TV Guide magazine, however, I only made about $21K a year, so that job only lasted a year!

5. I do not like to swim in water that is also home to fish - it FREAKS me out! It's pool water only for me!

6. I love the outdoors, which if you really knew me would come as a shock to most because many people think I am too girly to like camping in a tent! My husband was amazed the first time we went and made sure to tell everyone how I did.

7. When I first met my husband he was casually dating another girl. He told me he believed in the "three date rule." If by the third date there were no feelings then he at least gave it adequate time to determine it wasn't meant to be. A few months later we had our first date (didn't go too well - he is a loud laugher, I am more reserved), then our second (also not great...met the friends and they were pretty over the top strange). Why this is important... If he never told me about his three date rule there never would have been one! It was on our third date that I saw him in a different light, and here we are ten years later!

Well, there you go, "fun" facts about me... Now for a card...

I made this one for my Goddaughter/neice for her 2nd birthday. I thought a "little" glitter might be in order :-) The only down side to glitter is it literally gets on everything, but boy is it pretty. I'm sure she enjoyed the sparkle though. Sadly, we did not get to the party (they live in Pennsylvania), which I just visited a few weeks ago for my Godson's 5th birthday. That 5+ hour trip is not fun with my "hates to travel" 3-yr old! But we do miss our family terribly and wish we could be there for every event.

On the up side, I really liked how this turned out. I used a lot of things that are so not usually my style: glitter, a gold paint pen, rub-ons, and lace. But it was a lot of fun to make something out of the ordinary! I also got to use my new curvy rectangle nestabilities - LOVE THEM!

Let's see, what's not obvious about this, well I made the flower base and inside flower with a corner rounder. I colored the curvy rectangle directly with a dew drop. Lastly, I outlined the white flower with a gold pen. Everything else should be pretty self-explanatory I think.

I now have to feed my sick kids lunch. I hope you enjoyed visiting and I so appreciate anyone who is still visiting my forgotten blog.

Have a fabulous day!

What I Used:
Paper: White and Plum Pudding PTI, lavender is Paper Company, Vellum
Ink: White Craft SU!, Versamagic Dew Drop Spring Pansy
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics PTI
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch (with guard off), lace, American Crafts rub-ons, Gold paint pen, flowers all Prima, Gold Brads MM, Gem is from Michaels $ bin, Tiny Rhinestones $ Store, Mega Curved Rectangle nestabilities and Cuttlebug, Glitter Glue and Glitter Martha Stewart, Butterfly punch Martha Stewart


The Patterson 5 said...

As always I love the cards and really enjoyed the facts! The three date rule is funny. I am so glad ya'll went on that third date!

I hope your children are better soon and that no one takes you up on the bowling offer!

Kimberly said...

that is very pretty!! I love the glitter and the butterflies!